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Oakland Hills Country Club | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 
Assistant General Manager

About the Club
Oakland Hills Country Club is a traditional, full-service, exclusive country club with a history dating back to 1916. On October 17, 1916, Joseph Mack and Norvall Hawkins, executives at Ford Motor Company gathered 46 like-minded friends and associates at the Detroit Athletic Club to initiate the founding of Oakland Hills Country Club. Over the next several years approximately 250 acres of land was purchased along Maple Drive in Bloomfield Hills Township. Shortly thereafter the Club commissioned the building of a Clubhouse designed in the spirit of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon which was completed in 1922. Its commodious design included overnight rooms, locker rooms and dining areas. Following an $18 million renovation in 1999, the Clubhouse’s 110,000 sq. ft. interior showcases the Club’s heritage in golf while adding a fitness center and modern infrastructure. Notably tennis and swimming were introduced in the 1920’s and remain integral to Oakland Hills Country Club’s family experience.

In 1921, famed architect Donald Ross was retained to design the golf courses. After acquainting himself with the plot, he noted “The Lord intended tis property to be a golf course.” He then laid out two golf courses: North and South. Oakland Hills Country Club’s championship notoriety stems from its South Course. This design was nicknamed “The Monster” by Ben Hogan after shooting 67 in the final round to win the 1951 US Open. Over its history, Oakland Hills Country Club has hosted numerous Championships including six U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships and the 2004 Ryder Cup. Most recently, Oakland Hills hosted its second U.S.G.A. Men’s Amateur in 2016 as part of its centennial celebration.

The Clubhouse features multiple dining venues and kitchens that can accommodate up to 600 members and guests. The locker rooms are augmented by two fitness centers, spa treatment facilities, and dining services. A swimming and tennis complex offer seasonal activities from April through October. Paddle tennis is offered from December through March.

The South Course was renovated by renowned architect Gil Hanse in 2020 to restore “The Monster” and enhance its credentials as a modern championship venue. The Club is currently conducting a comprehensive study of the Club amenities (clubhouse, swim, tennis, fitness, casual dining, parking, North Course etc.) as part of the Club’s overall strategic plan to evaluate any other major capital project needs.

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 and project management. The position will also oversee athletics including swimming, tennis, fitness, paddle tennis and golf outside services. The Assistant General Manager will report to the General Manager/COO and will assist the GM/COO with developing and supporting an annual business plan. In addition, the AGM will oversee all Clubhouse departments. 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. He/she must also 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 Assistant General Manager at Oakland Hills Country 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 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 possess 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, particularly in food and beverage. He/she must have a strong set of professional credentials in 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. This position will own the member experience.

The successful 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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