Senior Executive Director in Alexandria, VA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 1/3/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Benchmark Senior Living is proud to be opening our 65th community in Alexandria! Our community will be located in the center of Alexandria’s up-and-coming lifestyle destination, ‘West Alex,’ community residents will be surrounded by plenty of places to walk, shop, dine and relax just outside their door. Over 100,000 square feet of retail space features a grocery store and  diner. 

Our 10 story community will offer 89 modern assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with various floor plans and spacious common areas with hospitality-rich amenities to include a club room, casual bistro, wine tasting suite, penthouse level café and rooftop deck to host social gatherings. A wellness center will be home to on-site healthcare services, such as physician visits.

Residents and their families will also enjoy the ease of chef-prepared, gourmet meals served in multiple dining venues, housekeeping and linen service and scheduled transportation to appointments.

A personalized resident care and experience will be provided by associates who have been hired for heart and trained for skill. Benchmark is committed to pursuing excellence, evolving and exceeding expectations with quality education in safety, infection control, empathy and relationship-building. Throughout each day, we work to nurture residents’ passions, connections and enhance their quality of life with personalized programs that keep them connected to who and what matters most in their life. Join our team and live the experience!

Job Responsibilities

As a Sr Executive Director of Operations, your role will be to focus on pre-opening activities to include networking, building relationships with referral sources, sales presentations, hiring staff, and overseeing the construction of the building. Post-opening: onsite sales support, conduct monthly family meetings, ensure lease up goals are met, and create a positive experience for residents, family and staff. You will also participate in the training and development of new employees –implementing initiatives that will allow the community to run more effectively and efficiently. This role reports to the Regional Director of Operations.

Additional responsibilities  include:

• Reviewing financial reports to ensure financial goals are being met
• Analyzing revenue projections
• Making adjustments when revenue sources decrease
• Ensure compliance with state assisted living regulations
• Networking with outside referral sources such as Hospital and Rehab personnel
• Qualifying prospects financially through credit reports, bank statements, etc.
• Reviewing occupancy as it relates to staffing to ensure appropriate staffing levels
• Assisting in the hiring and recruitment processes
• Handling all resident and family concerns


Job Requirements

As a Sr Executive Director of Operations, you must be an individual who truly enjoys helping seniors live a better, more comfortable life. You must also be patient, understanding, and empathetic.

Additional requirements s include:

• Bachelor’s degree; Degree in Healthcare Administration, Hospitality Management, or Business preferred
• 3-5 years of management or healthcare related experience and experience opening a new community
• Valid assisted license if required by state regulations
• Possessing budgeting and staffing experience
• Proficiency with Windows applications such as Excel and Outlook
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds


As a Sr Executive Director of Operations for Benchmark Senior Living, you will have the opportunity to improve the quality of life of the Senior Citizens living in your community. We offer ample advancement opportunities for top performers as well as excellent compensation and benefits.

Benefits available to the Sr Executive Director of Operations include:

• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, no wait period
• Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Long-term Disability Insurance
• Cell phone discount
• 401(k) Retirement Planning
• Working Advantage
• Culture Compensation
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Adoption Assistance
• Discounts on MetLife Auto and Home Insurance through payroll deduction
• Paid Membership fees for SitterCity


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