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Bloomfield Open Hunt Club | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Membership Director 

About the Club
In 1917, a group of fox hunting enthusiasts purchased almost seven acres of land in Bloomfield Center. The result was a new club that would be open to all with the purpose to promote equestrian sports and the development and protection of the territory for hunting and cross-country riding. The tradition of fox hunting was discontinued in 1966 yet the importance of equestrian sports at Bloomfield Open Hunt Club (BOH) has continued with the Club hosting the Detroit and Motor City Horse Shows from 1934 until 2000.  Members traditionally travelled to compete in those and many other nation-wide horse shows.

In the 1950’s, membership focus changed as the Club was becoming more family oriented. The dining room was expanded, a swimming pool and two tennis courts were added and there were plenty of sporting and social options for members. Although the founders may not recognize the Club as it is today which sits among 40 acres, they can be assured that their original goal of promoting equestrian sports has been continued and expanded to the features it offers today.

The Clubhouse features multiple dining rooms, one with grand views of the full indoor riding arena. A la carte dining options are available year-round except for three weeks in December through New Year’s Day annually. Other Club services involve family and junior programming. Club amenities include tennis, pickleball and paddle, swimming, fitness center, children’s camp, formal and casual dining, and social events.

The racquets facility now has nine well maintained tennis courts and a tennis pro shop. These courts include four clay courts, three Har-Tru and two hard courts. There are also two indoor hard courts and two newly lit paddle tennis courts. A variety of competitive tennis and social play activities are scheduled throughout the season. The Paddle Tennis program runs from October to March with instruction and programming for members of all ages and playing levels.

The six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool and is open from Memorial Day through early September. The Club has a competitive swim team program named the Bullfrogs and regular swimming instruction is offered. In addition to a snack bar, the area is equipped with locker rooms and showers, private dressing areas, and lockers.

Gross revenue annually is $4.1 million with Food and Beverage accounting for just under $1 million. There are currently 194 total memberships.

About the Position
The Membership Director reports to the General Manager and will also work directly with the Membership Committee Chair. S/he will be a part of the Executive Team and be peers with the Controller, Maintenance Director, Stable Manager, Executive Chef, Racquets Director, and Pool Director. The Membership Director will help develop and execute the membership sales plan in order to meet membership goals in alignment with the Club’s operating budget.  The Director will serve as an Ambassador to the Club to members, prospects, and guest of the Club. This will include developing events and entertaining prospects through and with the membership, both on and off site, in order to attract qualified members to the Club; managing and facilitating the new member enrollment and orientation process; developing sustainable lead generation strategies; maintaining a robust pipeline and detailed database of prospective members and reporting on that activity regularly.

About the Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate will be an engaging, hands-on experienced private club Membership Director with at least two years of experience in club sales to sophisticated target markets with a proven record of membership growth and retention.  A track record of achievement and relative employment stability is a must.

A college graduate is preferred, however possessing professional club industry certifications along with relevant work experience is also beneficial.

Apply for This Position
Interested candidates should complete the online candidate profile form and submit a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration to DENEHY Club Thinking Partners at http://denehyctp.com/apply-for-a-position/. If you have any questions or to recommend a candidate, please contact CTP Senior Consultant, Karen Alexander or Barbara McAuliffe at 203.319.8228 or by email  karen@denehyctp.com or barbara@denehyctp.com.

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