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The Woodlands Club | Falmouth, Maine
General Manager

About the Club
Founded in 1989 and nestled within a residential community, The Woodlands Club is set on 137 acres in beautiful Falmouth, Maine just north of Portland. Unlike any other club in the area, The Woodlands Club boasts a variety of amenities and activities for the membership to enjoy that include 18 holes of golf, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis and year-round courts under a bubble, pickleball, squash and racquetball, fitness facilities and opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There is truly something for everyone at this family-oriented, private country club. Members appreciate the warm and friendly “second home” atmosphere as well as the scenic rural beauty.

The clubhouse is operational year-round with dining service available Tuesday through Sunday and starting Memorial Day through Labor Day, on Monday as well. Members can enjoy family and adult dining areas in the Woodlands Room with the option of dining on the spacious deck overlooking the golf course in the warmer months. Poolside dining is also available seasonally through the informal outdoor grill that also services the golf course. There is ample function space through three private rooms that can combine to accommodate larger events in addition to an outdoor patio. With 700 members, the Club grosses $7.6 million annually of which $2 million is generated through Food and Beverage sales. There are over 150 employees in the height of season.

Over the last five years, the Club has completed upgrades to the golf course irrigation system and bunkers and renovated the driving range. Work is underway to complete a golf practice room inside the clubhouse that will offer two TrackMan golf simulators slated to open November of 2020.

About the Position
Reporting to the President and nine-member Board of Governors, the General Manager is responsible for driving excellence and leading all operations of The Woodlands Club. The General Manager will oversee day-to-day operations and partner with the Board regarding strategic planning. He/she will work in conjunction with the Controller to prepare operating and capital budgets, expertly manage expenses and drive revenues to achieve desired financial results.

The General Manager will lead and develop a team of dedicated senior management members including the Controller, Membership Director, Director of Golf, Golf Course Superintendent, Executive Chef, Director of Aquatics, Director of Fitness, Director of Tennis, Facilities Director, Event Manager and Dining Room Managers. Opportunities for the General Manager to have positive impact involve revitalizing training to deliver elevated and consistent member-focused service, developing new HR related processes, working with the Club’s new Executive Chef to shape excellent dining programming, and partner with the Board to revisit the Club’s recent Strategic Plan.

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be an experienced private club General Manager coming from a similar size and culture club, preferably from a family-oriented, four-season environment. The General Manager must possess a motivating and humanistic leadership style and have excellent communication skills. A successful track record in elevating service and shaping food and beverage programming that resonates with the needs and desires of a membership is critical as is having a strategic mindset to help the Club move forward with implementing their long-term vision and future capital plans. The successful candidate will have solid financial acumen related to club operations and will be experienced in navigating Board relationships and advising on best practices regarding governance. Excellent candidates will be those that seek continual improvement and are passionate about delivering a welcoming and memorable experience for the membership with and through the management team and staff.

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 Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email at alison@denehyctp.com.

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