General Manager - Exciting New Sports Bar

The Athletic Club Oakland

Jun 30, 2018 - Oakland Downtown

The Athletic Club Oakland is now looking for a General Manager to join the team.

Although sports is the focus, the overall guest experience is the most important to us. Our concept provides the highest quality of food, cocktails, wine on tap and 30+ beers, all in a well designed, stylish and comfortable setting. We do this along with 40 screens, 20 sound zones, bleachers, pool tables, shuffleboard, sky boxes and more. It is really a lot of fun.

In 2014 we opened what quickly became the best sports bar in San Francisco. This May, we opened The AC Oakland and the response has been amazing. We have had lines out the door for the Warriors playoffs and finals and packed houses every morning for the ongoing World Cup.

We are looking for a General Manager and leader for our East Bay team. This person must possess the unique balance of hospitality professional and empathetic people person; experience working in Oakland is preferred.

Below is the full job description. If you are excited about this role, and feel that you meet some, but not all of the criteria, we encourage you to apply. What is most important for us is to hire the best personality for this position. We are happy to work with and train the right candidate if needed.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


The GM is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the day-to-day operations and, in partnership with the Managing Members, the overall success and performance of the business.

As leader of Operations, the GM drives results through effective leadership that aligns with the company's culture and values and possesses an unwavering commitment to the customer experience. It is critical that the GM be a high-energy, high-performing, results-driven team member that strives to make our bar the greatest place to both visit and work.


  • Oversee all managers and day-to-day operations
  • Foster company culture and ensure that staff is continually being educated on our concept, culture and products
  • Have a flexible schedule centered around the sports schedule
  • Present on the floor everyday during busy periods (excluding days off)
  • Work to increase revenue, improve profitability and meet budget goals
  • Complete the monthly schedule to ensure optimal labor
  • Complete regular inventory to track product and maintain company cost goals
  • Regularly review pricing/costing of all food and beverage menu items
  • Review employees and managers to give feedback on performance (bi-annually)
  • Hire and train of all FOH positions
  • Collaborate with BOH Kitchen Manager to ensure a cohesive team environment
  • Attend and prepare for regular meetings with Managing Members and Bookkeeper
  • Manage online presence including internal website, calendar updates and replying to online reviews
  • Ensure company and legal requirements are being met including HR, TIP reporting, Health and Safety, tax, etc., with support of Managing Members and Bookkeeper
  • Work with clients and Events Manager to effectively oversee and execute private events and small group events
  • Ensure cleanliness and timely repairs

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of prior restaurant/bar experience
  • 2+ years managing a diverse workforce
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred but not required
  • Weekly cash reconciliation
  • Creating, maintaining and holding a team accountable for service standards
  • Cost controls systems
  • Food safety manager certification Preferred but not required
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local labor laws and policies


  • Timely and effective communication skills that engage people in a genuine, authentic way. Proactively connect with the team to drive behavior and results
  • Highly enthusiastic, appreciative, empathetic and engaged personality
  • Highly organized, able to multi-task, and easily adaptable in responding to change
  • Understanding that well-defined core values and a strong company culture are essential to the long-term success of a business
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems


  • Position oversees all employees at this location
  • Reports directly to Managing Members


  • Salary ($60K - $75K BOE) + Quarterly Bonus
  • Paid sick leave per California Law
  • 15 days paid vacation as accrued.

If you feel this is the right position for you, please email us

1) a resume

2) a cover letter that directly addresses this job posting

We are excited to hear from you!

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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