Director, Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County

Website United Way of Central Alabama

Job Summary      

Highly responsible position involves planning, organizing and directing a county-wide area agency on aging according to the requirements of the Older American’s Act to ensure needs assessment, program development and coordination of services for senior citizens of Jefferson County. Directs and manages administrative functions of the Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County (AAA) to include Nutrition, ADRC, Senior Rx, SHIP, Ombudsman, and Title 3 services.


  • Manages all AAA department coordinators and direct services
  • Provides direct supervision to AAA coordinators end ensures all program goals and required documentation are complete and meet federal, state and agency guidelines
  • Coordinates efforts of AAA with those of State and local agencies serving the elderly and persons with disabilities
  • Provides outreach and assists with development of all AAA services.
  • Monitors programs and evaluates outcomes
  • Represents AAA in local and state meetings
  • Overall supervisory responsibilities for AAA staff
  • Develops area plan and advisory committee and provides oversight
  • Directs and manages all AAA operations to meet budget and other financial goals
  • Directs short-term and long-range planning and problem solving to support program goals
  • Contracts for the provision of services in Jefferson County
  • Develops funding sources to support and expand services
  • Oversees and provides direct service within AAA programs as needed
  • Participates in Community Initiatives Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge & Skills

  • Detailed knowledge of direct service, case management and program administration
  • Extensive knowledge of local, State and Federal legislation and programs related to the work of the Area Agency on Aging to include the Older American’s Act as Amended
  • Knowledge of budgets related to grant work
  • Ability to present ideas and instructions clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise and review activities of staff in a manner conducive to high productivity, efficiency and morale
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local governments, service delivery agencies and the public



  • Master’s Degree in social service or related field (MPA, MSW, MBA, MS, etc.) preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible program management and supervisory experience, and case
  • management experience preferred. Experience with activities related to federal program administration preferred.



  • Valid Alabama driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of automobile insurance commensurate with State law
  • Background checks to include but not limited to criminal record, drug screen, and TB test
  • Normal office environment with occasional overtime and travel throughout the state