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Vicmead Hunt Club | Greenville, Delaware
General Manager

About the Club

Founded in 1920 and incorporated in 1924, Vicmead Hunt Club is in the rural community of Greenville, Delaware in the Brandywine Valley minutes away from Wilmington and Philadelphia. The clubhouse was long ago the farm of Henry Canby.  In 1965, Bidermann Golf Club was established through the combination of Henry Francis du Pont’s original 9-hole Winterthur course and additional acreage.  In 1977, Vicmead Hunt Club merged with Bidermann, a golf course designed by Dick Wilson that is considered to be one of the best courses in Delaware, to become a two-campus facility.  Today, Vicmead Hunt Club Clubhouse serves as a full-service country club and Bidermann as a full-service golf club.

The Vicmead Hunt Club location features a 36,000 sq.ft. indoor athletic center that hosts two hard tennis courts, three squash courts, and a 1,200 sq.ft. fitness center. Other facilities on Vicmead’s campus include a swimming pool with lap lanes, six outdoor Har Tru tennis courts, three paddle tennis courts, equestrian facilities which include a barn hosting 30 stalls, indoor and outdoor riding rings, and riding trails.  Bidermann hosts the Club’s 18-hole golf course, practice facilities and golf shop as well as dining facilities located in the 5,000 sq.ft. Farmhouse. Locker room facilities are provided in a converted barn.

The 10,000 sq.ft. clubhouse at Vicmead is open year-round and features dining and entertainment venues for à la carte dining, banquet facilities, and ample patio spaces overlooking the equestrian paddocks and spectacular views of the countryside. The Club has active family programming and offers food and beverage services except on Mondays. Gross annual revenues of the corporation are projected to be over $5.4 million with food and beverage revenues accounting for $1 million.  Membership consists of 394 equity full privilege members.

About the Position

The General Manager is responsible for creating and managing operations and member programming of Vicmead Hunt Club consistent with the direction and policies established by the Board of Governors as well as by the By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Club. The General Manager will establish and implement standards for programs and will manage an extraordinary member and family experience. Development of excellent collaborative relationships with the President, Board of Governors, and committees along with staff reports is an expectation.

The General Manager will hire, develop and lead all staff including the Controller, Head Tennis Professional, Facilities Manager, Clubhouse Manager, Golf Course Superintendent, Head Golf Professional, Human Resource Manager and Membership and Catering Manager.   The General Manager will oversee approximately 110 employees in season and 40 year-round.

Compensation:  The Club will offer a competitive compensation plan, along with standard benefits.

About the Ideal Candidate

The position requires a strong and personable leader who will plan, develop, and coach a team to execute a world class experience by applying critical thinking and thoughtful review of the Club’s operations to meet and/or exceed the memberships’ expectations. Outstanding candidates will possess the ability to operate a full-service country club with excellence in service levels and member programming by applying effective team building, training, and delegation while demonstrating superior financial acumen in collaboration with the Board of Governors.

The General Manager will be expected to have an affable personality and be a strategist who will create and maintain high standards to enhance Vicmead Hunt Club within the Membership and outside the Club.  The General Manager is expected to be “in touch” with the Membership and to be recognized as the front facing leader of the entire operation.

Apply for This Position

Interested candidates should complete the Club Management Candidate Form and submit with a compelling cover letter and resume for consideration. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Dan Denehy or Alison Savona at 203.319.8228 or by email at Dan@denehyctp.comAlison@denehyctp.com.

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