Employment Opportunities

Apple Canyon Lake is looking for the following positions:
 

General Manager

APPLE CANYON LAKE PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION
IS SEARCHING FOR A
GENERAL MANAGER

Apple Canyon Lake, our hidden gem, is situated in the far northwest corner of Illinois, in an area known as the Driftless Region. This unique bucolic area is not far from the historic town of Galena, Illinois -a popular tourist destination and one of the most historic cities in Illinois and several other quaint towns.

Apple Canyon Lake is a private recreational community consisting of approximately 2700 property owners. Established more than 50 years ago, Apple Canyon Lake consists of a 440-acre lake with a marina & dam, attention getting waterfall, a thriving fishery, beach, 13-mile multi-use trail system including dedicated walking trails and UTV/ATV access, seasonal restaurant, campground, golf course with pro-shop, clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and a variety of other amenities.

This position reports to the Board of Directors and manages a multi-million dollar budget. The ideal candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field, such as business, management, or property management is preferred
  • Five years in a management role, preferably with experience leading a diverse staff including, but not limited to, finance, facilities, and office personnel
  • Required to possess or obtain an Illinois Community Association manager license
  • Proven abilities to effectively communicate with property owners, commissions, committees, Board of Directors, and a staff of over 40 personnel plus additional seasonal help. External communications include legal, environmental, construction and financial advisors plus a variety of county, state and federal agencies.Success in this general manager position will be rewarded with a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a performance-based bonus. An excellent benefits package is also included. Additionally, access to all ACL amenities is given.
 
Qualified candidates may apply by sending their resume to: [email protected]
 
GENERAL MANAGER
FLSA STATUS: Salaried/Exempt
REPORTS TO: The Board of Directors, Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner's Association, through the Board President.
CLASSIFICATION: Management

POSITION SUMMARY:
Effectively manage and administer the day-to-day operations and activities of the Association in accordance with policies and procedures.
Advise and make recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to Association activities, financial planning, and the financial condition of the Association.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with property owners and staff as well as with neighbors, communities and state and local governmental agencies.
Provide leadership that will preserve the environmental integrity of the area by adhering to sound conservation practices, trends, and regulations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Financial Management
  • Recommend to the Treasurer and Budget Commission, as scheduled, the following proposed budgets: A. Annual Operating Budget
  • B. Equipment and Facility Repairs and Replacement Budget
  • C. Capital Improvement Budget
  • Develop a Five-year Capital Improvement Plan in accordance with the Apple Canyon Lake Master Plan, Strategic Plan and Reserve Study.
  • Oversee adherence to the approved Operating Budget. All variances from that budget must have the approval of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee adherence to both approved Capital and R&R (Repairs and Replacement) Budgets. Variations from the budgets must be approved by the Board of Directors prior to expenditure.
  • Oversee the creation of financial records required for the periodic, efficient audit of all financial transactions with the advice of the treasurer. Periodic reports of the financial condition of the Association will be made available to the Board of Directors and the Association membership.
  • Oversee checking, savings, and investment accounts as have been authorized by the Board of Directors.
  • Establish policies and procedures to ensure that all fees and other revenues are properly assessed and collected.
  • Maintain awareness of, and make application for grant monies as appropriate for various projects.
  • Assure that all assessments and penalties are collected. If delinquencies occur, assure that the Association is protected with legal recourse such as liens and foreclosures by working with legal counsel.
  • Report annually on appropriate common properties' liability and damage insurance, fidelity bonds on selected personnel funds, and directors' liability insurance.
  • Oversee the performance of the financial and purchasing functions to ensure their conformance with the law, good business practice, and prudent expenditure of Association funds.
  • Develop and maintain required procedures assuring timely payment of salaries and wages, withholding and unemployment taxes, and any other obligations related to compensation.
Human Resources Management
  • Conduct the hiring, orientation, training, evaluation, and coaching of all department managers or directors.
  • Oversee and monitor the hiring, orientation, training, evaluation, and coaching of all other employees.
  • Ensure the development of written job descriptions for each classification of employee and periodically review same for relevancy and completeness.
  • Evaluate key personnel performance against job description annually.
  • Recommend payroll changes to the Budget Commission.
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for training and continuing education.
  • Work with Board Executive Committee to establish performance goals and objectives for the General Manager’s position.
  • Establish performance goals and objectives for department heads and oversee implementation of goals.
  • Participate with the Board Executive Committee in negotiating and administering benefit contracts.
  • Apply federal, state, and local regulations in all personnel situations.
  • Establish and maintain procedures for the safekeeping of all confidential records and personnel information.
  • Ensure the development of direct reports and provide back-ups/replacements for all key positions including General Manager.
  • Establish and maintain procedures for the safekeeping of legal documents, construction plans, membership rosters, financial statements, contracts, and meeting minutes.
  • Establish and maintain procedures for the safekeeping of medical records as required by the Blood Borne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) & (Work Inj: 29 CFR 1904).
Communication: Internal and External to the Association
  • Participate with the Board Executive Committee in negotiating and administering contracts with product and service providers.
  • Meet regularly with committee/commission chairpersons to assure conformance with Association covenants and restrictions, bylaws, and applicable local and state regulations. Require that committee/commission minutes/reports are available to the Board of Directors.
  • Participate as a representative of the Association in civic, professional, and convention activities. Maintain an active membership in the Illinois Lake Management Association and participate in Jo Daviess County Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Economic Development.
  • Reach out and maintain a network of fellow professionals.
  • Utilize the Apple Core to communicate with Association members by providing a minimum of one report for each edition.
  • Utilize the Apple Seed to communicate with Association members on a weekly basis.
  • Write a weekly report, “ACL this Week” to the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare a report to be presented to the Board of Directors at the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
  • Prepare an agenda and information packet with the Board President for each Board of Directors meeting and distribute to Board members at least one week prior.
  • Prepare and deliver a Manager’s Report at the annual meeting. Assist the President in developing an agenda for this meeting.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with employees, the Board of Directors, committee and commission members, Association members, visitors, vendors and lessees.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with neighboring property owners, community associations, professional and environmental groups, as well as state and local government agencies.
  • Provide litigation support as it affects the Association.
Natural Resources Regulatory Management
  • Maintain awareness of state, federal, and local laws and regulations that impact lake management.
  • Maintain awareness of regulatory agencies and their impact on lake management.
  • Maintain awareness of the County Comprehensive Plan and its impact on development at Apple Canyon Lake.
  • Keep apprised of current trends and technologies in lake management.
  • Oversees the Natural Resources manager.

