The Club at Ibis - Director of Agronomy
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DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY PROFILE:
THE CLUB AT IBIS
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY AT THE CLUB AT IBIS
This is an opportunity to become an essential senior leadership team member at one of the most progressive and visible clubs in the country. The Director of Agronomy will be a strong, outgoing, energetic, communicative, detail-oriented, empathetic, positive work culture-driven team leader with a passion for the game of golf and providing premiere golfing conditions on the Club’s 54 holes of championship golf.
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THE CLUB AT IBIS
Named after the graceful white birds that call Ibis their home, the 1,900-acre community consists of 1,864 homes at completion in 33 distinct communities. The expansive newly renovated clubhouse in 2015 was originally opened in 1995 and Ibis continued to expand from there. The only country club community to boast three Nicklaus-family-designed golf courses, the Legend, the Heritage, and the Tradition, created by Jack Nicklaus Sr., Jack Nicklaus Jr., and Steve Nicklaus, make Ibis a premier location to call home. Amenities include 15 Har-Tru hydro grid tennis courts, one cushioned hard court, six pickleball courts, an innovative fitness facility, a resort-style pool and lap pool, and relaxing spa facilities. With its distinctive selection of restaurants and menus, The Club at Ibis provides Members with enjoyable dining experiences for every occasion, appetite, and mood. Ibis is the recipient of many awards including the Best of the Best awards in Palm Beach County for 5 consecutive years, Top Ranked National Culinary Experiences and Distinguished Club, Elite Status.
We each have a job title, but that is our function, not our Purpose. Our Purpose is much bigger. It is not bound by an organizational chart or department lines. Our Purpose acts as our communal north star, guiding us collectively toward a common goal – Whatever it Takes to Deliver The Ibis Experience™.
Integrity • Belonging • Innovation • Shared Vision
Our story of success begins with our internal culture of lateral service and acceptance. We have many voices, many faces, and many backgrounds, which are united by a Shared Vision. Our different perspectives and unique talents are balanced by our Common Purpose, our Core Values (the Core4), and a bold commitment to service excellence.
THE CLUB AT IBIS BY THE NUMBERS
CLUB NAME WEB SITE: www.clubatibis.com
DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY – POSITION OVERVIEW
Maintains the three golf courses (54 holes), 20-acre practice facilities, and common areas to the highest possible standards within the operating budget. Provides outstanding service to members and guests in a professional and courteous manner. Evaluates, creates, and implements sound agronomy practices to deliver the best experience to the members and guests. Provides capital expenses, labor costs, and equipment/supply requirements in preparation for the annual budget process. Maintains accountability for cost, utilization, and performance of employees and equipment. Through teamwork, assists other members of the department in achieving departmental vision and goals. Responsible for upcoming course renovation projects.
INITIAL PRIORITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF AGRONOMY
EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Agronomy or Turfgrass Management from a four-year college/university. Must have advanced experience with agronomy and turf grass management practices at an upscale multi-course facility, Requires the knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting the management of golf courses including, employment, safety, environment, fuel storage, and other stored and used hazardous materials. Seven+ years’ prior club experience in a senior supervisory capacity, successful completion of capital improvement projects including a golf course construction grow-in project.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club offers an excellent bonus and benefits package including a comprehensive benefits package and GCSAA membership.
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.
Prepare a thoughtful cover letter addressed to Stephen J. LoGiudice CCM, CAM, COO/General Manager 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 TCI and the West Palm Beach 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 Friday, June 2, 2023. Candidate selections will occur in mid-June with first Interviews expected in late June 2023. The new candidate should assume his/her role in early August.
IMPORTANT: Save your resume and letter in the following format:
“Last Name, First Name - Resume” &
“Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter – THE CLUB AT IBIS”
(These documents should be in Word or PDF format)
Note: Once you complete the application process for this search, you will be unable to include additional documents.
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