Imagine… Working in a picturesque, coastal New England town…Where your skills, education, and experience are recognized and appreciated…Working among other educated and skilled professional colleagues…
The Town of Cohasset is an active waterfront community on the Massachusetts South Shore.  With a population of approximately 8,000 residents, Cohasset is known for its rocky ledge, celebrated boating and outstanding community programs.  Its fantastic location tucked away on the eastern shore has made it a perfect location for movies, races and events.  From wintertime festivals to summertime seashore fun, Cohasset is a charming and engaged community that values talented professionals like you!

Working in close coordination with and under the direction of the Director, the Assistant Director acts as senior staff advisor to the Director on program and policy matters and, in the absence of the Director, assumes responsibility for day to day operations of Cohasset Elder Affairs.  S/he will assist in seeking and securing grant opportunities.  The Assistant Director serves as the coordinator for outreach, and program development and implementation.  In this dynamic environment, s/he will assist Director in overseeing operation of the nutrition, transportation, recreation, information and referral, health coordination, community outreach, volunteer recruitment and other areas of Elder Affairs.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social work, human services, public administration, management, business, or a closely related field and a minimum of five years of high level experience in program administration, preferably in the field of human services, or a combination of education and experience deemed equivalent to this.

Have or attain within six months Food Manager, CPR, Allergen,  ChokeSaver, and AED certification

Possesses demonstrated grant writing skills preferred

Budget preparation and reporting skills preferred

Valid Massachusetts operator’s license and use of a vehicle

Satisfactory background check


Ability to relate and work well with seniors, staff, volunteers, and the public at large.

Ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates.

Excellent word processing skills/good working knowledge of computerized financial spreadsheets.

Ability to speak with ease in public

Flexibility to work in changing situations and emergency conditions

Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often under pressure conditions

Excellent knowledge of community resources

Excellent social, interpersonal, writing, and communication skills

Excellent organizational and assessment skills

Must observe the highest level of confidentiality at all times

Good sense of humor recommended

Salary range for this position is $51,900-$62,062.  Please send your cover letter and resume to  This position will remain posted until filled.

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138