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Executive Director Grace Ridge

UNC Health Blue Ridge
Morganton, North Carolina, United States
8 days ago


Responsible for day to day operations of all levels of Grace Ridge Retirement Community. Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs and systems for Grace Ridge. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements including requirements of the NCDOI. Responsible for maintaining current and accurate Resident Agreements and annual disclosure statements. Responsible for growing census to achieve maximum occupancy.  Responsible for operations expense control; develops annual operating and capital budget recommendations. Collaborates with system CFO to determine annual resident fee increases and provide information to auditors in preparing actuarial reviews.  Provides leadership through mentoring, training and holding accountable all department leaders and contract partners including health care center; marketing, outreach and sales; Life Enrichment; Facilities/Grounds/Security, EVS and Dining. Directs administrative office including on-site accounting.  Serves as Grace Ridge liaison with CHS Blue Ridge system senior leaders, LTC Board, and Community leaders. Networks within the community to facilitate joint projects between Grace Ridge and other community agencies. Positively engages with Residents to enhance their satisfaction and promote their self-governance where appropriate.  Actively attends and participates in Resident and Staff special events and activities and in general be visible throughout the Grace Ridge community. Performs other related duties as required.

Retirement Community providing independent and assisted living as well as a complete range of health care services. 138 resident apartments, 26 cottages, 25 skilled nursing units, 47 assisted living units 12 designated for specialized dementia care.  Grace Ridge residents focus on a fun, lively and nurturing lifestyle, where neighbors become friends and friends become family. With just over 200 residents and everything you need under one roof.

Work with a team that will appreciate your professional knowledge and day-to-day contributions. We recognize that you are an essential part of our work team and community, and we value you. We are friends and neighbors taking care of friends and neighbors.


Education:      Bachelor’s degree with Master’s preferred in business or health related field

Experience:     Minimum of 5 years experience in an administration role

License/Registration:  Licensure as NHA preferred

Other:              Must have the ability to work in a team environment and ability to relate to and engage with older adults.  Knowledge of marketing and sales industry benchmarks and trends.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems is required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Extensive knowledge of industry marketing/sales benchmarks and trends; CARF standards and other retirement community associated regulations.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires functional vision and hearing, manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination and verbal communication skills.  Sitting for long periods of time, standing, stooping, bending and stretching required.  Occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59969725
  • Location:
    Morganton, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Executive Director Grace Ridge
  • Company Name: UNC Health Blue Ridge
  • Job Function: Executive Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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