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The Elkridge Club | Baltimore, Maryland
General Manager

About the Club

The Elkridge Club is an exclusive member-owned, family oriented country club located on 117 acres outside Baltimore, Maryland. Originally known as the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club, the Club was founded in 1878 with 40 members seeking a more organized setting for fox hunting that had been largely suspended during the Civil War. Today, it is a full-service country club rich in history and tradition and dedicated to providing its members and their guests with a warm, attentive and refined club experience. The service culture is anchored by the Club’s member service philosophy, “Welcome home. We’ll take care of you.”

The Elkridge Club features an 18-hole Seth Raynor golf course that hosts 18,000 rounds annually, 11 Har-Tru tennis courts, three paddle courts with newly constructed paddle hut, pro-owned golf and tennis pro shops, swimming pool, pool house and snack bar, a 1,700 sq-ft fitness room, junior programs and summer camp, and an active social calendar. Known for excellence in food and beverage, the Club offers formal and informal dining options in the Main Dining Room (60), Grille Room (125), Trophy Room (50), outside patio and terrace (125), and ample function space in the Ballroom (180) and other smaller private dining/event rooms. There are 1,285 total members with 147 employees in the height of season. Gross revenue is $6.6 million with food and beverage accounting for $2 million annually. Half of the food and beverage revenue is generated from private events.

The Club is open year round with the exception of one week. Lunch and dinner are available six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, generally from 11am – 9pm. The Club is closed on Mondays.

About the Position

The General Manager will report to the President and 16-member Board of Governors and will look forward to leading a high functioning management team that includes the Assistant General Manager, Controller, Golf Professional, Greens Superintendent, Executive Chef, Fitness Director, Membership Services Director and Facility Engineer. The General Manager will oversee all Club operations and ensure the continuation of the Club’s fine reputation for and commitment to excellent service and amenities. The Club has enjoyed strong financial health and the General Manager is expected to carry that forward, driving positive performance with and through the management team. Opportunities for the new General Manager of the Club would include developing a robust new member onboarding plan and reviewing and recommending programming and events to keep the membership engaged and increase utilization.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be energetic, dynamic, innovative, and willing to try new ideas, while being respectful to the Club’s history and traditions. A strong understanding of P&L and driving revenues while prudently managing expenses is critical to continue the success of the Club’s financial performance. Well-rounded candidates will have a track record of success in food and beverage management and dining programming and excellent understanding and appreciation of golf operations. The membership currently enjoys excellent service; therefore making it vital for the next General Manager to be a leader who nurtures a strong service culture and environment of team work while holding staff accountable to the highest standards. This role requires the General Manager to be a proactive leader who is visible and accessible, and one who possesses excellent communication skills to engage with the sophisticated membership, manage up appropriately to the Board and committees, and lead a committed staff. Capital project experience is important as is having an understanding of short and long-term maintenance needs. Successful candidates will be students of the club industry and experienced in private club management, coming from well-regarded clubs of similar scale and culture. Assistant General Managers from larger, highly regarded clubs who have excellent training will be considered as well.

A college degree is preferred. Professional certifications CCM, CCE or similar professional development achievements, are highly desired.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Club Management Candidate Profile Form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. For further assistance or to recommend a candidate, please contact Alison Savona at 203-319-8228 or by email at alison@denehyctp.com.

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