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Grey Oaks Country Club | Naples, Florida
Director, Events and Catering

About the Club
Nestled in the heart of Naples, Florida, Grey Oaks Country Club is a private country club community that spans two distinct residential communities – Grey Oaks and the Estuary. Known as the crown jewel of Southwest Florida, Naples is known for its miles of gorgeous beaches, world-class shopping and dining, amazing nature and parks, and challenging golf courses.

The Grey Oaks campus features approximately 725 front homes, and the Estuary offers an additional 175, for a total of 900 homes throughout both properties. With that, nearly 90% of the residents inside the gates of the Grey Oaks Community have chosen to become members of the Club.

Established in 1993, Grey Oaks Country Club offers its members understated elegance and resort style living, exclusive social opportunities, 54-holes of championship golf (three challenging courses) along with a resort-style pool, tennis, pickleball, bocce and wellness for residents and non-residents alike. An enclave of private homes, exclusive amenities, personal wellness, casual and sophisticated dining, and natural beauty, Grey Oaks is Naples’ most treasured address. The members of Grey Oaks Country Club embody its vision to be the ultimate country club for healthy active living in Southwest Florida.

The Club’s fabulous array of amenities begins with its social and recreational centerpiece, a 62,000 square-foot main clubhouse that offers an elegant setting for casual upscale dining, gracious hospitality, and unparalleled professional service. The newly constructed 30,000 square-feet Wellness Center is unparalleled in the industry and an outstanding benefit for members. The Pool Café and Sports Center, which opened in February 2017, has quickly become the envy of Southwest Florida where members can enjoy fire pits and lounge seating while relaxing in elegant, poolside cabanas and an expansive 22,000 square-foot Pool Café that overlooks a stunning 6,700 square-foot resort-style pool.

Within the Estuary at Grey Oaks, all members can enjoy the added comfort and convenience of the 20,000 square-foot Estuary Clubhouse, which features expansive outdoor deck seating in addition to a well-appointed and efficient interior dining and bar service. This Estuary Clubhouse is near the Grey Oaks Clubhouse and includes a golf pro shop along with men’s and ladies’ locker and card rooms and fitness center. Throughout the three Clubhouses, members enjoy a diverse mix of upscale dining, themed dining for special events and all-day casual dining.

Gross revenue exceeds $36 million with Food & Beverage accounts for $5.6 million and annual dues revenue at $19 million. There are approximately 150 member events a year. There are five dining outlets and four ballroom/events spaces.

About the Position
This is a wonderful opportunity for an outgoing and personable hospitality professional with approximately five years experience in event planning and/or catering at high end resorts, hotels, or private clubs. The  Director, Events and Catering will report to the recently hired Director, Food and Beverage who reports to the COO/GM and will be responsible for managing an active, creative, and innovative department which creates, plan, organizes, and implements a broad and varied spectrum of Club and private events. This position is responsible for successfully planning and executing each facet of every event from initial contact to follow up evaluation.

The Director, Events and Catering works closely with other departments, especially Food & Beverage, and Marketing to ensure each event exceeds Member expectations. As with all positions, the position will continually exemplify and promote the core values, mission, and culture of the Grey Oaks Country Club team. The Director, Events and Catering must be on-site at the Club in Naples, Florida and works in coordination with all Department Heads.

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working in event planning and/or catering at high end resorts, hotels or upscale private clubs, private club experience strongly preferred. He/she will have management experience both with direct reports and be proficient in MS Office and standard industry software platforms.

Additionally, he/she will have impeccable and verifiable references and be aligned with the mission, vision, and values of Grey Oaks Country Club. The selected candidate will be enthusiastic about effectively communicating with all types of people – members, staff, management and have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong presentation skills and organizational skills. He/she must be a team player that understands collaboration is essential to success and have extreme attention to detail.

It is vital that the chosen candidate have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have strong integrity and able to keep issues confidential. He/she should have excellent interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving and time management skills with incredibly strong project management skills.

The selected candidate will have the ability to establish professional effective partnerships and build relationships throughout all levels of the Club, be technologically savvy with the ability to set priorities and delegate effectively. A Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality strongly preferred.

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 at karen@denehyctp.com.

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