Atria Senior Living

Divisional Engage Life Innovation Director - Atria Senior Living

Job Locations USA-GA-Atlanta Metro
Senior Education/Recreation
Community Name
Atria Senior Living
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Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living, and memory care communities in 190 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 14,600 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them continue making a difference in our world. 


Atria is an equal opportunity employer.  Atria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria also does not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on these protected classifications.  We require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination-free and harassment-free work environment.


  • Manage, Coach and Mentor Divisional Engage Life Innovation Directors.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate and oversee the implementation of resident programs with an emphasis on engagement and active aging.
  • Stay current in active aging trends and research.
  • Utilization, Management and Development of Atria Resident Discovery tool and reporting features of the program
  • Innovate, create and generate industry leading programs that serve as a sales point of difference in assigned markets and nationally.
  • Create, implement, and promote physical and cognitive fitness lifestyles for older adults including evidence based programs.
  • Work with Social Media team on developing content and social media coverage
  • Lead the development of Engage Life programs for residents with cognitive impairment.
  • Work closely with Life Guidance Program Directors where applicable to optimize continuity of engagement for all residents with dementia.
  • Program to existing spaces within a senior living community in order to help residents optimize independence and an active lifestyle.
  • Champion the benefits of a healthy and engaged lifestyle with residents, employees, referral sources, and the public.
  • Ensure that exercise/fitness programs are safe and effective for older adult population.
  • Serve as a company spokesperson on key active aging topics and initiates visibility by presenting at meetings, lectures, and conferences regarding on a range is aging issues.
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new Engage Life staff including policies, procedures, best practices, national programs and strategic alliances.
  • Set community program development goals in partnership with Operations.
  • Champion the Engage Life Program Instructor staffing model as core strategy for quality and customer satisfaction enhancement as well as sales growth.
  • Plan, organize, and implement marketing and community education events that promote active aging and the benefits of engagement in later life.
  • Champion and foster professional development and lifelong learning in self and others.
  • Continually recognize Engage Life staff for innovation and performance achievements.
  • Monitor and Manage Monthly and Annual budgets and expenses for the Engage Life Department.
  • Champion the Quality Enhancement indicators for Engage Life
  • Responsible for the successful roll out and implementation of company initiatives and Innovative Engage Life Program
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent in gerontology, exercise science, recreational therapy, health education, physical education, behavioral health, public health, wellness coaching, fitness or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven understanding of the dimensions of wellness and the benefits of engagement for late life happiness and subjective well-being.
  • Minimum of four years of multi-site experience in developing and implementing engaging programs for older adults designed to optimize independence and engagement in life.
  • Experience and demonstrated success in orientating, training, and coaching active aging professionals in a functional leadership capacity.
  • Strong computer and technology skills.
  • Organized and results oriented. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong sales and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated success in implementing exercise prescription, wellness programming and health education for older adults.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill in supporting older people and their families with the transition from home to senior living environments.
  • Proven ability and understanding of how to efficiently and effectively manage budgets and business expenses.
  • Knowledge of the role of environment in optimizing wellness.
  • Required Travel: 95%


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