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Wychmere Beach Club | Harwich Port, Massachusetts
General Manager – Beach Club Operations

About the Club
The Wychmere Beach Club is a privately-owned Beach Club situated on twenty pristine acres along the Wychmere Harbor Channel and Nantucket Sound. The Club enjoys a long and storied 117-year history on Cape Cod. From 1892 to 1993, the property housed the historic Snow Inn. The newer building, now the Harbor House, was previously home to the legendary Thompson Clam Bar. In 2010 new owners purchased and renovated the entire property while maintaining the elegance and class of its history.

Beyond the private outdoor oceanfront beach oasis, members and their guests can also enjoy beach volleyball, a children’s beach playground, 9 Har-Tru and two hard surface tennis courts (offsite), three pools including an expansive main pool, young adult pool along with a toddler pool, an outdoor hot tub spa, and an indoor fitness center. Separate from the Club operations but located on the property are extensive wedding, special occasion and private event facilities combining classic Americana style and understated luxury. There are also eight guest rooms and four spacious suites in the Wychmere House as well as the Wychmere Cottage that offers six bedrooms, full kitchen dining room and large living room.

The Wychmere Beach Club is operational June through September. Guest rooms are available from April through December. The Tennis Center, located a half a mile away from the Club, operates Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Gross revenue exceeds $3.1 million with Food & Beverage accounting for $665,000. There are a total of 245 memberships today.

About the Position
The next General Manager – Beach Club Operations will report to the General Manager/Asset Manager and will direct all day-to-day functions of Wychmere Beach Club, overseeing the operations of the restaurants and bars, member events and programming, and all recreation departments and their respective programming, with a focus on operational excellence, total member, and guest satisfaction, and nurturing strong camaraderie between Club departments. The General Manager – Beach Club Operations is expected to be a leader and mentor to the Club’s entire staff, and have overall responsibility and accountability for the recruiting, training, development, retention, and performance of staff. He/she will manage with the direction and policies established by the General Manager/Asset Manager and Ownership and will be responsible for administering the Club’s policies, rules, and regulations.

The General Manager – Beach Club Operations will maintain reporting procedures for all department managers to measure and ensure that all departments are operating within guidelines or budgets and is tracking towards achieving pre-established financial goals and objectives for the Club. He/she will work in conjunction with the CFO to ensure that appropriate financial controls and systems are maintained and will be involved in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets of the Club.

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

About the Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a passionate hospitality leader ideally with private club leadership experience in an environment of similar scale, seasonality and culture. He/she will have experience with the management of waterfront operations, with a keen understanding of how to gear up and scale back seasonal operations. The next General Manager – Beach Club Operations will be skilled in appropriately managing staff ratios during peak and off-peak times and modulating the business as necessary according to seasonal fluctuations.

In addition, he/she will have a record of success in the selection, development, training, and motivation of an accomplished, service-oriented staff in a high-end, seasonal environment as well as a professional career “track record” of growth, and in particular, a verifiable record of stability and progressive achievement with highly regarded hospitality organizations.

The next General Manager – Beach Club Operations will have strong food and beverage credentials, experience, and knowledge with experience in developing and growing programs, including building revenues, controlling costs, and meeting budgeted goals and objectives. He/she will have demonstrable experience in understanding “hospitality” and with delivering superior service levels in a resort or private club environment.

A four-year college degree is highly desirable, preferably with a specialization in hospitality management.

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 alison@denehyctp.com.

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