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Director Housekeeping

Posted October 1, 2020

Pearl South Padre Island Resort
South Padre Island, TX
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Job Summary

The Director-Housekeeping is responsible for ensuring efficient operations of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as well as leading the entire Housekeeping Department including rooms front/back of house public areas and laundry. Exempt associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities.

Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time. 

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 7 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 2-year college degree and 5 or more years of related experience; or a 4-year college degree and at least 3 year of related experience.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must be proficient in Windows operating systems Company approved spreadsheets and word processing
  • Must have a valid driver's license for the applicable state.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful high pressure situations.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must have the ability to assimilate complex information data etc. from disparate sources and consider adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.
  • Must be effective at listening to understanding clarifying and resolving the concerns and issues raised by coworkers and guests.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Approach all encounters with guests and associates in an attentive friendly courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards)
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Comply with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR and First Aid
  • Establish and maintain a key control system for the department.
  • Operate radios efficiently and professionally in communicating with hotel staff.
  • Ensure the proper use of radio etiquette within the housekeeping department.
  • Monitor and direct all Housekeeping and Laundry leadership.
  • Ensure compliance to company and brand training using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Conduct all 90 day and annual associate performance appraisals according to Aimbridge Hospitality S.O.P's.
  • Be responsible for developing a manager as assigned by the Corporate Office including sign-off on all competencies and assist in his/her placement.
  • Conduct monthly department meetings with housekeeping staff according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Prepare associate Schedule according to the business forecast payroll budget guidelines and productivity requirements. Submit the Schedule and Wage Progress Report to the General Manager weekly.
  • Maintain standards regarding Purchase Orders vouchering of invoices and checkbook accounting according to Aimbridge Hospitality S.O.P.'s.
  • Ensure guest privacy and security by correctly following Aimbridge Hospitality procedures.
  • Participate in required M.O.D. coverage as scheduled.
  • Ensure implementation of all Aimbridge Hospitality's policies and house rules.
  • Train and review all 'House Safety' rules and procedures with Housekeeping staff.
  • Motivate coach counsel and discipline all Housekeeping leaders according to Aimbridge Hospitality S.O.P.'s.
  • Lead and facilitate monthly all-associate team meetings and any other functions required by management.
  • Lead and facilitate weekly staff meetings and provide training on a rotational basis using the steps to effective training according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with other managers associates and all other departments.
  • Respond to emergency situations using information contained in M.S.D. sheets. Keep M.S.D. sheets current and easily available.
  • Focus the Housekeeping Department on its role in contributing to the guest service scores.
  • Ensure that associates are at all times attentive friendly helpful and courteous to all guests managers and other associates.
  • Conduct weekly walk through with General Manager and Property Engineer.
  • Use the telephone and computer system for reporting and verifying room status.
  • Properly store secure and issue supplies as needed to meet business demands.
  • Complete all reports in a timely and efficient manner as required by management.
  • Establish with General Manager's approval any additional standards as needed for the Housekeeping Department.
  • Review Guest Request log daily to ensure that all requests have been met taking proactive steps to address problems before they occur.
  • Ensure completion of regular maintenance and cleaning projects on a biannual basis.
  • Monitor all V.I.P.'s special guests and requests.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the General Manager.
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About this Employer

Pearl South Padre Island Resort

310 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597

(956) 761-6551

200 Room Resort

www.pearlsouthpadre.com

Our Resort

Nestled on the island's southern tip, the Pearl South Padre Island Resort is a premier oceanfront resort for families and couples who want to experience tranquil views and soft sand beaches in South Texas. Warm rays of sunshine and tropical breezes await your arrival. From the moment visitors drive down the palm tree lined brick road and discover our lush landscaping and pristine beaches, they'll know why the Pearl South Padre is South Texas' "Best on the Beach" resort destination.

After spending a fun-filled day at the beach enjoying the clear blue waters of the Texas coastline, guests can retreat to the Pearl South Padre and enjoy everything this full-service resort has to offer. They can make a splash at the largest hotel swimming pool in South Texas. Grab a tropical drink at our swim-up bar or relax on our oceanfront sundeck. Enjoy a little "me time", and let our massage therapists ease away their tensions at our resort spa. Dine alfresco from an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood brought in daily from the Gulf. Then retreat to a ocean-view room and enjoy the gentle sounds of waves coming ashore just outside the window.

  • Located on the pristine blue waters of South Padre Island beach
  • 251 guest rooms, suites and condominiums with private balconies
  • Spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico
  • 6,000-square-foot outdoor pool and swim-up bar
  • Full-service Sapphire Spa
  • Summer Kids Camp
  • Indoor and outdoor dining at Beachside Bar & Grille
  • 8,500 square feet of event space ideal for meetings and weddings