Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

Executive Director - Portage Valley

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Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is a health and human service ministry, serving approximately 2,000 people throughout western Ohio. Otterbein has an opening for a fulltime Executive Director. The Otterbein Portage Valley campus is located in Pemberville, OH, a rural setting 30 miles south of Toledo Ohio.


Portage Valley is a CMS 5 star community. Portage Valley is home to about 200 people who live independently, in assisted living and skilled nursing. The campus has a fitness facility and is in the process of installing Hydroworks, a water therapy system. 



The Executive Director leads the delivery of high quality services in a person centered environment. Responsibilities include managing the day-to day operations of the facility, short term and long term planning activities and serving on the Otterbein Operations Team. A key responsibility is overseeing the sales and marketing of independent living housing and referral marketing for assisted living and post-acute and skilled nursing. The ED has frequent interaction with, and leadership responsibility, with the local board of directors and community relations


  • Develops, presents and administers the community’s annual business plan, annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Develops, monitors, and reports such statistical information and quality indicators used to evaluate operations and which may be required by the corporation and other agencies.
  • Develops and maintains systems for communicating with residents and staff on important issues including the resolution of concerns and complaints.
  • Assures operations are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and Otterbein policies and procedures.
  • Selects, supervises, coaches, develops and retains a high caliber of staff.
  • Develops and nurtures a strong working relationship with the campus local board of directors.
  • Participates in corporate teams to share best practices and work assignments related to corporate operations.
  • Represent Otterbein in community.



  • A mission-driven passion for serving older adults
  • Understand how to place decision-making in the hands of the older adults whenever possible and appropriate.
  • Make prompt and accurate judgments with regard to care and emergencies.
  • Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to working with persons who are ill, disabled, elderly, and/or emotionally upset.
  • Excellent literacy, writing, documentations, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s; preferred in Health/Long-Term Administration, Business, Gerontology, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Current Ohio LNHA license.
  • At least three years Long Term Care Administrator experience required


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