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Executive Director in Lewiston, NY at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 1/23/2019

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Job Description


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 Senior 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 ASL 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 ASL all departments.

  • Creates and/or implements appropriate policies and procedures consistent with the ethical and religious directives for Catholic Health Facilities in accordance with ASL policy on policies. Ensures that the appropriate ASL standardized operational and administrative policies, procedures and processes are communicated and implemented.
  • Negotiates contracts meeting needs of the community and maintains contract(s) in ASL 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for the selection and development of associates, salary and budget administration, associate counseling and motivation, disciplinary action, organization of goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the department.

  • Challenges Community Leadership teams to be creative and fluid in systems and programming development.

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, AL, 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.


  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.

  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and community leadership.
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.


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

50 LBS

  • Ability to access all areas of the community throughout the work day.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and 7 pounds constantly.

  • Required to obtain assistance of another qualified associate when attempting to lift or transfer objects over 25 pounds.

  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds above the head.

  • Requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; frequent standing, walking, pushing and repetitive leg and arm movements, occasional bending, reaching forward and overhead, crouching and kneeling.

  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position.

  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.

  • Frequently able to communicate verbally and in written form.

  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as voices and phone calls.

  • Frequently able to use all types of vision, such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, to complete daily tasks.

  • Constantly required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.


Position is Category III of Potential Exposure, which includes tasks that involve no exposure to

blood, body fluids, or tissues, and Category I tasks (expected exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues) are not a condition of employment. OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030(c)(2)(i) more specifically defines Category III Potential Exposure as: Normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care, first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

• Work is generally performed in an indoor, well-lighted, well-ventilated, heated and air- conditioned environment.


• Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Ascension Living. • Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all matters.

• Creates and maintains a partnership between associates, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.


• Reports to: Regional Vice President of Operations

• Supervises: Community leaders, administrative staff

• Collaborates: Internal/external colleagues when appropriate The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the associate. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required of personnel so classified and it is not a contract express or implied. Ascension Living may change, revise, or update job descriptions upon business discretion. Our Lady of Peace / Ascension Senior Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.