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Executive Director - Lansdowne Place in St. Louis, MO at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

Look inside any of our Ascension Living communities, and you’ll find a significant change in approach – away from simply aging passively, and toward empowering people to age successfully. Our sole mission is to provide the services, amenities, opportunities and support so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.

It’s part of our larger vision to provide high-quality, compassionate, personalized care with dignity, especially to those in our communities who are most in need. This guiding vision is the cornerstone of who we are as a company: national, nonprofit and senior-focused.


Promotes the mission and core values as an integral part of the organization’s culture. Facilitates understanding and application of the mission and values into all organizational decisions, policies, programs, practices, and strategic planning. Accountable for the oversight of annual budgets, long-range planning, development and implementation of policies and procedures, marketing the community, customer and public relations, organization and administration of associate functions, capital budgets, cash management, new program development, and fund development. May function as the licensed administrator of record to meet regulatory intent.


 Works collaboratively and efficiently with Ascension Living, consultants, and community staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating all community programs and services. Develops cooperative and strategic relationships with the local community.

 Leads the development of sound financial objectives and ensures they are met by forecasting, budgeting, aligning monetary resources, developing strategic plans, measuring results; initiating corrective actions and minimizing the impact of variances.

 Ensures that funds are collected and expended according to policy and to the best advantage of the community.

 Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies governing the community health care delivery.

 Ensures mechanisms are in place to provide high quality of care and services within the community.

 Fosters a smooth functioning, efficient operation through timely and effective resolution of grievances from residents, families, and staff.

 Functions as the liaison between the Board of Directors and Ascension Living leadership. Participates in monthly community governance meetings to present information congruent to board direction and responds to questions regarding community operations.

Oversees all community development activities related to new product development.

Coordinates supplemental support to product lines through Ascension Living all departments.

Creates and/or implements appropriate policies and procedures consistent with the ethical and religious directives for Catholic Health Facilities in accordance with Ascension Living policy on policies. Ensures that the appropriate Ascension Living standardized operational and administrative policies, procedures and processes are communicated and implemented.

 Negotiates contracts meeting needs of the community and maintains contract(s) in Ascension Living contract management software.

 Prioritizes quality improvement programs and person-respected care initiatives.

 Supports and facilitates creativity, innovation, and cost-effective continuous improvement efforts as they relate to operations and quality of service rendered to residents.

Job Requirements


 Advanced professional preparation MBA, MHA or comparable degree, preferred.

 A minimum of (5) five years with all levels of the continuum of care: IL, Assisted Living, and SNF, required.

 Experience with working in an integrated health care system a plus.

 Successful implementation of programming that maximizes reimbursement opportunities into the system

 Significant experience with complex payors.


 Must have a current Nursing Home Administrator or Adult Care Home Administrator license, with the capacity to obtain other licenses based on division needs

 Must have a valid state driver’s license.


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