Executive Director

  • Ascension Living
  • Emmitsburg, MD
  • Aug 12, 2020
Healthcare Organizations Executive

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Executive Director - Ascension Living

Full-Time, Day - Schedule: Mon-Fri 8-5

St. Joseph's Place MD - Emmitsburg,MD



Why Join Ascension?

Senior Living and Long-Term Care Communities

As a subsidiary of Ascension, Ascension Living is committed to providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.

We’re the second-largest nonprofit system in the U.S. Our living choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care.

More than 10,000 adults live in our 54 senior living communities, which are located in 12 states, and Washington, D.C. Also, more than 5,500 associates are employed by Ascension – professional, compassionate individuals who believe in empowering people to age successfully.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Executive Director with Ascension Living, you will have the opportunity to oversee operational effectiveness of the community while promoting the mission and core values of the organization as part of the culture.


  • Oversees community staff and consultants in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of community programs and services.
  • Leads the development of financial objectives through forecasting, budgeting, aligning monetary resources, developing strategic plans, and measuring results.
  • Directs the development of marketing and communication plans to achieve maximum census and minimize the impact of vacancies.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures consistent with ethical and religious directives for Catholic health facilities in accordance with the organization's policies.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies governing the community health care delivery and guarantees that mechanisms are in place to provide high quality care and services within the community.
  • Functions as the liaison between the Board of Directors and leadership. Participates in monthly community governance meetings, presents and responds to questions regarding community operations.
  • Plans, organizes and directs activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Nursing Home Administrator (MD) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 10 years of senior living experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

At Ascension Living, we are always learning things from our senior living communities, hospitals, and caregivers all over the country. And this means we have the ability to customize what works best in a lot of different places to ensure you feel safe and well. Safety is our top priority. That is why we provide ongoing associate education, hands-on training and access to the latest in COVID testing and mitigation efforts.