Featured Job Opportunity
From GSI Executive Search
Featured General Manager/COO Opportunity
Big Bass Lake Community Association, Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania
The Association
Big Bass Lake Community Association (BBLCA) is a private year-round, single-family planned recreation-oriented community that is owned and governed by the BBLCA for the mutual benefit of its members. The community was first started in 1971 by the Larsen family and changed from developer-controlled to the membership in 1990. BBLCA is spread over 1,900 beautiful acres in Northeast Pennsylvania in the heart of the Pocono mountains.
BBLCA has been the recipient of many awards and has been rated as a Gold Star Certified Community by the Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter Community Association Institute. Most recently, BBLCA was rated in the top ten (#5) most affordable lake towns to buy a waterfront property in Forbes magazine. There are currently 1,129 homes and additional lots for expansion. There are over 29 miles of paved roadways with eight approved entrances all maintained by BBLCA. Management buildings include an administration building and maintenance building.
The Opportunity
The General Manager/COO reports to the Board Chair and Directors (7) and shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations and affairs of the Association. There are also standing committees to recommend and advise the Board of Directors and management which are in the best interest of all members. The GM/COO is responsible for the leadership, supervision and evaluation of the following key personnel:               
  • Business Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Architectural Review/Compliance Coordinator
  • Recreation Director
  • A minimum of five years as a General Manager, Property Manager or comparable in similar large-scale community development or municipal environment. 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in administration, management, hospitality/resort industry or similar.
  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) or Association Management Specialist (AMS) or the ability to obtain either certification as soon as practically possible.
  • A true visionary, problem-solver and innovator.
  • Experience with lakes, dams, roads, and general infrastructure and maintenance would be favorable.
  • The reputation as a “high energy,” effective and visible leader with a hands-on style, exhibiting a positive image and superior communication and people skills.
  • The ability to provide a safe and family-friendly environment is paramount.
  • An astute understanding of and experience with financials.
  • Diplomatic and politically adept with the ability to rally the community around needed upgrades and maintenance in the Community.
  • Able to leverage technology tools for efficiency, organization, communication and innovation.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and process analysis — striving for continuous cost improvement.
  • A positive and upbeat attitude to ensure a productive work environment, managing sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Track record of strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Experience in working with elected boards of directors.
  • The ability to attract, train, mentor and retain a talented, diverse and cohesive staff.
This month’s featured search is headed by:
Scott McNett
Manny Gugliuzza, CCM, CCE
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Search Consultants
Scott McNett

Ned Welc, CCM, CCE

Terry Anglin, CCM, CCE, ECM

Andrew Minnelli, USPTA, PTR

Manny Gugliuzza, CCM, CCE

Richard A. Lareau, CCM, CCE, ECM

J. Mark Black, CGCS
Management Team
Bob Jones
972-341-8133 Office

Jay Salem
972-341-8143 Office
214-533-5165 Cell
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GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company, is a full-service executive search firm serving the private club and hospitality industries throughout the U.S. The firm's hands-on, thorough, and results-oriented approach has led to successful placements for over 20 years with more than 500 client clubs/organizations and over 900 search assignments.