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Retirement Community/Facility Management, Two-Person Team
Region: West 2
OR - Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Newberg, Portland
WA - Kennewick, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Yakima
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The following description is quite detailed. Our intention is to provide insight into the opportunity so that you can make a well-informed choice.

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 Holiday.

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.

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Profiles in Compassion

Our most important requirement is that you personify "The Holiday Touch," which is our term for the 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 to "The Holiday Touch," 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.

Benefits

Every Holiday Retirement Community 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 three+ 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 Holiday Retirement. Consider: there are more than 75 million Baby Boomers in the US, and this generation is about to become the largest and wealthiest over-50 consumer group in US 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 Holiday 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.

About Holiday Retirement

Holiday Retirement owns and operates over 300 retirement communities in North America. We provide our residents with more than just a place to live -- we provide the Holiday Lifestyle, which embraces Simplicity, Security, Wellness and Independence. Recently acquired by Fortress Investment Group, Holiday is a well-capitalized and stable organization with over $800 million in annual revenues, $6 billion in assets and over 10,000 associates. Under the direction of new management, the company is expecting extraordinary growth over the next few years.

If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!

For a list of Holiday Retirement locations with current or future community management positions, browse a full list of our senior living careers.
We are an equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/D/V
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Note that this position is for two person teams only. You will not officially be considered until we have the requested information from both partners.

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