Life Enrichment Manager


The overall purpose of this job is to provide opportunities for residents to participate in programs to enrich their lives in the areas of mind, body and spirit. The responsibilities of this job include planning, developing, marketing, and implementing events, programs, and activities. Manages transportation department. Supports and lives out Immanuel's Mission and CHRIST Promises.


Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Activities Coordination

· Plans and implements innovative, cutting-edge events and activities within the Life Enrichment arena.

· Incorporates best practices into Life Enrichment programming.

· Coordinates and facilitates activities and programs to appeal to residents and develop their minds, bodies, or spirits.

· Entertainment and vendors are researched, chosen, coordinated and scheduled.

· Develops relationships with external contacts to provide collaborative programs.

· Assures transportation is coordinated for activities and drives passengers to events.


· Develops monthly and weekly calendar of events.

· Plans and carries out special events, advertisements and programs promoting Life Enrichment.

· Participates and leads various company-wide events.

Preparation and Implementation

· Purchase and distributes supplies.

· Collects metrics of attendance, relates these to benchmarks as established by the Company.

· Participates in benchmarks for resident/participant satisfaction and engagement relative to Life Enrichment.

· Obtains feedback from residents regarding their opinions of the activities and what new activities they would enjoy.

· Utilizes Life Enrichment surveys to provide programming that meets the needs and desires of current resident population.

Staff Supervision

· Hires, trains, and evaluates performance of Life Enrichment staff members.

· Recruits, trains and coordinates internal and external volunteers according to company standards and policies.

· Works with interns as needed adhering to contract terms.

· Organizes and leads team meetings.

· Coaches and develops staff members.

· Oversees and manages staff of the location Transportation Department.

· Holds Life Enrichment meetings with staff members and attends additional meetings such as manager meeting, company-wide Life Enrichment meeting.


· Provides input on budgets, policy and procedure development and assures compliance with regulatory and company standards.

· Keeps records of expenditures and stays within budget.

· Collaborates with Wellness as appropriate.

· Performs other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy or related field is required.
  • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.


  • Two (2) years of activities coordination or related experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a DOT Medical Exam and obtain a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.
  • Certified Activity Director or related certification through the NCCAP or State related course preferred.
  • CPR certification required or obtained within the first 30 days of hire.
  • First Aid education required or completed within the first 30 days of hire.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of seniors' mental and physical abilities.
  • Knowledge of available community resources to assist with activities.
  • Skills in operating Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Skills in providing excellent customer service.
  • Skills in presenting to groups.
  • Skills in leading programs and directing activities.
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate in both verbal and written forms.
  • Ability to manage time wisely.
  • Ability to be creative and plan new, engaging activities.
  • Ability to organize and schedule activities.
  • Ability to think of solutions on the spot and or think œoutside of the box."
Salary Range
$43,000.00 - 108,000.00
per Year
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Pleasant Hill, IA, US
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