Administrator in Training qualifications

Applicants must meet the following qualifications and coursework requirements to apply to the Society’s AIT program:

  • A minimum expectation is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Preference given to Health Administration Degree with emphasis in Gerontology and National Association of Long-term Care Administrator Boards accredited programs. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Experience working, volunteering and interning in a long-term care or skilled nursing facility environment.
  • Strong desire to serve seniors within a Christian framework.
  • Ability to and willingness to relocate to any of the Good Samaritan Society locations in 24 states.
  • Long-term care administrator practicum for college credit of approximately 1,000 hours (preferred for potential licensure in Minnesota) should be completed before or simultaneously with the Society’s Administrator In Training program.
  • Coursework consisting of eight long-term care courses or related experience in long-term care in the following areas:

The Administrator in Training experience

The Good Samaritan Society ensures that each location is led by an administrator who not only has excellent management skills, but who can also serve with both compassion and spiritual leadership.

In order to find talented people with these qualities, the Society began the Administrator in Training program in the early 1970s. Since that time, the program has continued to expand and has received the highest recommendations from state licensure boards throughout the United States.

As an Administrator in Training you are more than an employee of the Society, you will be engaged as an "apprentice" in the AIT program to grow and develop as a professional. The paid AIT program lasts approximately 6 months, under the guidance of a licensed and experienced preceptor at one of our training locations throughout the country.

The training includes intensive, hands-on experience in a senior care and living services environment, as well as professional and leadership development. You will be exposed to general senior care topics; federal and state regulations; and specific Society philosophies, policies and procedures that will prepare you to successfully complete licensure and begin your journey as a leader at the Society.

Upon successful completion of the Administrator in Training program, candidates are eligible for your first administrator role with the Good Samaritan Society.

Watch the video below to learn more about the experience from a recent participant.

The Administrator in Training will complete approximately 1,000 scheduled hours of on-site activities at the selected training site.

The overall goal is to provide a broad base of knowledge about long-term care operations as well as exposure to specific location operation, which will help the Administrator in Training develop his or her unique style of leadership. In addition, during this time, AIT’s build relationships and connections with their cohort group and prepare for transition into this leadership role.

*Administrators in training are expected to be able to successfully pass the NAB upon completion of their 1000 hours of training.

Stipend and benefits

Society AITs are considered full-time salaried employees of the Society. In addition, they receive a complete benefit package including life insurance, major medical/dental insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, pension and paid time off. Relocation assistance is for the AIT placement.

If you have questions about the AIT program or application process, email us at