The Front Office Manager is responsible for ensuring that consistent high quality guest service is delivered in all Sundance Lodging efforts. This individual provides guidance and leadership for the following Front Office departments: Front Desk, Switchboard, Bell Service, and Concierge.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Actively manage all aspects of the Front Office, including hiring, training, performance monitoring, scheduling, and reviews.
Instill proper etiquette standards in all employees.
Establish and maintain training for all departments.
Develop guidelines and train staff to reduce energy usage during periods of no occupancy and to comply with no-idling policy.
Share the Sundance story of land preservation and environmental commitment with staff and guests.
Help supervisors excel in their daily duties.
Direct Concierge, Front Desk, Bell Staff, and Switchboard meetings.
Assist Front Desk with daily duties. Work Front Desk shifts during low occupancy periods.
Attend Resume and Pre-Con meetings.
Ensure safe and accurate shipping & receiving by PBX/Switchboard responsibilities.
Train concierge staff and oversee concierge operations.
Warmly greet guests.
Assist with and resolve guest problems or complaints.
Oversee all aspects of guest service ensuring that Sundance Service Standards are consistently met.
Ensure prompt, professional phone service.
Ensure accuracy and proper billing of all guests and groups.
Ensure guests are informed of services, facilities, and events at Sundance, and assist in planning and booking activities.
Maintain Repeat Guest program.
Assist Director of Lodging with home owner issues.
Ensure proper communication among departments and outlets, namely Sales and Reservations.
Work closely with the Director of Lodging and Director of Sales to establish sales goals, objectives, action plans and budgets; as well as implement packages, rates, availability of rooms both online and through our reservations department, and assisting with VIP clients.
Achieve and/or exceed budgeted FIT revenue numbers.
Participate in yield management committee to maximize revenue.
Continually research and monitor competitor’s rates and packages and manage Sundance’s rate structure, packages and promotions based on findings.
ALL SUNDANCE REPRESENTATIVES ARE EXPECTED TO
Embrace and promote all facets of the Sundance Guiding Principles: vision, mission, cause, tenets, service standards, and values.
Exhibit job and product knowledge to accurately support and promote all Sundance departments, amenities and programming ventures.
Be flexible to meet business demands, work well under pressure, meet deadlines and manage time appropriately.
Work with a broad based constituency and provide excellent service to all internal and external guests.
Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
Keep information confidential as directed in the confidentiality agreement.
Support and comply with all Sundance policies, procedures, and standards.
Protect Sundance assets.
Be a positive ambassador of Sundance inside and outside of work.
Support and participate in environmental programs associated with position, for example: minimize waste, recycle, conserve energy, purchase and use sustainable products, educate co-workers/guests on environmental ethic, support vendors with similar environmental ethic, decrease pollution levels, minimize the use of toxic chemicals, restore wild life
habitats, and carpool with co-workers to minimize carbon emissions. All employees are invited to participate in environmental or Sundance Preserve sponsored events.
Manage 3-6 subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 15-20 employees in the Switchboard, Front Desk, Concierge, and Bell Staff. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Complete all applicable paperwork for the above responsibilities and submit to HR in a timely manner.
Sundance recognizes the impact that our image has on the guest’s impression of the resort and the perception of our ability to provide professional service to our clientele. As representatives of Sundance all employees including mangers are expected to be in compliance with the Dress Code determined for his/her department as defined in the job description or follow the standards below.
In order to best promote a positive, professional image that meets Sundance guest’s expectations, employees are required to dress in a professional, conservative fashion that is appropriate for their area. Please use the following as a minimum standard:
All aspects of the Personal Appearance policy (SPL#50) must be in compliance.
Employees are required to wear nametags at all times while on duty.
Clothing must be unwrinkled and clean, and in good condition (no rips, tears, or frays regardless of whether accidental or fashionably placed).
Blue jeans are permitted.
Men’s shirts must be tucked in.
Appropriate skirt length is from the knee to the ankle.
A tailored fit is required of all clothing.
Tank tops, halter tops tube tops, and spaghetti straps are prohibited.
Sleeveless shirts are permitted for females.
Bare midriffs are prohibited.
Proper footwear for your department is required.
Dress sandals are permitted for females.
Flip flops are prohibited in all areas.
Tennis shoes are prohibited unless there is a business need (ie: Mtn. Ops.)
Fashion sneakers are allowed within department approved parameters.
If your department allows t-shirts, they must be in good condition and have appropriate Sundance logos.
If your department allows baseball caps, they must be in good condition and have appropriate Sundance logos.
If your department allows beanies, they must be in good condition and Sundance branded.
Employees working in retail outlets may wear t-shirts and caps that are sold in their area if no uniform is provided.
Sundance will reasonably accommodate employees with religious beliefs or a disability that may make it difficult for that employee to comply fully with the Personal Appearance Policy. Employees should contact their supervisor or Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation that will comply to the greatest extent possible with the policy.
This is a general description of this job. All employees of Sundance Partners Ltd. will be required to perform any task that is asked of him/her within legal and ethical parameters and company policy.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Financial management and accountability including preparation and adherence to departmental budget and willingness to implement improvements to achieve the financial goals of Sundance Partners, LTD.
Manage change effectively.
Implement the Sundance guiding principles.
Provide leadership to position Sundance to achieve its vision.
Communicate goals and objectives in a manner which inspires employees to live and apply the guiding principles.
Communicate clearly and concisely in writing or verbally.
Sell concepts and ideas to management, peers, and employees.
Build morale and spirit.
Instill a guest service attitude in all employees.
Instill a “can-do” attitude in all employees.
Follow, support, and enforce company policies and procedures.
Assume responsibility and accountability for self and employees.
Quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; at least 2-4 years total related experience in hospitality/lodging/comparable resort and/or education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets. SMS knowledge helpful. Proficient in internet navigation and electronic mail. Operate radio for communication with staff.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid U.S. Drivers’ License in good standing as determined by Sundance’s Insurance Company guidelines.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Must be 21 years of age or older
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