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Join the amazing team at the beautiful Bellarmine Retreat House in Barrington, IL. Our work is good for body, mind, and spirit!

Front of the House Supervisor

The Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL is seeking an experienced Front of the House Supervisor to join its wonderful team that welcomes thousands of retreatants each year. 

The Front of the House Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that the house is organized, clean, and that all details of our turnovers from one retreat group to the next are understood by all necessary parties in the retreat house, kitchen staff, and any necessary external partners.

Works with the office team, two-three days a week, to assist with answering phones, welcoming retreatants, registering retreatants for retreats, and other administrative responsibilities.  

Supervises and arranges volunteers to help maintain our gardens and libraries, and to do office work that can be done by volunteers.  

Ensures all furniture, artwork, and materials are returned back to their proper location in the retreat house after each group leaves and before the next group arrives. 

Assists in purchasing items, restocking the retreat house, as well as running occasional errands. 

On busiest turnover days, assists the housekeeping and maintenance teams in preparing rooms for the next group.

Other responsibilities as assigned. 

Benefits:

Working full-time at Bellarmine, this position will enjoy many benefits including: 

  • Working on our beautiful sacred grounds on 80 acres in Barrington, IL

  • Free lunch most work-days

  • Most major holidays off and paid vacation 

  • 403B with company match

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage  

Apply or contact us for more details.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree –has a degree in hospitality or related field. 

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working at a hotel or large resort. 

  • Speaks and writes in both Spanish and English.

  • Must be detail oriented and a strong communicator – verbally and in writing

  • Must be a gentle, kind and helpful person looking to assist retreatants and all other guests 

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Comfortable using the Google Suite of products (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and G-mail)

  • Must be comfortable inputting data into a database and exporting data for reports. 

  • Must be able to work Mondays to Fridays and occasionally may need to work a weekend during the morning or afternoon (a couple times a year usually)

  • Must be comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Must have a valid driver’s license 

Housekeeper (part-time)

The Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for assisting the housekeeping supervisor by performing both routine cleaning procedures and general household maintenance throughout the beautiful Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House and its 80 acres of sprawling land in Barrington, IL. This part-time position comes with benefits and the opportunity to work with a great team of full-time and part-time staff.

Duties specific to Housekeeping:

  • Assist the housekeeping supervisor with instructing part-time housekeeping team members.
  • Assist with maintaining inventories of all housekeeping supplies to ensure efficiency.
  • Assist with managing the laundry process, which includes all bed linens and towels.
  • Perform other housekeeping tasks as assigned or needed.
  • Perform daily audits of all building areas and equipment (including cleaning supplies).

A few requirements:

  • Position must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Position requires an eye for detail, a strong work ethic, and the desire to exceed standards by consistently producing quality work and extraordinary results.
  • Occasional weekend hours required to accommodate retreat schedules.