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Resort Lifeguards for 2020


Posted on
Submission Deadline April 15, 2019


Great Blue Resorts is now accepting applications for Lifeguards for our Vine Ridge Resort in beautiful Queenston in Niagara on the Lake for the 2020 season.

Our unique 1 acre pool requires a team of enthusiastic, customer friendly professional lifeguards to join our resort team.

We are open 7 days a week, beginning the May long weekend through Labour Day with our pool hours typically 8:00am to 8:00pm. Our lifeguards must be able to work weekends, hold valid CPR C and NLS certifications.

Lifeguard Responsibilities:

  • Prevent and respond to emergencies, while always providing enthusiastic, courteous and superior service to guests
  • Maintain consistent surveillance of our cottage owners and guests on the resort; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of guests in the event of emergency
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Other duties as assigned

Please forward your resume for immediate consideration. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Fulltime and Part-time positions available

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Top Sales Performers wanted for Resort Cottage Sales


Posted on
Submission Deadline February 28, 2020


What’s in it for you?

  • Top Sales Performers $150,000+ on target earnings 
  • Bonuses and Perks
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • International Industry Sales Training  
  • Advancement opportunities  

What do our Sales Advisors look like?

  • Highly motivated, focused, self starters
  • Professional communicators
  • Strong relationship building experts
  • Happy to hit the phones and reap the benefits!
  • Team players
  • Possess personal accountability
  • Able to work evenings, every weekend and holidays 

Who are we?

Great Blue Resorts own and operate cottage resorts across Ontario and grown to 9 resorts over our first 10. We provide families  an opportunity to enjoy a cottage lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of traditional cottage ownership for a day, a week or a lifetime!

What does the job look like?

Working in a high energy environment, our Sales Advisors are the most important point of initial customer contact for cottage and vacation sales! Our best Sales Advisors have grown with the business and have successful careers in cottage sales, sales training and resort management. Sales is the stepping stone to a long term successful Career at Great Blue.

We are looking for those hungry performers, those dedicated to get the job done while building strong relationships.  If you are looking for a great career in Sales, have a strong sales background or just the pure desire to succeed in sales, we want to hear form you!  We thank all candidates who apply and those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Great Blue Resorts is committed employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

 

 

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Administrator


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Job Description

Administrator Role Overview

The Administrator role in Great Blue Resorts is fundamental in the overall success of the business. This position is key to managing all administrative activities in the Welcome Centre building and sustaining positive relationships, ensuring customer satisfaction while generating revenue through concession and add-on sales.

Skills

The Administrator must possess a high level of accuracy and initiative. This team player will be supporting all departments with paper, computer and accounting workload so organization and communication skills are critical. An Administrator should possess strong time management skills with the ability to perform multiple revenue generating opportunities and providing resort support with potential owners, existing owners and rental guests.

The Administrator should possess the tools to effectively self-manage their activities according to the minimum performance expectations, organize and provide detail administrative activities.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Administrator role is to ensure the maximum profitability of all incremental business activities, while providing customer satisfaction through high standards of service and positively impacting the overall customer experience. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cottage owner account management & file administration
  • Rental management
  • Housekeeping management
  • Front Desk & Welcome Centre management
  • Schedule management
  • Customer service for cottage owners and rental guests
  • Sales Administration
  • Sales Support

Skills & Qualifications

  • Solid Administration experience
  • Assertive and persuasive hospitality leaders  
  • Thinkers, decision makers, those who takes action
  • Previous hotel, sales, or other business equivalent revenue management
  • Administration, Financial, Sales or Business Degree or Diploma
  • Articulate, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, you have the skills and qualifications we are looking for and you want to be part of a thriving business in a growing industry, Great Blue Resorts wants to speak to you. You must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equity regardless of national or ethnic origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We Thank all candidates for their interest and those candidates who are considered for further consideration will be contacted.

 

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Earn your MBA in SALES at Great Blue Resorts

Location: Muskoka, The Kawarthas
Posted on
Submission Deadline January 31, 2020


Job Type: Full-Time

Earn your MBA in Sales at Great Blue Resorts!  We are an industry leader in resort cottage sales in Canada.  If you are looking to earn the most and learn the most … join the best!

We will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about a successful sales career that will earn you top dollars.  You will be trained by our international industry Sales Leaders, be coached and mentored weekly by our Sales professionals, all helping you reach your professional and personal success!

What’s in it for You?

  • Base Salary plus Uncapped Commissions of $90,000 to $120,000
  • Uncapped Bonuses and Commissions
  • Renowned Sales Training
  • Career development, coaching and support
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Unlimited growth opportunity

Do you Have What it Takes?

