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Salem Country Club | Peabody, Massachusetts
General Manager

About the Club
Established in 1895, Salem Country Club is one of the oldest private Clubs in America. The Club is set on 380 acres in beautiful Peabody, Massachusetts. Peabody is located in the North Shore region of Massachusetts in Essex County. Located 20 miles south of Boston in this quintessential New England town, the Club offers the 586 members a pristine Donald Ross-designed golf course, tennis, aquatics, and pickleball in a family-oriented private club. Members and staff alike appreciate the Club’s warm and friendly “second home” atmosphere. The club was founded in Salem Massachusetts in 1895 and came to its current site in Peabody in 1925. The Club is renowned for its immaculate condition and extraordinary design.

The Club regularly invests in its amenities and recently completed a stunning 65,000 square-foot Clubhouse renovation to incorporate their beautiful views and added a wrap-around porch where members can view the 9th and 18th greens. They completed this while also retaining the tradition of the club and paying homage to its history and those that were part of it.

Salem Country Club is rich in history hosting several National Championships including the 1932 USGA Women’s Amateur, the 1954 USGA Women’s Open, the 1977 USGA Men’s Senior Amateur, the 1984 USGA Women’s Open, and the 2001 and 2017 USGA Men’s Senior Open Championship.

Gross revenue is $10.5 million with annual dues at $4.5 million and Food & Beverage accounting for approximately $3.1 million. There are 225 staff members at the height of the season. The Clubhouse is open year-round.

About the Position
Reporting to the Club President and Executive Committee, the General Manager/COO is responsible for driving excellence and leading all operations of Salem Country Club including the relationships between the Club and its Executive Committee, members, guests, employees, community, government, and industry. This will be consistent with the strategy and policies established by the Executive Committee as well as by the By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Club. This includes developing operating policies and procedures and directing the work of all department managers while working in conjunction with the Controller in the development and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets. The General Manager/COO will secure and protect the club’s assets including facilities and equipment and monitor the quality of all of the Club’s products and services to ensure maximum member and guest satisfaction.

About the Ideal Candidate
The Ideal candidate should have a minimum of eight years of progressively more responsible private club management positions leading up to a General Manager/COO of a well-regarded, family-friendly private club ideally of similar scale, culture, and amenities. He/she will have a strong track record shaping and leading excellent and creative food and beverage programming as well as a strong financial understanding. The next GM/COO will have a record of success in the selection and training of an accomplished, service-oriented staff.

The selected candidate will be a visible and excellent leader, delegator, and motivator who possesses a hands-on approach while demonstrating a positive, “can do” attitude. It is also important that he/she is technologically savvy, well-organized, committed, and an excellent communicator. The selected candidate will also have experience in capital project oversight, from planning to completion.

A college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management, or equivalent is preferred as well as professional certifications (CCM, CCE) or similar professional development achievements.

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 Carolyn Kepcher at 203.319.8228 or by email at carolyn@denehyctp.com.

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