The Premier Executive Search Firm

Serving the Senior Living Industry for Over 25 Years

Partnering to Build the future for Clients and Candidates


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Business With Repeat Clients


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After investing extensive time and resources to understand our clients’ needs, we partner with them every step of the way from creating search materials, developing a search strategy, placing ads, and qualifying candidates through an extensive assessment process.

To engage us in a Priority search, clients pay a nominal refundable engagement fee per search. This payment guarantees that we will present our client with three qualified candidates within 15 business days, and we will provide a 90 day replacement guarantee.

Contingency search is an option recommended when the client will assume responsibility for a majority of the screening and vetting process, and when an employer anticipates interviewing candidates from multiple sources and/or when the hiring needs are less urgent.

Who We Serve

About Us

Jeff Harris & Associates provides executive recruiting and search services that source top-tier talent for the nation’s leading senior living communities and generate lasting partnerships on both sides of the hiring equation. Whether you are an employer looking to take your organization to the next level or a candidate looking to advance your career, we invite you to explore the JHA advantage and how it can benefit you.

Client Testimonials

Jeff Harris & Associates partnered with us to recruit an exceptional operator who was ultimately responsible for orchestrating a $3 Million turnaround of our region. Results like that speak for themselves.



In today’s economy, every dollar spent must produce tangible results. Jeff Harris & Associates specializes in our industry and presents the highest caliber of candidates. Their accuracy in meeting our needs saves us time and money.

Vice President of Human Resources

Chicago, Illinois

Jeff Harris & Associates has provided our community with the consultative, professional approach of a retained search firm, within a contingency framework. They partnered with us to attract and hire an incredible candidate. But unlike retained search firms, we didn’t pay until we knew we had the results we were looking for.

Chief Executive Officer


What’s New

Jeff Harris and Associates Earns Spot on Forbes Best Executive Search Firms List 2024

May 28, 2024

Jeff Harris and Associates: Your Partner in Recruitment Excellence Who We Are Founded in 2002, Jeff Harris and Associates aims to bridge the gap between the thoroughness of retained search and the flexibility of contingency search. Our collaborative approach is designed to build strong, successful management teams by partnering closely with o

MLRCs: The Newest Trend in Senior Living Development

March 15, 2024

The senior living landscape is ever-changing, shaped by evolving consumer preferences and the dynamic needs of the aging population. Keeping pace with these shifts requires senior living providers to adopt flexible business models. These can adjust alongside the changing desires and physical requirements of their clients. Enter MLRCs.   IN

Culinary Delights: Exploring Dining in Senior Living Communities

March 15, 2024

Gone are the days of bland institutional meals. Today, senior living communities are embracing a new era of culinary and dining catered to enhanced member expectations. In a world where The Bear is one of the top television shows, people can reference Great British Baking Show hosts on a first-name basis.  It’s safe to say that being “into

Discover JHA: Unveiling Our Passion, Purpose, and People.

January 3, 2024

Crafting Connections: Nurturing a Thriving Workplace Culture

January 3, 2024

With over 15 years of experience as an Executive Recruiter at JHA, Cathy Stewart understands the critical role that workplace culture plays in employee attraction and retention. Stewart’s role goes beyond simply pairing candidates and employers within the senior living industry, but also fostering lasting relationships between them. She says few

Setting the Hook: 5 Tips for Crafting a Winning Offer

August 25, 2023

In today's competitive job market, it is crucial for employers to go the extra mile to attract and secure top talent. Once you have chosen the best candidate for the job, you want to make sure you’re able to land them. One obvious but often overlooked strategy to increase the chances of hooking the desired candidate is to craft a job offer that i
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