Executive Director

Mitchellville, MD
Position Description:

Collington, a vibrant and multi-cultural Life Care community recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic for the outstanding quality of its community life and health care services, is seeking a new Executive Director (CEO). Collington is a full-service CCRC with over 450 residents and is located in Mitchellville, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. Collington offers superior care and service to its residents with 340 independent living homes and apartments, 65 assisted living apartments, and a 44-skilled nursing bed health center, including accommodations devoted to the care of individuals with cognitive impairment.

Collington 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, Collington operates as an independent lifecare community, with its own Board of Directors and Executive Director/CEO.

The Executive Director provides vision, strategic direction, fiscal oversight and leadership in the fulfillment of the community’s mission. She/he assumes the role of Collington’s face in the community, acting as a key influencer in building relationships with community, civic, business, and other healthcare leaders.

Prince George’s County is seven times the size of Washington D.C. Its size and proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis have attracted all income levels and types of residents to Collington. There are many historical homes and churches in the area and cultural and educational opportunities and places of worship are also available in the immediate area. Residents enjoy the nearby library, the Ballet, Theater and the Philharmonic and the University of Maryland and NASA are minutes away. The area boasts a high quality of life and affordable cost of living for persons in the community.

Required Qualifications:
  • 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 healthcare background, if not life care experience.
  • Highly strategic with a demonstrated track record in assessing a complex, competitive market and in developing related growth and development initiatives.
  • 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 Collington 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.
  • Exceptional managerial abilities combined with exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A strong and engaging public and philanthropic presence in the public sphere: the ability to represent and become the public face of Collington within the sophisticated D.C. Metro communities.
  • A broad understanding of federal and state laws related to the operation of CCRC’s, skilled nursing and personal care communities.
Desired Qualifications:

Possession of, or eligibility to sit for, a Maryland Nursing Home Administrator’s license is preferred, but not required.

Contact Information:
Collington, A Kendal Affiliate
Diversified Search
10450 Lottsford Road Mitchellville MD

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