Front Desk Agent - Midday Shift
Kanab, Utah / Hourly / Full time
The Best Friend's Mission is to do nothing short of making history by bringing about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Our goal is that every animal shelter in every community in the country be no kill by the end of 2025.
The fact is, we have a great culture, populated by fun, dedicated and brilliant people. But we're always looking for talented people who can help us make history, and that's where you come in. If you want to be a part of history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025, apply today for one of our open job opportunities!

Location: Kanab, Utah 

Hiring Range: This position’s hiring range is anticipated to be $15.80 to $18.00 hourly, depending on experience, plus great benefits!

Interviews will occur weekly until the position is filled.

Work Schedule: Friday-Tuesday 11:30am-8:30pm

Position Summary: The Front desk agent will perform concierge related duties at a high professional level and will support guests in every manner both on the phone, via email and in person.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The Front-Desk agent will demonstrate kindness and the golden rule in our everyday actions by practicing inclusion and respect for every person for the value they bring to the table. Be a role model for the spirit of authenticity, kindness and positive influence with each other, our visitors, and volunteers as well as to the animals every day. This includes listening, being present, being supportive of others and demonstrating compassion and curiosity in conflict.

  • Treat people around you as our most valuable resource by leading with Kindness and Compassion in all your actions, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, encourage self-care and work-life balance through your own example, and work to build strong relationships with your team by creating communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture of your team.

  • Answer guest calls, e-mails, and record details of each for future follow-up.

  • Assist customers with planning and booking reservations for Best Friends Lodging. Options, available rooms, rates, and amenities. Upselling rooms and providing information on promotions.

  • Communicate with housekeeping and maintenance departments to ensure prompt responses to guests' needs.

  • Make reservations or appointments for guests who want to avail themselves of local entertainment or services

  • Meet and exceed guests' expectations by anticipating the services they might require and suggesting local venues

  • Maintain constant communication with guests and other Roadhouse departments and staff members.

  • Supports all Roadhouse departments and Best Friends Sanctuary Experience Division and as assigned.

  • Oversees daily Roadhouse & Mercantile operations including checking-in/out of guests, assisting guests with recommendations, requests and local activities, processing of payments and other guest -oriented tasks as needed. Resolve guest issues and ensure complete guest satisfaction.

  • Verifies revenue from all sources is accurately balanced and follows up on any discrepancies; ensures room charges and taxes are properly posted to guest folios.

  • Performs occasional housekeeping, property cleaning as necessary.

    Skills and Experience:    

    • One to two years related customer service experience preferred.

    • Must have proficiency with a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, research, and presentation software (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and related software). 

    • Accurate, appropriate, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. Strong listening skills.

    • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.

    • Experience in interacting with the general public (customer service) preferred. Demonstrates approachability when dealing with the general public. 

    • Strong interpersonal skills, i.e., ability to develop positive relationships with others and demonstrate sensitivity to the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of others.

    • Demonstrates personal accountability to ensure that all responsibilities are completed effectively and in a timely manner.

    • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to routinely lift 30-40 pounds

    • Must be ok with exposure to various animal allergens.

    • Must be able to perform physical activity on a frequent basis, including, but not limited to walking up/downstairs, lifting and carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending.

    Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

    Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

    Culture Statement and Responsibility
    We value attitude over aptitude, and we treat Kindness as a discipline because it is paramount in our culture along with our other Guiding Principles. Culture is how we talk to and treat ourselves and one another, it's how we generate and respond to change, it's how we plan and make decisions, it's how we do what we do.
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    About Best Friends

    Best Friends recently received a 2022 Top Workplaces USA award from Energage.

    Visit the Best Friends Animal Society page on the Energage Top Workplaces award winners' site here to learn more. Not only do we take pride in cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award! We offer competitive pay including the opportunity to receive a discretionary bonus based on performance. We offer medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, dependent care reimbursement, pet sitting reimbursement when traveling for work, flexible spending account, and health savings account. We offer generous paid time off up to 9 hours per month for full time employees, nine paid holidays annually, auto insurance discount, and legal and identity theft coverage.  For added well-being support, we offer Pawternity Leave for employees to have time to care for their personal pets, mental health support, and an employee assistance program. We also offer a generous 401k savings plan. Do you want to love where you work and make history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025? Look no further and apply today!

    Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status. Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

     

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