City of Simi Valley
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Job Description

We are excited to announce an excellent career opportunity at our Senior Center.

  • Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for enhancing the lives of seniors?
  • Do you excel at building relationships and partnerships?
  • Are you skilled and interested in developing innovative and engaging programs tailored to the needs and interests of older adults?
  • Do you want to lead a dedicated and dynamic team?

Then we want to talk to you!



  • Full-time regular position, alternative 9/80 work schedule with Friday or Monday off
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Salary range $94,666 - $121,550 with Excellent Benefits (see below)
  • For the full job description and minimum qualifications, click on the link:


Minimum Qualifications for consideration: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the community services, business administration, or a related field.

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience coordinating community services programs including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.


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Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of leadership, organizational skills, and a genuine commitment to fostering a supportive and enriching environment for older adults, which include some of the following key attributes:

  • Experience in leading teams and managing operations within a senior, or community center setting and possess strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, and program participants.
  • Experience in budget development and management; grant management and program compliance; report preparation; and identifying and implementing service and facility improvements.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills with an ability to present before City Council and Boards and Commissions; strong customer services skills; thrives in a dynamic fast-paced environment with an ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously; is highly motivated; flexible; a strategic thinker and problem solver; can work independently and has initiative.
  • Experience in developing innovative and engaging programs and activities tailored to the needs and interests of seniors; should be creative, resourceful, and able to adapt programming to meet changing demographics and trends.
  • Adept at building and maintaining relationships with community partners, stakeholders, and local organizations and possess excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach to working with others to promote the center's mission and goals.
  • Compassion and empathy with a genuine concern for the well-being of staff, volunteers and participants and a commitment to creating a warm, inclusive, and supportive environment where all individuals feel valued and respected.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, detail-oriented, oversee facility operations, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • A proactive problem solver who can anticipate challenges and develop effective solutions, including the ability to handle diverse issues with diplomacy, professionalism, and a focus on positive outcomes.
  • An individual dedicated to continuous improvement and committed to staying informed about best practices, emerging trends, and advancements in senior care and programming.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.


We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package in which medical is fully paid for most plans (including family coverage) as specified in the current employee group contract, a full calendar of employee appreciation events and activities, and many additional benefits including:

  • Retirement/Pension:
    • 2% @ 55 CalPERS formula for Classic members (includes Individuals who were active members of a reciprocal public retirement system within the last six months, or were previously employed with the City of Simi Valley and enrolled in CalPERS prior to January 1, 2013), 4th Level Survivor Benefit, and single-highest year final compensation.
    • 2% @ 62 CalPERS formula for New members, 4th Level Survivor Benefit, and three-year average highest final compensation.
    • 401(k) with a Roth option; City match up to $200 per month. Employees may also participate in a 457 plan.
    • The City does not participate in the Social Security system; therefore, there is no FICA deduction from wages except for Medicare hospital insurance protection.
    • The City contributes $200/month to a health care reimbursement program for retiree medical.
  • Health Insurance: Coverage available as early as the 1st of the month following the start date. A variety of PPO and HMO plans are available through the CalPERS Health Program. The City contributes $157 per month and up to $2,300.90 per month in “Simiflex Dollars,” towards the cost of medical.  “Simiflex Dollars” can be used to offset the cost of medical, dental, and/or vision insurance, or other optional benefits. Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts are also available.
  • Prescription Drug Plan: Major retail options and mail order program.
  • Dental Insurance: After the City contribution of up to $100 per month, Dental insurance from Delta Dental costs the employee $0 to $31.10 per month for family coverage depending on the plan chosen.
  • Vision Insurance: After the City contribution of $19.80 per month, Vision insurance from VSP costs the employee $2.66 per month for family coverage.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential counseling and referral service to help employees and their household members resolve personal problems, provided by Aetna.
  • Optional Insurance from AFLAC: Available plans include accident, cancer, hospital, and critical care.
  • Paid Leave:
    • 227.5 (28.44, 8-hour days) hours per year of paid time off (one bank of time that combines vacation and sick leave) which has the option to be cashed out. Accruals increase at 5 years and 10 years of service.
    • 11 paid holidays per year and one floating holiday per year.
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Plans provided at City expense.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $1,600 per year.
  • Alternative Work Schedules: Many positions offer a 9/80 schedule with alternative Monday or Friday off.

This information is intended to give an overview of the benefits available to City employees. It is not intended to be a contract (expressed or implied), nor is it intended to otherwise create any legally enforceable obligations on the part of the City, its agents or its employees.

Special Instructions

All offers of employment are contingent on successfully passing a background investigation and may also include a pre-employment physical and/or drug screen. 

Ready to apply?

Click apply and attach a current resume! The most qualified candidates will be invited to the next steps in our hiring process.

Selection Process: Candidates who possess the best combination of qualifications will be invited by email to the next steps in our process. 

This recruitment is open until filled. Apply online at www.Calopps.org.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must submit form DD214.

Reasonable Accommodation: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in the selection process, please notify the Human Resources Division, in writing.


City of Simi Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer Encouraging Workforce Diversity.