Part Time B&B Manager (Couple) for Rent Exchange - Upstate SC

Part Time B&B Manager (Couple) for Rent Exchange - Upstate SC

Posted: 6/26/2012 - 1:14 pm

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Located in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina, SWU has a unique opportunity available for an individual or couple who would enjoy living in and managing a beautiful bed and breakfast adjacent to the university’s campus. This is an ideal position for a mature student or retired/semi-retired single or couple. In exchange for managing the facility, hosting guests and housekeeping, the Residence Director (RD) will receive a housing package which includes a full floor of partially furnished personal living quarters (loft living room/den, separate bedroom and full bath). Other amenities include utilities (electricity, cable, Wi-Fi Internet, telephone), a three-car garage, and use of full kitchen and laundry. The university will also provide maintenance and grounds keeping. The RD reports to the Director of Conference Services. Eagles Rest Bed and Breakfast accommodates a variety of year-round guests and groups including: university VIPs and other campus visitors (including prospective students); wedding parties; retreats; small groups; and special meetings and events. To learn more about the facility, visit the Eagle's Rest link under Conference Services at www.swu.edu. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: greeting and checking in guests; general cleaning and preparation of guest rooms and common areas; taking reservations and assigning rooms; preparing continental breakfast each morning (when there are guests); purchasing and managing inventory of supplies and groceries; laundry; collecting payments; filing monthly reports; and other duties as assigned through Conference Services. The RD will supervise and schedule two work-study students assigned to the facility to assist with housekeeping. Students will each work 5½ hours a week from August to May (fall and spring semesters). POSITION IS AVAILABLE JULY 1, 2012.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will be creative and customer service-oriented and possess the gifts of hospitality and service. It is essential that the RD must demonstrate the following: excellent communications skills; exceptional interpersonal skills; trustworthiness, integrity, discretion and good judgment; organizational skills and attention to detail; self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision or instruction; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Familiarity with SWU—its history, mission and purpose; campus offices, faculty and staff—is a distinct advantage. The RD must be willing to work a flexible schedule based on guest and event schedules. The physical requirements of this position require frequent lifting of objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds. Visual acuity for working on a desktop or laptop is necessary. All employees are expected to endorse the university’s Mission and Statement of Faith and to support and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the institution. This is an unpaid position in exchange for the amenities detailed above; no other benefits are available. Hours vary depending on guest/event schedule, at times up to 27 hours a week. The RD will work with the Director of Conference Services to schedule breaks and other absences. Living quarters will not accommodate children or pets. Upon an offer of employment, the candidate must be willing to undergo a background screening and credit check. In order to be considered for this position, an employment application (available on employment webpage at www.swu.edu). A cover letter and résumé are also required. Submit application materials by email  or by mail. CANDIDATES WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED UPON RECEIPT OF ALL OF THE ABOVE REFERENCED DOCUMENTATION.

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