Strategic Planning
  • Oversee the annual update of the five-year Lake Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate and review all annual activities and programs to assure compatibility with the Master Plan and Reserve Study.
  • Manage the completion of all Board of Directors approved Capital Projects.
Association and Board Liaison
  • Oversee Apple Canyon Lake governance and policy compliance. Ensure that procedures, policies, regulations and by-laws are up to date and enforced to preserve the quality of the living environment and to protect common property values. Participate in meetings of the Board of Directors, committees, commissions, or advisory groups as necessary.
  • Manage relationship with legal counsel and independent auditor in the best interest of the Association.
  • Recommend enhanced governance techniques and common interest community trends that may affect the current plans of the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that Association properties are in compliance with all laws and ordinances.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

License: Illinois Community Association Manager License.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Interpret complex data from a variety of sources and integrate it into planning, organizing, and implementation using current technology.
  • Understand the relationship and impact that policy decisions and recommendations have on the Association.
  • Be conversant in a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, fiscal responsibility, conservation, ecology, and laws that affect recreational facility management.
  • Have highly developed interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with a wide variety of groups and individuals, property owners, Board of Directors, staff and outside agencies.
  • Manage effectively a diverse work force.

Competencies:
  • Communication; Up/Down/Across An Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution Amongst People And Teams
  • Courage To Take Action
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Project Management
  • Supervising Others
  • Strategic Planning
  • Managing Criticism
  • Collaboration With Others
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiating Skills

Physical Demands:
Work will be performed sitting, standing, and walking.
You are expected to be available as needed especially in times of emergency or unusual circumstances.

GENERAL NOTICE:

This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties. All requirements are subject to change and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Association and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the Association and requirements of the position change.

