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Administrator In Training (AIT), Career opportunity in Saint Anthony, Minnesota

Job description

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 a 12-18 month training program.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Complete learning objectives in the following areas within 12-18 months of start date 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

Assignment of management and supervisory functions on a routine basis after the core learning objectives are mastered.

Ability to travel to any of the communities within The Goodman Group portfolio and stay at a designated location for an extended amount of time.

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

Work with designated Executive Director or Department Manager at a community within The Goodman Group portfolio to gain an understanding of learning objectives.

Submit written commentary to the applicable 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:

Help out as Assistant ED at a building that is undergoing construction or remodeling.

Work with each of the RDO’s by assisting them for up to a month at a time to help a building in their region achieve better success or whatever the RDO determines as a focus area.

Work through a national “project” as determined by the VP of Sr. Living & Health Care and/or RDO.

Help to identify various industry opportunities for awards, grants, etc.  and work with the sales team to ensure we are recognized in the appropriate publications and media.


  • The Administrator in Training should 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 should become involved in decision-making activities of increasing difficulty and should have the opportunity to implement decisions which are made.
  • Through observation and where possible, the Administrator in Training should increase his/her knowledge and appreciation of the clinical aspects of delivering quality long-term care services.  This would include 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 should 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 should 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 must 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, remembering the preceptor is the teacher and ultimately responsible for the community

Job Requirements

  • 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 the senior population within the community.
  • Must be able to speak and write English in an understandable manner.
  • Flexibility to accept a position, if available, and possibly relocate to any location within The Goodman Group portfolio upon successful completion of Executive Director in Training program.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and travel extensively, including overnight stays and work on-site in numerous communities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Health Care Administration Program.
  • Minimum of two years experience in a Health Care setting (skilled or assisted living community) .


  • Eligibility to sit for the NAB and the state nursing home administrator licensure test

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to travel: 0 - 25%

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