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  • 01/25/2024 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Manager Job Description 2024.pdf

    Overview:

    Maquoketa (pronounced Ma-coke-eta) Iowa is a charming, one of a kind, Eastern Iowa community. Maquoketa, the county seat of Jackson County, has a population of around 6,100 residents and offers adventure and opportunity. Maquoketa residents enjoy a variety of amenities, including the Ohnward Fine Arts Center, the Hurstville Interpretive Center, the Maquoketa Area Family YMCA, the Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center, the VOY 3 Theatres and VOY Drive in Theatre, Timber City Lanes, the Maquoketa Art Experience, the Clinton Engines Museum, and Maquoketa Caves State Park. The city has also invested in miles of new recreational trailways, a stellar community school district and modern medical services anchored by the new Jackson County Regional Health Center. The quality of life to be discovered in Maquoketa is truly one of a kind. For more information visit: Maquoketachamber.com

    Maquoketa Country Club is the home of a first-class 9-hole golf course nestled amongst rolling hills. A well maintained and irrigated layout with two adventurous par 3’s, a handful of daunting par 4’s, and a formidable par 5, this golf course provides a challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Monday night league, couples golf, and a variety of tournaments throughout the season make for a full golf schedule. After a round of golf enjoy a beverage with your friends in the Clubhouse Bar, watch golf or another sporting event on one of the multiple TV screens, eat some popcorn or have a sandwich or some other limited menu item.  Maquoketa Country Club offers a nicely laid out event center with seating for 250 guests, along with a full kitchen for catered meals. 

    Job Summary:

    Duties of the Manager are presented below:

          Coordinating and administering the Club’s policies as adopted by the Board of Directors and for the development of additional proper operating policies and procedures.
          Operation of the golf course facility including rental golf carts, golf cart storage units, and tee times.
          Operation of the clubhouse facility including the bar, event center, and kitchen.
          Promotion and administration of all events held at the Club.
          Operational accounting of the Club.

          Monitoring the high quality of the goods and services provided and for maintaining a positive environment at the Club to assure the maximum satisfaction of members and guests. 

    Job: Full time Starting March 15, 2024

    Work 60+ hours per week during golf season (March 15 – November 15) and 10-15 hours per week during off season (November 16 – March 14).

    Compensation:

    Salaried: $37,500 - $39,500 depending on experience

    Additional Compensation: 10% commission of each new (person has not been a member in past 3 years) full adult golf membership including: Jr. Family (both adults under 35 years of age; Jr. Individual (person under 35 years of age); Single golfer (35+ years of age) Family with 1 golfer; Full family

    Resumes and Cover Letter by February 2, 2024 

    Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

    Steve Kahler, President
    Maquoketa Country Club
    930 Country Club Drive
    Maquoketa, IA 52060

    papasteve2@outlook.com

    Requirements – Demonstrated Track Record:

          Understanding of private golf course operation and hospitality industry
          Consistent record of employment
          Personnel management experience
          Experience in beverage and food operations
          Financial management experience

          Vendor relationship management

    Specific Managerial Job Duties:  

          Member Communication – maintain appropriate communication with members regarding dues, accounts receivable, events, tournaments, schedules, and other matters relevant to the Club using emails, newsletters, and social media.
          Conduct new member orientation, meet with each new member, provide a club tour to each new member, provide an event schedule/calendar of Club events and tournaments, and give a verbal presentation of Club amenities and procedures.
          Assist the Board of Directors in the development of the annual business plan and budget for the Club.
          Implement the operational business plan and initiate necessary improvements while adhering to the financial budget.
          Hire, supervise, train, schedule, and discipline employees according to Club policies and procedures.
          Promote and maintain a positive work environment to attain optimal operating results, employee morale, and member services.
          Manage and operate the bar including, but not limited to, providing proper staffing, maintaining proper inventories of beverages and food products, and promoting high quality and timely service to customers.
          Manage the event center including planning, coordinating, and scheduling member events and non-member events, cooperating with caterers, and collecting appropriate rental fees.
          Obtain handicaps for members.
          Monitor, purchase and maintain accurate inventories of beverages, food, and other goods sold.
          Personally receive and stock inventories of beverages, food, and other goods.
          Manage and operate the golf course facility including golf cart rentals, rental of golf cart storage units, and scheduling golf tee times.
          Book and manage golf tournaments and events including, but not limited to, quoting and collecting proper greens fees and cart rentals, scheduling tee times, providing proper staffing, providing proper beverage and food product and services, providing carts for rental; monitoring tournament and event needs prior to and during the tournament and event.
          Coordinate with the Golf Course Superintendent to ensure proper operation, employee relations, accounting and overall upkeep of the Club’s golf course as well as scheduling of tournaments and events to ensure proper golf course maintenance and preparation.
          Manage, coordinate and update the Club’s on-line presence (Website, Facebook, email, etc.) relevant to Club’s calendar of tournaments, events and activities, membership application procedures, event center rentals, golf course tournaments, services offered and other information about the Club.
          Coordinate marketing and membership relations programs to promote Club services and facilities to present members and potential members.
          Manage cash flow and establish controls to safeguard funds. Payment of invoices and regular monthly expenses. Review income and expenses relevant to financial goals established by Board of Directors and take corrective action as needed. Make daily bank deposits; accurately report monthly income and monthly expenses to accountants and Board of Directors; make timely payment of invoices for goods and services received; make timely payment of regular operating expenses; provide accurate weekly employee payroll information to accountants and Board of Directors; and ensure proper day-to-day operation of the POS system.
          Participate in meetings with the Board of Directors to provide reports on the condition and status of the Club, to communicate concerns, to provide current financial reports, and to report on progress towards meeting short-term goals and long-term goals.
          Consistently ensure the Club is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