  • Are you prepared to do what it takes to earn a 6 figure income?
  • Are you an honest and ethical communicator on the phone and in person?
  • Are you independent but can work on a competitive sales team?
  • Are you prepared to work evenings, weekends and holidays?
  • Are you open to relocate for additional growth opportunities?

Who are We?

We are Great Blue Resorts and we own cottage resorts across Ontario. We provide families with an opportunity to enjoy a cottage lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of traditional cottage ownership.

What Does the Job Look Like?

You will be working weekends, when our resorts do most of their business. During the week you’ll be making calls, working through a database of prospects (no cold calling), and generating your own leads, conducting sales tours, and talking to our existing owner for referrals. It’s 5-6 days a week in the busy season and although our resort properties have seasonal opening dates, we sell on every day of the year.

It’s rewarding, fulfilling, lucrative and fun for those who are prepared to really get in and make it happen.


We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Resort Team 2020!

Location: Ontario
Posted on
Submission Deadline February 28, 2020


RESORT TEAM MEMBERS

Yes, we are recruiting for our 2020 season NOW! 

If you are in the hospitality industry now or want to be, you may want to look at an exciting seasonal position with Great Blue Resorts. 

Our on-resort season begins in April with great training in guest satisfaction and our resort operations processes.  We teach you everything you need to know about working on a the front desk, pitching in for events and activities, managing the canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.  You will be talking with customers, finding out about their vacations and helping them to enjoy their time with us.  You may spend an hour being one of our lively mascots or be scooping ice cream in the Welcome Centre.  Our Resort team members are jack and jills of all trades on the resort, so every day is a new adventure.   This is the perfect job for someone looking for a permanent resort career or a great summer job.  Many of our Managers have started in various resort positions and grown with the business.  It’s the perfect introduction to Great Blue Resorts! 

Doesn’t this sound like the place you want to spend your time?

What’s in it for you?

  • $14-$18 per hour
  • 24-40 hours per week 
  • Discounts on resorts
  • Paid breaks
  • Working in a fun hospitality environment on beautiful resorts across Ontario

What are the Qualities of a successful Resort Lead?
• Organized
• Positive Attitude
• Team Player
• Effective Communication Skills
• Knowledge of Computer Systems
• Sales Focused

If you are a looking for a great summer job on a fun resort in the bustling cottage, we have the right job for you.  Apply TODAY!

Great Blue Resorts… Family Traditions Start Here!

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Tele Sales Specialists


Posted on
Submission Deadline February 28, 2020


We are looking for Tele Sales Specialists who want to advance with our growing business.

What’s in it for you?

. Generous Hourly Rate
. Uncapped Commissions & Bonuses
. Training and on-going development
. Advancement opportunities
. Year-round opportunity with full benefits for the most successful Tele Sales Specialists

What do our ideal Inside Sales Specialists look like?

. Highly motivated
. Professional 
. Have strong relationship building skills
. Effective conflict resolution experience
. Team players
. Possess personal accountability
. Able to work evenings, every weekend and holidays from April through October
. Open to relocation for the right opportunity

Who are we?

We are Great Blue Resorts and we own cottage resorts across Ontario. We provide families with an opportunity to enjoy a cottage lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of traditional cottage ownership.

What does the job look like?

Working in a high energy environment, our Tele Sales Specialists are most important point of initial customer contact for cottage and vacation sales. Our best Tele Sales Specialists have grown with the business and have careers in cottage sales, sales training and resort management. Tele Sales is a stepping stone to a long term successful Sales Career.

If you are looking for a long term career in Sales, in a resort environment with a growing company, forward your resume for a prompt consideration.  We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Great Blue Resorts is committed employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Front Desk Revenue Team for Ontario Cottage Resorts

Location: Ontario
Posted on
Submission Deadline February 29, 2020


Company Background

OUR PROMISES, VALUES & GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Great Blue Resorts owns and operates 9 recreational cottage resorts across Ontario including Niagara, Muskoka, Kawarthas, Prince Edward County and Land ‘O Lakes regions. Great Blue Resorts fills the void that exists in the Ontario Cottage and Vacation Home market place by providing family friendly resorts in great locations.  

What’s in it for you:

  • A healthy compensation package  
  • Uncapped Commissions & Bonuses
  • An opportunity to build the kind of career you have always dreamed of in the Hospitality Industry

Scope of the Role

The Front Desk Revenue team are strong, sales minded, revenue driven hospitality leaders who provide leadership and results for financial and operational success. Based at one of our resorts across Ontario, the Front Desk Team are charged with the overall supervision of the Resort front desk resort sales, customer service and resort administration with the primary focus on revenue generation and financial management. The Front Desk Team works to ensure their resorts provide a high level of guest satisfaction through strong guest experience practices on a clean, safe and well-maintained property. These positions require passionate, energetic and persuasive sales leaders who have no problem working days, nights, weekends and holidays to get the job done right.  

