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Requisition Number 17-0099
Post Date 5/11/2017
Title Banquet Administrative Assistant
City New Orleans
State LA

The Banquet Operations Administrative Assistant assists the Banquet Department by providing support to the Banquet Management Team in the day-to-day office and administrative duties.  

Essential Functions
To perform the Banquet Administrative Assistant position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•  Check Banquet’s Mailbox daily; collect mail and/or BEO’s from distribution

•  Notify Banquet Captains of any pop-ups soon as possible

•  Sort and put away all BEO’s

•  Organize BEO book daily

•  Check UltiPro daily to monitor Banquet associates’ time and ensure there are no missed punches for the previous day

•  Verify Banquet associates time on Pay-roll Monday 

•  Follow-up on any and all call outs; call additional staff to replace those not able to report to work, if necessary

•  Ensure all call offs are marked properly on the schedule and recorded onto the associate’s attendance cards

•  Monitor Banquet associates’ attendance  

•  Open and close out checks in Micros and Delphi checks as functions end

•  Create and monitor server sign-out/tip sheets for each meal period

•  Calculate and divide tips as meal periods are completed

•  Carefully review all closed checks for billing errors

•  Address any financial disputes from Accounting, Catering Managers or clients

•  Attend daily BEO meetings; mention any complications Banquet’s department may have noted; report any major changes immediately to Banquet Captains

•  Make daily work packets for Banquet Housemen and Captains 

•  Maintain labels for food inventories

•  Check e-mails frequently

•  Answer phones and dispatch calls

•  Maintain accurate records on Temporary Labor used

•  Maintain order and organization in Banquet Office

•  Assist Banquet Captains on the floor when help is needed and welcomed

•  Other duties as assigned


To perform the Banquets Operations Administrative Assistant position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments

•  Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to the ideas of others; try new things

•  Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics

•  Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others

•  Oral Comunication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings

•  Team Work - Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to the views of others; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; ability  to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support team’s efforts to succeed; recognize accomplishments of other team members

•  Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammatical errors; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information

•  Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of others; inspire respect and trust; accept feedback from others; give appropriate recognition to others

•  Ethics - Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; uphold organizational values

•  Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; support organizational goals and values; benefit hotel through outside activities; respect diversity

•  Attendance and Punctuality - Consistently arrive to work on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

•  Dependability - Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify  appropriate person with an alternate plan

•  Initiative - Volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities

•  Judgment - Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions

•  Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcomes obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; take calculated risks to accomplish goals

•  Planning and Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans

•  Professionalism - Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments

•  Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly      

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibility of the Banquet Administrative Assistant position:

Language Ability
•  Effectively interact and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds

•  Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in the English language

•  Write routine reports and correspondence

•  Speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of the hotel

Math Ability
•  Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

Reasoning Ability
•  Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

•  Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

Computer Skills
•  Demonstrated working knowledge of word processing software, specifically Microsoft Word, spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Excel, presentation software, specifically Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook email software

Work Environment
•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

•  The position is located indoors in an office setting where the temperature settings are controlled

Physical Demands
•  Regularly sit, stand, talk and hear

•  Frequently use hands to fingers, handle or feel

•  Safely navigate multiple flights of stairs

Position Status and Availability
•  Available to work a full-time, morning (AM) shift, Monday – Friday with occasional flexibility to work extended hours and/or weekends

Education and Experience
•  A high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

•  One (1) year of customer service experience

•  One (1) year of administrative/clerical experience in an office setting

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