|Country Club of Peoria General Manager/COO|
|Country Club of Peoria|
|Peoria Heights, IL|
GENERAL MANAGER/COO PROFILE: COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA
PEORIA HEIGHTS, IL
THE GENERAL MANAGER/COO OPPORTUNITY AT COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA
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COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA & COMMUNITY
Country Club of Peoria is located in Peoria Heights, Illinois, halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, and nestled along the Illinois River. The Peoria area offers big city amenities with the flavor of small town hospitality, and is where an easily accessible metropolitan lifestyle meets stunning natural beauty. The area has endless stretches of wooded riverbanks and hiking trails, along with unique options for shopping, dining, and adventure. With hot summers and crisp winters, dazzling fall foliage and brilliant spring blooms, Peoria is home to numerous festivals, national and international sporting events, exceptional golf courses, and world-class art and culture.
Country Club of Peoria was founded in 1897 when a group of Peoria leaders came together in an effort “to encourage athletic exercises, recreation and social enjoyment” and leased 27 acres to form one of the nation’s first country clubs. Generations of families and their guests have enjoyed memorable events and celebrations at the club. Situated in the midst of the breathtaking beauty that is Grandview Drive, the Country Club of Peoria offers its guests and members a panoramic view of the Illinois River.
Over the past few years, club members have renovated the clubhouse, rebuilt all 18 greens on the golf course, and constructed an all-new pro shop and pool house. With creative excellence and attention to members’ ever-changing needs, updates and additions to the grounds and facilities ensure that today’s membership of nearly 500 families enjoys the same quality of individual care, outstanding food and beverage service and recreational opportunity that has always given distinction to the Country Club of Peoria.
The Club annually hosts the Maui Jim Invitational featuring appearances from PGA Champions Tour players and the Grandview Invitational, one of the oldest golf events held in Central Illinois, with players participating from across the United States. The Illinois PGA Club Pro Championship, Men’s and Women’s State Amateur Finals, and the 1934 Western Open have also been played at the course.
The Country Club of Peoria’s many amenities include the clubhouse and exquisite dining; a championship 18-hole, par 72 course with 6,229 yards of beautiful rolling hills and valleys with state-of-the-art training services for juniors and adults in the new Golf Shop; and six tennis courts including 2 lighted, Har-Tru clay courts; an expansive pool complex including a main pool with racing lanes, a diving pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a baby pool for young families; and a relatively new fitness center with free weights, weight machines, and cardiovascular equipment.
The Country Club of Peoria offers many dining venues, including the Grandview Room, the Grill Room, Terrace and Court Lounge. There are multiple private dining rooms available for parties and other special events. They include the Governor’s Room (seats 24), Formal Dining Room (40), North Card Room (18), Lakeside Room (250), Library (10), and the Living Room.
COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA MISSION STATEMENT
The Country Club of Peoria provides a traditional private club experience in a magnificent setting. The Club is dedicated to providing a superior family focused and business friendly environment for social, dining, and athletic activities, by continually improving upon its services staff and facilities.
COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA BY THE NUMBERS:
$2,000 Initiation fee
$6,360 Annual dues
$4.8M Gross volume
$2.13M Annual dues volume
$1.8M F&B volume
$2M Gross payroll
125 Employees in-season; 55 off-season
13 Board members
55 Average age of members
COUNTRY CLUB OF PEORIA WEB SITE: www.ccofpeoria.org
GENERAL MANAGER/COO (GM/COO) JOB DESCRIPTION
The General Manager serves in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer of the Country Club of Peoria and implements the policies established by the Board of directors; and bylaws. The incumbent develops operational policies and is responsible for the creation and implementation of standard operating procedures for all areas. This includes the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and, after Board approval, the management and control of the operations to attain the desired results. The General Manager/COO coordinates all management functions and works in concert with committee chairs in assisting them in the development of proposed policies, programs, events, etc. In general, the incumbent consults with the Board on all matters of significance or potential significance. As Chief Operating Officer, the General Manager is responsible for the promotion of the Club and the dissemination of hospitality, friendliness and goodwill among members and guests. His/her goal is always to help members and their guests enjoy the facilities and programs of their Club.
In addition to coordinating and supervising all of the management and administrative functions of the Country Club of Peoria, the GM/COO will oversee the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets, supporting the strategic and tactical initiatives and expectations that he/she has established with the Board. The GM/COO will be the primary Club representative to ensure that significant capital/asset/lease improvements are well conceived, thoroughly planned and executed, and that the status of such projects is consistently communicated to appropriate constituencies within the Country Club of Peoria.
The GM/COO is the primary coordinator, through his/her team of management professionals, of budgeting, hiring, training, orientations and teammate “culturization,” and supervision of associates. He/she will therefore be using and applying relevant and necessary marketing techniques to drive member usage of operations along; assuring member and guest needs and desires are consistently met and often exceeded. Club member and guest satisfaction and enjoyment of the programming and service experience at the Country Club of Peoria are primary “drivers” to its overall success.
The GM/COO, as a strong and highly visible and respectful presence with the membership, must be an exceptional communicator, have adroit personal interactive skills and the maturity to instinctively know how to make members and guests feel that they are consistently treated in a gracious manner. Further, he/she must be able to communicate these expectations to staff with diverse backgrounds and get them to understand and execute to those expectations.
The GM/COO is the key influence to ensure that members are engaged from a programming, activities, servicing and experience perspective. Members are exceptionally social and active and the GM/COO must be intuitively engaged and in tune with this very member-centric, fiscally responsible environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club, along with the typical CMAA benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
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Lead Search Executive:
Thomas B. Wallace III, CCM, ECM
Partner, KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE
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