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Careers / Executive Director at The Kensington Bethesda

Executive Director at The Kensington Bethesda

Interested in joining The Kensington Family?

Kensington Senior Living (KSL) is seeking an Executive Director to Inspire, Connect, Shine and Lead The Kensington Bethesda, our newest Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Bethesda, Maryland.

Why Kensington Senior Living? Because Our Promise to love and care for your family as we do our own. These are not just words – but something all of us at Kensington Senior Living strive to deliver each day.

Join The Kensington Family, where the Executive Director is encouraged to be the CEO of their community. Our small, non-corporate company structure allows for a supportive partnership with our partners/owners that fosters independent decision making and inspires creativity and trust.

Togetherness and a spirit of collaboration are features of each day, and our Executive Director leads in alignment with our Core Values: A Love for Seniors, Respect for Each Other, Passion for Excellence, and a Spirit to Serve.

We’re seeking an Executive Director who inspires Our Promise, connects with residents and families, encourages confidence and excellence on our team, and shines as a natural leader.

If your career goals and values align with these, please apply to begin your Kensington journey. We’d love to talk with you!

Responsibilities:

  • Creates an environment that focuses on the well-being of residents, professional development of team members, continuous improvement of business processes, and achievement of excellent business results.
  • Establishes and communicates long range and short-range community specific business goals in alignment with overall company direction.
  • Implements and interprets policies, rules, and regulations affecting all Community activities and all personnel.
  • Establishes procedures for systematic performance of Community functions and services.  Coordinates departmental activities within the Community and works cooperatively with agencies and activities within the local community.
  • Counsels, monitors, and directs the department head team to ensure proper implementation of policies and objectives on a regular basis.
  • Establishes fee schedules and operating budgets and manages expenses in order to create a sound financial structure. Maintains accurate records of Community finances and supervises disbursement and accounting for all funds.
  • Formulates and implements sound personnel policies and practices. The Executive Director approves the hiring and discharge of all team members of the community.
  • Establishes productive working relationships with health care agencies and other community-based organizations. Actively participates in professional organizations to remain current on the state of total care and assisted living administration.
  • Establishes a loss prevention approach that ensures the safety of residents and team members and the protection of the Community assets.
  • Prepares periodic business and financial reports to Owner, Kensington Senior Living, LLC, and other bodies as required.
  • Attends continuing education courses and training classes and participates in other professional development activities as required by state regulations and the company.

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Strong interpersonal skills that inspire trust and confidence in others
  • Must possess proven ability to lead and motivate team members.
  • Must have excellent verbal skills and communication abilities and possess the ability to deal tactfully with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, department directors, and the general public.
  • Ability to create and work effectively within a team-based environment.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the principles of management and supervision, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Ability to effectively analyze problems and identify/implement effective, practical solutions.
  • Computer skills and basic information technology knowledge.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position in high end independent living and assisted living community. Experience with high acuity, memory care residents and programming required.
  • Experience opening and managing large communities with at least 130 residents.
  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends, and evenings.
  • Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment.
  • Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Maryland.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; a degree in health care or business administration is preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Maryland state regulations of assisted living residences.
  • Must function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, family members, physicians, department directors, governmental agencies/personnel, and support agencies.
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