Sage Hospitality Resources Assistant Director of Housekeeping in Chicago, Illinois
Req # 5860BR
Job Title Assistant Director of Housekeeping
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Ritz Carlton Chicago
Iconic architecture, a thriving culinary scene, beautifully landscaped public spaces and an array of museums are just part of what draws visitors to the Windy City. At The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, a luxury hotel set atop Water Tower Place in the historic Gold Coast, guests will have every chance to explore the city, from shopping along Michigan Avenue to viewing famous works at the Art Institute. Yet with our hotel’s spa, rooftop lounge, locally inspired restaurant, indoor lap pool and spacious accommodations overlooking the city, guests may not want to leave the premises.
Recognized as “the gold standard” of hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton selects only the most passionate and skilled hospitality professionals. And as one of our Ladies and Gentlemen, you will reflect the values that make us the world’s finest luxury brand. Here, in a diverse environment where individual aspirations are fulfilled and quality of life is enhanced, you will be inspired to work alongside your fellow employees to bring special moments to life for our guests and each other.
The Assistant Director of Housekeeping assists the Executive Housekeeper in managing associates’ and ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the hotel, guest rooms, public areas, laundry and other assigned areas. Coordinates all functions of the Housekeeping and Laundry departments and ensures impeccable levels of cleanliness and upkeep. Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and team building skills with associates, peers and across departments.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Requires working knowledge of Housekeeping and the hotel's services, policies and operations. Working knowledge is generally learned on-the-job. Requires supervisory/management skills. Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Moderate hearing necessary for one-on-one communication with guests and staff, telephone use. Excellent vision necessary for quality inspection, review reports. Excellent speech communication skills for one-on-one communication with guests, telephone usage and two-way radio and associates. Excellent literacy necessary to interpret reports.
Lifting up to 50 lbs. of linen, supplies, furniture. Pushing up to 50 lbs., pushing housekeeping cart and vacuum cleaner. Pulling up to 50 lbs., pulling housekeeping cart and vacuum cleaner. Carrying up to 35 lbs. of supplies. Bending -picking up supplies, cleaning guests rooms, turndown service, trash removal. Occasional kneeling required. Mobility -continuous movement throughout hotel. Continuous standing -90% of shift. Climbing stairs, approximately 100 steps 3% of 8 hours. Ladders -approximately 3 feet, 2% of 8 hour shift. No driving required.
One to two years of post-high school education.
Experience required by position is from one to two years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Chemicals/Agents used: Cleaning chemicals, aerosol sprays used to perform function. Back brace worn approximately 100% of 8 hour shift. Gloves worn 10% of 8 hour shift. Operation of vacuum cleaner, wet vac, trash receptacle, computer, computer printer, telephone, two-way radio, calculator.
Prolonged strenuous physical activity in indoor climate-controlled environment. Excessive heat and humidity in laundry. Inside 95% of shift.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.