2022 Careers

General Manager

This term is used when we think our ball is headed off in the wrong direction and may hit someone unintentionally. We are using it here, so you will redirect this ad to someone who needs to see this unlimited career opportunity. The Dunes Golf & Winter Club is hiring a General Manager.

The General Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Dunes while being accountable for the organization’s continued growth. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the General Manager promotes and builds a healthy team environment, including building employee engagement and delivering outstanding customer service. The GM has a team of five Senior Department Managers reporting directly to them: Golf Operations, Property/Maintenance, Food & Beverage, Marketing and Administration, plus overall responsibility of all team members (between 12 and 75 extra team members).

The Dunes is a premier 18-hole golf course established in 1992 in Grande Prairie, Alberta is privately owned and operated and 100% open to the public. We host members, green-fee players, leagues, social and corporate tournaments, training, meetings, weddings, and other events throughout the year.

The GM leads their team through the daily, weekly and monthly requirements of operating a golf course (including the driving range and practice area), food and beverage service in our restaurant and banquet rooms, and the on-site pro shop retail facility.

18 Reasons to apply for this role:

  1. Year-round Employment. The Dunes Golf & Winter Club will provide you with year-round employment.
  2. Flexible schedule. Full-time hours from May to October, including evenings and weekends. From November to April, the work schedule is more relaxed and can accommodate tropical vacations.
  3. Unlimited use of the driving range to keep up your swing. Enjoy personal practice or professional connections over a bucket of balls.
  4. Annual couples golf membership to the Dunes. Our members enjoy playing on lush fairways surrounded by jackpine and spruce trees. Don’t forget the view of the Wapiti River valley and the occasional moose or deer playing through on our scenic 18-hole course.
  5. Preferred discount off Green Fees at 5 other clubs in the Alberta and BC area.
  6. We will feed you! A meal a day during the summer season.
  7. Medical, Dental benefits, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance, will cover you when you are enjoying your work-life balance outside the country.
  8. Four weeks of Annual Leave, plus flexible snowy months schedule.
  9. Supported training for increased skills off the greens.
  10. Oversee all aspects of an organization that has thrived for 30 years in Grande Prairie.
  11. Solid seasonal team in place and easy winter-to-summer transitions (up to 75 team members in peak golfing season.)
  12. Ability to grow and develop a management team that buys into your vision.
  13. Create new ways to expand the services and offerings of the club with the support of the Board of Directors.
  14. Create financial goals for the Dunes, and meet then exceed them. The Dunes has historically seen continual healthy financial growth.
  15. Identify potential market and promotional opportunities to aid in the sustained growth of the facility and the game of golf within the Grande Prairie area.
  16. Establish and demonstrate high standards of customer service, levels of service and professional practices standard in other top-destination golf clubs.
  17. Identify and participate in community events, committees and organizations that will establish your reputation and ours as a strength and supporter of the community.
  18. Responsible for developing and managing new initiatives and enhancing, strengthening and maintaining existing successful programs.

General areas of responsibility;

  1. People & Culture
  2. Growth & Sustainability
  3. Administrative & Internal Operations
  4. Communications

The full Job Description for this role can be obtained by emailing hr@balanced-perspectives.ca with Dunes GM in the subject line.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should possess a minimum of 5  years of  Management experience in a multi-faceted operation. Preference for applicants with direct golf course management experience. An educational background in Business Administration would be a preference. Still, we acknowledge that on-the-job experience is also a great teacher.

Competitive compensation based on experience and skills.

 

Food & Beverage Manager

The Food & Beverage (F&B) Manager is responsible for overseeing F&B at the Dunes restaurant, traveling beverage cart, tournament banquets, meetings, weddings, and other functions. The Food & Beverage Manager reports to the General Manager and helps build a strong team for delivering outstanding customer service. The Kitchen Manager and Service Manager (Supervisors) report directly to the F&B Manager, with a team of up to 50 team members during peak seasonal operations.

