Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, FL seeks Director of Agronomy

  • 14 Jul 2022 6:32 PM
    Message # 12849094
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY PROFILE:

    BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB

    BOCA RATON, FL

    DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY OPPORTUNITY AT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB

    Boca West Country Club is seeking a Director of Agronomy who possesses great passion for the game of golf, exceptional golf course conditioning, and a history of creating great golf course maintenance teams that has a desire to become part of a Club whose vision is to be one of the best clubs in North America.

    Click here to view a brief video about this opportunity.

    OUR MISSION

    We Pledge to Surround Our Members with Gracious Hospitality in a Luxurious Tropical Setting That Always Feels Like Home.

    OUR VISION

    We will inspire, Encourage, and Motivate Our Employees to Always Want to Achieve Excellence.

    ABOUT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB & COMMUNITY

    Located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, in Palm Beach County, Boca West Country Club is a private, resident-only, luxury country club community. With four championship golf courses, an award-winning USTA tennis facility, a luxurious spa, six renowned restaurants, and an active social community – all surrounded by 1,400 acres of lush, tropical landscaping - Boca West offers an incomparable lifestyle and impeccable service. Coming soon is the completion of a $45 million Club Expansion Program that includes a seismic 96,000 square foot Aquatics Center with five pools and a new restaurant bar, as well as a full-scale renovation of the two-story Sports Center Complex that will include for spin, aerobics, Pilates, and core training. A serene spa relaxation courtyard will be added with an outdoor wet area as well as an outdoor rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the magnificent Palmer Golf Course.

    Boca West is honoured to be a Platinum Clubs of the World since 2017 currently ranked 4th out of 100 by Club Leaders Forum, has received a 5-Star Private Club ranking by Platinum Clubs of America since 1997; has been recognized since 2013 as an Elite Distinguished World Clubby BoardRoom magazine; is a 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility Award winner; and was honored with the 2019 and 2020 AGM Platinum Award by the Association of Golf Merchandisers. Boca West has also been named a 2021 & 2022 Top Workplace USA by Energage and a 2020, 2021 & 2022 South Florida Sun-Sentinel Top Workplace.

    BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB/COURSE BY THE NUMBERS:

    • ·        132,000 rounds of golf
    • ·        3,500 members, 1885 golf members
    • ·        4 courses: Architects - Pete Dye, Jim Fazio, and 2 Arnold Palmer
    • ·        Master Plan Architect: Fry Straka Global Golf Course Design
    • ·        $8+M Golf Course Maintenance Operating Budget (11.9M Gross payroll)
    • ·        110 Employees in Agronomy (FT)
    • ·        4 Course Superintendents
    • ·        75 Average age of members
    • ·        Average Handicap Men – 18, Women 30
    • ·        TifEagle greens
    • ·        SeaIsle paspalum fairways
    • ·        Reclaimed water is the irrigation source
    • ·        Irrigation systems – two Toro and two Rainbird
    • ·        Green speed expectations 10-11 feet
    • ·        Renovations – All of the courses are scheduled for renovations in the next 7 years
    • ·        2 summer course closures per course
    • ·        The community encompasses 1,400 acres

    BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB WEBSITE: www.bocawestcc.org

    DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY POSITION OVERVIEW

    The Director of Agronomy reports directly to the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer and has responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the golf courses and practice areas. The Director of Agronomy will lead and manage their department to ensure superb golfing conditions, exceptional landscaping, and the oversight of golf course renovations.

    Continuing education and staying at the forefront of research and technology are necessary for success. In addition, the Director of Agronomy will provide innovative and relevant leadership and in perpetuating and fostering an educational culture of developing and producing future turf professionals. The Director of Agronomy must have a natural style of “sincere engagement” with members and staff with a love of the game of golf along with a relentless attention to detail.

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

    • ·        The Club is seeking a proactive, detail oriented, high energy, creative professional who possess knowledge of, and expertise in, the latest in agronomy practices and technologies.
    • ·        The ideal candidate will have had a progressive career path as a Golf Course Superintendent and or Director of Agronomy with a proven record of providing outstanding service at the highest possible level in a similar quality club environment.
    • ·        Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
    • ·        A high “Golf IQ” with an understanding of the relationship between golf course maintenance, the game of golf and the member experience.
    • ·        The successful candidate will be a leader and a team player, be highly visible and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, staff development and retention capabilities, accountability for performance, and departmental leadership.
    • ·        A history of strong relationships with current General Manager and Director of Golf.
    • ·        Business and budget management skills and financial acumen are key elements for successfully executing the duties of the position.
    • ·        Passionate about his/her profession.
    • ·        Detail oriented, with strong observational skills.
    • ·        Able to recruit, train, retain and mentor staff and to develop an intern program.
    • ·        Experience providing superior putting surfaces is required.
    • ·        Experience with Paspalum and TifEagle are preferred.
    • ·        Successful renovation and or construction experience.
    • ·        Experienced with overseeing landscape maintenance.
    • ·        An understanding of the global vision of the Club and the golf program, along with the ability to be engaging and an integral member of the senior leadership team.
    • ·        A professional who enjoys an excellent reputation with his/her current membership and GCSAA peers.

    EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS

    Associates degree (A.A.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Agronomy, Horticulture, or a related science plus a minimum of ten years of senior management experience. Certification is preferred.

    CLUB COVID REQUIREMENTS

    This club does not require staff to be fully vaccinated as a provision of employment.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club/Community, along with the typical GCSAA benefits, offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.

    INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY

    Please upload your resume and cover letter, in that order, using the link below. You should have your documents fully prepared to be attached when prompted for them during the online application process.  Please be sure your image is not present on your resume or cover letter; that should be used on your LinkedIn Profile.

    Preparing a thoughtful letter of interest addressed to Matthew Linderman, President, COO & GM, and Barbara Crowley, Director of Human Resources and clearly articulate your alignment with this role and why you want to be considered for this position at this stage of your career and why BWCC and the Boca Raton area will be beneficial to you, your family, your career, and the Club if selected.

    You must apply for this role as soon as possible but no later than August 8, 2022.  Candidate selections will occur in Late August with first Interviews expected on September 1, 2022.  The new candidate should assume his/her role no later than early October 2022.

    IMPORTANT:  Save your resume and letter in the following manner: “Last Name, First Name Resume” &

    “Last Name, First Name Cover Letter Boca West”

    (These documents should be in Word or PDF format)

    Note: Once you complete the application process for this search, you are not able to go back in and add additional documents.

    Click here to upload your resume and cover letter.

    If you have any questions, please email Katy Eliades: katy@kkandw.com

    Lead Search Executive:

    Armen Suny

    Search Executive

    303-570-2741 (M) – Denver, CO

    armen@kkandw.com

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