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Merion Golf Club | Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Assistant General Manager

About the Club
Merion Golf Club is a private golf club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, established in 1896 and is home to two golf courses. The historic East Course and a family-friendly West Course. Since 1912, Championship golf and champion golfers have long been intertwined with the mystique of Merion Golf Club’s East Course. Both courses were designed by Hugh Wilson; however, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments. From Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.’s completion of golf’s elusive Grand Slam at the 1930 U.S. Amateur to Ben Hogan’s awe-inspiring performance and now legendary one-iron on the 72nd hole during the 1950 U.S. Open, the sculpted greens, fairways and treacherous bunkers of Merion have shaped the game. Most recently the host of the 2013 U.S. Open, Merion continues to not only challenge the world’s best, but identify them as well.

Merion has held 18 major Championships and is scheduled to host its 19th in 2022, the Curtis Cup Match and its 20th in 2026, the U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship. Today the Club continues to serve its membership in much the same fashion honoring the game and its traditions while hosting its members in the historic Clubhouse.

Although Merion is most well-known for its golf courses and historic Clubhouse, the Club staff takes pride in providing excellence in all aspects of Club operations for Merion’s 1,000-plus member and their guests.

Merion Golf Club is open daily for operation of golf in season (April – November). Club dining is open six days per week year-round, closed Monday with many special events offered seasonally. The Club is open on all holidays in season except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

About the Position
The Assistant General Manager will be responsible for all Clubhouse daily programming and operations including ala carte dining, catering and special events, communications, housekeeping and maintenance, member and staff relations, project management and will assist the General Manager/COO with developing and supporting an annual business plan. The Assistant General Manager will report to the General Manager/COO and will collaborate the Executive Chef in the planning and execution of daily dining and special event preparation and setup. The Assistant General Manager 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 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 Assistant General Manager at Merion Golf Club will have a minimum of 6 years of progressively more responsible high end country club/Five Star golf resort management positions leading up to an Assistant General Manager/Clubhouse Manager/Assistant General Manager position at an organization of similar culture. He/she will have a professional career “track record” of achievement and employment stability. The candidate will be a humble leader with excellent etiquette and people skills and possessing high “EQ”, especially when interacting with members, guests, staff, and the community. The ideal candidate will also have proven leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to direct, train and coordinate staff, and manage all facets of a historic private club. He/she must have a strong set of professional credentials in the broad hospitality areas and a sharp eye for detail in the overall management of the club’s operation, especially in the Club arrival and atmosphere, supporting excellence in food and beverage services, with detailed housekeeping and maintenance of all member and Club staff areas.

The chosen candidate will be a college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management or equivalent. Candidates with professional certifications (CCM, CCE) or who are progressing towards them are preferred 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, Alison Savona or Karen Alexander at 203.319.8228 or by email kirk@denehyctp.com, alison@denehyctp.com or karen@denehyctp.com.

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