SODA seeks Director for Area Agency on Aging

Under the general direction of the SODA Executive Director, resumes are being accepted for a full-time Director for the Area Agency on Aging.

The Director provides leadership and advocacy on behalf of all older persons within the counties of Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray & Pontotoc for which the SODA Area Agency on Aging is responsible.  Assumes full responsibility for all functions of the SODA Area Agency on Aging within the guidelines and regulations of the Older Americans Act and the State Agency (OKDHS Aging Services Division). 

Director will have considerable knowledge of planning of services for older citizens; basic principles of administration along with demographic, social, and economic factors of the State. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in any of the following fields:  Public Administration, Planning, Community Organization, Social Work, Social Sciences, Adult Education, Public Health, Human Relations, Gerontology, or related field.

Two years of responsible full-time paid employment in a public agency, hospital community agency or other closely related area of social services with a minimum of (1) year in a supervisory or administrative capacity and one (1) year of experience working in the aging field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one (1) year of qualifying experience for each year of required education with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.  No substitution for the one year of supervisory or  administrative experience or the one (1) year of working in the aging field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have ability to perform job related travel, overnight travel, and be bondable.  Ability to make public presentations.  Must have a passion to serve the older population.
This position is located in Durant, OK.  Questions may be directed to:  Brenda McCarty, (580) 920-1388.

CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018 no later than 3:00 p.m.   Please mail resumes, or hand deliver to 2704 North 1st, Durant, OK: resume along with three verifiable references to: SODA, ATTN:  Brenda McCarty, P.O. Box 709, Durant, OK  74702-0709.  Interview is by invitation only.  Minimum starting salary is $38,885.  SODA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, or other non-merit factors.


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