Mission: To champion quality of life for all seniors
Sunrise team members believe real happiness and joy come from serving others. Joy in Service is not just a Sunrise Core Value; it is a guiding principle for all that we do, and a passion that’s evident in ...
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We are thrilled to share that Sunrise of Gurnee, IL, was recently recognized with a 2018 Gold—Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)! Sunrise of Gurnee is one of just four centers nationwide to be recognized with Gold this year and is one of the first two assisted living centers ever to receive the honor.
“Our team members at Sunrise of Gurnee have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to championing the lives of their residents, and we are proud to celebrate this rare and exemplary achievement," said Sue Coppola, chief clinical officer for Sunrise.
The Gold Award is the final and most prestigious of three progressive levels within the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. Nationwide, Sunrise has received the most overall Bronze, Silver, and Gold Quality Awards of any senior living provider.
Since we first began our journey in 1981, we have been steadfast in our mission to champion quality of life for all seniors. Sunrise now serves approximately 29,000 residents in more than 320 communities in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.
Our team members are at the heart of the best-in-class personalized care that we provide to residents and families. In February 2018, we became the first senior living provider to be recognized by J.D. Power, the most trusted name in market research, as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities.”
If you are seeking a fulfilling career in a nurturing, ethical, and active environment, I encourage you to consider Sunrise. We offer a variety of benefit programs for eligible team members, as well as flexible scheduling, hundreds of location options, and plentiful opportunities for development and advancement. We are always seeking exceptional people with a passion for working with seniors. Above all, we seek team members who are dedicated to the mutually rewarding experience that comes from caring for others.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who takes the time to share candid, honest reviews about Sunrise on this site. We greatly value this feedback and actively apply the results in our continued efforts to make Sunrise a better place to work for every team member.
We look forward to bringing our leading care to even more Sunrise residents and families, and we hope that you’ll be a part of our continued success.
Sunrise Senior Living
From our early beginnings, Sunrise has fostered a caring, family-like atmosphere for our team members. We work together to deliver the very best care by adhering to our Team Member Credo, which directs team members to embrace diversity, encourage team spirit, and show respect for all.
We often hear from families that upon their first visit to a Sunrise community, they know it’s right because of the “feeling” they get. That feeling comes from our team members, who are dedicated to providing personalized care while being guided by our Core Values: passion, joy in service, stewardship, respect, and trust. Whether it’s joining residents in conversation or introducing visitors to the community pet, our team members make Sunrise home through countless daily interactions.
We are committed to helping team members achieve rewarding personal and professional growth while working in our care-focused environment. We take time to celebrate our successes, while constantly looking forward to new opportunities.
Team members follow customized learning paths designed to develop the particular skills and knowledge necessary to perform their jobs. This high-quality training and development benefits not only our team members but the residents they serve, the families they support, and the communities they lead.
People who choose to pursue a career at Sunrise enjoy lending their caring spirit to help fulfill Sunrise’s mission to champion quality of life for all seniors. We offer residents a variety of living arrangements, amenities, services, dining options, social activities, and personalized care.
Our team members bring meaningful days to residents through several different care offerings, including:
For seniors who have no need for complex medical supervision or 24-hour supervised care, yet can no longer live alone. Assisted living is the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence, yet need some help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and medication reminders.
Specially designed, safe, and stimulating environments to care for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss.
On-call assistance with a maintenance-free, service-rich environment.
Skilled nurses provide onsite, quality clinical care.
Temporary care option offered to families who care for elderly loved ones; also an option for seniors needing extra assistance after a hospital visit or during an illness.
Sunrise Senior Living is an equal opportunity employer, which believes the richest rewards come from nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to champion the quality of life for all seniors. As an employer, we strongly believe that employees on our team, or our “team members,” work to carry-out this mission every day. This mission and the Sunrise Principles of Service guide the design and goals of our Benefits and Wellness Program.
We encourage advancement at all levels.
Not only is the health and well-being of our team members important to us, their professional growth is equally critical to the overall success of our organization. Team members are encouraged to take advantage of learning opportunities through our internationally recognized program, The Learning Channel, which provides training options for career development. We also offer reimbursement on tuition for team members who choose to take degree-seeking courses to further their careers.
Sunrise Senior Living is committed to providing a rewarding workplace environment for every team member. Eligible team members have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of benefit programs. Sunrise also understands the physical and emotional demands of the job, and respects the need for a healthy work/life balance. By offering flexible scheduling, hundreds of location options, and advancement within, we are as dedicated to our team members as we are to our residents.
Caring For Your Health
Comprehensive Medical and Prescription Drug Plan
Sunrise Healthy Living - Wellness Program
Caring For Your Career
Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
Long-Term Service Recognition Program
Team Member Referral Program
Caring For Your Finances
Retirement Savings Plan (401k)
Health and Dependent Day Care Flexible
Life and Accident Insurance
Caring For Your Personal Life
Paid Vacation, Sick, Holiday and Bereavement Leave
Employee Assistance Program Available to Employees And their Families
As a Sunrise team member, you'll enjoy the benefits of working for a world-class company, while truly making a difference in the lives of our residents.
