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Executive Director in Overland Park, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Promotes the mission and core values as anintegral 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-rangeplanning, development and implementation of policies and procedures, marketing the community, customer and publicrelations, organization andadministration of associate functions, capital budgets, cash management, new program development, and funddevelopment. May function as the licensed administrator of record to meet regulatory intent.


•        Works collaboratively and efficiently withAscension Senior Living, consultants, andcommunity staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating all community programs and services. Developscooperative and strategic relationships with the local community.

•        Leads the development of sound financialobjectives and ensures they are met byforecasting, budgeting, aligning monetary resources, developing strategicplans, measuring results; initiatingcorrective actions and minimizing the impact of variances.

•        Ensures that funds are collected and expendedaccording to policy and to the bestadvantage of the community.

•        Ensures compliance with regulatory agenciesgoverning the community health caredelivery.

•        Ensures mechanisms are in place to provide highquality of care and services within thecommunity.

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

•        Functions as the liaison between the Board ofDirectors and ASL leadership. Participates inmonthly community governance meetings to present information congruent to board direction and responds to questionsregarding community operations.

•        Oversees all community development activitiesrelated to new product development.

•        Coordinates supplemental support to productlines 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 orcomparable degree, preferred.

•        A minimum of (5) five years with all levels ofthe continuum of care: IL, AL, and SNF,required.

•        Experience with working in an integrated healthcare system a plus.

•        Successful implementation of programming thatmaximizes reimbursement opportunitiesinto the system

•        Significant experience with complex payors.


•        Must have a current Nursing Home Administratoror Adult Care Home Administratorlicense, 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 ahigh-performance, effective team thatcan produce consistent, demonstrated results.

•        Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis theability to develop and maintain good workingrelationships with co-workers and communityleadership.

•        Competencies needed for this position includestrong interpersonal relationship skills, detailoriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree ofintegrity and personal commitment,possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at thesame 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 physicaldemands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform theessential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions.

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.

Via Christi Villages / Ascension Senior Living is an EqualEmployment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicantsreceive 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.