Advocacy / Non-Profit, Assisted Living / Nursing Home, CCRC-Continuing Care Retirement Community
4 Year Degree
The House of the Good Shepherd (The House) is a non-profit, non-sectarian retirement community affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. The House provides independent living, comprehensive personal care, assisted living, respite care and skilled nursing care. Established over 125 years ago, the House moved in 1965 to its present 14-acre bucolic riverside site in Warren County, New Jersey, about an hour’s drive from New York City. The facility was expanded and updated in the early 2000s. The organization has a full 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is recognized as a leader in providing quality and affordable care with a commitment to supporting residents whose resources have depleted over time.
Licensed by the state of New Jersey, The House provides services in the following areas:
Independent Living - These units serve seniors who are independent yet value the security of 24/7 emergency assistance and a wide variety of services and programs.
Assisted Living – Within these units of assisted living and comprehensive personal care, staff is available to assist with medication administration and provide watchful oversight to seniors who are no longer able to be totally independent.
Skilled nursing units serve seniors who require total care.
Post-hospital - subacute care is provided on the skilled nursing unit to seniors seeking a temporary stay to rehabilitate after hospitalization.
Temporary respite care for seniors whose caregivers need a rest or are unavailable.
The House’s 14-acre campus is nestled between the 805-acre Stephens State Park and the Musconetcong River. With over 132,000 sq. feet, The House’s residences and service areas include:
48 independent living units: 15 are cottages, duplexes, and garden apartments on the grounds with the remaining 33 apartments in the main building
37 comprehensive personal care beds
35 assisted living units
62 skilled care beds that are all dual-certified for Medicare and Medicaid
Residents have access to a unisex hair salon, concierge store, dining rooms, cafe and a courtyard overlooking the Musconetcong River, library, chapel, lounges, exercise room, computer room.
The House has a budget of approximately $12M, 100 FTEs, and a significant endowment. For more information, please visit www.hotgs.org
The CEO is accountable to and reports to the Board of Directors and serves as the chief professional officer and the administrator-of-record for the organization. S/he provides leadership and direction to a dedicated and diverse staff. With the current CEO retiring, the Board seeks a new CEO who will ensure that the organization’s long tradition and dedication to high quality services to residents and their families continues.
The CEO guides operational and administrative oversight of all systems and financial operations. Working with the CFO, the CEO will ensure short- and long-term financial soundness of the organization. S/he will actively focus on new and existing avenues of revenue generation while simultaneously monitoring expenses, risks, and liabilities. The CEO ensures that operational protocols are in alignment with the strategic objectives of the organization. S/he will also ensure that the organization is operating in compliance with all federal and state regulatory requirements.
The CEO must develop and incorporate professional staff development and retention as part of The House’s ongoing strategic initiatives. Services provided by The House rely deeply upon a dedicated and highly motivated workforce providing vital services to its residents. The CEO will ensure that the organization is appropriately staffed, and that staff is trained and professionally supported throughout their career path within the organization.
The House has an outstanding reputation as a high-quality provider of care. Yet, the organization is not as well known to the community at large. The CEO will work externally within the community and the state and work internally with staff and board, on marketing and branding efforts to further expand the organization’s recognition.
Ultimately, as the chief professional officer the CEO is responsible for the sound management of the organization as it relates to ensuring:
High quality care
A dedicated and well-trained staff
A safe, attractive and well-run buildings and grounds
A review and implementation of an existing strategic master plan
A balanced budget and preservation of financial assets, and
A positive work environment for staff and a positive living environment for residents.
Reporting to the CEO will be the Assistant Administrator, CFO, Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Director of Marketing, and Executive Assistant.
Provide leadership to staff in the implementation of The House’s mission. Set strategies, devise action plans, and establish goals. Continually review and evaluate progress and implementation.
Directly supervise the management team in the smooth operations of The House, mentoring them to ensure excellence and developing a steady pipeline of internal talent. As necessary, revise the management team structure, reassign responsibilities and recruit external talent.
Stay abreast of changes in government regulations related to long-term care, including but not limited to Medicaid and Medicare programs and then make recommendations and implement appropriate organizational changes.
Serve as the driving force in ensuring that The House adheres to best practices in all aspects of its work with residents, staff, board and community.
Ensure clarity of all staff roles and expectations throughout the organization. Hold staff accountable and create an environment of self-improvement through annual staff performance reviews that among other items, stress the need of all staff for continual learning, team building, and commitment to each other and to their residents.
Ensure accurate, timely, and appropriate communications to staff, board, residents and families.
Ensure that The House’s story, mission, and quality services are effectively developed and disseminated to the appropriate audiences.
Working with Assistant Administrator and Director of Marketing, ensure that The House’s services are appropriately marketed to relevant audiences (health organizations, physician groups, other nonprofits, etc.), generating interest from potential residents and their families.
Ensure a full census at all times and build consumer demand resulting in admission waitlists.
Finance and Administration
Work with the CFO and Treasurer to ensure sound financial and risk management of the organization.
Lead the preparation of the annual budget by outlining priorities, clearly defining changes and establishing financial goals. Make recommendations on all key aspects of revenue generation and expenditures.
Oversee the preparation of reports, records and other documentation that presents the progress and status of The House’s plans and activities, as requested by the Board.
Ensure sound management and maintenance of all facilities on The House’s campus.
Make recommendations to board, report status on key initiatives, highlight issues requiring Board attention and identify opportunities.
Serve as professional advisor and resource to the Board in all areas of programs, risk management, development, finance, policy, and governance.
Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in long term care operations and management.
LNHA in New Jersey preferred; eligibility required.