Front Desk Manager - National Center for Employee Development (NCED)


Norman, OK

Job Description

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you’re pursuing — a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work — our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://careers.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Our Leisure group within SLC specializes in serving consumers; recreational and entertainment needs in national and state parks, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums and other day-use cultural attractions.

The scope of our operations includes operating lodging, conference and meeting space, houseboats and other marine activities, retail merchandise shops, fine dining restaurants, and interpretive tours in some of this country’s most pristine protected lands and national parks.

We have been active partners with the National Park Service and various zoos, aquariums, and other cultural attractions for over 20 years, providing high-quality visitor services in numerous locations across the United States in over 12 states. We are considered a premier provider of professional services by clients and competition alike, committed to providing high-quality recreation, hospitality and authentic experiences to clients and visitors from all over the world.

Some of the national and state parks in which we operate include:

Asilomar Conference Center, California
Denali National Park, Alaska
Glacier Bay, Alaska
Lake Powell Resorts and Marina, Arizona
Zephyr Cove Resort & Marinas, Nevada
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Wyoming


The Front Desk Manager is responsible for the work that is carried out by the Front Desk and reservations. Coordinates front office guest services at the conference center so that staff members and guest experiences a positive impression of the facility.


Meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and clients
Supervise and monitor team members to ensure a high level of guest service is delivered at all times. Empower staff to answer questions and make appropriate decisions.

Develop and be accountable for a safety culture that creates a work environment where no one gets hurt.

Maintain the highest level of Customer Service and Professionalism by understanding all aspects of customer service and hospitality.

Directly participate and support all Operations of the Front Office areas.

Maintain budget guidelines as set forth by immediate Supervisor, Controller, or General Manager and establish and track cost savings wherever possible.

On a daily basis, review all Pass-On, Checklists and Night Audit information and conduct any necessary follow-up.

Meet with the Office team to review issues, disseminate information and formulate a plan of action each week.

Maintain constant knowledge of current and future functions and events.

Respond to all requests and takes ownership of all issues, ensuring proper outcomes and solutions.

Resolve guest, client and staff issues with efficiency and diplomacy.
Responsible for clear and timely communications relative to all Front Office Operations.

Responsible for coordinating in Property Management System all Out of Order Rooms, Special Requests, Room Blocks and Guest Profiles.

Prepare all Staff Schedules: minimizing overtime hours, honoring schedule restrictions, Time off Requests, and business demands.

Responsible for submitting accurate Payroll Records.

Handle all discipline issues within the department, prepare documentation and meet with employees.

Ensure departmental projects are completed in a timely manner.

Ensure all employees are in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in the employee handbook.

Recruit and train all front desk personnel.

Oversee all front desk operations.


Associate Degree or Bachelors Degree in hospitality field preferred.

Further courses in guest services preferred.

A strong knowledge of personal computers is essential.

Three years in hospitality services or like environment performing like duties as an Assistant Front Office Manager.

Two years management experience.

Experience in all facets of providing guest services.

Must be able to lead, motivate, and communicate effectively with others.

Strong organizational abilities are essential.

Commitment to the mission of the conference center.

Submission Deadline


If interested, submit résumé to:

Rashaad Schell


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