American Gold Star Manor
Employment Opportunities

Resident Programs, Services, and Events Director

Location: American Gold Star Manor, Long Beach, CA

Job Type: Full-time, on-site

Salary Range based on Qualifications and Experience: $60,000 – $75,000

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, Health savings account, Paid time off


Develops, implements and/or supervises programs and services that are of interest and meaning to American Gold Star Manor residents in order to enhance their lives and exceed their active aging lifestyle expectations. Works with other staff to manage and/or supervise resident programs and services including all program providers, volunteers, students (fieldwork, internships, etc.) where applicable. Assists with resident related special events, transportation and community engagement. 


  • Researches, evaluates, approves, develops and modifies residential community events, programs and other services, according to resident interests (based off our resident needs assessment focused on “domains of living and learning”).
  •       Prepares and publishes an engaging and creative monthly program calendar which incorporates community events and programs.
  •       Manages all aspects of residential programs, services and events.
  •       Engages and motivates residents resulting in program participation.
  •      Contributes to community growth by participating in community networking, promotional events and meeting with community partners (including local University personnel).
  •      Engages in community public relations including collaboration with private and corporate public relations and community outreach.
  •      Manages departmental needs and goals within department budgets.
  •      Recruits, researches, prepares schedules, and supervises program providers, students, volunteers, and vendors.
  •       Coordinates and manages community resident transportation, including scheduling of outside events.
  •       Recruits, approves, trains, and manages volunteers where applicable.
  •       May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

A Successful Employee

  • Able to clearly present information through verbal and written communications (English language required). 
  • Can accurately communicate, providing the necessary level of detail as required. 
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and fosters team-oriented work environment. 
  • Coordinate work schedule in accordance with the organizational needs. 
  • Attend regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned. 
  • Reads emails daily and responds in a timely manner. 
  • Solid performance management skills, including the ability to communicate performance expectations, document performance conversations, coach and document performance issues, and complete performance expectations as guided by management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and discretion in making decisions designed to achieve organizational expectations and goals for the community. 
  • Able to operate standard office equipment. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology including use of computers, iPad/Tablet, internet access, email, social media, and Microsoft Office suite of programs. 



  • Possess a college degree (undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate, or Master’s) in Recreation Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation from a nationally accredited College or University. 
  • Hold a current Recreation Therapist credential (either California RTC or National NCTRC are acceptable) or attain the credential within 6 months of employment. 
  • Have more than 1,000 hours of work experience within the RT/TR profession. 


  • Have current Recreation Therapist credentials (both a California RTC and a National NCTRC).
  • Have 3 to 5 years’ worth of paid work experience within the RT/TR profession, preferably within a residential care setting with older adults, or within a clinical setting with older adults.  

Application Materials

Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV), proof/copy of credentials, and contact information for 3 professional references. A cover letter discussing qualifications, how they align with this position, and the residential setting. 

EEOC Statement

American Gold Star Manor is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard ro race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. American Gold Star Manor will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications. 

If you need assistance with this application, including (but not limited to): technical difficulties, disability accommodation, or to request a printed application. Please contact the office of American Gold Star Manor during normal business hours at 562-426-7651 or by email at