Executive Director VGV

Job ID
Executive Administration
Various (Days, Afternoons, Midnights, Weekends)
Full Time (37.5 - 40 hrs hours per week)


This executive leadership position has been created as an important component of a new management agreement established between Vista Grande Villa (VGV) and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM). It will have a dual reporting relationship to both VGV Board of Directors and to the PVM President/CEO. The Executive Director will be employed by PVM and provide leadership, strategy, and direction to achieve Vista Grande Villa’s mission, will represent VGV (and PVM) in the Jackson community, and will be responsible for all aspects of VGV operations, including finances, personnel, marketing, community and government relations. The Executive Director will also closely coordinate and actively engage with management and other professional resources provided by PVM to VGV.


History and Background

VGV is a life plan retirement community that provides independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. For more than 40 years, VGV has been committed being recognized as the leader among retirement communities in south central Michigan by setting the highest standards for service, care, and hospitality.


Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1945. It currently serves over 5,000 seniors of all financial means across the State in 32 diverse communities (urban, suburban, rural and resort areas). Its mission is to serve seniors of all faiths and to create new possibilities for quality living, and its vision is to positively transform senior living and services and enhance the communities it serves.


Competitive compensation and benefits provided.



Deadline for submitting resumes: November 17, 2017






Board Relations

  • Responsible for communicating with the Board and providing all necessary information so that the Board can make informed decisions.
  • Serves as the chief staff liaison/executive support resource to the Board.
  • Serves as ex-officio member of each Board Committee.

Management Agreement

  • Responsible for serving as PVM’s primary on-site executive for the effective execution of the management agreement in support of the established scope of services to be delivered to VGV.
  • Responsible for communicating with the PVM President/CEO and other PVM executives providing timely information enabling PVM to fully meet/exceed its obligations to the VGV Board as specified through the management agreement
  • Serves as a member of the PVM executive leadership team.

 Financial Management

  • Responsible for submitting to the Board an annual capital and operating budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of VGV.
  • Responsible for maximum resource utilization and for operating within the approved budget.

 Operations Management

  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision and evaluation of all staff for leadership staff.
  • Develops financial, personnel and administrative policies and procedures for Board review and approval.
  • Manages all aspects of VGV communications from website presence to external relations.

 Community Relations

  • Responsible for being active in the Jackson community and working cooperatively with other professional, civic, and private organizations to identify strategies that further the mission of VGV.




  • Bachelor or Master Degree (graduate degree preferred). Administration, management, business, health services, social work, gerontology/aging studies and comparable fields of study desired.
  • Five or more years of management experience. Experience in a senior living community is preferred.
  • Nursing Home Administrator license preferred, not required.
  • Sincere interest, strong motivation and deep passion in serving seniors.
  • Knowledge of gerontolocy/aging related issues.
  • Knowledge of the Jackson area and local resources
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal governmental regulations affecting senior housing
  • Solid financial/ budget management skills.
  • Ability to develop meaningful collaborative relationships.
  • Understanding and respect for the importance of cultural diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of facility and grounds management.
  • Organizational abilities, including people management, planning, and program development.
  • Strong written, verbal and computer communication skills.
  • Action-oriented, innovative and entrepreneurial in approaches to business planning.
  • Willingness to reside in the Greater Jackson County area.


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