Dynamic General Manager sought for Byfield Retreat, Event and Conference Center

The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross - Adelynrood

Job Description

Are you a take charge manager who likes juggling multiple responsibilities? This could be the opportunity for you.  In this role you will oversee the daily operation of this beautiful property and its activities in conjunction with an active volunteer board. Founded in 1884, the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross is a group of women, known as Companions, committed to prayer, spiritual growth and simplicity of life. Adelynrood is the Companions’ retreat and conference center in Byfield, Massachusetts. Adelynrood sits in a natural setting with beautiful gardens and historic buildings that are ideal for individuals or groups looking for rest, reflection and renewal.

Byfield is located 45 minutes north of Boston and minutes from historic Newburyport and the Plum Island beaches, Adelynrood’s 14-acre campus backs up to The Great Marsh, New England’s largest salt marsh. Adelynrood is available year-round as a retreat or conference location for religious, educational and business groups. Each summer Companions gather at Adelynrood for programs and retreats on religious, social justice and educational topics. 

The Companions are seeking a full-time General Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations as well as manage both the year-round and seasonal staff of Adelynrood.  This position requires an operating knowledge of property management, operations, programming, and accounting, budget planning, and human resources. Essential functions of the job include:

• Hiring training and supporting staff.
• Overseeing payroll process
• Participation in budget preparation
• Negotiate and monitor all facility and personnel service contracts
• Schedule visiting groups

The responsibilities are varied in Leadership, Human Resources, Accounting/Finance and Administration. Successful candidates should have five or more years of staff management experience including hiring, training and supervising staff.  Experience in hospitality or events management is preferred.  A working knowledge of not-for-profit accounting issues is required.

The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team and community.  SCHC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation gender identity or veteran status.