Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is one of the most highly regarded nonprofit elder care organizations in the nation. Founded in 1910 as the Hebrew Home for the Aged, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, a Jewish sponsored organization to care for the elderly, now serves more than 1,100 older adults in multiple residences situated on a beautiful 38-acre campus in Rockville, Maryland.
With an operating budget of over $90 million and a very strong financial condition, CESLC’s 1,000 team members include physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, dining and recreational staff, among others. All live the organizational value of derech eretz (service excellence) in fulfilling the CESLC mission of providing a continuum of quality services for older adults and their families.
The community brings together six living options on its campus:
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington offers 556 skilled nursing beds, including a 103-bed Post-Acute Care Center. Hebrew Home is the largest nursing home in the mid-Atlantic region, enjoys a five-star quality rating, and was selected as a Best Nursing Home 2017-18 and 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.
Ring House offers independent living residences featuring studio, 1-and 2-bedroom apartment homes.
Revitz House is a unique, affordable living community for qualifying older adults and persons with disabilities.
Cohen-Rosen House is an innovative memory care residence combining a nationally recognized design with a household model approach.
Landow House offers 1- and 2-bedroom assisted living apartments and high-quality personalized care.
Hirsh Health Center is an on-campus primary and specialty care clinic that serves residents of the community as well as the surrounding neighborhood.
Reporting to the President/CEO and serving as a key member of the senior management group, the SVP/COO is responsible for ensuring the execution of the organization’s strategic plan including the accomplishment of key strategic goals, operation of the organization’s business entities (cited above), and coordination of cross-departmental senior management group activities. Direct reports include the four residential administrators, the director of quality assurance, the program director of therapy services, and the program director of dining services.
Select Qualifications and Experience:
The COO will ideally possess an advanced degree and leadership experience in a large, complex organization.
Experience with managing a multi-site provider of housing and related services for older adults is preferred.
The right candidate will understand the culture of a faith-based, mission-driven organization, and have operated a multi-location, multi-functional business in a fiscally responsible way.
Long-range and big-picture strategic perspective combined with a high level of financial awareness and business acumen; ability to think proactively.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
Ability to build effective cross-functional teams and thrive in a complex setting featuring matrix management.
A highly visible, accessible, and collaborative leadership style.
Ability and comfort level working in a fast-paced, lean, and resident-focused environment.
Eligibility for a Maryland nursing home administrator’s license is preferred.
For referrals or to submit a resume, please contact Dianne Downey, Vice President, at CESLC@divsearch.com. All expressions of interest are confidential.