The Dunes is a premier 18-hole golf course established in 1992 in Grande Prairie, Alberta is privately owned and operated and 100% open to the public. We host members, green-fee players, leagues, social and corporate tournaments, training, meetings, weddings, and other events throughout the year.

The F&B Manager is a very customer-forward position and is one of the most ‘seen’ roles at the dunes. Meeting event organizers, checking on guests, and moving about the facilities to check the operations of your department.

18 Reasons to apply for this role:

  1. Golf course food & beverage demands versatility. Put your skills to work in an environment where you are recognized for what you ‘bring to the table.’
  2. Support families in organizing special events that they will remember forever.
  3. Enhancing our guests’ experience by using your meticulous planning skills to guarantee every detail paints a picture of their vision.
  4. We serve in the restaurant, on the deck, in the banquet rooms, and on the course with extended hours in the peak months with daily numbers based on weather. Your opportunity to problem-solve and adapt will be tested and proven daily.
  5. Training opportunities for increased skills and career development for you and your team.
  6. Use your powers of persuasion to find a middle ground when the Friday afternoon Golf Gents Group wants burgers, and our Chef wants to make filet mignon.
  7. Work with a management team that supports your ideas and direction.
  8. Using your attention to detail to ensure quality control and appropriate service levels.
  9. Develop a solid team from our many returning members and select new members to help build the team you need.
  10. Work with your team to create new ways to expand services and offerings. The limits are your imagination.
  11. Create goals for your department and team, then watch them achieve them and more!
  12. Identify potential market and promotional opportunities to aid in the sustained growth of the facility and the game of golf within the Grande Prairie area.
  13. Establish and demonstrate high customer service standards, service levels, and professional practices standards as seen in other top food & beverage destinations.
  14. Identify and participate in events and organizations that establish your reputation and ours.
  15. Year-round employment with full-time hours from May to October, including evenings and weekends. Full-time, more flexible hours from November to April.
  16. We will feed you! A meal a day during the summer season. And taste testing in the kitchen to help perfect menus.
  17. Medical, Dental benefits, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance. Think about massages that are covered for you after a long shift on your feet.
  18. Annual couples golf membership to the Dunes. Our members enjoy playing on lush fairways surrounded by jackpine and spruce trees. Don’t forget the view of the Wapiti River valley and the occasional moose or deer playing through on our scenic 18-hole course.

The full Job Description for this role can be obtained by emailing hr@balanced-perspectives.ca with Dunes F&B Manager in the subject line.

Applicants should possess a minimum of 5 -years of progressive experience in the Food & Beverage field.  Preference for applicants with experience in a multi-faceted food & beverage environment. The successful applicant will probably have restaurant managerial/supervisory experience and banquet experience. The F&B Manager will be well-versed in the wants and needs of our customers and potential customers, point-of-sale systems, marketing initiatives, and other technologies related to the industry. This position involves significant weekend, evening, and holiday shifts due to the nature of the industry, and therefore having a flexible schedule is a requirement. Knowledge of golf is an asset but not a requirement.

Competitive compensation based on experience and skills.

Bookkeeper

The Dunes Golf & Winter Club seeks a person or people for Bookkeeping.

This is no ordinary opportunity for a Bookkeeper. This position is too much for one person to handle, so you will need to phone a friend.

As one would imagine, the Dunes is EXTREMELY busy during the golf season. With operations 7 days a week from sun up to sun down, the long Northern Alberta nights provide us with extra hours on the course and in the clubhouse. Our finance department can work a reduced schedule during the shorter, frigid months when we put the snow blanket on the greens.

What does this mean for you?

If you are looking for a full-time year-round role, we can offer that to you. Or, if you are looking for a part-time seasonal position, we can offer that too. Alternatively, the two hires may split all hours throughout the year equally. Bring us your plan and your work partner. (If you don’t have a work partner, that’s ok, we will find someone to work with you.)

