General Manager needed at 1,700 acre Hunting Club in east Texas ~ $50k-$80k

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Hawkeye Hunting Club

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Center, TX
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
September 16, 2021
Housing Offered
5-10 yrs

The General Manager’s role is to manage all aspects of the property – hospitality services, hunting (upland bird and deer), shooting, land management and property maintenance. Must be able to develop and maintain high quality relationships with our guests and employees. You will be expected to lead the staff in their guest services and property management/maintenance duties. You will be expected to guide/lead shooting sports activities with guests when necessary. The job will include working weekends and evenings, especially during the hunting season. Because we are in the hospitality business, you must be friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, with a positive and helpful attitude. Hawkeye was founded in 1955 in East Texas outside of the town of Center (Shelby County by the Louisiana border).

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing employee schedules and monitoring work progress
  • Hiring and training employees in their duties
  • Interacting with guest, addressing all dissatisfactions or needs
  • Guiding hunts or shooting activities as needed
  • Developing and managing vendor relationships
  • Managing all inventories needed to facilitate a hunt including guns, ammunition, birds, feed, and canines
  • Monitoring financial results, implementing cost savings and revenue generation strategies
  • Consulting with owners on projects such as land management, construction, and marketing efforts


  • Strong leadership and management skills, ability to motivate staff and establish work standards and expectations
  • Possess high level of integrity and responsibility
  • Ability to manage costs while developing revenue generating projects
  • Possess basic plumbing and constructions skills at a minimum
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Work well under pressure
  • Must possess a passion for providing exceptional customer service to guests
  • Friendly, welcoming, and professional appearance and demeanor
  • A fast learner and a desire to become an expert in all areas of operation
  • A desire and ability to spend a significant time outdoors
  • A passion for the outdoors – hunting, shooting, fishing
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings, as needed
  • Highly motivated service-oriented self-starter
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail a must

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Ability to handle outdoor temperatures for extended periods
  • Ability to move around the property which includes fields, forest, and water
  • Ability to operate equipment – tractors, bulldozers, skid steers, etc.
  • Manage a staff of 10-15 full time employees including office staff, housekeepers, cooks, hunting guides, grounds staff and maintenance
  • Work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekend, and holidays as needed
  • Reside full-time on the property and respond promptly to guest needs, including at night and on weekends
  • Live and work in a small town, rural community


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Wildlife or Hospitality (Preferred)


  • Experience in a supervisory/management role (5-10 year minimum)
  • Demonstrated experience with firearm handling and safety (required)
  • Experience in a hunting/outdoors work environment (Preferred)
  • Experience in the hospitality business (Helpful)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55k – $80k based on experience

Housing: House on property, utilities included


  • English (Required)
  • Spanish (Helpful)

Work Authorization:

  • United States (Required)

To apply, forward bio & resume to our email address.

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Hawkeye Hunting Club

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