Executive Director, Chelsea Senior Center
Job Type

This position is being posted by Silver Maples of Chelsea on behalf of the Chelsea Senior Center.

Job Summary

The Chelsea Senior Center (CSC)’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and well-being of area seniors and their families. CSC provide programs, resources, and services to promote healthy aging for older adults in Western Washtenaw County. The  CSC’s Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing and supervising staff and operations of the CSC and serve as its primary liaison for all business and community matters. This is an FLSA Exempt Level position reporting directly to the CSC Board of Directors (BOD). 


  • Provide leadership and execute long-term vision for CSC to ensure growth and sustainability.
  • Supervise the implementation of all CSC activities in fulfillment of its mission.
  • Provide fiscal oversight of CSC operations, including developing and managing an annual budget and financial reports to BOD.
  • Lead all fundraising and grant writing opportunities for CSC to maintain and diversify sources of funding. 
  • Supervise, train, and develop staff and oversee volunteers with support from other staff. When necessary, recruit new staff. Take all reasonable steps to retain and develop qualified staff.
  • Maintain and develop policies and procedures as needed to ensure organizational core values are fulfilled.
  • Cultivate and maintain cooperative relationships with other community organizations for resource sharing.
  • Positively interact with local community, regional and governmental organizations to further CSC goals and mission. 
  • Ensure that the organization’s records, electronic and hard copy, are properly maintained and organized so that the BOD and Staff have easy access to information.
  • Confirm that CSC maintains proper insurance coverages for CSC programs & activities.



  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to meet people at their level.
  • Ability to relate to seniors with understanding and compassion.
  • Experience, self-confidence and initiative necessary to direct CSC’s activities. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including effective presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of budgetary and accounting principles, specifically for non-profits.
  • Ability to supervise and develop employees and volunteers.
  • Experience managing projects and/or events.
  • Ability to assist the BOD in strategic planning.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other technology tools including social media.
  • Possess time management skills to set priorities, coordinate projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional weekend and evening hours.


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience working with seniors or in a corporate or non-profit organization where strong business and personnel/volunteer relations skills were required. Preference for Master’s degree in related discipline.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Other desirable certifications include CPR, AED, and first aid.

Physical Demands:

Duties require typical activities you would see in an office environment, as well as standing/walking, ascending/descending stairs, full range of motion, ability to lift/carry medium weight (up to 50 pounds) and pushing/pulling light weight (up to 60 pounds.) If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.  


Salary Description
$65-$70K+Health Care Stipend and Generous Time Off