Gerontologist – Aging Expert in Dallas, Texas

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Brookdale Senior Living


This position is required to work from our Brentwood, TN corporate office, but we are open to candidates looking to relocate to the area. Relocation assistance availble for the right candidate.

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If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness.

Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Pet Insurance

  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits

  • Variety of Associate Discounts

This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive or commission plans.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

To support our associates in their journey to become a U.S. citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at least a year.


The Gerontologist at Brookdale serves as the company’s aging expert, responsible for integrating current research of human aging into company policies and practices. This position plays a pivotal role in reviewing and incorporating evidence-based practices into care delivery, participates in the development of aging-related programs, serves as a thought leader in aging initiatives both internally and externally, and provides expertise in environmental design for seniors. This role collaborates with various teams to introduce new products, services and care delivery practices tailored to meeting resident needs and remains up-to-date on leading research in the memory care sphere.

  • Lends expertise to enhance the quality of care and improve clinical outcomes. Provides consultation on the design and development of resident-focused new products and services.

  • Actively seeks and supports the integration of Value-Based Care principles into assisted living and memory care settings.

  • Works in collaboration with the clinical, engagement and memory care teams to plan and develop programs and foster the growth and innovation of those programs.

  • Coordinates research initiatives and translates latest research advancements into practical and programmatic solutions.

  • Partners with asset management and development teams to introduce new environmental concepts supporting care and services models. Offers evidence-based consultation on dementia care design and gero-friendly interiors for new-build dementia care communities.

  • Collaborates with internal partners to explore and champion new technological solutions aligned with business goals.

  • Oversees pilot projects and guide them through successful implementation.

  • Works with IT and Procurement teams to determine programmatic supply standards and supports nation-wide contracts with vendors.

  • Develops brand identity and marketing materials for new gerontology-related programs/products.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in gerontology and memory care for public relations and marketing efforts, including conference presentations and webinars.

  • Represents Brookdale in governmental, senior living industry, and dementia care groups to promote industry leadership and innovation.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his or her supervisor.


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Gerontology or Social Work required.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with aging and dementia care programming and management experience with at least 5 years of senior living experience required.

Certification, Licensure and Other Special RequirementsMust be able to travel by air on company business. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Management/Decision MakingUses independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines.

Knowledge and Skills

Has an expert knowledge of a skill or discipline. Has overall understanding of the work environment and process. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business tools/publications/regulatory updates. Ability to effectively lead a team, present to internal and external customers. Ability to solve problems with a variety of variability. Ability to build relationships and partner for success.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Talk or hear

  • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds

  • Vision

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Exposure to latex

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Requires Travel: Frequently

  • Requires Driving: Drives self (Tier 2)

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Job LocationsUS-TN-Brentwood | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Dallas | US-GA-Atlanta

CategoryCommunity Operations

Sub-CategoryResident Engagement

Position Type (Portal Searching)Regular Full-Time


Location : NameClinical Services-NSH

Location : Address111 Westwood Place

Location : LocationUS-TN-Brentwood

Work LocationOn-Site

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