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Project Director - Mindful Aging Project

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Job Description for Project Director for Mindful Aging Project (MAP)

Mindful Aging Project, MAP, is a FACTR priority project designed to help immigrant and refugee seniors in the community connect over the universal activity of gardening. In partnership with California Native Garden Foundation, FACTR is able to provide this free program at two locations.

Reporting to the Clinical Director & Founder, the MAP Project Director will be responsible for driving the momentum of this exciting priority project and will be integral to its success. Success will be defined through the recruitment of new participants into the program, securing of funding for the program, and development of a sustainable model to expand into other areas on Silicon Valley.

Responsibility and Duties

Partner with CNFG leadership to direct the program development of MAP

Develop business plan and strategy for the sustainable expansion of MAP

Prepare budgets for the project

In coordination with HR: Recruit volunteers and personnel for the project

Supervise and delegate tasks to MAP team members

Develop and Maintain Community and Academic Strategic Alliances

In coordination with FACTR Marketing Team: Initiate marketing for the project, including media relations, Web-site, Blog contributions, marketing to physicians, health clinics, faith leaders, ethnic senior centers, and affordable housing complexes

Direct, oversee, and assist in obtaining funding (with strategic partners) for the project through:



Corporate funding

Direct donor campaigns

Coordinate with Agency Research Team for the program evaluation of MAP

Responsible for all compliance requirements of funders and foundations

In coordination with Agency Finance Team, responsible for book-keeping and disbursements for project

With Agency Events Director, ensures success of events for MAP


Time commitment of 10 to 15 hours a week - 6-month minimum term

Lead weekly team meetings (1 hour/week)

Attend gardening session (2-4 hours/week) preferred but not necessary

Experience with grant writing highly preferred

Gardening experience is not required.

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25 North 14th Street, Suite 505, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

A multi-cultural, service, research and training center for the promotion of resilience in refugees and immigrants


The specific purpose of this corporation is for service, research and training:

  1. To provide counseling, psycho- educational services and cultural awareness programs for newcomer families and their children that is respectful of ethnic values and diverse views, including State Laws pertaining to Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Educational, Immigration and other areas.
  2. To provide a setting for professionals who work with stressed families in newcomer and other circumstances to gain knowledge and skills to help them be effective in their work.
  3. To develop a knowledge base for dissemination of practices, methods and concepts for use in the broad mental health and Social Services field.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


1376 4th st., Ste. 100.San Jose, CA 95112



  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Time commitment of 10 hours – 6-month minimum term

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