Become an Executive Director at Brookdale

Are you a natural leader yearning for a chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Does the thought of empowering teams to work to their best potential excite you? The Executive Director role in our communities spans many business areas, including daily operations, associate relations, resident and family engagement, financial performance, and regulatory compliance. But one of the most important responsibilities is cultivating an inclusive community culture that provides high-quality experiences and engages residents, families and associates. You set the tone for your community. No task is too small; you support your teams to deliver the utmost care and services for each resident.

We also offer opportunities for you to be more involved in resident development, whether directly supporting the Executive Director as an Associate Executive Director or directing healthcare functions as a Healthcare Administrator. No matter your passion, you can enrich lives every day as part of our community operations teams.

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What You’ll Be Doing

You will be responsible for all operations within your community in addition to interacting with staff and residents, prospects or their family members, or representatives as necessary.

As an Executive Director at a Brookdale community, you will:

Cindy Baier talking with associates

Lead — You will work hands-on, supervising, directing, and motivating your management team and community staff while also stepping in to assist department leaders and staff as needed. You will also hold department leaders accountable for department performance and empower them to demonstrate leadership and accountability in their respective departments.

Strategically partner — You will collaborate with various teams within your community, including sales, to meet or exceed occupancy or revenue targets and clinical to ensure your community’s care and services adequately meet the needs of residents. You will identify and build positive relationships with local neighborhood influencers and professionals to help raise your community’s profile.

Innovate — You will work with your district team in developing and implementing a business plan to become a preferred senior living community in your local market. You should be highly familiar with operational finances and strive to meet or exceed budgeted revenue and profitability while creating plans to overcome unanticipated expenses or revenue shortfalls. You will also analyze recruiting, turnover and retention trends to continually improve your community’s performance.



Career Advancement Opportunities

Developing leaders is vital to Brookdale’s success, which is why we offer EXPAND, a program for community managers interested in an Executive Director career path. The program is a six-month development course with instructor-led virtual training sessions, mentorship and on-site experiences that provide you with the basic skills, resources and tools necessary to learn what it is like to be an Executive Director.

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Four years after joining Brookdale as a housekeeper Ashley Woodcox was offered the position of Executive Director, the top job at an assisted living community in Marion, IN.

An Executive Director at an assisted living community oversees the day-to-day management and operations of the property, but the job is so much more than that.



Military-Friendly Opportunities

At Brookdale, we know veterans and active and reserve military possess diverse experiences, numerous transferrable skills, and can quickly pick up new concepts. Many of our veteran associates find that the skills they gained during their time in service can directly translate to working in hospitality, healthcare, operations, and more. Explore the career growth opportunities and resources available to our veterans by visiting our military page.