Job Description

Job Details
Gurnee - Gurnee, IL
Full Time
High School
Up to 25%
Health Care

SUMMARY: The Executive Director is responsible for directing the administration of assisted living community within authority of state regulations by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.


  • Directs and coordinates activities of life enrichment program planning and implementation, culinary operations, interior and exterior integrity of the building, marketing efforts, and nursing and health care services.
  • Maintains census and prepares competitive analysis reports.
  • Works in collaboration with all disciplinary team members to coordinate every aspect of resident care.
  • Direct hiring, scheduling, and training of personnel and ensures managers are familiar with and adhere to state regulatory standards.
  • Maintains continued education requirements for all staff (including self), as required by professional licensures and state regulations.
  • Develops, monitors, and participates in the Manager on Duty (MOD) call rotation.
  • Maintains accurate resident charts and state required documentation and is prepared for state survey and health inspections at all times.
  • Ensures Plan of Correction is properly completed, corrected, and returned in a timely manner and within identified timeframe.
  • Completes all incident report investigations and report’s findings according to state regulations and company policies.
  • Monitors and communicates landscaping, property maintenance, capital improvement, and kitchen needs on an on-going basis.
  • Manages petty cash funds and ensures all managers work within established budgets.
  • Coordinates complete move-in process for all new residents.
  • Addresses all issues and/or concerns of resident’s family members and ensure prompt resolutions for overall family satisfaction.
  • Responsible for overall safety of residents and the facility.
  • Maintains high staff morale and fosters a supportive work environment.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
  • Budgetary responsibilities include reviewing financial and budget transactions, assisting with budget development, and budgetary control.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all community operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or GED; and minimum four (4) years’ experience working in a personal care, health or aging related setting; and Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory position; or Associates degree from an accredited college or university; and two (2) years’ experience in a personal care health or aging related setting; including one (1) year in a leadership or supervisory position; or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year experience in a health or aging related setting ; or a state specific training for an assisted living facility administrator where the curriculum addresses in detail the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a nursing home of an assisted living facility.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet the needs of our residents.
  • This position requires local travel and occasional out of town travel.


  • Ethics - Works with integrity; Upholds organizational values.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Gives appropriate recognition.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected; Monitors and evaluates results.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals and profitability.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Adapts strategy to changes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required to stand and walk regularly, occasionally sit, lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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