Chief Executive Officer

Bethany Methodist Corporation

Glenview, IL

About Bethany Methodist

Located in Glenview, IL, northwest of Chicago, Bethany Methodist Corporation ( is a 134-year-old faith-based, non-profit organization that includes a 160-apartment independent senior living community (Chestnut Square at The Glen) and a licensed non-medical caregiving agency (Partners in Healthcare) that promote holistic well being for our residents and clients. We have 110 employees and an operating budget of $7 million.

Designed in an elegant prairie style, our community is a truly beautiful place for seniors to call home. We provide spacious 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and all-inclusive services and amenities. Our caregiver agency and our wellness center are located on-site. We offer a wide array of physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual programs on our campus. Residents can step out our front door to stroll through The Glen Town Center, dine out, enjoy the 140-acre park of gardens, or socialize at the Glenview Senior Center just across the street.

Our vision is to be the premier preferred senior community living option on the North Shore of Chicago. Our leadership team includes an engaged Board of Directors and a management team whose work is rooted in the values of trust, teamwork, and transparency—and a deep commitment to honor our legacy, demonstrate compassion, and build for the future.  For more, please click here for a short video.

Core Responsibilities

  1. Embody and lead by example the mission, vision, and values of Bethany Methodist Corporation (Bethany) to provide residents and clients an exceptional senior living experience and caregiving support. Honor our 135-year faith-based, non-profit history.
  2. Build and support a high-performing senior leadership team. Lead all efforts to attract, retain, and develop a best-in-class team. Ensure a culture that offers professional development and growth opportunities at all levels of the organization. Identify and develop emerging leaders throughout the organization.
  3. Build and collaborate with the Board of Directors, ensuring that Board committees and efforts are well-supported, active, and impactful. Maintain consistent communication with the Board to inform and regularly update members on internal organizational matters, including priorities, challenges, and relevant funding, program, and staffing successes.
  4. In concert with the Board, develop and execute strategic plans based on data-driven analytics, goals, projections, and financials. Identify and implement business opportunities and cost-effective ways to deliver state-of-the-art programs and services to our residents and clients.
  5. Ensure the successful completion of the Chestnut Square at the Glen Campus Refresh currently underway. Plan future updates or upgrades in advance of needs.
  6. Manage Bethany’s budget and ensure that we continue to be a financially viable and sustainable organization with the resources to meet current and projected program growth and identified goals. Maintain compliance with standard accounting procedures and relevant state and federal laws and regulations.
  7. Ensure that Chestnut Square and Partners in Healthcare have emergency preparedness and succession plans (both planned and unanticipated) in place that are regularly reviewed. Maintain a risk management process.
  8. Actively support and share responsibility with the operations team for culture- and community-building, including vibrant and empathetic relationships with residents and families.
  9. Oversee implementation of financial and fundraising strategies in concert with the Board. Participate in identifying and cultivating corporate, foundation, and individual donors, including solicitation of major gifts and attendance at special events designed to promote Bethany’s mission and vision.
  10. Serve as the spokesperson and principle public face of the organization in the broader community. Represent Bethany and its vision and services through public presentations and by attending relevant industry events, conferences, and gatherings. Maintain strong connections with the United Methodist Association, the UMA Executives’ Group, Leading Age, and key professional groups in the field of aging. Cultivate strong and collegial community relationships with local media.

Required and Preferred Skills

  1. A demonstrated history of strong motivational leadership that builds a high performing organization with a positive culture. Ability to inspire loyal team members to be excited about Bethany’s vision, mission, and values. Experience building understanding and maintaining mission alignment.
  2. A demonstrated history of leadership development and participation in continuing education, and of encouraging team members to develop their talents and skills.
  3. Commitment to results, having a “can-do” mindset, with emphasis on clear accountability of team members for organizational performance.
  4. Flexibility in management style to respond to fluid conditions and the ever-changing environment and challenges of the position.
  5. Exceptional communication and presentation skills, effective in expressing strategy and ideas to staff, residents, residents’ families, prospective residents, the board of directors, outside agencies, and community, local, and state officials.
  6. A systematic thinker and implementer. Self-directed and mission-driven, leading by example with passion, integrity, humility, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and an impeccable work ethic.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills to relate to people of diverse backgrounds in a manner that inspires confidence and garners support. Ability to build trust within the team.
  8. A track record of achieving or exceeding financial and strategic goals and overseeing operational excellence.
  9. A curious mind and a comfort level with data-driven analytics and decision making.
  10. Bachelors degree required, graduate degree preferred.
  11. Experience working in or with a non-profit, faith-based organization or board is highly desirable, as is prior experience leading a senior living community.

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