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Director of Activities

Lombard, IL, USA | Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company

  • Industry:
    Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Lifestyle is responsible for managing the wellness and activity programming for the community campus of independent living and health care. Position ensures programming efforts incorporate and achieve the wellness dimensions of sensory, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical enrichment. 


A few other details about the role:


Ensure resident satisfaction levels are achieved through quality and hospitality services and initiatives.

Oversee the design of life enrichment and engagement programs that are appropriate in optimizing resident participation based on resident interests and abilities.

Coordinate and market community-wide resident functions including holiday and anniversary celebrations.

Develop departmental budget and operates department within annual set budgetary guidelines which includes but is not limited to labor, operations, inventory, revenue and capital.

Directly responsible for hiring, scheduling, supervising, performance management and corrective action. Team member development and training.

Department policy development and monitoring.

Team member engagement, relations, recognition and retention.

Provide leadership and annual plans meeting Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company and Community strategic plans. Implement, evaluate and report on progress of plans.

Promote and lead selected resident activities.

Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations; maintains knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.

Obtain knowledge and demonstrate the principles of Living Lifespace , person directed care and successful aging philosophies and their inherent core values of commitment, respect, compassion, dedication, team work and quality.

Team member will support, actively participate and act in accordance with the principles of the Living Lifespace service culture and be familiar with and fluent in the language and service pillars of Living Lifespace.

Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and meetings.

And here’s what you need to apply:


Bachelor’s degree

Eight to ten years applicable experience

Certifications required by state regulations. Industry certifications include NCCAP or CTRS

Experience leading a team is preferred.

Possess a genuine appreciation of senior population.

Knowledgeable of wellness theories and practices.

Ability to plan, organize, develop, and implement events independently and in group involvement.

Knowledgeable of computer functions for computerized activity programs.

Ability to problem solve and adapt to changes.

Knowledgeable of individual or group behavior.

Adeptness to listen and understand information presented by residents, team members, and upper administration.

Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to perform job duties and to interact and communicate with residents, vendors and team members.


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