Managing Director

Recruiting Partner: Ed Gromacki

Austin, Texas | Food & Beverage & Lodging | Not Remote | $200,000 to $275,000 | Job ID: 138481

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**This Role will be based in Johnson City, Texas (there is on-property housing, which can be discussed during interviews)**

Managing Director Job Description:

A private, family-owned reserve seeks an experienced Managing Director to oversee our 750+ acre resort and wildlife refuge. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in resort management, strong leadership skills, and the ability to manage multiple departments effectively. This role demands a strategic, entrepreneurial thinker who can drive operational excellence, ensure guest satisfaction, and enhance the property's overall performance. The Managing Director will work closely with the Owners to carry out their vision and play a crucial role in construction, land development, and hospitality as the property develops.

Managing Director Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management:
    • Lead all resort departments and develop policies for top service and efficiency.
    • Promote a positive, team-oriented work environment.
  • Operational Oversight:
    • Align daily operations with the mission of harmony with nature.
    • Manage land and water resources; maintain facilities and landscapes.
  • Business and Land Development:
    • Strategize business development with the owner.
    • Lead land development projects and enhance resort offerings.
  • Financial Management:
    • Manage the annual budget and monitor financial performance.
    • Oversee purchasing and inventory for efficiency.
  • Guest Services and Satisfaction:
    • Ensure high guest satisfaction and address issues promptly.
    • Collaborate with marketing to attract guests.
  • Compliance and Safety:
    • Ensure compliance with regulations and implement safety protocols.

Managing Director Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 8-10 years of experience in resort or hotel management, with at least 5 years in a senior/executive leadership role.
  • Experience in business, building, and land development is REQUIRED.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budget management.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to management.

Managing Director Compensation:

  • Tremendous base salary
  • Bonus structure – discretionary by Owners (intends to be generous!)
  • Medical benefits TBD
  • PTO
  • On Property Housing available for Leadership roles – to be discussed during the interview process.
  • Working directly with visionary Owners

If you are a seasoned hospitality professional with a passion for excellence, a TRUE entrepreneurial mindset, and a desire to lead a private retreat dedicated to living in harmony with nature, we want to speak with you!

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

 

JOB ID: 138481

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At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Ed Gromacki

Recruiting Partner

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At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Ed Gromacki

Recruiting Partner