Assistant Director of Opening Minds through Art
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Job no: 501033
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Status: Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Director of OMA
Assistant Director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) in the Scripps Gerontology Center works to ensure continued growth, sustainability and the highest quality of the ScrippsOMA programs. Scripps Gerontology Center specializes in research, education, and service that makes a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and communities, and meets the needs of aging societies. One of the primary programs operated by Scripps Gerontology Center is the OMA program. The OMA program is an intergenerational art program for people living with dementia. The mission of OMA is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. Additional information about the OMA program may be found at http://www.scrippsoma.org. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a full-time basis, following a successful period of onboarding. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason. The Assistant Director of OMA is an 80% position that is fully remote and must reside within the tri-state area of Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky and a commutable distance to campus.
- The Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day project management tasks and various leadership tasks of the ScrippsOMA, ScrippsAVID, and other extension programs (referred to as “OMA programs”). These tasks include serving as the central person for communication between Scripps Gerontology Center and facilities that are interested in adopting and have adopted the OMA programs; managing aspects of the OMA Facilitator Training (including serving as a trainer, managing schedule, lodging, activities, and content); teaching OMA-related gerontology virtual courses; organizing OMA involvement in community events; maintaining, supervising, and monitoring OMA programs at several sites; representing OMA at local and national events; assisting with research of OMA and extension programs; assisting with the development of new products/training programs; assisting with the development of partnerships between medical/allied health universities and nearby nursing homes; maintaining ongoing communication with all stakeholders; and completing various other duties as assigned. Travel may be required.
- Required: Bachelor’s degree; 2 years of OMA facilitation experience, ability to manage multiple complex projects and deadlines.
**Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
- Consideration may be given to candidates with a Master’s degree in gerontology or in related fields; OMA facilitator training experience, teaching experience; project management experience; OMA trainer experience; experience working in the field of aging, medicine, or health sciences; experience working in nursing homes, especially with people who live with dementia; experience in strategy development and forward thinking; and experience with Word Press, social media, and public speaking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills; and good organizational skills; experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom.
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Screening of candidates begins November 19, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.
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Advertised: 05 Nov 2022 Eastern Daylight Time