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posted July 3, 2019

Lied Lodge & Conference Center
Nebraska City, NE
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About This Job

General Manager of Lied Lodge and Conference Center – Relocation package available 

Are you a leader with the unique ability to drive employee engagement, guest experience, and profitability simultaneously?  Do you naturally possess a strong business acumen and an ability to influence, encourage, and develop people?  Does the opportunity to make the world a better place through service and hospitality intrigue you? If so, please keep reading!

Our organization: The Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 & has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at

Our property: The Lied Lodge & Conference Center resides within the 260 acres of Arbor Day Farm, which is a property owned & operated by the Arbor Day Foundation. It was created to give guests a place to experience nature in a comfortable setting. A natural setting, rustic ambiance, and exceptional service make Lied Lodge & Conference Center unique to our guests. Lied Lodge & Conference Center is regionally recognized & offers 140 guest rooms, over 14,000 square feet of meeting space, and hosts a diverse audience of business and leisure guests 365 days a year.

Who we’re looking for:

The Arbor Day Foundation is in search for a General Manager to lead its Lied Lodge & Conference Center. We’re looking for someone who will lead our Team Members by example, fostering a strong, cohesive team environment that builds confidence and strong morale while maintaining high retention.  This role is responsible for managing operations, driving growth, & ensuring high levels of employee engagement and guest satisfaction.  The General Manager oversees all aspects of the hotel and conference center, and will be responsible for supporting the Director of Sales, Director of Rooms, Director of Maintenance, and the Director of Food and Beverage.

The ideal candidate is able to drive exceptional results through leveraging a unique and world class property, has an insatiable ambition to lead a high functioning team, and possesses the ability to create an engaging culture for both guests & Team Members. This role will report to the Vice President of Arbor Day Farm and have responsibilities to develop and maintain relationships in the local and greater communities within which we operate.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers an excellent work environment, an attractive benefits package, and the rewarding opportunity to facilitate environmental stewardship. If this unique opportunity sounds like a great fit for your talents and interest, please apply with a cover letter and resume to the Arbor Day Foundation’s careers page at

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Cultivate & maintain a positive and engaging culture for both guests & Team Members
  • Supervise and develop the performance of all department directors and their respective departments, including Reservations, Front Office, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Food & Beverage, & Sales to ensure the highest level of guest and employee satisfaction in a cost-effective manner.
  • Monitor the full range of operations and financial performance of the Lied Lodge while providing operational guidance to leaders and team members.
  • Ensuring financial success of the hotel by managing expenses, controlling labor costs, and assuming overall responsibility for revenue management.
  • Facilitating the alliance between all departments to support effective revenue generation & operational excellence.
  • Ensure all hotel policies and procedures are fully implemented in all departments, including Safety, Emergency and Human Resources as outlined in the Team Member Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to provide world-class service to guests & Team Members
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Energetic, positive team player
  • Strong aptitude in financial management, financial reports and analysis
  • Familiarity with OSHA, local Department of Health regulations and relevant current laws governing handling of hazardous substances.
  • Must be able to read, write, & speak English. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
  • Must be able to handle standing/walking, carrying/lifting up to 25 pounds, bending/twisting, climbing stairs and more.


  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent coursework in a related specialized field and two+ years of related experience, or a Master's degree.
  • Four years supervisory/managerial experience in general management, rooms, sales, or food and beverage in a hotel setting.
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing with the Department of Motor Vehicles


  • Full-time position
  • Must have the ability to work a variety of shifts (days, nights, weekends, & holidays)
  • Must be able to be on-call

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary, dependent upon experience
  • Relocation package available to candidates outside of the local area
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k + company match
  • Company paid short-term disability & long-term disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • Paid-time off, paid sick leave, & paid volunteer leave
  • Free soda & coffee during shift
  • Discounts on food, rooms, retail gift shop items, & golf
  • Free admission to on-site attractions
  • Access to pool & sauna

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About This Employer

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

2700 Sylvan Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410

(402) 873-8733

144 Room Conference Center

About Us

Lied Lodge & Conference Center is truly a special place. 140 nature-inspired rooms. 14,000 square feet of event space. 260 wooded acres to explore. It is a getaway like no other.

The Lodge was originally designed and built by the Arbor Day Foundation to serve as a space for like minds to gather and discuss trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship. Today, you will find that happening amid family reunions, business conferences, weddings, vacations, and more.

Regardless of what brings you to Lied Lodge, one thing is certain. You will enjoy your time at this one-of-a-kind destination.