          Monitor and coordinate cleaning, maintenance and repair of clubhouse, event center, kitchen, recreational area, sidewalks, and parking lots. Arrange routine cleaning, garbage pickup, and snow removal.

    Reports to President and Board of Directors

    This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Manager may be assigned and shall perform such other additional duties from time-to-time as may reasonably be required to meet the ongoing needs of Maquoketa Country Club.

     


  • 01/15/2024 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IA Demo Specialist - external posting 1.24.docx

    MTI Distributing, Inc., a subsidiary of The Toro Company, is the exclusive distributor for Toro commercial and irrigation equipment in Minnesota, North Dakota, Eastern Iowa, Northern South Dakota, Western Wisconsin, Western Illinois and Eastern Missouri. As the distributor for the worldwide leader of turf and irrigation equipment, it is our goal to partner with our customers to help them improve their desired results. We are committed to a standard of performance that sets us apart from our competitors and delivers the best value to our customers.

    We currently have an opening for a Commercial Sales Demo Specialist based out of our Grimes, Iowa office.  In this position, your responsibility will be to demonstrate features, benefits, function and proper usage of Toro commercial golf & grounds equipment with customers at their location.  You will foster a strong customer relationship to support the sales process and professionally and safely pick up and deliver equipment. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate equipment: instruct end users as to use, safety, features and benefits of the overall operation of equipment.
    • Articulate to customers each machine’s design, concept, engineering, and customer benefits.
    • Responsible for scheduling demonstrations for assigned area.
    • Communicate customer information and feedback, utilizing Salesforce.
    • Safely load, deliver, and pick up equipment to customers as scheduled.
    • Properly secure loads without damage.
    • Ensure product is delivered clean and maintained.
    • Maintain trucks and trailers: routine maintenance, safety, and cleanliness.
    • Occasional overnight travel is required.

    Education and/or Experience

    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Possess and maintain valid driver’s license.
    • Understand and adhere to all DOT requirements.
    • Must have or obtain a valid medical certificate (DOT medical card).
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Able to occasionally lift, pull, and push up to 75 lbs.
    • Ability to travel within territory and navigate around local and surrounding states.
    • Ability to manage workload and excel at prioritizing and organizing tasks

    Compensation $60 - $75k, based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. Our benefit program includes: 401(k), medical, dental, vision disability and life insurance, PTO and holiday pay.

    Candidates will be subject to pre-employment background check, DOT drug screen, and physical.

    Visit our website to apply: https://mtidistributing.applytojob.com/apply

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • 11/01/2023 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Division Sales Manager- Golf & Turf Equipment

    ***If interested in being considered for the position submit your resume to

    scott.waggoner@vanwall.com or apply online at vanwall.com/careers.***

    Job Summary

    Van Wall Equipment is looking for a Division Sales Manager to lead its golf and sports turf division.  Candidate must have strong leadership skills and an interest and passion for the golf & turf industry.  Position will be based in Urbandale, IA and travel will occur within the supported region as needed.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Overall responsibility of sales goals and staff for 9+ state region including (IA, NE, MO, KS, IL, ND, SD, MN, WI)
    • Drive continued growth and market share within sales region
    • Increase overall revenues of new and used equipment, sales, service, and aftermarket products
    • Create strategic plans and work with leadership team to ensure continued growth of assigned region
    • Develop and maintain relationships with all current customers and focus on building relationships with

