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WesleyLife Associate Executive Director in Johnston, Iowa


WesleyLife is excited to make available the opportunity for a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator to step into a new role as our Associate Executive Director for WesleyLife's Network Support Center. You will become a part of WesleyLife's main office located in Johnston, IA. Join us to take on diverse and impactful responsibilities, gain exposure to strategic leadership, and play a vital role in driving our mission forward.

A Typical Day as our Associate Executive Director:

  • Operational Leadership and Strategy Execution: Engage in the organization's operational priorities and strategies, ensuring seamless execution of assigned and delegated initiatives.

  • Dynamic Interim Assignments: Step into various roles across the organization during vacancies or assist with new projects and services. This requires adaptability, quick learning, and the ability to adjust priorities and leadership styles based on the situation.

  • Team Leadership and Development: Provide guidance and leadership to assigned teams, including involvement in hiring, selection decisions, and managing team performance. Foster a collaborative and high-performing team environment.

  • Exposure to Strategic Initiatives: Participate in high-level meetings and special events that expose you to strategic discussions, planning activities, board interactions, and the expectations of a WesleyLife Executive Director. This includes:

  • Expanded Executive Circle meetings

  • Board/Committee meetings

  • Project Teams

  • Budget Planning meetings and discussions

  • Leadership Circle meetings (community-specific as well as quarterly learning sessions)

  • Project leadership opportunities

  • Creation of Strategic Tools and Plans: Develop work products, tools, business plans, and other resources that support the development and implementation of WesleyLife programs and services.

In summary, our Associate Executive Director must be a mission-focused and values-based leader who demonstrates the ability to focus on results. The ability to inspire the team around a shared set of expectations and outcomes as well as excellent communication and people skills are important for this role. Compensation for this position is strong and relocation support will be provided. (Residency in or near the Des Moines metro, Iowa is required.) Please note- you must currently hold your Nursing Home Administrator license to be considered for this position.

Your Future at WesleyLife (

In addition to the competitive compensation you’d expect, WesleyLife offers true flexibility. You don’t want to work all the time, and we don’t want you to! In addition, our locations are filled with team members who have one another’s backs and leaders who genuinely care about each team member as a person.

We’re committed to creating the best work experience you’ve ever had. Why not give us a look today?

Health and Financial Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Including healthcare, vision, dental, and 401K.

  • Scholarship Reimbursement: Up to $3,000/year for educational pursuits.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $1,500/year for furthering your education.

  • Wellness Incentives: Free wellness membership and cash incentives for staying healthy.

  • Educational Discounts: Enjoy an 18% discount at Purdue University Global.

Additional Perks:

  • Referral Bonus Program: Earn bonuses for referring qualified candidates.

  • Voluntary Benefits: Life, accident, and critical illness coverage available.

At WesleyLife, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of continued growth, experience, and meaning — and to pursue joy, regardless of physical, social, or economic circumstances. That applies to the people we serve — and the people who do the serving!

We want your job with WesleyLife to help you wake up each day with optimism, to reinforce to you that your potential is limitless, and to illustrate that joyful work is a part of a joyous life. You are a vital life-changer with an insistence on a purposeful life, and you deserve to choose a job that fits the way you’re committed to living your life.

At WesleyLife, we’re looking for candidates who are looking for more. If you insist on joy in your day-to-day work life, consider one of our roles. From clinical positions to hospitality roles to administrative positions, we offer all our team members the opportunity to create joy for themselves as well as the people whose lives they touch.

WesleyLife has been certified as one of 2023's Great Places to Work! (

With a legacy spanning 76 years, WesleyLife has established an esteemed reputation for excellence, recognized across the Midwest as transforming the aging experience. Committed to health and well-being, WesleyLife's networks offer a comprehensive range of services, encompassing brick and mortar Communities for Healthy Living alongside home health, hospice, personal services, adult day programs, transportation, and home-delivered meals.

As recipients of the 'Great Places to Work' certification for the sixth consecutive year in 2023, we take immense pride in our vibrant and positive workplace culture. We actively foster growth and development, dedicated to nurturing your professional journey.

WesleyLife believes in the value of diversity within our workforce and is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Because of our commitment to your health and well-being, you will be required to successfully complete a pre-hire health assessment and drug screen.


Licenses & Certifications


  • Lic Nrsg Home Adm



  • Ability to lead a project and/or participate in a strategic-level initiative as evidenced by your ability to identify the problem, work through solutions, engage and collaborate effectively with others, and achieve the goals of the project or initiative.

  • Prior experience in a hospitality, healthcare or senior living services environment.