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EXECUTIVE CAREER SERVICES (ECS)
JOB OPENING LISTING
Christopher J. Barron, ECS Chairman
Country Club of Vermont
Waterbury Center, Vermont at exit 10 off I-89 near resort town of Stowe
JOB OPENING TITLE:
General Manager / PGA Director of Golf
The Country Club of Vermont, a 17 year old country club located in Waterbury Center, Vermont near the resort town of Stowe, seeks an experienced and credentialed General Manager / PGA Director of Golf. The club's stunning 18 hole course designed by renowned Canadian golf course course architect Graham Cooke features a links style front 9 and a back 9 with a woodland feel. All holes command breathtaking mountain views. Golf Digest has consistently ranked the course #2 in all of Vermont. The club facilities include a modern clubhouse with large locker rooms for men and women with individual lockers for each member. The main dining room seats 125, with additional seating available on a large covered porch and patio overlooking the 9th and 18th holes. A beautiful Brazilian cherry bar and stone fireplace enhance the vaulted ceiling dining room. The clubhouse also houses a board room and staff offices. A number of weddings and banquets are held at the club each year. Two well-maintained Har-Tru tennis courts further enhance the club and the members' recreational opportunities. A well-stocked pro shop and well-maintained fleet of electric and walking carts provide everything a member or guest needs for an enjoyable round of golf.
The General Manager / PGA Director of Golf will assume full control of all club operations and report directly to the Board of Directors. He/she will be expected to manage all aspects of the club, including its activities and the relationships between the Club and its Board, members, guests, employees, community, government and business. This person will coordinate, administer, and continue to develop the club's policies and procedures and direct the day-to-day work of department managers and employees. The successful candidate will enjoy constant interaction with members and prospective members on and off the golf course, and will be very visible and accessible to members and guests on a daily basis. He/she will be responsible for achieving the club's primary strategic goal - member retention and immediate increases in membership supported by its membership and marketing committee and the club's board. Reporting to the General Manager / PGA Director of Golf will be a director of accounting (CPA) with 20 years of experience in public accounting and controller responsibilities, a seasoned and dedicated golf course superintendent, a clubhouse manager who has grown the F&B experience for the members, and an administrative director well-versed in member retention and development of policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be expected to provide enthusiastic leadership and a positive, upbeat image for the club, ensuring that all members and guests receive premier service, a quality product and an exciting calendar of events. He/she will be responsible for all aspects of the club's goals and activities and will be expected to devote full attention to member development, operations, planning and staff training and performance. Qualifications for the position include 1) a Bachelor's degree (preferably in business administration, hospitality or golf club management), 2) experience as a PGA head golf professional or director of golf, 3) experience as a general manager, 4) a personable, engaging and professional demeanor, 5) proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel ( with familiarity with ClubSoft a plus) and 6) strong marketing and operational management skills.
The successful candidate will enjoy competitive compensation (with incentives for achievement of quantifiable goals) and an attractive benefits package.
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