Executive Director/VP of Operations – Arbor Acres - Winston-Salem, NC

Deffet Group, Inc

Executive Director/VP of Operations – Arbor Acres - Winston-Salem, NC

Deffet Group, Inc. is pleased to have been retained by Arbor Acres to conduct an executive search for an Executive Director/VP of Operations.

Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited continuing care retirement community in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Located on 82 picturesque acres, a central focus is celebrating and appreciating arts in all forms, from visual arts to performing arts. Providing the full continuum of residential accommodations, Arbor Acres employs 350 dedicated staff members and is home to more than 490 residents.

The ED/VP of Operations is responsible for all non-clinical operations and programs and executes the financial objectives of the organization in a manner consistent with the organization’s vision and mission. Reporting to the President/CEO, the ED/VP of Operations will develop credibility as an effective servant leader for her/his team, artists, residents, and other stakeholders. (S)he will proactively design, formulate and implement policies, procedures, and programs to meet the needs of the residents. (S)he will be highly adaptive, collaborative, results-oriented and can lead an outstanding team committed to excellence through active listening, relationship building and leadership best practices. The ED/VP of Operations will influence key internal and external stakeholders to implement systems and processes necessary to enable organizational growth and strengthen sustainability for the future of Arbor Acres. 

This is an outstanding leadership opportunity for an individual who wants to lead a forward-looking community providing a lifestyle full of purpose, creativity and motivation in a rare and beautiful setting.

Candidate nominations or expressions of personal interest may be directed in confidence to Elizabeth Feltner, Chief Operating Officer, Deffet Group, Inc., via email:


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