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Area Director of Business Development

Area Director of Business Development

Sunrise Senior Living

Employment Type

Sunrise Senior Living was again certified as a Great Place to Work® by Activated Insights. This is the 6th time Sunrise has received this top culture and workplace designation, highlighting the special place Sunrise is to be a part of.




"Sunrise is the best place that I've ever worked, simply because of the people. We provide quality care in an environment that feels like home. Our focus is doing what’s right for the resident. For me, that’s a big breath of fresh air."

- Sunrise Leader


 At Sunrise, our Account Manager, Business Development is responsible for identifying potential referral sources within a defined market that will provide high-quality leads across the communities in their portfolio, qualify potential, and prioritize accounts, based on the communitie’ needs and services.


- Ability to identify work with referrals of Sunrise Senior Living and categorize referral sources based on lead and move-in production
- Ability to impact the entire market
- Create a strategy which optimizes production from highest quality sources
- Develop business-to-business relationships with referral sources
- Coordinate with Executive Directors and Director of Sales of communities to ensure leads are followed up and worked according to the Sunrise Sales Process

- College degree preferred
- Five (5) years external sales experience (or related experience with Sunrise); healthcare industry preferred
- Able to travel in geographic area
- Ability to handle multiple priorities
- Manage schedule to optimize the amount of time spent in face-to-face interactions with existing and potential referral sources
- Has the "mobile" gene -- can spend day productively in a car, waiting rooms of physicians, etc
- Possess written and verbal skills for effective communication and the ability to facilitate group presentations
- Competent in organizational, time management skills
- Demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills
- Proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel) & Sunrise applications with the ability to learn new applications
- Self-starter; can work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work weekends, evenings, flexible hours, available for our customers at peak service delivery days and times

Sunrise maintains a safe and drug-free work environment and all offers of employment with Sunrise are conditioned on submitting to and successfully completing and passing a background check and drug test



Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. It's no surprise that many of the world's leading experts in Senior Living entrust their career to Sunrise.

At Sunrise, you will…

Make a Difference Every Day

We are passionate about our mission — to champion quality of life for all seniors. We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fullest.

Be Part of a Uniquely Supportive Community

The care-focused environment we create for residents extends to our team members. We offer programs, rewards, and benefits to help you live your best.

Ignite Your Potential

We believe potential has no limits. We offer best-in-class leadership development programs designed to grow our leaders. We are committed to helping our team members achieve their career goals.

Apply today to learn why Sunrise Senior Living is a certified Great Place to Work®


Sunrise considers the health and safety of its residents, family members, and team members to be one of its highest priorities. All offers of employment with Sunrise are conditioned on completing and passing a background check and drug test (which does not include marijuana), participating in testing requirements (e.g. Tuberculosis Test, Physical Evaluation). Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination is only required to the extent mandated by applicable federal, state, and local laws and authorities.


Selected candidates will be offered competitive compensation based on geographic location of community/office, skills, experience, qualifications, and certifications/licenses (where applicable).


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Sunrise Senior Living is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to Sunrise Senior Living by any means, be it via email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Sunrise Senior Living in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the property of Sunrise Senior Living, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by Sunrise Senior Living as a result of such unsolicited referral or through any other means.

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