Pro Shop Chef

REPORTS TO: Pro Shop Manager

CLASSIFICATION:
Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
  • Responsible for the daily operation of the kitchen operation at the Pro Shop. Ensuring the quality of the kitchen is what the owners and customers of Apple Canyon Lake expect when they visit the Pro Shop. Oversee ordering and inventory of all kitchen goods.
  • KITCHEN RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:Prepare food orders from multiple vendors, making sure to compare pricing while ensuring the best price and best quality.
  • Review weekly orders with the Pro Shop Manager prior to submitting them to vendors.
  • Oversee monthly inventory of kitchen items.
  • Keep weekly inventory to make certain that menu items are well stocked going into busy restaurant events.
  • Oversee all kitchen equipment so that it is operating properly. Alert the Pro Shop Manager of any issues with equipment immediately.
  • Stay apprised of all State and Local regulations and procedures necessary for operating a food service kitchen.
  • Establish a consistency of quality menu items in the kitchen so that every time an item is ordered, the taste and look of the items is the same.
  • Train staff on order taking, presentation of menu items and ingredients.
  • Train selected staff on kitchen food preparation ensuring that all food coming out of the kitchen is consistent and of the highest quality.
  • Maintain menu item Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) through ordering and menu selection. Work with the Pro Shop Manager on pricing of specials and new menu items so that price margins are within a set range.
  • Track changes to costs of food on the Pro Shop menu spreadsheet and communicate any needed changes to pricing or menu items to the Pro Shop Manager.
  • Operate the kitchen operation within the budgeted amount each month.
  • Keep ACL menu book current with new items and updates to current menu items.
  • Oversee weekly cleaning of kitchen equipment including dryer’s, exhaust hood and filters.
  • Responsible for creating weekly specials during the off season and for leagues. Taking into account the tastes of the customer, inventory control measures and maintaining a high quality of food items.
  • Maintain a monthly Pizza of the Month list with numerous options to offer. Track sales of which specials were more popular than others so they may be used again in the future.
  • Maintain a monthly Burger of the Month list with numerous options to offer. Track sales of which specials were more popular than others so they may be used again in the future.
  • Track kitchen waste each month and report with monthly inventory. Implement procedures for reducing waste.
 
  • FRONT OF THE HOUSE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Answer Association telephones with professionally stating the appropriate Pro Shop greeting. Address the caller’s question or concerns in a timely manner. Consult Pro Shop or Golf Manager if questions or concerns cannot be addressed properly.
  • Learn and operate the Pro Shop Point-of-Sale system so that customers are charged for their goods and checked out in a timely manner.
  • Record reservation requests from phone or in person customers in the appropriate procedure at the time.
  • Be knowledgeable of all liquor license laws pertaining to the pro shop and enforce them when necessary.
  • Balance shift dollar total for each shift and ensure the correct values of money are maintained in the safe
  • Notify the Pro Shop or Golf Manager’s of any issues concerning the cash balances, the Point=of Sale or improper employee conduct
  • Be knowledgeable of how to clean the kitchen grill, sinks, countertops, microwave, table/chairs and bar and complete the tasks as assigned.
  • Keep all items stocked including beer, wine and liquor, snacks golf merchandise as well as paper products and barware.
  • Notify Pro Shop or Golf Manager of any supplies that are in short supply.
  • Keep golf carts cleaned and free of trash and debris between golf rounds.
  • Fill golf carts with gas as necessary.
  • Enforce the rules of golf as instructed by the Golf Manager.
  • Maintain a current Food Handlers license
  • Maintain a current Bassett license.
  • Perform any other duties not included in this list, but assigned or instructed by the Pro Shop or Golf Manager.

COMPETENCIES:

Thorough understanding of the operations and maintenance of a Pro Shop kitchen
Competency on Association software and technology for managing State and local paperwork.
Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to maintain high level of customer satisfaction.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required licenses for handling food and beverage preparation per Jo Daviess County

Educatio
n:
High School diploma or equivalent

Experience:

A minimum of three years’ work experience in related field required

Other Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of retail sales and sale of items requiring state reporting
Exceptional skills in sales, revenues/receipts, inventory, and taxation
Mathematical skill set/numeric ability
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong ethical focus
Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
Excellent record maintenance and reporting
Strong attention to detail

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed largely within the Association with limited chance for personal injury. Prolonged and frequent mental and visual concentration required. Periodic stressful situations in response to multiple priorities within established deadlines. Work hours are generally during normal business hours. Evening and weekend work may be needed to meet the needs of customers and employees. Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds of supplies and equipment. Some bending, turning, and twisting required. Occasional travel between offices and out-of-town/overnight business travel may be required.

