Careers & Volunteering
The people who work at Avenidas share a sense of purpose and a passion for helping seniors. At both facilities, Avenidas in Palo Alto, and Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View, a strong sense of teamwork can be felt.
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of older adults, please review our current career opportunities and submit an application. Avenidas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity.
Volunteers contribute as actively to Avenidas as paid staff members. We value their input, their productivity, and their time and energy. Interested in Volunteering? Please see our Volunteer Opportunities.
Current Career Opportunities
Avenidas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff diversity
Location: 450 Bryant Avenidas Center
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
This position is responsible for taking the Agency’s current computer training curriculum well beyond basic skills and into true digital learning. Key candidates will advocate technology’s ageless stewardship of quality-of-life and build a community learning space which facilitates invitation and involvement – The Avenidas Generations Lab (‘The Lab”). The Lab will introduce seniors to the wide range of new digital technologies – smart phones, tablets, wearables, e-readers, even 3D printers and robots – and demonstrate how these tools contribute to living richer, more independent lives. The Lab will also be a place where developers of new products for older adults can meet and get feedback from potential users. If successful, the Lab could serve as a prototype for similar programs at other senior centers across the country.
- Planning, scheduling and delivering a range of activities that introduce older adults to a variety of new technologies.
- Recruiting and managing contractors and volunteers, and collaborating with other Avenidas staff.
- Establishing ongoing relationships with partner organizations that can contribute to Lab activities.
- Acquiring and maintaining technology needed to support Lab programs.
- Building a “registry” of older adults and family caregivers who are interested in participating in market research and pilot projects for new products or services.
- Generating revenue for the Lab by recruiting sponsors and organizations interested in conducting market research with Lab participants.
- Assisting Avenidas’ VP of Development in securing grants for the Lab; this new Avenidas program must break-even within three years.
- Working with other staff members to ensure that technology is integrated into other Avenidas programs as appropriate.
- Documenting the impact of Lab programs through surveys or other means.
- Education and Experience: Bachelors degree required; Masters preferred. Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Courteous and resourceful with a strong customer service orientation. Comfortable working with older people and sensitive to the special challenge of introducing new technologies to people who may initially be skeptical or nervous about using unfamiliar technologies. Proficiency with (and passionate about!) a variety of digital technologies. Demonstrated ability to organize and lead innovative educational and training programs. Articulate; able to serve as a spokesperson for the Lab in multiple settings.
40 hours/week; medical, dental, matching 403B offered; paid vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays..
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to .
Avenidas reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.
Location: Rose Kleiner Adult Day Health Center, Mountain View, CA
Reports to: Activity Coordinator
Provide general supervision and assistance to participants in classes and activities at the Center. This is a part-time, hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. The schedule is on an “as-needed” basis. Center hours are M-F, 9am-2pm.
- Meet and greet participants and assist them upon arrival; help participants to tables, serve beverages/food, and clear tables (for morning social and lunch times).
- Set up rooms for the scheduled classes and activities.
- Supervise the participants in classes, activities, and social time to insure the participants’ safety, proper care, and comfort.
- Perform as a “spotter” for activities, including daily charting participation and level of interest.
- Provide personal care to the participants, including toileting as needed.
- Move tables and chairs as needed.
- Cooperate with staff and volunteers to implement daily activities plan.
- Stand for 95% of the workday while performing all of the above responsibilities.
- Spend work time, as required, learning about working with the elderly and the medical conditions of the participants.
- Attend all staff meetings, trainings and in-services.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- CNA strongly desired; CNA applicants need an active Nursing Aide Certification for California.
- Ability to work with seniors in a demonstrated friendly and caring manner.
- Ability to provide assistance in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner.
- Experience with and knowledge of older adult and dependent care issues.
- Desire to learn more about caring for this population.
- Initiative, common sense, friendly nature, and ability to work as a member of the team.
- Bilingual ability (Spanish or Mandarin) preferred, but not required
- This role requires substantive interaction with participants and a high level of tact and judgment in caring for higher-care participants.
If you desire a position where you have positive impact on the lives of others, we’re where you want to be!
Interested parties shall contact the Center at . Position open until filled.