The Front Desk team will also be trained in all other roles within the resort including entertainment, housekeeping, boating, sales and mascot performance.  By learning all areas of the resort, our Front Desk team become

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures owner accounts are current, owner revenue programs are promoted and managed to meet revenue targets
  • Ensures resort revenue services and products are promoted to each rental family to increase on-resort spend
  • Supports the General Manager, Property Team and park model Sales Team to achieve sales targets
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets resort and vacation rental budget with high efficiency, zeroing in on revenue gaps and providing revenue strategies for financial achievement
  • Builds strong relationships to successfully manage the day-to-day needs of our cottage owners and rental guests
  • Ensures rental guest processes are followed from beginning to end – you own this responsibility – ensuring cleaning of rental cottages to our standards, pre-arrival call management, during stay communications, up to and including post stay survey management
  • Reviews, monitors and takes action to manage Owner and Guest Experience surveys to ensure quality controls are in place to meet expectations
  • Inspects the property and meets with cleaning team to ensure vacation rental cottages are clean, safe and well-maintained
  • Meets weekly with General Manager to ensure budgets are on track, making decisions or taking corrective actions to ensure strong financial health of the business
  • Ensure Operations team are up-to-date on all local information, accommodation services  

Skills & Qualifications

  • Sales experience
  • Assertive and persuasive hospitality leaders  
  • Thinkers, decision makers, those who takes action
  • Previous hotel, sales, or other business equivalent revenue management
  • Financial, Sales or Business Degree or Diploma
  • Articulate, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, you have the skills and qualifications we are looking for and you want to be part of a thriving business in a growing industry, Great Blue Resorts wants to speak to you. You must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equity regardless of national or ethnic origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We Thank all candidates for their interest and those candidates who are considered for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

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IT Systems Manager Niagara


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 21, 2019


IT Systems Manager Position Overview

The IT Systems Manager position in Great Blue Resorts is fundamental in the overall success of the business. The Position is key to the maintenance and advancement of enterprise and functional software, and accuracy of reporting through training, auditing, and Standard Operating Procedure sustainment. The position also integrates and manages the needs of supporting hardware tools required for software use, including triaging user support needs for 3rd party service supports.

This position is located in St. Catharines, ON.

Skills

  • An IT Systems Manager should possess good problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects while monitoring the daily activities of the system.
  • The incumbent should possess the tools to train and regularly monitor the performance of each resort/department for system use.
  • The incumbent should possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in Information Technology, Systems Management, or related field, and 2+ years’ relevant professional experience.
  • Previous experience with Microsoft NAV and Jet Reports is a requirement.

Responsibilities/Accountabilities

The IT Systems Manager role is to ensure enterprise and functional software is setup and working as efficiently and effectively as possible to produce the most accurate reports while ensuring each user is trained and monitored on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.

The IT Systems Manager’s responsibility will include but not limited to the following:

Enterprise Software

  • System setup & Upgrades
  • User setup, rights management & deactivation
  • Standard Operating Procedure creation and refinements
  • Training & support, remotely and at-site
  • Auditing
  • System Advancements – point of control for enhancement needs and requests, works with the supplier, demo test and deploy enhancements
  • Problem solving – Errors
  • Jet Report creation & testing
  • “Best in class” usage – define, document, replicate

Other Corporate Functional Software

  • Create & Deactivate Users
  • Apply permissions
  • Create SOPS on how to utilize
  • Train on how to utilize
  • Lead timing and communication of needed updates or upgrades
  • Test and solve connectivity issues with enterprise software in partnership with 3rd parties

Hardware Tools Integration & Management

  • Plan and Prioritize User needs as part of annual business plans
  • Purchase Initiation (including quotes and purchase orders)
  • Setup, deployment, and reassignment, in partnership with 3rd parties
  • Tool Tracking
  • Triage user trouble-shooting requests through a help-desk format, directing to 3rd parties as needed
  • Compile patterns to inform future technology improvements

Administration

  • Email Setup
  • File Sync Setup
  • New hire & departure tool checklist & sign off
  • Technology supplies orders
  • Cell phone usage auditing

Key Performance Indicators

The Systems Manager’s success will be measured by the following Key Performance Indicators:

Off Season Monthly

  • SOP Creation & revision
  • System modifications or updates
  • Reduced User count
  • Training and performance management
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Improvements to flow-through times usage
  • Hardware deployment and reassignment

Peak Season Monthly

  • Training and performance management
  • Auditing
  • User accounts audit
  • Help-desk user issue triage

Annually

  • System upgrades
  • Training and performance management
  • SOP creation and refinement
  • Training Scores of 80% or higher from each employee
  • As part of business plan, assess tool acquisition planning

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Compensation plan
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Generous vacation
  • Comprehensive Benefits package

If you are looking for that long term career with a progressive company, Great Blue Resorts may have what you’re looking for.

