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Facility Management Two-Person Team for Retirement Community

Location: Missoula, MT
User: Anonymous
Published: 09/23/12

Facility Management Two-Person Team for Retirement Community

Location: Missoula, MT

Work with YOUR partner as a two person team co-managing one of our independent senior living communities.

Part best friend, part guardian angel, while working with your partner, spouse, significant other or sibling. Earn a comfortable salary, excellent benefits, and have virtually all of your day-to-day living expenses covered, including an onsite, rent-free apartment, paid utilities, three chef-prepared meals a day and more.

In this unique role, working together with your partner (spouse / sister / brother/ significant other / roommate), and living together onsite, you will co-manage one of our 300+ Retirement communities. Working as or with a lead Community manager team, you will provide leadership to the Community's staff (Executive Chef, Enrichment Coordinator, Bus Driver, Maintenance, and Housekeeping) to ensure that resident seniors enjoy the life they've earned. Our residents, many of them in their 80s and 90s, have been taking care of others their whole life, but now it's their turn to be cared for. They can let someone else do the cooking, the cleaning, the mowing, even the driving, and focus on the things that make them happy. As a member of the Community management team, you'll make that happen. In fact, our live-in Community Managers are the #1 reason people choose us..

You'll develop warm, caring relationships with the residents and their families, and they'll love you for it. As one resident said, 'I know I don't have to worry, because I know you'll take care of me.'

Not surprisingly, this opportunity isn't for everyone. It combines many responsibilities including supervising and scheduling staff, helping serve meals, coordinating events, marketing to prospective residents, handling accounting, administrative and managerial tasks, and much more. In addition, you'll respond to a wide variety of care issues that arise in a Community that may include 100 or more residents. However if you have the physical and emotional fortitude, combined with business or operations management and sales experience, we encourage you to read on.

Job requirements
Profiles in Compassion

Our most important requirement is that you personify genuine warmth, empathy and respect with which we treat our residents and staff. It creates the sense of family and friendship that defines our communities and our company.

While previous experience serving seniors or eldercare is a plus, it is not required. In addition, the 'working couples' most likely to succeed in this position have:
Business/operational and financial management experience including supervision, customer service, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, and accounts payable/receivable.
Demonstrable sales skills, honed within a relationship or longer sales cycle environment.
Willingness to relocate within your general region (we'll consider your preferences and may help with relocation costs).
Been in business together; a demonstrated ability to work in a team setting, both with your partner/spouse (you'll spend a lot of time together, depending on one another to carry a fair share of the responsibilities) and with other staff.
The willingness to 'roll up your sleeves' and pitch in with whatever is needed
The ability to remain focused, patient and steady in accomplishing multiple tasks with competing priorities.
Strong attention to detail.
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Experience in computer use and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Every one of our Communities has management teams living on-site to assist the residents, and they don't just manage a facility, they lead a Community of residents and staff.

In addition to a salary, we reward our Community management teams with many additional benefits including:
Rent-free onsite accommodation/apartment with paid utilities including electricity, water, cable and more.
Three chef-prepared meals, seven days a week, as well as housekeeping and linen service.
Full benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, and 401(k) plan eligibility.
Two weeks paid vacation per year PLUS the ability to enjoy our travel program, meaning you can stay at any of our 300+ Communities at no cost.
Pet friendly facilities; as Managers, you can have a pet that weighs less than 20 pounds.
Although the role is challenging, we will ensure you are well prepared with two+ weeks of dedicated training, covering all aspects of Community management and operation, including managing staff and sales and marketing within the Senior Care marketplace.

If you have right combination of leadership skills and compassion, there is potential for a long and rewarding career with our company. Consider: there are more than 75 million Baby Boomers in the U.S., and this generation is about to become the largest and wealthiest over-50 consumer group in U.S. history. This is the fastest growing segment of the population: 35 million Americans are 65 or older and 4.2 million Americans are 85 or older, and life expectancy is increasing dramatically. And they'll all want somewhere like our communities to live.

Keys to Success
Clearly it takes a special kind of person, a special kind of team and a special kind of working couple to succeed in this role. Compassion, humility and a commitment to serving others are absolute requirements. Resident emergencies can pop up at any time, from a simple situation such as 'I locked my keys in my apartment' to more challenging ones. It may happen that a resident passes away and you'll spend a couple of hours comforting the family and taking care of logistics, and then have to put on a smile and help serve dinner.

You also will need to be able to juggle a lot of responsibilities while maintaining a calm and upbeat attitude -- it takes both physical and emotional stamina. In addition you'll need to truly enjoy working alongside your partner or spouse.

Please forward resumes for BOTH you and your partner for consideration.

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