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ON  Thornhill - Lifestyle Manager V!VA Retirement Communities

Lifestyle Manager - About V!VA Retirement Communities


What happens when a team of experienced industry professionals combine their passion and decide it is time to raise the bar in the retirement living industry? You get V!VA Retirement Communities. At V!VA, we aren’t about grand statements or lofty ideals. We are a group of Canadians committed to bringing the right mix of people together to inspire each other and deliver the highest standards of customer service and performance in the retirement industry.

V!VA Retirement Communities includes five rental retirement residences located in Ontario, each of which are uniquely designed to suit the needs, habits and lifestyles of the surrounding community.

At V!VA we put people first, and we’re looking for just the right person who shares V!VA’s purpose of Making Today Great!

V!VA Thornhill Woods

V!VA Thornhill Woods will change the way you think about rental retirement communities.

Nestled in the heart of this exclusive Vaughan community, V!VA Thornhill Woods is minutes from great shopping and dining destinations.

V!VA Thornhill offers a wide selection of spacious, beautifully designed suites and an endless array of innovative amenities, including a wellness spa with indoor heated saltwater pool, big screen movie theatre, and fine dining options.

About the Opportunity
Currently, V!VA Retirement Communities is seeking a Lifestyle Manager to join the team in Thornhill, ON.

As the Lifestyle Manager for a V!VA Community, you will mentor and manage both Team Members and volunteers. You will reach out to prospective Community Members, their families and local referral sources to coordinate the arrival of new Community Members, and provide guidance and services to meet their daily social and transportation needs. While open and welcoming to all cultures, V!VA Thornhill Woods is located in the heart of the Jewish community in Vaughan and currently has a large Jewish resident population. Some familiarity with Jewish customs and traditions (or the willingness to learn!) will be an asset to the successful candidate!

As you contribute to creating a vibrant environment for all V!VA Community Members and Team Members, you will:

Initiate and promote activities both within and outside the community to stimulate and promote Community Member interest, communication and general well-being;
Design and implement cultural, physical, intellectual, educational, spiritual, social, and special interest activities based on Community Members’ input;
Update a monthly blog about Community activities and news;
Deliver the V!VAfit Program as designed by S.T.E.P.S;
Track Community Members’ activity participation and adjust calendar events accordingly;
Develop monthly newsletter and activity calendar;
Establish an active volunteer program that a) promotes Community Member philanthropic involvement and b) recruits and supervises volunteers to assist in the delivery and creation of diverse programs;
Recruit, coordinate, schedule, and supervise Team Members;
Transport and/or accompany Community Members to and from outside activities and appointments in community vehicle(s);
Manage monthly and annual budget; and
Other duties as detailed in your job description.
Do you have a true passion to raise the bar in the retirement industry? Are you an energetic, motivated leader able to bring out the highest level of performance and customer service from your staff? Then this could be the role for you!

To qualify for the role, you will need a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience facilitating social and recreational programs in a retirement living/ seniors setting. You must also have a Degree or Diploma in Recreation Therapy, Activation or Health care with a Gerontology background to apply.

It is preferred that you have Personal Training Certification, Fitness Instructor Certification and/or Aqua Certification with previous experience planning and delivering programs, for older adults. If you do not have these qualifications, you will be required to obtain them within an agreed upon time frame from the hire date.

Staff/volunteer management experience will be considered an asset.

Your experience will be in a similar setting with skills and knowledge in the areas of coordinating seniors’ activities, leading physical fitness programs and managing volunteers.

It is important that you have strong computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other internet resources.

Due to the nature of the position, we are searching for a service-oriented individual with the ability to work flexible hours/weekends and the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. A valid Driver’s License is required, and preference will be given to candidates who have or are willing to obtain their class F license.

The successful candidate will be a self-managed, well organized, enthusiastic leader with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to converse with a diverse audience.

Lastly, we invite you to apply if you have a creative, innovative spirit and if making a difference in people’s lives inspires you to take on new challenges.

Why Choose V!VA?
In exchange for all your hard work and determination, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary - but this is just the start!

You can also look forward to taking advantage of the many additional perks that V!VA has to offer:

Hump Day Lunch – Everyone should know just how V!VAlicious the meals are at V!VA – especially our very own Team Members! That’s why every Wednesday, the entire team is invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch specially prepared by your talented Culinary Team. What could be a better Hump Day pick-me-up than that?
“Making Today Great” Time! – ‘Making Today Great!’ is our founding philosophy. That’s why each Team Member is given time each day to go beyond their daily routine to do anything they choose – as long as it improves the day of a fellow Team Member or V!VA Community Member. Bring a cup of tea over to Ms. Smith in Suite 204 or play a game of chess with Mr. Wilson in the Library. It’s how we encourage you to experience more variety in your day while making a difference in someone else’s.
V!VA Getaway – Ever wanted to just get away to a great destination, but all the hotel rooms are booked? V!VA Getaway allows Team Members to stay and play for free at any V!VA Retirement Community! You and your family get to enjoy one of our comfortable suites for up to three nights, including breakfast. How’s that for first class travel?
V!VA Scholarship – A good education never ends, and in honour of our commitment to continuing education, we’ve developed the V!VA Scholarship Program. If you’re interested in taking a course that will benefit your career at V!VA, we’re happy to chip in.
Orange Dot Points - Ever wanted to thank a fellow colleague for going above and beyond? Well, with V!VA’s Orange Dot Program, you can! Thank someone for doing a great job by rewarding them with points, or receive your own points and redeem them for tons of great stuff.
If you think you've got the skills to take on this new and rewarding challenge, apply now!

If you think you've got the skills to take on this new and rewarding challenge, then apply now!



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P: 416-751-9823
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T: 1-888-751-9823
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