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Denver Athletic Club | Denver, Colorado
General Manager / COO

About the Club

Founded in 1884, The DAC opened as a gymnasium “for purpose of encouraging all proper athletic sports and pastimes of any kind and nature whatsoever”. The Denver Athletic Club’s first home was located in a former church building at 18th and Curtis and it moved to its current facility at 1325 Glenarm Place in 1890 where it promptly hosted a Colorado University football game. In 1951 the Club was destroyed by a fire and was rebuilt with major additions added in racquet sports in the 1960’s (squash) and 1980’s (racquetball).  Through the years, The DAC has thrived by promoting athletics and social interaction from its downtown location. In 2009, The Denver Athletic Club celebrated its 125th anniversary and remains the preeminent downtown Club with 2,150 members.

Home to the late Hashim Khan, one of the most decorated squash professionals, the Club serves as one of the most prominent squash clubs in America.  Racquetball and handball are also well subscribed and DAC hosted the 2018 Open Doubles world championships.  DAC offers eight bowling lanes, notably the oldest bowling lanes west of the Mississippi river.  Designated as a Platinum Athletic Club, the DAC is enjoying a renaissance of the downtown area from its location next to Denver’s Convention Center.  The Club offers over 300 parking spots in its garage, full service year-round child care, casual dining in three venues and is a busy events venue with a ballroom hosting club and private social events up to 450, roof top deck offers seasonal special events seating in excess of 400.  DAC hosts a number of outside entities such as the Denver Petroleum Club and various vendors contributing to its mission. DAC recently completed a renovation of its 20,000 sq. ft. fitness center and its 1884 restaurant and casual dining facility.

About the Position

The General Manager will be responsible for managing all operations of The Denver Athletic Club consistent with the policies established by the Board of Directors and the By-laws and rules of the Club.

The General Manager/ COO will report to the Board of Directors and will oversee a staff of 180 year-round employees. The General Manager/ COO’s current direct reports include: Aquatics Director, Clubhouse Manager, Controller, Director of Catering, Director of Membership, Event and Marketing Manager, Executive Assistant, Executive Chef, Fitness Director, Head Squash Professional and Men’s Health Club Manager. The executive chef and controller positions are vacant.

The Club is open 24 hours and seven days a week year year-round.

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

About the Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will possess outstanding leadership and organizational skills, be a capable team builder and be proficient in fulfilling the duties of a General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Candidates must display an entrepreneurial spirit, be an excellent team builder and have a successful background in private club food and beverage and athletic programming. As General Manager/COO, the successful candidate will have to create and execute the annual and intermediate business plans aligned with the recent inception of Denver Athletic Club’s strategic vision.

A four-year college degree and higher 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 Form and submit with a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Kirk Reese at 310.409.8957 or by email at Kirk@denehyctp.com.

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