Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Adrian, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pension, Tuition Remission, Paid Time off, Paid Holidays

Adrian Dominican Sisters

Administrator Dominican Life Center


Who we are: The Adrian Dominican Sisters are a congregation of vowed Catholic women. This position supports our Motherhouse Campus in Adrian, MI. We are seeking an Administrator for our continuum of care complex, the Dominican Life Center, where our infirmed and retired Sisters reside in skilled nursing, assisted living, and dementia care communities.


In this role you will be responsible for: The leadership and oversight of the operations of Dominican Life Center (DLC). This includes fostering a holistic model of resident living along with planning of space utilization, proper levels of resident care and program implementation that empowers residents and co-workers. You will oversee a leadership team of 4 departments in a facility of approximately 300 beds.


What we offer: In addition to a collaborative environment and a mission focused culture, when you join our team you will enjoy an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer competitive wages, paid time off and holiday pay.

Hours and Pay: Full time, Exempt. Salary based on experience. Required to work some evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed.



  • Develops annual goals and objectives in keeping with the overall Mission Statement of DLC and the Mission and Vision of the Congregation.

  • Formulates as needed and reviews annually administrative policies and procedures; reviews and approves all DLC department policies and procedures.

  • Hires, evaluates, and supervises Nursing, Resident Services and Pastoral Care Department Directors, Social Worker, and DLC Administrative Assistants.

  • Coordinates department director leadership team to include all directors with responsibility within the DLC. Meets with these department directors on a regular basis collectively and individually.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of the DLC budget. 

  • Coordinates all financial operations within DLC and with the Congregation Finance office.

  • Delegates responsibility to Department Directors for daily operation of department budgets. Oversees cost effective process for acquisition of equipment and supplies. Researches and ensures the utilization of all sources of reimbursement for services provided at the DLC.

  • Demonstrates ability to develop relationships with Co-workers and Residents as appropriate. Schedules and holds meetings with residents to share updates and request feedback.

  • Works with Resident Advisory Council to gain insights and advice relative to residents' concerns and needs.

  • Approves all admissions. For resident placements and transfers within the DLC, collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Team and consults with the resident's Chapter Prioress.

  • Oversees that the utilization of nursing services is appropriate to the residents' care needs.

  • Oversees Quality Assurance and infection prevention efforts in an interdisciplinary manner. Oversees safety programs for the DLC in coordination with the Safety Committee.

  • Is familiar with current state and national long term care regulatory requirements and assesses their applicability to the DLC.

  • Chairs and/or participates in appropriate DLC committees.

  • Exhibits understanding and implications of ethical issues, consistent with the Catholic faith, that may arise in determining appropriate medical care for residents.

  • Assures appropriate resident confidentiality and ensures administration of facility according to HIPAA guidelines

  • Demonstrates proper leadership and reinforces a positive attitude towards infection prevention and safety in the workplace: provides a good example of safe behavior, intervenes to correct inappropriate behavior, initiates training, and enforces all health and safety policies in a proactive manner.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Updates Council Liaison on all pertinent operations of DLC.

  • Maintains relationship and communication with Chapter Prioresses regarding admissions, alternative placements, and health statuses of the residents.

  • Ensures that Chapter Prioresses maintain appropriate consultation with resident's Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) for health care.


  • Serves as a member of the Building Administration Team to collaborate at the Campus level on policy administration and other strategies to promote a "One Campus" culture and reduce silos.

  • Serves as a member of the Campus Administration Team. Collaborates with Admin Team and other campus Directors to ensure seamless communication across campus.


  • Maintains professional rapport and open communication with all pertinent health care providers.

  • Coordinates physician services for DLC.

  • Identifies and recommends a physician to act as Medical Director for DLC. Coordinates Medical Director's services.

  • Secures contracted services for medical, social, hospice and other needs that arise.

  • Networks with Health Care Administrators of other religious Congregations and community health care centers.



Education:  Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, from accredited college or university in administration, geriatrics, health care or related field.



  • 5-7 years of administrative and supervisory experience in a large organizational setting.

  • Experience working with religious community preferred

  • Leadership experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

  • 5-7 years utilizing skills and abilities listed below.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A demonstrated commitment to a holistic care model that endorses involvement of the residents.

  • Demonstrated abilities in collaborating, planning, organizing, managing, problem solving, decision-making, and budgeting.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to facilitate and lead strong professional team.

  • Ability to see "larger picture".

  • Ability to be innovative, creative and able to initiate/facilitate/implement change.

  • Ability to be flexible in daily routine of meetings, numerous interruptions, adjustment and rearrangement of priorities.

  • Ability to laugh and not take life too seriously.

  • Commitment and sensitivity to Sisters dealing with life issues.

  • Understanding of the values and goals of the Adrian Dominican Sisters

Must have physical stamina to perform all duties. Must be sighted and capable of hearing. Regularly scheduled at least 40 hours per week. Required to work and/or be on-call some evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.


Other related titles: Nursing Home Administrator, Long Term Care Administrator, Nursing Facility Administrator, Continuum of Care Administrator.


Full Job Description
Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Follow Jobs:
  • Follow Our Jobs On Facebook
  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
Logo Home Our Story Our Mission Meet Dominicans Become a Sister Justice Peace Creation PAB Spiritual Life Ways to Give News Live Stream Contact Us Donate