The Commons on Marice
  • Eagan, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description


The primary purpose of this position is to develop, implement, facilitate and evaluate the overall operation of the Life Enrichment Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet the needs interest and abilities of residents.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

Life Enrichment Functions

  1. Develop, implement, facilitate, evaluate and direct the Life Enrichment programs.
  2. Implement and communicate department policies and procedures. Communicate best practices to staff, residents and families.
  3. Coordinate activities with other departments.
  4. Organize and facilitate resident outings into the community as determined by their interests and abilities.
  5. Provide necessary adaptations (creative or supplies) to meet individual resident needs.
  6. Plan and participate in special events.
  7. Publish monthly calendar and facility newsletter.

Personnel Functions

  1. Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of personnel.
  2. Partner with the Executive Director to determine staffing requirements and work schedules necessary to meet the community's needs.
  3. Assist in staff development. Formally and informally monitor performance of personnel and ensure adjustments/corrections are made by using coaching, counseling, and discipline methods.  Work with the

Budget and Planning Functions

  1. Make budget recommendations for supplies, outside contracts, and transportation and submit to the Executive Director for approval.
  2. Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to the Executive Director upon request or as necessary.
  3. Make departmental adjustments in order to conform to approved budget, and/or as dictated by an analysis of the monthly operating statement.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, and emotionally upset people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university, or equivalent or 5 years experience in a health care setting.  Prefer degrees in Therapeutic Recreation, Gerontology, or Recreation Management.


May have to obtain a CDL license with appropriate endorsement.

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