Santa Barbara (805) 969-0859 Goleta (805) 969-0859

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Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Inc.

Friendship Center’s mission is to offer engaging activities that promote socialization, wellbeing, and a sense of community for aging adults. We provide respite, support and education for their caregivers, enabling them to achieve balance in their lives. Friendship Center is the only non-profit adult day services program providing affordable services of its kind that serves south Santa Barbara County, with locations in Goleta and Montecito. We have a compassionate and committed team and Board of Directors that respect the history and lives of our members and their caregivers. We foster a positive, collaborative and harmonious work environment. In the words of one of our caregivers: “The Friendship Center staff  all seem so well suited for their work- loving, caring, understanding…so full of joy and comfort, my mom and I love coming to the Center!”  At the Center we are proud that we have been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people every year for more than 43 years.  Please apply and join our remarkable team!

Available positions:

Operations Director

Friendship Center is looking for a personable and experienced businessperson to oversee the operation of the services and administrative functions of the organization. This person will supervise all managerial staff as well as provide support and assistance to the Executive Director while using diplomacy, discretion adhering to a team philosophy.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director (Acts as Executive Director in his/her absence)

SUPERVISES: Administrative Assistant, Billing Specialist, Program Manager(s)

JOB SUMMARY: Ensures that the administrative duties and staff policies and procedures are carried out and operates programs within budgetary guidelines. Assures compliance with all federal, state, and local licensing requirements and is responsible for maintaining partnership contracts. Prepares reports by researching and compiling information and analyzes statistical information in relation to the Center’s Mission.

Responsible for hiring, terminating, and discipline of staff. Oversees employee benefits and adheres to a team philosophy with integrity and maintains a trusting, inclusive culture to promote a harmonious work environment.

All policies and procedures of the Center, applicable laws, and Community Care Licensing requirements will be followed at all times. Abides by and enforces all personnel requirements and procedures. Manages strategic actions and related progress as designated in the current strategic plan with regular reporting to the Executive

Director and directly to the Board of Directors. Devises strategies to ensure that programs are responsive to projected growth of demand for services. Identifies and implements process improvements that maximize output and manage costs.


1. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Social Services, Healthcare

Administration and/or related degree from an accredited college or university and three years related work experience.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Sociology or a related field from a four-year college or university with five years related work experience.

In addition:

1. Knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures in nonprofit management.

Experience working with the elderly and Alzheimer’s disease and/or a related disorder is highly desirable.

2. Supervisory experience a must

3. Computer literacy and Familiar with Word, Excel, donor perfect, e-mail- Outlook, and power point programs, and other social media.

4. Excellent writing and communication skills and good with numbers and budgets.

5. Experience with Community Care Licensing and HR desirable

6. Be able to use diplomacy, discretion, and strong client-facing and team work skills.

Fingerprint clearance, CPR/First Aid required; proof of California automobile insurance.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $70,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Please send detailed resume with cover letter to

Program Specialist On-Call (Montecito/Goleta)

Need a flexible schedule? Join us on-call!

We are searching for kind, fun, enthusiastic, talented activities and program specialists to work with our adult day program participants in our centers in Montecito and Goleta serving those with dementia and developmental disabilities.

Program Specialists assist in developing, planning, and leading fun program activities for our members. They perform a variety of functions related to the overall operation of our centers including assisting with  activities like musical entertainment and sing-alongs, outings, food service, and special events. Assistance with personal care including bathrooming, companionship, and some maintenance and cleaning are also required.

Ideal program specialists are compassionate individuals who enjoy working with older adults, have positive and effective communication skills, work well with other staff, members, volunteers, and families, have a can-do attitude, and pitch in to do whatever is needed.

Requirements include First Aid and CPR certification, physical exam and TB clearance, a clean driving record, valid driver’s license and insurance, and fingerprint clearance. Experience caring for elders or those with disabilities preferred.

This position includes work at our two centers, on-call hours varying between 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday, no nights and no weekends!.

Salary range $15 – $16, DOE.

Please send detailed resume with cover letter to