Activities Coordinator

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jun 5, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Designs, organizes and directs inpatient and outpatient events and activities to improve the well-being of patients. Interacts with patients through planning, and the delivery of activities in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the City of Hope National Medical Center. Serves as a liaison to other departments and special interest groups to promote interactions, activities, and new and innovative programs.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Introduces patients to activities and events deemed appropriate for their age and condition.
  • Demonstrates skill and creativity in implementing patient activities, events and programs, which are safe, effective, and efficient.
  • Modifies activities according to patient needs and interests and develops appropriate alternative plans as indicated.
  • Completes evaluations of activities and events and shares with management.
  • Develops and implements new events, activities and projects, makes recommendations for change.
  • Runs unit based activity groups for purposes of patient entertainment and social interaction
  • Manages costs for activities and events to ensure they remain within budget.
  • Serves as a liaison to hospital staff, and personnel from other departments, to coordinate and facilitate activities and events for patients.
  • Monitors patient participation in and satisfaction with activities/events.
  • Creates a positive, welcoming, caring, stimulating environment during patient activities.
  • Provides opportunities for socializing and encourages relationship building among patients during activities/events.
  • Maintains monthly calendar of events.
  • Sets annual goals with management and operates within budget.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related area such as recreational therapy, social work, geriatrics, psychology, art therapy, music therapy etc.

Minimum Experience:
  • Experience working as an activities coordinator or related position.

Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • BLS Certification (through the American Heart Association)

Additional Information:
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Full Time

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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