Opportunity Knocks

The Vancouver Club is a private hub for entertaining, business, extraordinary events, fitness, fine dining and exclusive wine bottlings. The Club offers its members exceptional restaurants and bars, an extensive social calendar, guest rooms and access to reciprocal clubs around the world. Since its establishment over 125 years ago, The Vancouver Club has provided its members with the experience of one of Canada’s finest private clubs.

Established in 1889 and based in the city’s business district The Vancouver Club is a premier contemporary venue for those who appreciate the best in life. The Club is proud of its heritage and has a clear strategy to preserve the elements of a successful history while ensuring it evolves and remains relevant to the needs of a broad membership. 

Members use the Club to socialize, conduct business, make new acquaintances and enjoy the finer aspects of life in an environment that is both spectacular and welcoming.

In recent years the Club has welcomed a diverse range of members, engendering a more relaxed and eclectic environment where people can socialize, take part in activities, eat, drink and enjoy the high-quality art collection.

The General Manager (GM) is responsible for balancing the multifaceted needs of a service-oriented members-only club, while strategically guiding the organization through its progressing change. This is a pivotal moment in the long history of this premium organization and an exciting opportunity to bring forward a visionary leader who can optimize and build upon the Club’s exceptional reputation. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the GM will deliver the strategic vision and ensure that The Vancouver Club meets the current and evolving needs of members. They will provide outstanding member services and demonstrate strong team leadership. The GM will be responsible for developing and executing a clear, member-centric business plan.

The ideal candidate will bring proven successful senior leadership experience in complex organizations within high-end service-oriented environments, having managed all areas of operations, developing business plans and performance improvement, to deliver efficient, thoroughly modern operations and an enhanced member experience, thereby ensuring long-term financial and operational excellence.  Experience with facility planning, maintenance and capital projects will be an advantage. The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of business insight, combined with energy and passion. 

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online HERE. For more information, please contact Priya Girdharie of Odgers Berndtson at or 1 416 366 1990. 

The Vancouver Club is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Vancouver Club throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process for applicants with disabilities. 

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that they do. As part of their efforts to better understand their ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for their searches, their DEI team encourages applicants to take a moment and access the Self-Declaration Form.