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Enlivant Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
At Enlivant assisted living communities, we strive to create a stimulating and vibrant atmosphere where seniors thrive in mind, body and spirit with personalized care for each resident. Our actions are guided by Enlivant's core values: compassion, humility ... Read more

Mission: To enrich life through meaningful relationships and vibrant communities.

Company Updates

  • Congrats to the twelve winners of our annual Resident Recipe Contest! Their delicious dishes will be featured on all of our community menus this fall.

    Congrats to Our Resident Recipe Contest Winners for 2019 | Enlivant

    Dozens of residents from across our communities submitted their favorite recipes as part of our 2019 Resident Recipe Contest. After much deliberation, our judges selected twelve delicious dishes to be featured on our Fall/Winter menu! The winning residents themselves will receive a generous gift card, award plaque and a special awards dinner for their community.

  • Enlivant earns Great Places to Work Certification in 2019!

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Enlivant – Why Work With Us?


The Enlivant Environment

Since 1981, when we opened our first community, we’ve delivered a pioneering approach to assisted living designed to give residents a supportive, stimulating environment where they will thrive in mind, body, and spirit.

In every one of our assisted living communities, our compassionate staff help our residents maintain their wellbeing, form meaningful connections, and engage with the things they care about. We work to meet each resident’s unique needs, with quality care and an environment that offers a sense of belonging for our residents, as though they are a member of a family. 

We respect the culture and personality that forms in each one of our communities. Because our communities are more intimate than many, with an average of 40 to 60 apartments per location, we are able to tailor our programs to the interests and abilities of our residents. We help our residents do the things they’ve always loved, or find new interests, make friends, and rekindle their own spark.

A Place for Personalized Care

Every Enlivant resident is unique. The men and women who move to our communities arrive with their own needs, stories, and dreams. That’s why we tailor our services to the specific needs of each resident – from assistance with daily activities to dining, activities and more. Our approach to compassionate, individualized care is focused on enhancing the health and wellness of the residents we serve every day.


Lives Improve Here

Working at Enlivant means being part of an extended family of residents and staff, who are all enjoying the opportunity to thrive. We work together to provide quality care and build a true sense of community, and share a commitment to making a difference in the lives of seniors.

Types of Careers

We seek hardworking, compassionate and dedicated professionals, who are inspired to make a difference to join our team. 

Enlivant Community Positions

From our Concierges to Care Partners, our team helps our residents with many different daily needs - whether it's a ride to the store, a medication reminder, or encouragement to join in new activities. 

Positions include Medication Assistant, Maintenance Technician, Chef and Dining Services, Housekeeper, Driver, Care Partner, and Concierge.

Enlivant Community Leadership Positions

Community Leaders are available in one of our more than 230 communities located across 27 different states. Members of our residence teams supervise and coordinate services and care for a single assisted living community.

Positions include Executive Director (Operations), Care Services Manager (Clinical/Nursing), and Community Relations Manager (Sales and Marketing).

Enlivant Regional and Divisional Positions

Regional directors and specialists provide leadership to our residences and communities across multiple states. They are responsible for overseeing the operations, growth and development of communities in their assigned region. 

Positions include Regional Director of Operations, Regional Director of Care Services, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Area Executive Director, Care Services Specialist, and Divisional Specialist.

Enlivant Corporate Positions

Corporate positions oversee and support the residential and regional teams. They also develop the overall strategies for business development and company growth. A variety of corporate positions exist at Enlivant focused in our Chicago Support Center.

Positions include roles in Marketing, Business Development, Human Resources, IT, Finance and Accounting, and Facilities.

To apply, visit our careers page at



Our Values Set Us Apart

The Enlivant core values are at the heart of everything we do. They guide our actions and our interactions with our residents and one another. In every Enlivant location, you’ll find a group of people who believe in:

Compassion- Our commitment to caring sets us apart.

Humility- Our residents and employees come first.

Integrity- We always do the right thing.

Excellence- Together, we strive to be the best in all we do.

