Overnight Guest Services Representative

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

This position can be filled part-time or full-time with benefits. It is tip eligible. We are open to a 4 10 hour shift schedule. This is an overnight position- Covering the times from 11pm-7am

We offer benefits UNHEARD of in this industry! Check them out here! (Download PDF reader) This includes things such as 18 days of paid time off a year, a very low cost for health insurance, tuition benefits, hotel stay discounts, and a generous retirement account program.

GOAL:
To advance The Kirkwood Community College Center for Hospitality Excellence's vision to lead the world in educating and preparing the finest hospitality professionals that will impact the global community. Our Mission is to be the best place to learn, recruit and stay. We do this by teaching, developing and serving.


GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 

Anticipate guest needs, assist hotel guests with the handling of baggage and/or packages and provide transportation for guests as required. Performs cleaning duties of the lobby and public spaces. Performs general accounting duties during the third shift.  This position serves as a trainer.  Trainers are responsible for supervising the learning experiences of students in all areas of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts and The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet incoming guests and escort them to their destination in the building. 
  • Register and assign rooms to guests of hotels and escort them to their destination in the building, if needed.
  • Review accounts and charges with guests during the checkout process. 
  • Transfer luggage, trunks, and packages to and from rooms, loading areas, vehicles, or transportation terminals, by hand or using baggage carts. 
  • Transport guests to and from desired locations as part of the hotel shuttle service.
  • Maintain clean lobbies, shuttle vehicles and entrance areas for travelers or guests.
  • Supply guests or travelers with directions, travel information, and other information such as available services and points of interest. 
  • Assist physically challenged travelers and other guests with special needs. 
  • Deliver messages and run errands for guests. 
  • Explain the operation of room features such as locks, ventilation systems, and televisions.  
  • Maintain compliance with required training as designated by supervisor.
  • Communicate effectively with other areas of the Hotel to ensure guest needs are met and issues are addressed timely.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information. 
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes. 
  • Comply with federal, state, and hotel policies, procedures, and regulations. 
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures. 
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
 
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Serve as back up to Night Auditor function as needed.
  • Excellent phone etiquette & communication skills.
  • Must have professional appearance and attitude.
  • Serve as professional role model.
  • Support other Hotel functions as needed.
  • Assist students in achieving course objectives.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:

  • Indoor environment               
  • Outdoor environment           
  • Extreme temperatures
        
Physical Requirements
The physical activities required for this position involve:
  • Standing over 2/3 of the time. 
  • Walking up to 2/3 of the time. 
  • Sitting under 1/3 of the time. 
  • Using hands over 2/3 of the time.
  • Reaching with hands and arms up to 2/3 of the time. 
  • Talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time. 
  • This position requires lifting:
    1. Up to 10 pounds over 2/3 of the time.
    2. Up to 25 pounds over 2/3 of the time.
    3. Up to 50 pounds over 1/3 of the time.
    4. Up to 100 pounds under 1/3 of the time.
 
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent required.   
  • Must be 18years of age or older.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: 
 
  • Must have a valid Iowa driver license or be able to obtain and qualify for a chauffer’s class D endorsement. 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
 

  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a post high school degree.  
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of two years full-time experience in a related hospitality setting or the equivalent education and related work experience.  
 
EEO AA/STATEMENT:
 

Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood. edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ ed.gov.
  

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 83358

Posted 9 days ago

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