Founded in 1928 on the campus of the Kanuga Lake, Kanuga is a deeply spiritual place with special meaning to multiple generations. Located in historic Hendersonville, North Carolina, Kanuga’s campus spans 1400 acres, includes three lakes, 22 miles of hiking trails and 147 comfortably rustic buildings.
Kanuga seeks a Chief Operating Officer, a seasoned, accomplished manager and operations professional. S/he will enable Kanuga to continue to make good on the promise of providing a sanctuary for multiple generations of Episcopalians, multi-denominational guests and conference attendees. Kanuga hosts more than 170 groups and 25,000 visitors annually.
The ideal candidate is a seasoned and experienced manager with an established history of managing, coaching, leading and supporting a talented and multi-divisional operational team, comfort in an inside-facing organizational role and a passion for Kanuga’s mission. Superlative interpersonal management, financial and organizational planning skills and commitment to the continued legacy and future success of Kanuga are essential. Knowledge of facilities and/or similar conference environments and previous interaction and experience with the Kanuga community is highly valued. Reporting to the CEO, the COO will be a partner and advisor to the CEO on all internal matters and capable of representing the organization externally. S/he will work in alignment and harmony with the CEO and will be responsible for effectively managing Kanuga’s infrastructure, processes, human and financial resources and capital projects. By combining significant systems, organizational and project management credibility and expertise with a passion for Kanuga’s mission, the COO will help the organization function smoothly and optimally.
The organization has a budget of $8 million, a very diverse full-time staff of 100 (which grows to 250 during the summer months) anchored by a $9 million endowment – part of a total asset base of $20 million.
For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email Kanuga@BoardWalkConsulting.com or call John Sparrow or Kelly Garrison at 404-262-7392.