Here’s the essential list of duties:

  • Perform full-cycle bookkeeping
  • Oversee creation of floats, daily cashouts during peak season, cashouts as and when during off-peak
  • Point of Sale reconciliations and reporting, plus preparation and deposit of bank deposits
  • Payroll processing (including T4s, ROE, and WCB) and related government remittances
  • Assist with employee onboarding and benefits administration
  • Invoicing, timely collection and recording of Accounts Receivable, payment for Accounts Payable based on contract requirements
  • Generate month-end and year-end reports and prepare bank reconciliations
  • Ensure accurate journal entries throughout the month with the goal of balanced ledgers at all times
  • Prepare and process GST reports, payments, and reconciliations
  • Provide General Manager and Department Managers with monthly financial statements, budget expenditures and cash flow management/projections, plus consolidation of department charges
  • Maintain an organized filing system and records system

The person hired with senior responsibilities will lead the accounting department through:

  • Develop management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
  • Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Club are appropriately recorded, amortized and safeguarded
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
  • Oversee the creation of yearly budget and monthly breakdowns, enter budget into accounting software
  • Creation of Standard Operating Procedures for cashouts, POS use and troubleshooting, receiving of supplies and inventory tracking, gratuities and other financial processes
  • Ensure that the annual audit is being performed with the direction and assistance of MNP
  • Management of signing authorities for banking, CRA, and others as required
  • Provide presentations and interpretations of financial information for BOD meetings
  • Assist the GM with projecting future financial needs and prepare budgets for approval by the Board of Directors

 

Controller

Controller job descriptions are pretty standard–overall responsibility for all things financial, and this role has that. What it also has is the potential to be your dream job. Full-time, part-time, seasonal or year-round.

The Dunes is EXTREMELY busy during the golf season. With operations 7 days a week from sun up to sun down, the long Northern Alberta nights provide us with extra hours on the course and in the clubhouse.

What does this mean for you?

If you are looking for a full-time year-round role, we can offer that to you. Or, if you are looking for a part-time seasonal position, we can offer that too. Alternatively, if you are the Controller we are dreaming of, you can help us hire another finance position to fill in the gaps.

Here’s the essential list of duties (some of these you can oversee, split or delegate)

  • Perform full-cycle bookkeeping
  • Oversee creation of floats, daily cashouts during peak season, cashouts as and when during off-peak
  • Point of Sale reconciliations and reporting, plus preparation and deposit of bank deposits
  • Payroll processing (including T4s, ROE, and WCB) and related government remittances
  • Assist with employee onboarding and benefits administration
  • Invoicing, timely collection and recording of Accounts Receivable, payment for Accounts Payable based on contract requirements
  • Generate month-end and year-end reports and prepare bank reconciliations
  • Ensure accurate journal entries throughout the month with the goal of balanced ledgers at all times
  • Prepare and process GST reports, payments, and reconciliations
  • Provide General Manager and Department Managers with monthly financial statements, budget expenditures and cash flow management/projections, plus consolidation of department charges
  • Maintain an organized filing system and records system

The Controller will need to take the lead in the following areas:

  • Develop management mechanisms that minimize financial risk
  • Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Club are appropriately recorded, amortized and safeguarded
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
  • Oversee the creation of yearly budget and monthly breakdowns, enter budget into accounting software
  • Creation of Standard Operating Procedures for cashouts, POS use and troubleshooting, receiving of supplies and inventory tracking, gratuities and other financial processes
  • Ensure that the annual audit is being performed with the direction and assistance of MNP
  • Management of signing authorities for banking, CRA, and others as required
  • Provide presentations and interpretations of financial information for BOD meetings
  • Assist the GM with projecting future financial needs and prepare budgets for approval by the Board of Directors

What are we looking for?

  • Accounting / Bookkeeping Diploma or Certificate OR considerable work experience
  • 5+ years full-cycle bookkeeping experience (or less, depending on how the two positions are filled)
  • Experience with QB / Sage is an asset
  • Point of Sale Software experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office and advanced Excel skills are a must
  • Attention to detail, ability to manage your workflow and time appropriately
  • Good organizational, communication and prioritizing skills are required
  • Ability to work independently AND as part of a team

Apply with your preference of full-time, part-time, seasonal or year-round. If you have questions email hr@balanced-perspectives.ca