Sage Hospitality Resources Assistant Director of Housekeeping in Chicago, Illinois
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.
Assistant Director of Housekeeping
Ritz Carlton Chicago
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.
The Assistant Director of Housekeeper is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the hotel, guest rooms, public areas and other assigned areas. Directs and coordinates all functions of the Housekeeping and Laundry departments and ensures impeccable levels of cleanliness and upkeep. Implements inventory and cost controls and ensures expenses are carefully managed. 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 thorough knowledge of the Housekeeping field. Requires knowledge of our company/hotel policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines. Requires supervision/management skills. Ability to compile facts and figures. Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Second language may be required. Moderate hearing necessary for one-on-one communication with guests. Excellent vision necessary for constant walkthrough checks, for attention to detail, analyze reports. Moderate speech communication skills necessary for one-on-one communication with guests. Excellent literacy necessary to analyze report data, prepare reports and initiate correspondence.
Lifting -up to 25 lbs. issuing supplies, inventory, receiving supplies, organizing, etc. Pushing -limited; Pulling -limited Carrying -up to 25 lbs. issuing supplies, inventory, receiving supplies, organizing, etc. Bending -30% of shift touring property, checking rooms, etc. Kneeling -5% of shift checking rooms. Mobility -continuous movement throughout the hotel. Continuous standing -30% of shift. Climbing of approximately 100 steps 20% of shift. Climbing ladders of approximately 3 feet 5% of shift.
One to two years of post high school education.
Experience required by position is from two to three full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Office equipment, chemicals cleaning agents, commercial housekeeping and laundry equipment
Primarily housekeeping department environment. May include prolonged strenuous physical activity in indoor climate-controlled environment. Excessive heat and humidity in laundry. Inside 95% of shift.
Full Time - Regular