General Manager

SFA|SFM - Elizabethtown, KY


Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky



ETSP SFM, LLC is accepting applications for the position of General Manager at the Elizabethtown Sports Park, a world-class youth and amateur sports complex with a rich history. The state-of-the-art tournament destination facility boasts 12 soccer/lacrosse/field hockey natural turf fields, 3 quads for baseball/softball/fastpitch, 2 championship turf fields, 3 large pavilions for ceremonies/events/meetings and a multitude of amenities for coaches, officials, and attendees.

The General Manager is responsible for the financial and operating performance of Elizabethtown Sports Park. The objectives for this position include:

Optimizing overall profitability
Creating a positive relationship with client and stakeholders
Creating a culture of accountability which supports the organizational values
Meeting or exceeding annual growth objectives
Facilitating interdepartmental collaboration
Employee retention and staff development
Development of employee and operating policies
Implementation of major business initiatives
Implementation of solutions and systems that support the seven areas above

Analyze operations to evaluate the performance of the company and its staff in order to meet objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change
Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them
Confer with ownership, Sports Facilities Management advisors & support team, and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems
Coordinate the development and implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, and other administrative control processes
Direct and coordinate an organization's financial and budget activities in order to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency
Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans and activities, the selection of directors and other high-level staff, and establishment and organization of major departments
Direct, plan and implement policies, objectives, and activities of organizations or businesses in order to ensure continuing operations, maximize returns on investments, and increase productivity
Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems
Prepare and present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting businesses or program services
Represent the organization and promote its objectives at official functions, or delegate representatives to do so
Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations
Administer programs for selection of any site location, potential construction needs, and provision of equipment and supplies
Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, and/or distribution of products
Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal and state agencies, and other organizational entities
Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding and implementation of programs
Review reports submitted by staff members in order to recommend approval or to suggest changes
Schedule and monitor continued training seminar for staff on various operational, safety, and legal responsibilities
Any additional duties assigned by the Account Executive

Prior responsibility in daily P&L management and budget oversight responsibility of $4MM or greater
Proven experience in organizing, booking, and operating sports tournament and events; including but not limited to basketball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, cheerleading events, wrestling meets, and similar activities
Experience working with convention & visitors bureau, regional sports commissions, and/or regional event management booking in a regional sports and/or convention center
A minimum of 7 years of management experience
Operational knowledge of risk management, kitchen, entertainment, and sports clubs, as well as parties, corporate events, teambuilding, and leadership development
Sports programming and sports event operations expertise required
Bachelor's degree in business management, sports management, marketing, hospitality, food and beverage, related field, or equivalent experience

Minimal travel

Will be required to sit for extended periods of time operating a computer
Office and facility have intermittent noise