Administrator in Training (AIT) in Portland, OR at The Goodman Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


To create and manage living environments that emphasize quality of life and enable residents and staff to achieve an optimum level of wellbeing.


The primary purpose of the Administrator in Training position is to develop the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully become an Executive Director at one of the communities professionally managed by The Goodman Group when a position becomes vacant. Depending on background and experience, this will be approximately a 12 month training program.

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities Training

Complete learning objectives in the following areas to become acclimated to The Goodman Group culture, environment, and policies and procedures:

  • The Goodman Group/History
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Admissions/Marketing
  • Health Services/Medical Records
  • Life Enrichment
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Social Services
  • Dining Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance
  • Financial

Assist in the management and supervision of a facility after the core learning objectives are mastered.

Work with the designated Preceptor to complete tasks for each learning objective required to master each section.

Partner with designated Executive Director or Department Manager at a community to gain an understanding of learning objectives.

Submit written commentary to the Regional Director of Operations upon completion of each learning objective rotation.


Once learning objectives have been mastered, focus will shift to the following areas but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Assistant ED at a community undergoing construction or remodeling.
  • Partner with a Regional Director of Operations to assist in the management of a community.
  • Work through a national or regional initiative as determined by the VP of Sr. Living & Health Care and/or RDO.

The Administrator in Training will apply the theories, concepts, principles and techniques learned through formal academic preparation for the position to practical situations in the community.

In collaboration with the Preceptor, the Administrator in Training will become involved in decision-making activities of increasing complexity and will have the opportunity to implement decisions which are made.

Through observation and where possible, the Administrator in Training will increase knowledge and appreciation of the clinical aspects of delivering quality long-term care services. This includes involvement with nursing service, rehabilitative service and social service and is particularly critical in effecting the integrative role of the administrator.

The Administrator in Training will develop and strengthen leadership skills. This role will understand the importance of effective staffing practices, employee selection and engagement.

The Administrator in Training will develop a familiarity with the resident population in the community and with the unique problems associated with the delivery of multiple services to the senior population.

The Administrator in Training will become familiar with all departments and/or services in the community (dining services, housekeeping, maintenance, etc.) and be well apprised not only of the individual functions but also of their interface with one another.

The Administrator in Training will complete all projects and assignments relevant to the Administrator in Training experience made by the Preceptor.

Administrator in Training must communicate openly and objectively with the Preceptor at all times.

Job Requirements

Ability to relocate to any community in California, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Oregon, and Washington for extended periods of time.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.  Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with senior population within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Must be able to meet the applicable state administrator licensing qualifications.

Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

Ability to work with minimal supervision and complete multiple projects.

Experience in performance management and effective leadership.