Country Club

Updated on December 3, 2021

Country Club


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Located on beautiful Lake St. Clair and centrally located to all the Great Lakes, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) is an active, family-centric club, with facilities and activities that engage the entire family. Amenities, in addition to world-class yachting facilities and a 268-slip harbor, include a premier, year-round food and beverage program, state-of-the-art swimming pool complex, tennis and paddle tennis facilities and bowling lanes. Clubhouse and other buildings on the grounds encompass 100,000 sq. ft. This is a hands-on opportunity leading a staff of 6-8 employees.

The Facilities Director is a working management position responsible for directing a broad maintenance program to ensure the quality of all Club facilities. Oversees the Maintenance Technician Team, Grounds Team, and the Security team along with managing outside contractors for various projects onsite. Works with the General Manager and Club Board of Directors to oversee all renovation, expansion, and special projects.

Job Duties:

  • Oversee maintenance of the physical building, systems, equipment, and vehicles. Diagnose issues and develop solutions, with the ability to call in subcontractors as required.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules, emergency procedures, safety, and Risk Management policies in compliance with all Corporate and governmental regulations.
  • Establish an equipment service schedule and maintenance log for all pieces of mechanical and kitchen equipment throughout the entire Club facility.
  • Maintain detailed reports of inspections of equipment and licenses, as well as keeping records for property audits.
  • Negotiate with vendors, contractors and/or service providers.
  • Know and ensures all laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, Risk Management, safety precautions, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
  • Act as a contact for fire, flood, and major emergencies, including the oversight of the storm preparation process.
  • Develop program to train all employees on Fire/Life Safety, Emergency and OSHA Procedures.
  • Coordinate and oversee special projects, such as construction, remodeling, capital improvements, or expansion. Plan and direct outside vendors/contractors work to assure compliance with contracts and safety requirements.
  • Work closely with General Manager to vet and implement new technologies to help streamline Club operations.


  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding; disciplining employees in conjunction with Human Resources; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Report to and attend Club Committee Meetings as related to Facilities.
  • Create daily and weekly schedules for maintenance team.
  • Manage multiple Facilities’ budget lines and turn in all invoices and receipts monthly.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Supervising or Managing in a similar facility.
  • College degree in Facilities Management or related field required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role in emergency situations.

Candidates with ties to Michigan required.

Excellent salary plus bonus and comprehensive benefit package

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The role will encompass:

  • Managing, training and mentoring employees in the kitchen
  • Assisting with food production
  • Developing and enforcing maintenance routines for all equipment and the entire kitchen
  • Assessing and monitoring food quality standards

Requirements include:

  • At least 2 years of culinary experience
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Great benefits $65,000 - $70,000

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Private Country Club Assistant Food and Beverage Director 

$60,000 -$65,000++

Immediate opportunity to join prominent private golf and country club. Will oversee member dining room, outdoor patio’s, banquet operations, snack bars. Responsible for staff scheduling, beverage ordering, wine list, craft cocktails, etc.

Ideal candidate will have full service, casual and fine dining restaurant management experience in an upscale hotel property, corporate restaurant, or country club. Prefer Hospitality Degree.  Great benefits, job security, wonderful membership base.

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  • Accounting Degree
  • 3 years minimum experience as controller, club or hospitality experience preferred.
  • CPA a plus

More detailed job description available.  Salary $80,000 - $85,000 plus great benefits.

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The ideal candidate has a Culinary Degree from a well-respected culinary school along with luxury hotel, fine dining, or country club chef experience.

Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

Six figure compensation package and benefits offered.

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