    Key target accounts

    • Lead the management of wholegoods inventory within the Golf & Turf division
    • Coach and mentor other members of the sales staff on an as needed basis
    • Provide excellent communication and experience for internal and external stakeholders regarding pre and post sales work
    • Ensure department completes all paperwork and reports as required in a timely manner
    • Any other job duties as assigned

    Position Qualifications

    • 10+ years experience within the golf, turf, or golf retail business required
    • 5+ years previous management experience required
    • Previous sales experience from a related industry required (turf preferred)
    • Proven track record of success in growing and developing sales territories and employees
    • Bachelors degree required
    • Ability to travel within assigned sales territory (approximately 40% travel)
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Must have a clean driving record and ability to be insurable under company fleet insurance policy
    • Ability to create, analyze, and interpret basic sales reports


  • 09/11/2023 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Asst Store Mgr Grimes - external posting 7.23.docx

    Assistant Irrigation Store Manager

    MTI Distributing, Inc., a subsidiary of The Toro Company, is the exclusive distributor for Toro commercial and irrigation equipment in Minnesota, North Dakota, Eastern Iowa, Northern South Dakota, Western Wisconsin, Western Illinois and Eastern Missouri. As the distributor for the worldwide leader of turf and irrigation equipment, it is our goal to partner with our customers to help them improve their desired results. We are committed to a standard of performance that sets us apart from our competitors and delivers the best value to our customers.

    We currently have an opening for an Assistant Irrigation Store Manager in our Grimes, Iowa location.  The Assistant Store Manager shares responsibility with the Store Manager for the operation of a retail irrigation store location, while creating exceptional customer satisfaction and the best possible store experience. This includes promptly assisting customers with product orders, checking store inventory levels, communicating product specials through outbound calls and in-store displays, and keeping the store well organized and clean.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     Assists Store Manager in managing day-to-day operations of the irrigation store.

     Promote and sell store products.

     Obtain, ship, and track customer irrigation stock orders and receive product.

     Enter customer orders.

     Answer customer phone calls and assist store customers.

     Assist in managing store inventory levels.

     Stock store shelves and set up product displays.

     Keep the store organized and clean.

     Process product warranty and claims.

     Conduct inventory cycle counts as needed.

     Arrange / make deliveries as required.

     Additionally, as business needs arise, other tasks may become necessary.

    Education and/or Experience

     High School diploma or equivalent.

     Previous customer service experience.

     Experience with irrigation products preferred.

     Strong problem-solving ability and analytical skills

     Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

     Ability to manage workload and excel at prioritizing and organizing tasks.

     Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

     Displays the ability to learn rapidly and adapt quickly to changing situations.

     Computer and technology proficient.

     Able to occasionally lift, pull, and push up to 50 lbs.

    MTI offers a competitive salary; based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. Our benefit program

    includes: 401(k), medical, dental, vision disability and life insurance, PTO and holiday pay.

    Candidates will be subject to pre-employment background check, drug screen, and physical.

    Apply online at mtidistributing.applytojob.com

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • 07/10/2023 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    52956 Groundskeeper I-II -IAGrounds Services (1).docx

    Position Title:   Groundskeeper I/II     
    Job Category:   Merit Blue Collar        
    Type of Position: Probationary
    Full Consideration Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
    Advertising Started on: Thursday, June 29, 2023
    Hiring Department:  Grounds Services
    Department: Grounds Services  
    Salary: $18.65/hr. - $20.31/hr.
    Pay Grade: AFSCME.6  
    Percent of Time/Week: 100

    Service Schedule: Merit 12 months

    Position Description:

    Under general supervision, cares for and maintains turf areas; plants trees, shrubs and flower bed areas and applies chemicals to same as directed; operates and maintains equipment and performs other labor as necessary to maintain landscape and grounds; operates equipment to remove and haul snow from streets, parking lots, sidewalks, steps and entrances; provides functional supervision to student employees as necessary; and performs other related duties.

    This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Pay Grade: I: 06; II: 08


    Starting Hourly Wage: I: $18.65; II: $20.31

    Required Qualifications:

    Groundskeeper I: One year of experience in operating the machinery and tools used in groundskeeping work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals one year; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

    Groundskeeper II: Two years of experience operating the machinery and tools used in grounds work, or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals two years; must have successfully completed commercial certification tests (3OT-Ornamental and Turf) for application of pesticides and eligible to be certified; may be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests as required; and possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

    Criminal Background Check Required

    Contact:

    Jonathan Butler

    Jonathan.Butler@uni.edu



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