Park Resources Manager - Lake Blackshear Resort

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Georgia Veterans State Park / Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, located in Cordele, Georgia, is looking for an extraordinary Park Resources Manager.  We offer a culture that focuses on teamwork and high levels of customer service with an environment that empowers our team members to exceed guests' expectations.  Our ideal candidate will be engaged, hands-on, and prepared to offer  "best in class" service! 

Our campus is comprised of 1,308 acres of pine and hardwoods located on a beautiful 8,800 acre cypress lakefront - Lake Blackshear.   We offer 82 camp sites (of which many are water front), a pioneer camp area, 3 community shelters and 4 open air picnic pavilions, swimming beach, 3D archery course and a military museum and static military displays of planes, cannons and tanks.  

In addition, Lake Blackshear Resort has 88 resort style villa rooms, 10 lake cabins, a full service fine dining restaurant and bar, seasonal food and entertainment lakeside, conference center, marina with boat rental, 18 hole-golf course, and programed activities.

We are managed by the Southeast's premiere hospitality management company, Coral Hospitality.

Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the General Manager, this position directs and coordinates activities for the general public and guest staying at Lake Blackshear Resort and Georgia Veterans State Park.  Starting salary is estimated to be between $37,000 and $39,000 with no housing provided.

Essential Functions:

  • Increase overall visitors to the Park and Resort.  Plan and implement daily, monthly and seasonal recreational activities for guest and the general public.
  • Plans and executes aggressive marketing efforts.    
  • Supervise camp reservations, check-in and check-out and overall customer service for 88 Camp RV sites.  Must be familiar with electronic reservation system.
  • Provide to guest information on Camp and Resort facilities, Park and Resort activities, and area information.
  • Promote and maintain positive community relations.  Develop local partnerships and volunteer programs that enhance the park assets and activities for park visitors. Analyzes financial information and operational requirements in order to plan, prepare and manage the park’s operating budget. Ensure an efficient operation, within budget constraints and assures fiscal control and accountability. Provides an efficient operation that stays within budget constraints and which assures fiscal control and accountability.
  • Assumes natural resources protection and environmental education as a manager of park operations and visitor programming. Some specialized training may be necessary to meet environmental demands of park operation.


Education and/or Experience: Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and three years of experience in planning, coordinating and supervising personnel in the delivery of recreational activities or special events. The candidate must also have at least one (1) year experience with electronic reservations systems.

Location: Cordele, GA
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