Fun- We love what we do - we enrich the lives of seniors.

A Place to Engage and Connect

When older adults need help in their daily routine, it can have a large impact on how they care for themselves and engage with the world. We believe that, when given access to a vibrant environment, every senior can thrive in mind, body and spirit. An Enlivant community offers residents as much assistance as they need, while providing them with ample opportunity to make friends, try a new hobby or rekindle an old passion.

Jack Callison, CEO and Chairman

Mr. Callison was appointed as Enlivant’s new Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director in July 2013, concurrent with TPG’s take private acquisition of the organization.  Based in Chicago, Enlivant is one of the nation's largest senior living owners and operators with a presence in 27 states across the U.S. As Enlivant's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Callison is responsible for all aspects of Enlivant’s investment, operations, and financial strategy.  

Mr. Callison has over 20 years of senior housing and multifamily leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. From October 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Callison served as Holiday Retirement’s Chief Executive Officer. During this tenure, Holiday Retirement owned and operated approximately 37,000 senior independent living housing units across the United States and Canada and employed over 11,000 employees. Prior to joining Holiday Retirement, Mr. Callison was with Archstone (NYSE: ASN, $22 billion of assets) for 12 years in a variety of senior leadership positions, including President – U.S. Operations. Archstone owned and operated over 70,000 multifamily apartments in the United States and over 10,000 units in Germany. Mr. Callison’s career began at KPMG Peat Marwick as a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA").  

We are a certified "Great Place to Work" and we take great pride in our company values. Some of the wonderful benefits we offer include 401k, medical, dental, vision and paid time off for eligible employees.

Enlivant Reviews

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    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Current Employee - Executive Director
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    I have been working at Enlivant full-time (More than 5 years)


    Just passing my 5 yr anniversary with this company I have seen a lot of changes. Some good, some bad. Bottom line this company lives and manages by its MVV. Of course numbers are a focus because, and to those negative reviewers be honest with yourselves, if they didn't worry about numbers we would be out of a job giving us this wonderful opportunity to serve our amazing residents. Senior living is hard work. With a realistic perspective and "big picture" in mind, success is within reach at Enlivant. It takes time and sometimes starting over to build a solid community team. At a community level you will not have control over who your regionals are but as with any other company, you need to learn to work with all kinds of people. Keep the focus. Invest the time and commit to Enlivant because they are committed to you.


    The specialist positions are an amazing asset. However, more promotion/ mentoring to those positions from within would put people in those roles who've actually done the job for Enlivant. If hiring from the outside, especially from an ops standpoint, more house level onboarding would be beneficial for them.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Enlivant proud!

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Enlivant Photos

Enlivant photo of: While training a new team member in Lincoln City, OR, Community Relations Manager Melanie celebrated her one-year anniversary with Enlivant with a walk on the beach. #EnlivantProud
Enlivant photo of: Employees in the Support Center take part in our annual Recipe Contest, where our residents submit their favorite recipes and employees cook for a panel of judges!
Enlivant photo of: Employees from our Support Center volunteered to cook and serve meals at the Ronald McDonald House
Enlivant photo of: Celebrating Valentine's Day at Willowbrook Place!
Enlivant photo of: Our Kokomo Place Community participated in the Comic Relief: Red Nose Fundraiser that helps raise money for impoverished children in the United States and abroad
Enlivant photo of: Great to see our residents at Cave Springs Place teaming up to piece a puzzle together!
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Enlivant Interviews



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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Enlivant (San Diego, CA).


    Phone interview with recruiter followed by an online assessment. Two days later scheduled an in person interview with RDO. Two interviews were exactly one week apart. Process was straightforward and timeline was as described by the recruiter.

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Enlivant Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019
  • Caregiver Friendly Award, Today's Caregiver Magazine, 2014
  • Argentum Hero Award, Argentum, 2017
  • Argentum Hero Award, Argentum, 2016
  • Argentum Hero Award, Argentum, 2015
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