Our Talent Partners are here to talk to you about opportunities at Sunrise Senior Living. Visit their profiles and connect with them one-on-one.
CA - Sunrise Villa Properties
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition
You may contact Lauren for information on executive director, sales, nursing, and regional leadership opportunities in the Sunrise Villa properties in CA.
Lauren joined Sunrise as a talent acquisition manager in June 2014. She has 17 years of experience in recruiting and is passionate about talking to candidates about why Sunrise is a great place to work. Lauren as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from East Carolina University, is a Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter, and has her PHR Certification.
Lauren can be reached via email at Lauren.Hill@sunriseseniorliving.com or via mobile phone at 703-789-4506.
Lauren’s recruitment philosophy: "Being a recruiter is not just the act of connecting someone with a job; it's about connecting someone with the opportunity to pursue their passion. "
Central and West Region
OH, IN, IL, MN, Southern CA, AZ
Talent Acquisition Manager
You may contact Kathy for information on executive director, director of sales, director of nursing, and regional leadership opportunities in OH, IN, IL, MN, Southern CA, and AZ.
Kathy joined Sunrise as a talent acquisition manager in April 2017. She has over 15 years of experience in recruiting and is passionate about sharing how great it is to work at Sunrise with everyone she connects with! Kathy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ball State and is a Certified Internet Recruiter and a Recruiter Academy Certified Recruiter.
Kathy can be reached via email at Kathy.Doherty@sunriseseniorliving.com or via mobile phone at 331-625-9241.
Kathy’s recruitment philosophy: "Recruiting offers the ability to change people’s life by connecting someone to their next career move, which contributes to the high level of care we provide our residents.”
MA, ME, MD, VA, NC, and GA
Talent Acquisition Manager
You may contact Natalie for information on executive director, sales, nursing, and regional leadership opportunities in: MA, MD, VA, NC, and GA
Natalie joined Sunrise as a talent acquisition manager in December 2012. Natalie has over 15 years of recruiting experience in various industries and has dedicated her career to matching talent with opportunity. Natalie's primary focus is on placing top talent in key leadership roles at Sunrise. Natalie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Charleston.
Natalie can be reached via email at Natalie.White@sunriseseniorliving.com or via mobile phone at 571-428-5262.
Natalie’s recruitment philosophy: "Identifying the best talent available in the industry in order to support Sunrise's goal to preserve the dignity of the seniors we serve."
Northeast Region and Independent Full Service Communities across the U.S.
NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, FL, Ontario, and Quebec
Talent Acquisition Manager
You may contact Juan for information on executive director, sales, nursing, and regional leadership opportunities in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, FL, Ontario, and Quebec.
Juan joined the Talent Acquisition recruiting team at Sunrise in 2016, and he has over seven years of human resources and recruiting experience. Juan focuses on placing top talent in key leadership roles throughout the northeast as well as in our Independent Full Services communities across the U.S. Juan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Berkeley College in New York, NY.
Juan can be reached via email at Juan.Franco@sunriseseniorliving.com or via mobile phone at 571-474-5637.
Juan’s recruitment philosophy: "There is talent everywhere. Matching that talent with the right opportunity is my goal."
Community Support Office
Corporate Talent Recruiter
You may contact Ty for information on all corporate level positions at our community support office in McLean, VA and throughout the United States.
In 2016, Ty retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of service. He then transitioned to become a recruiting professional in the hospitality industry. In May 2018, Ty joined Sunrise as a corporate talent recruiter. Ty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree from Duquesne University, and master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College.
Ty can be reached via email at Ty.Clifton@sunriseseniorliving.com or via mobile phone at 571-386-6519.
Ty’s recruitment philosophy: "Recruiting is about finding the right talent for the right job at the right time in order to make the team better. "
I have been working at Sunrise Senior Living full-time (More than 10 years)
We work as a great team to provide exceptional care to our residents. I love coming to work every day and have been with Sunrise almost 17 years.
There is no way to fully explain what it's like to lose our dear friends. Working with folks in their senior years, often at the end of their lives, this is unavoidable, but it never gets easier. We become like family, as our residents age in place.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing ... From it's inception, Sunrise has been built on wonderful principles and values.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sunrise Senior Living (Sacramento, CA) in May 2017.
It was a group interview. There were 6 of us, and we were asked (individual) questions based on what was written on our resume; basically it was to clarify any questions they had about it. They also gave us scenarios that we had to provide an explanation about what we would do. The interview was only about 30 minutes. At the end, I was taken back to the office and was immediately offered the job and actually shadowed someone on that same day. During their interviews, they're looking at your personality and character over everything! You have to have a personality that fits the company (fun, loving, caring, passionate, hardworking, maybe even silly, enthusiastic, and jovial).