The country club director oversees their club's day-to-day operations, typically reporting to a general manager. Their primary responsibilities include developing sales and marketing plans, helping plan the annual budget and ensuring that the club's financial goals are met throughout the year; these goals are achieved by implementing proper financial controls, staffing procedures and income-generating activities.
Another responsibility of the country club director is to recruit, train, and manage club staff. He or she ensures that all staff members receive the necessary training and certifications for their positions, as well as that the club has a positive environment centered around teamwork. The country club director also manages the club's culinary services, including catering and event services. The director interacts with the executive chef and event planners to ensure that standards are kept high and deadlines are met.
A bachelor's degree is generally preferred for country club director positions. At least three to five years of managerial experience in a hotel, restaurant or hospitality is also needed. Applicants should have strong teamwork and management skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of budgeting and planning expenses as they relate to club expenses and payroll. Applicants should be comfortable using basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite, point-of-sale (POS) systems and payroll management software.