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Executive Director


Gig Harbor, WA, USA

Heron's Key is looking for it's next leader. 


Unique opportunity to be part of an exciting start-up community that opened in September 2017!  Heron’s Key, sponsored by Emerald Communities, is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community situated on 18 acres in the Harbor Hill neighborhood of Gig Harbor, Wash. The Community provides a total of 194 independent living apartment and cottage homes, 36 Assisted Living suites, 45 private skilled nursing accommodations and gracious amenity spaces for energized and engaged residents. This position will report to the President & CEO of Emerald Communities. For more information about Heron’s Keys’ campus and services, please visit the website at


  • Bachelor degree with emphasis on health care administration, finance, business management or related areas preferred.
  • Administrator’s license.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in Life Plan Community administration required.
  • Thorough understanding of federal, state & local laws affecting Heron’s Key. .



  • Proven skills in planning, organization and delegation and finance required.
  • Proven skills in effective oral and written communication with residents, families, and staff.
  • Able to mentor, coach, guide, and lead staff members.
  • Have skills to plan and implement short  and long range strategic planning .
  • Good judgment.  Able to make sensible decisions.
  • Professional demeanor tactful, responsive to resident and staff concerns, flexible.
  • Active participation and leadership role in LeadingAge and LeadingAge of Washington.


If you meet these requirements and want to be an essential member of the Heron’s Key team, please send your resume to or fax to 425-558-9565.


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