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equity regardless of national or ethnic origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Resort Property Management


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 31, 2019


 Who are we?

Great Blue Resorts owns and operates 9 private resort properties located throughout Ontario’s cottage country. These properties are made up of small seasonal resorts offering outright ownership of beautiful pre-manufactured Recreational Cottages for seasonal vacation enjoyment. Our resorts have full facilities including community areas, swimming pools, splash pads, multi-sports courts, playgrounds, docks and beaches.

We are always looking for great talent and are seeking qualified candidates to join our Property Manager teams across Ontario to support our existing resorts.  The Property Management position is a hands on role, responsible for the overall resort operation, facilities and property management, providing a clean, safe and well-maintained property for our recreational cottage owners through proactive leadership. 

What’ in it for you?

  1. Competitive Salary $47K+ depending on experience and credentials
  2. Comprehensive Benefits program
  3. Training and support
  4. Continued growth opportunities
  5. Generous vacation

What does a Great Blue Resorts Property Manager Look Like?

  • A minimum of 10 years property project, facilities and operations management which may include experience as a, Property General Manager, Multi-unit property manager, Property Operations Manager, Golf Superintendent, Property and Facilities manager or other operations related expertise
  • Strong knowledge of and physical expertise in property infrastructure, including water and septic systems
  • Able to lead, manage and execute daily property requirements
  • Proactive thinker, logical problem solver, hands on solutions provider
  • Ability to hold team and vendors accountable and make change as needed
  • Construction project management – knowledge of permits, building code, construction contract negotiation, project management software

In addition, you are responsible for –

  1. Identifying infrastructure challenges and work to resolve and maintain effective maintenance program of facilities including pool, splash pad, buildings, septic and water system and equipment.
  2. Establishing property, grounds, facilities, buildings and equipment maintenance schedules
  3. Organizing, submitting and overseeing all capital improvements. Prepare an annual “Management Action Plan”
  4. Effectively lead the team through daily and weekly meetings, reviewing targets, progress, setting weekly goals and course correction
  5. Safeguarding and implement changes to insure the overall integrity of the resort
  6. Design and implement safety programs
  7. Oversees the hiring and use of contractors and contracted maintenance employees working on company property and equipment, ensuring they work safely and efficiently and perform Health & Safety inspections
  8. Addressing facility breakdowns that can occur after work hours, weekends and holidays.
  9. Working with the available resources, executing repairs, projects, purchases, preventative
  10. Obtain and use proper equipment for maintenance and repair activities required to maintain all property systems
  11. Arrange for training for self, and maintenance team, to ensure safe and appropriate procedures are followed at all time
  12. Use appropriate checklists to perform scheduled inspections, repair and maintenance of all buildings, equipment, amenities, and property
  13. Ensure maintenance tools, work space, equipment organized and in good working order
  14. Obtain quotes, plan and support major development renovations, ensure that the work is completed properly and under proper procedures and safely
  15. Advanced Excel expertise, Project Management program expertise
  16. Complete work orders through Maintenance job system
  17. Responsible for specific budget items, accountable for financial results of those budget items
  18. Monthly inventory – of all supplies (maintenance, electrical supplies etc.) and request for re-order of supplies when necessary
  19. Manage property assets, receive and record arrival of all supplies and equipment that pertain to the Maintenance operation
  20. Ensure all guests reported issues are rectified ASAP and communicated with Front Desk to advise upon completion and inspection

Skills & Qualifications Desired

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Project Management certification 
  • Provincial Health & Safety Procedures
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Working at Heights
  • Emergency Response
  • CPR with AED
  • Certification in plumbing, electrical, HVAC  
  • Physical requirements for this position include the ability to lift 30 lbs., climb stairs, walk between buildings, stoop kneel, and bend and have hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Qualified Heavy Equipment Operator – skid steer, backhoe, tractor
  • Septic System knowledge and maintenance experience
  • Small Drinking Water Systems knowledge and maintenance experience

 If you are a take charge manager with the above qualifications, looking for a long-term career opportunity, with a growing company, this may be the right fit for you.

Great Blue Resorts… Family Traditions Start Here!

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

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