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JOB OPENING LISTING
Boyd Holk, CCM, ECS Chairman
tel (617) 266-5600 fax (617) 266-5554
WIANNO CLUB, Osterville, Massachusetts
The Wianno Club is steeped in refined tradition and has provided generations of families with a diverse range of programs. The clubhouse, sitting on a bluff overlooking the ocean, meanders throughout the seasonal small town of Osterville, MA on Cape Cod. The area of land that is now called Wianno is part of a purchase from Native Americans by the Plymouth settlers as that colony expanded southward in May 1648. This territory was originally called "Cotocheset", which was the name of the Native American to whom the land belonged at the time of the purchase. It soon became known as "Oysterville" due to the abundance of succulent oysters found in the "South Sea" as Nantucket Sound was originally known. In 1664 adjacent land was purchased from and named for, the Indian Sachem Iyanough.
The name "Wianno", like Hyannis, is a derivative of the name Iyanough, Ianno or Yanno. By the 1870's, Wianno had become a popular vacation spot. A successful summer hotel called The Cotocheset House, was built in 1873 and stood on the site of the Wianno Club. The foundation of the hotel was made of stone taken from Daniel Webster's Boston mansion which had been destroyed by fire in 1872. The Cotocheset House itself burned to the ground as well in 1887, but was immediately rebuilt. The "new" Cotocheset House, which is the present Wianno clubhouse, opened in July of 1888. In 1916, under the administration of Commodore W. B. H. Dowse, the Wianno Yacht Club purchased the Cotocheset House and formed the Wianno Club. Although the clubhouse and neighboring cottages have been expanded and modernized over the years, all have retained their original charm and character.
The clubhouse is representative of "Shingle Style" architecture and figures significantly in Cape Cod's architectural history. It has, therefore, been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The club features a beautiful 18-hole Donald Ross golf course with a golf pro-shop and restaurant, nine tennis courts, two paddle courts, multiple dining experiences at the clubhouse, a beach side snack bar on the ocean, 48 room member/guest accommodations (some in the clubhouse and others in adjacent cottages) and recently renovated seasonal staff accommodations. The club is currently nearing completion on a casual dining addition to the clubhouse. This family club hosts abundant adult and junior activities throughout the summer. The gross dollar volume of the club is $5 million with food and beverage revenues of $1.4 million, generated solely in the summer season months. The club is closed during the winter months, but extensive staff recruitment and seasonal preparations are of critical importance to the club’s ‘in-season’ success.
The General Manager (GM) serves in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will implement the policies established by the Board of Governors and Bylaws of the Wianno Club. The GM/COO will develop operational policies and is responsible for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all areas of the club. The ideal candidate will have 10 to 15 years of progressive GM/COO experience at a recognized club and will have an impeccable career path ensuring the highest standards of operation and attention to detail. The candidate must have a proven record of strong financial and operational management skills and must provide guidance and leadership to an established group of department heads. Demonstrated skills in food and beverage operations and quality are essential. An especially strong set of professional credentials in the broad hospitality and recreational management experience is desired. Prior experience in working with equity, member-owned clubs is preferred, as is lodging and highly seasonal operational experience.
The club is looking for strong communication and promotion skills, both in writing and verbally, with the distinct ability to function effectively in a very traditional, refined and conservative club culture environment. The candidate must be able to represent the Club and its members internally and externally, recognizing the need to develop and maintain essential community relationships (town, county, and other local relationships, as appropriate). Engaged communication with members and their guests, along with personal visibility are significantly important aspects of the GM/COO’s responsibilities. Long range and strategic planning skills are considered very valuable. He/She will need to be an energetic, engaging, creative and a visible manager to the staff and membership. The current General Manager will be retiring after 11 years of dedicated service to Wianno Club. Candidates with the CCM designation and a college degree are preferred, as are candidates who embrace the quaint, New England environment in which to live.
This position will be available immediately.
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary: Open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club, along with the typical CMAA benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
Send resume to:
KOPPLIN SEARCH, INC.
Attn: Nan Fisher
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