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Cherokee Town and Country Club | Atlanta, Georgia
Director of Town Club Operations

About the Club
Established in 1956, Cherokee Town and Country Club is widely recognized to be one of the finest Clubs in the world.  Cherokee Town and Country Club encompasses two locations: the Town Club, which occupies a portion of the historic Grant Estate on 18 acres in Buckhead and the Country Club, a thirty-six-hole golf facility, which is located near the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs. The excellence of Cherokee’s facilities and staff, combined with its commitment to the highest standards in dining and member services, has brought the club an extraordinary number of honors and awards throughout the years.

The Town Club was founded with the acquisition of a historic 1914 mansion built by railroad magnate John Grant on a large piece of land, which has through the years become embedded within the fashionable Buckhead area of Atlanta. Since 1956, the facility has been enlarged tenfold to over 200,00 square feet, to match its growing membership’s needs, including all the amenities of a premier private club. Incorporation of new expansive club facilities within the commodious Grant manor has been accomplished keeping the Town Club as a cherished and integral part of the Cherokee experience. Cherokee Town and Country Club has always represented the best of Southern hospitality amongst the bustle of Atlanta, one of America’s fastest growing and dynamic metropolitan areas.

Town Club dining is open six days per week year-round (closed Monday).

About the Position
The Director of Town Club Operations will be responsible for all Cherokee Town Club house operations including front desk and reception, security, valet, housekeeping, project management and building and facilities and grounds maintenance. This position focuses on the first impression of and the hospitality within the Grant Estate and grounds; the arrival and atmosphere, hosting the member and guest experience in a most commodious and cordial manner throughout their stay until departure. It is additive to the Cherokee experience, presenting one of the world’s finest club facilities to its membership as it plays host to events and occasions of every magnitude. The Director of Town Club Operations will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will support the role of Director of Culinary and F&B Operations, and the Catering and Special Events Director in the planning and execution of daily dining and special event preparation and setup. The Town Club Director also supports the aquatic, locker room, childcare, fitness and racquet operations at the Town Club.

The Town Club Director will plan his/her work schedule to be conspicuous and readily accessible to members and their guests and will “meet and greet” club members, providing a warm and hospitable reception. He/she must ensure a great first impression for all Cherokee members and their guests by thoughtful management of the details in the presentation of the club environs throughout their visit and provide a safe and welcoming environment for employees, members and their guests.

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

About the Ideal Candidate
The next Director of Town Club Operations at Cherokee Town and Country Club will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible club/Five Star hospitality management positions leading up to an Assistant General Manager/Clubhouse Manager/Director position at an organization of similar culture. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a professional career “track record” of achievement and employment stability as well as excellent people skills and possessing high “EQ”, especially in dealing with members, guests, staff, and the community. He/she must have proven leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to direct, train and coordinate staff, and manage all facets of an internationally regarded private club. This candidate will be joining a driven and highly functioning team and is expected to contribute to the team in a meaningful way from the onset.  The chosen candidate must be a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management or equivalent. Professional certifications (CCM, CCE) are highly desired for this role.

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 Kirk Reese, Karen Alexander, or Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email kirk@denehyctp.com, karen@denehyctp.com or alison@denehyctp.com.

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