Membership Sales Director Interview Questions and Job Description

10/16/2023
Alan Cohen

INTERVIEWING QUESTIONS

Position: Membership Sales Director

Name:

Date:

 

Why are you leaving your current employer?

 

How many salespeople have you supervised at one time?

 

How do you persuade your staff to follow you?

 

Give an example of how you actually did this.

 

How would you describe your management style?

 

How effective are you at closing sales? What is your secret?

 

What were your closing sales goals this past year and how well did you do?

 

What could you have done to improve these numbers?

 

Did you or your employer create the marketing plan?

 

What media was the most effective? Why?

 

Describe the record keeping system you use?

 

How well have your staff done in following this system?

 

What attributes does a good salesperson have?

 

What are your career goals for the next five years?

 

How does working here fit into those goals?

 

How much leeway do you give to your staff to make decisions?

 

How do you make certain your staff is held accountable?

 

What steps do you take before making decisions or solving problems?

 

How do you manage upward?

 

What do you think is important to document?

 

What do you do to ensure objectivity when evaluating your staff?

 

How have you helped to develop people you manage?

 

How do you motivate your staff? 

 

How do you get yourself out of a slump?

 

Do you feel it’s important to have regular meetings with your staff? What would you discuss in these meetings?

 

How much sales training have you had? Describe the training.

 

What type of training would you like your staff to have?

 

Do you workout at a fitness club? If so, what benefits do you derive from it?

 

This position is for a 40+hour workweek and includes some nights and weekends. You would be eligible for a one-week vacation after 6 months of employment. Can you maintain regular attendance within these perimeters?

 

Do you have any vacations planned for the next 12 months?

 

Review the job description in detail and then inquire “can you perform these essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations?” If they need accommodations, ask them to list on paper their suggested reasonable accommodations.

 

If hired, can you provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United States?

 

Why do you want to work at this club?

 

MEMBERSHIP SALES DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Reports to:

Department:

Certifications:

Employee signature:

Date:

JOB SUMMARY 

As Director you must manage the process of selling memberships in an ethical and friendly manner and create marketing opportunities to ensure reaching sales goals. These must be done within the budget guidelines.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Follow all club policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook

 

Sell memberships

 

Follow all standards, policies and procedures for hiring, disciplining appraising and terminating employees in accordance with the governing laws and Employee Handbook

 

Cover Manager on Duty hours as needed

 

Perform staff evaluations on a regular basis

 

Manage the sales process of telephone inquiries, tours, corporate presentations, upgrades, transfers and cancellations

 

Train staff in the successful and ethical way to do presentations and to close sales

 

Motivate sales staff on a daily basis

 

Reach monthly sales goals

 

Track all inquiries, tours and sales

 

Track the follow up calls made by staff

 

Monitor paper process of transactions for new sales, transfers, upgrades and cancellations

 

Schedule the staff hours and stay within the budget guidelines

 

Be knowledgeable of all club events and programs

 

Inform staff of these events and programs in writing or by calendar

 

Create marketing opportunities such as health fairs, corporate outreach and member and guest events

 

Help run and coordinate these events

 

Submit to management a monthly tracking sheet for all inquiries and sales

 

Analyze results of conversions from special promotions and discuss with management

 

Develop annual marketing plan with General Manager

 

Be liaison for advertising plans and keep clippings of all print ads by dates and type of promotion

 

Track response of each ad or event

 

Monitor layout and placement of ads

 

Schedule photographer for special events

 

Write profit and loss statements for membership promotions present to management in a timely manner

 

Attend all required management and club meetings

 

Attend all authorized sales and management seminars

 

Help create ads for newspaper, yellow pages and other media

 

Call 10 members a month (both new and current) to learn of their satisfaction with the membership

 

Be a problem solver for member’s complaint

 

Return all telephone calls within 24 hours

 

Develop and maintain a retention program for the 1st year members

 

Administer payroll including verifying commission and checking calculations

 

Develop department budget and explain in writing to management any monthly variances

 

Substitute for staff as needed

 

Hold weekly staff meetings reviewing department sales and events, setting goals, and praising the accomplishments

 

Be professionally attired and wearing name tag at all times

 

Maintain professional demeanor and a positive attitude at all times

 

Maintain regular attendance and punctuality

 

Be a team player

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED


Two years of supervisory experience

 

Two years of proven sales experience

 

High school diploma (college degree preferred)

 

Above average math and communication skills both in writing and verbal

 

Computer experience and Contact Management and use of ACT or Goldmine software

 

Ability to motivate staff

 

Must have above average organizational skills

 

Must have friendly and outgoing personality

 

Have a strong customer service orientation

 

Have an affinity for fitness

 

Be CPR certified

 

Must be able to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time

 

Must be able to hear, see, speak and have good verbal and written communication skills

 

Must be able to use telephone, paging systems and computer

 

Must be able to write and have above average math skills



 
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