Executive Director - Turnaround

at Brookdale Senior Living in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Executive Director- Turnaround

Brookdale Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Brookdale is seeking an experienced and proven turnaround leader to join the team at Brookdale Fort Smith! Join a growing team looking to make an impact in the community and with our seniors! The community is looking for a change agent with a proven track record of success.

Brookdale Fort Smith is located near Central Mall, several doctor’s offices, along with restaurants and shopping. Our residents enjoy weekly outings to Target, Super WalMart, and Hobby Lobby.

Make Lives Better Including Your Own. If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness. Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

+ Early Access to Paycheck with Earned Wage Access for Hourly Associates (outside of CA)

+ Tuition Reimbursement

+ Pet Insurance

+ Adoption Reimbursement Benefits

+ Variety of Associate Discounts

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

To support our associates in their journey to become a U.S. citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at least a year.


Proven, solution-minded leader and change agent with entrepreneurial spirit responsible for creating and executing a strategic turnaround business plan, in partnership with the district team, to grow revenue and to materially impact sales and profitability and for developing the local team to become the preferred senior living community in the market. The expectations for this position is that the community will see material impact to sales and profitability. Leader is responsible for the community’s daily operations, associate relations, resident and resident family engagement and connection, financial performance, and regulatory compliance. Works with sales to drive sales results and foster a strong sales performance culture. Creates an inclusive community culture that provides high quality resident experiences and care and engages residents, families, and associates.

+ Responsible for all operations within the community, interacting with staff and residents, prospects, or their family members, as necessary.

+ Assesses local market and develops and implements a turnaround business plan to become the highest performing senior living community in the area. Creates, analyzes, and executes annual operating and capital budgets and holds department leaders accountable for department budgets. Manages community performance against turnaround goals; sets and continuously assesses plans to improve performance to Company service and financial standards, including adjusting plans as needed in discussion with district leadership.

+ In partnership with District Director of Sales, provides strategy, support and vision to achieve sales and occupancy goals through effective business development efforts in the market. Engages in business development activities and events in the market while representing Brookdale as the leader in Senior Living to all referral sources. Drives sales and marketing efforts in collaboration with the community sales leader to meet or exceed occupancy or revenue targets by assisting to develop new business, generate leads, and build strategic relationships. Engages with prospects who tour the community. Identifies trends and empowers sales leader to implement approved sales and marketing activities and strategies to maximize revenue (RevPAR).

+ Builds and maintains strong working relationships with management team and encourages teamwork and collaboration; cultivates an inclusive community culture. Supervises, directs, and motivates community management while empowering department leaders to supervise, direct, and motivate staff; ensures department leaders proactively recognize and solve issues. Holds department leaders accountable for department performance. Provides assistance to leaders and staff as needed. Works with department leaders to ensure community maintains appropriate staffing levels to meet the needs of residents and in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

+ Encourages and supports department leaders to attract, develop, engage, and retain associates in accordance with Company policies. Understands the community’s staffing needs and is responsible for overseeing the recruiting and onboarding process; ensures associates are appropriately trained and developed to meet the needs of residents. In consultation with department leaders, reviews promotions, development plans, disciplinary actions, and termination decisions to ensure consistency in the selection and retention of quality associates. Works with department leaders to analyze trends and implement strategies to reduce turnover and increase retention.

+ Builds high degree of resident satisfaction and retention. Is responsible for maintaining positive resident relations and is accessible and approachable to residents and their families. Empowers community management to proactively solve resident problems and resolve issues. Works with appropriate department leaders to leverage satisfied residents and families to grow community occupancy and to execute renewal program with existing residents. Partners with Resident Council as necessary. Works with community management to administer resident satisfaction and other surveys and to create action plans to address opportunities for improvement in resident satisfaction, experience, and engagement.

+ For assisted living or memory care communities, creates and maintains collaborative relationship with community clinical leader(s) to ensure community’s care and services are appropriate to meet the needs of residents. Oversees resident services including the admission process, healthcare management, and maintenance of resident documentation to ensure high quality services and compliance with Company policy and applicable legal requirements. Empowers department leaders to demonstrate the same for their respected area. Ensures clinical leader(s) conduct service plan reviews, consistent with applicable legal requirements, with resident families to maintain the personal dignity of residents.

+ Demonstrates a high degree of financial acumen as it relates to community operations. Analyzes, develops, and executes annual operating and capital budgets; works to meet or exceed budgeted revenue, profitability, and occupancy goals. Works with department leaders and district team to proactively create plans to overcome unanticipated expenses or revenue shortfalls. Continually explores means of revenue enhancement and expense reduction, while meeting the needs of residents and adhering to Company policies and applicable regulations.

+ Identifies and builds positive relationships with local influencers and professionals to raise community profile. Becomes active in social and civic affairs of the local community that align with the Company’s mission. Represents the community and the Company to governmental agencies (as appropriate), professional organizations, community groups, and other appropriate public agencies and groups.

+ Works with maintenance and other appropriate department leaders to ensure buildings, grounds, and property are up to Company standards; engages in active oversight of preventative maintenance systems and progra

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Job Posting: JC248591614

Posted On: Sep 27, 2023

Updated On: Dec 02, 2023

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