GENERAL NOTICE:
This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties. All requirements are subject to change and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Association and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the Association and requirements of the position change.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay:
From $15.00 per hour

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

Bar
Casual dining restaurant

Schedule:
Day shift
Evening shift
Holidays
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

Tips

Experience:
Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Part Time Pro Shop Wait Staff

Part-time Pro Shop Wait Staff

Full Job Description:
Join the team at the Apple Canyon Lake Pro Shop restaurant. Fun atmosphere at a nine hole golf course and restaurant. The Pro Shop and golf course are open to the public, feature a full service bar and grill menu and hold many golf tournaments, leagues and member events. We are looking for staff that is energetic and outgoing. Hours are flexible, day and night shifts available, weekday and weekend. We pay a full wage (up to $12/hour) plus tips.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $12.00 per hour

Benefits:
Employee discount
Flexible schedule

Physical Setting:
Bar
Casual dining restaurant

Schedule:

Evening shift
Holidays
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:
Tips

Work Location: One location

Part-time Seasonal Customer Service

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides accurate, efficient, and courteous customer service at all times; supports operations by working with other departments as directed; and achieves the highest level of quality service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

· Efficient and timely processing of all incoming communications such as, but not limited to, property owner inquiries, guest inquiries, routing of messages to other Association personnel and departments, property owner paperwork such as, but not limited to, forms, insurance and registrations.
· Provides accurate and efficient information and customer service to property owners, their guests, vendors, and the public.
· Promotes and ensures good public relations between the office, the property owners, and their guests.
· Team oriented, acts in a spirit of cooperation and harmony between the administrative office and other association departments and employees. 

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Works closely with the Office Manager and General Manager contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Association.
· Primary insurance contact for property owners and insurance companies.
· Main contact for boat slip, boat, and campsite rentals. Responsible for processing and releasing boat rental security deposits.
· Monitor inventory and assist Office Manager with ordering necessary supplies.
· Other responsibilities as assigned from time to time.

COMPETENCIES:
· Competency on software and technology throughout the Association.
· Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
· Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to maintain high level of customer satisfaction and interaction with inter-office personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

Minimum of one year of secretarial/administrative support experience preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

· Ability to interpret complex data from a variety of sources and integrate it into planning, organizing, and implementation.
· Exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of the relationship and impact that policy decisions and recommendations have on the Association.
· Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
· Strong ethical focus.
· Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
· Strong attention to detail.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed largely within the Association with limited chance for personal injury. Prolonged and frequent mental and visual concentration required. Periodic stressful situations in response to multiple priorities within established deadlines. Work hours are generally during normal business hours. The Association Office is open six days a week year-round, and seven days a week during the summer season. Must be able to lift and move up to 20 pounds of office supplies and equipment. Some bending, turning, and twisting required. Occasional travel between offices and out-of-town/overnight business travel may be required.

GENERAL NOTICE:
This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the position. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties. All requirements are subject to change and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Association and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the Association and requirements of the position change.

Full-time Safety & Security Officer

Job Details:
Full-time · $18 / hour
14A157 Canyon Club Dr, Apple River, IL 61001

Job description:

This job will entail working 12-hour shifts (days, night, weekends & possible *holidays – flexible scheduling), patrolling ACL properties such as roads, trails, and the lake, performing house checks, enforcing ACL rules and regulations, respond to 911 emergency calls and assist other emergency services. 40 hour work week.

*FT employees will be compensated accordingly for working a holiday if required.

Must have an Emergency Medical Responder license or EMT B, I, or P.

Full-time position includes health, dental, & vision insurance, 401k, vacation & flex days as well as holiday paid time off.
Night shift has $1 / hour differential pay

Part-time Safety & Security Officer

Job Details:
Part-time · $15 / hour
14A157 Canyon Club Dr, Apple River, IL 61001

Job description:
This job will entail working 12-hour shifts (days, night, weekends & possible *holidays – flexible scheduling), patrolling ACL properties such as roads, trails, and the lake, performing house checks, enforcing ACL rules and regulations, respond to 911 emergency calls and assist other emergency services. 40 hour work week.

*FT employees will be compensated accordingly for working a holiday if required.

Must have an Emergency Medical Responder license or EMT B, I, or P.

Full-time position includes health, dental, & vision insurance, 401k, vacation & flex days as well as holiday paid time off.
Night shift has $1 / hour differential pay

Seasonal - Life Guard

Job Details:
Full-time · $13 / hour

Want to work at a place that is set in a natural setting overlooking our very own Apple Canyon Lake? Apple Canyon Lake is a private homeowners association located 20 miles east of Galena, IL. This seasonal job will entail working various hours and days of the week, including weekends and holidays. Some of your responsibilities include enforcing pool regulations and safety policies, maintaining surveillance of the pool and its users always, recognizing signs of danger and providing emergency care/treatment as required. Must have up to date certification or be willing to obtain upon hire.

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