Campus Administrator, Opus Newton and Coleman House

Job Type
Executive Director Positions
2Life Communities
Job Description

The Campus Administrator of Opus Newton & Coleman House will have overall responsibility for operations, employee and resident relations, and regulatory compliance for Opus Newton, 2Life Communities’ middle-income Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) of 174 apartments and Coleman House, an affordable housing community of 146 apartments, sharing the same campus. Because the Jewish Community Center also shares this campus, we expect the Administrator to work well with the JCC and expand the effectiveness of campus life. 


  • Take the lead (with agency-wide department(s) support) for the marketing and occupancy of site rental  units, developing annual budgets, site services, and programs. 

  • Collaborate with organization-wide departments, ensuring HUD compliance and meeting on-going finance, maintenance, programming, occupancy, community relations and resident services expectations at a residential community for independent older adults. 

  • Function as part of the agency-wide Operations Team, Extended Leadership Team and other work groups through participation in efforts to ensure best practices and resident-supported activities.

  • Ensure the facility adheres to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

  • Work closely with community boards and as a liaison between the board, staff and residents

  • Assure the effective functioning of the site on a daily basis. 

  • Provide oversight of all site-based services and programs. 

  • Maintain good resident relations throughout the site including an active Resident Council/Advisory


  • Provide leadership on site-related projects, changes, initiatives, etc., including site renovations and/or

construction projects. 

  • Adhere to all regulatory, compliance, reporting, inspection, and permitting requirements. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, health care, gerontology, hotel/restaurant management, urban planning or closely related area. A Master’s Degree is highly preferred. 

  •  Must meet one of the three following qualifications: 

    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as an executive director or administrator within a continuing care retirement community. 

    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience as an executive director or administrator in senior living, assisted living or a long term care environment that includes demonstrated leadership.

    • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive leadership in related fields. 

  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge designing and executing strategy and goals to increase both independent living and health center census are highly preferred. 

  • Strong background in operational and financial management with proven success creating and executing

strategies and plans that will increase overall business performance, census and positive business outcomes while maintaining an extremely positive resident environment. 

  •  A broad understanding of federal, state and local laws and guidelines related to the operation and management within a continuing care retirement community, senior living, supportive housing or long-term care is highly preferred. 

  • Ability to effectively supervise team members and work collaboratively in an organization or community

that is considered a best place to work. 

  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a variety of audiences; to include residents, resident

family members, community groups and organizations, government agencies, peers, direct reports, team

members and senior leadership.

  • A deep commitment to the mission of 2Life, with a laser-sharp focus on affordability and widening

opportunities for optimal aging through aging-in-community. 


  • The physical activities of this position constantly require effective talking, hearing, sitting, walking and standing functions. 


  • The position also often requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

  • Must be able to perform activities with close visual acuity, such as reading a computer screen and reading print material. The functions of this position are conducted in a temperature-controlled environment. 


The occupant of this position must be able to perform the responsibilities of the position well under pressure. The position requires adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure. This position requires the ability to deal with and find resolution to problems and maintain a productive working relationship with team members, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of others. It also requires adaptability to fluctuate between priorities on a daily basis while being responsive to needs as they arise. 


2LIFE COMMUNITIES provides superior housing to older adults of all backgrounds who can thrive independently within a supportive environment. We are a mission-driven organization with a vision whereby all older adults have the opportunity to age in community – to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment. We are continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. 

2Life Communities owns and operates over 1,300 units of affordable rental housing located within six campuses in metropolitan Boston. With another 210 apartments under construction and more in planning, we expect to add another 600-700 units within the next several years as we complete projects in active planning and construction phases.



2Life Communities offers a robust benefits package, generous holiday and vacation time, and flexible work arrangements to all its employees. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. 


The above statements intend to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to do this job. The above does not intend to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


We desire to build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

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