Kendal at Ithaca is an attractive senior living community located on a 105-acre campus in the midst of the Finger Lakes region of New York and with extensive residential services, amenities and recreational activities, offers comprehensive health care for life. With operating revenue of over $23M, Kendal at Ithaca includes 236 independent living units; a 36-room Enhanced Assisted Living Residence; and a 48-room Skilled Nursing Facility, rated 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In October 2018, U.S. News & World Report designated Kendal at Ithaca as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2018-2019 and as a High Performer overall. It’s location, near both Cornell University and Ithaca College, ensures easy access to extensive cultural, educational and recreational activities.
Kendal at Ithaca is an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation of Kennett Square, PA, one of the nation’s most highly regarded, nonprofit networks of senior housing communities, programs and services established nearly 40 years ago to serve older adults. Kendal’s philosophy is rooted in the Quaker values of respect for the individual, community, equality, and financial integrity. While operating as part of the Kendal System, Kendal at Ithaca operates as an independent lifecare community, with its own Board of Directors and Executive Director/CEO.
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, as described in the corporate bylaws, and provides vision, strategic direction, fiscal oversight and leadership in the fulfillment of the community’s mission. She/he assumes the role of Kendal at Ithaca’s face in the community, acting as a key influencer in building relationships with community, civic, business, and other healthcare leaders.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of managerial and leadership experience; Master’s degree preferred.
Demonstrated track record of success in providing leadership within a complex organization and in building and nurturing constructive relationships within the community. Candidates will likely have elder housing and health background, if not life care experience.
Highly strategic combined with superb communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a variety of people, including residents, Boards of Directors, community groups, and government agencies.
Operational acumen will include fiscal management, performance excellence, management accountability, measurement discipline, an outcomes orientation, and experience in developing programs to enhance resident, family, and associate engagement.
Ability and willingness to develop innovative programs and partnerships, to be creative, and to ensure that Kendal at Ithaca is an organization in the leading edge of providing programs and services to seniors.
A demonstrated track record in designing and leading performance excellence initiatives resulting in continuous and sustained improvement.
A strong and engaging public and philanthropic presence in the public sphere and the ability and interest to represent and become the public face of Kendal at Ithaca within the larger community.
A broad understanding of federal and state laws related to the operation of CCRC’s, skilled nursing and personal care communities.
Possession of, or eligibility to sit for, a New York Nursing Home Administrator’s license is preferred, but not required.
For referrals or to submit a resume, please contact Dianne Downey, Vice President, at KendalatIthaca@divsearch.com. All expressions of interest are confidential.