Executive Housekeeper

Kissimmee, Florida
Jan 02, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Career Level

Job Title:          Executive Housekeeper

Department:   Housekeeping

Reports to:      Director of Facilities


Provide leadership and direction in all Village Housekeeping operations in order to provide a clean and safe vacation experience for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day routines within the Housekeeping Department, with direct responsibility for the cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of Villas, Public Areas and Laundry. Demonstrates a great attention to details and quick decision making skills in order to provide guests with a perfect storybook experience.


Staff Management

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Housekeeping Managers to provide direction, leadership and support to all housekeeping staff that mirror the mission and core values of the organization.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct performance appraisals and administer salary adjustments.
  • Recognize achievements and create a positive teamwork atmosphere.


  • Develop and implement all housekeeping procedures.
  • Ensure all safety and security procedures are adhered to.
  • Receive and prepare work orders for Engineering in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Conduct inspections of villas and public areas to ensure housekeeping standards are met or exceeded.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures as needed.

Guest Relations

  • Respond to guest concerns in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Review and analyze guest concerns to identify consistent patterns and themes.
  • Create and implement procedures for thematic guest concerns.

Finance & Administration

  • Maintain fiscal responsibility (budgeting, payroll, operating expense control) for overall Housekeeping dept.
  • Prepare reports for management information.
  • Prepare staff schedules and post accordingly, as needed.

All other duties as assigned


  • Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, crouch, balance, and be able to use hands/arms to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week, resort operation


  • Demonstrated effective leader with the ability to train, coach and motivate team members
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to manage and execute tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Establishes effective working relationships by adjusting approaches to meet the needs of a diverse population including staff, guests, volunteers, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population, including staff, co-workers, volunteers, and leaders.
  • Effectively identifies and analyzes problems. Uses creative solutions to solve problems with varying degrees of information.
  • Demonstrates a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency in situations that require decisiveness, quick response and good judgement
  • Ability to initiate actions based on one’s own interpretation or understanding of a situation
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to develop and maintain operating budget.
  • Ability to communicate, understand, speak, read, write English to communicate with departments/guests/vendor participants.
  • PC skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and payroll software.
  • Ability to operate a motorized vehicle, including battery-operated golf cart
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • High School Diploma
  • At least 8+ years of previous housekeeping experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing teams
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred

Give Kids The World is a drug free workplace.


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