IHC Job Openings


 

Title: Grounds Keeper

SALARY: $13.00-$15.00/hour.  Non-exempt.
HOURS PER WEEK: 40.  May include weekends and holidays
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Building & Grounds Coordinator
Ministry: La Casa de Maria

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITY
By maintaining the grounds of the retreat center, the Grounds Keeper will support the mission of La Casa de Maria to create an environment that is “a sanctuary of peace” for our guests.  In light of La Casa’s commitment to “a whole, healthful earth” the Grounds Keeper will maintain the grounds using materials and practices that are environmentally sound and healthful for our guests and staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Office Operations:

  • Implements the daily, weekly, monthly and periodic grounds maintenance work.
  • Garden areas – Is responsible for watering, weeding, mulching, planting, fertilizing and cleaning.
  • Lawns – Is responsible for maintaining the lawn areas, watering, weeding, fertilizing and cutting.
  • Trees and hedges – Is responsible for pruning, fertilizing, watering and firewood gathering.
  • Irrigation – Is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating the irrigation system, with a goal of water conservation.
  • Maintains grounds equipment in excellent condition and keeps required inventory of materials.
  • Environmental Sustainability -- Is responsible for maintaining green practices throughout the grounds, using products and procedures that protect the health of the staff, the guests and the land.  
  • Swimming pool – Is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the pool, its filtration system and immediate surrounding area.
  • Recycling and waste management – Is responsible for gathering waste and recycling from various locations and transporting them to the proper disposal area.
  • Assistance to Buildings and Housekeeping Staff – Is responsible for providing assistance as needed, moving furniture, equipment, and other materials provided for the guests.  
  • Other duties as assigned by the Building and Grounds Coordinator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Three to five years’ experience in grounds maintenance situations.
    • Physical stamina—Ability to move freely—walking, bending, standing, reaching, climbing, crawling, kneeling, and lifting 50 pounds without assistance.
    • Good organizational skills, punctuality,
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work as a member of a team.
    • Good interpersonal skills, listening and verbal communications.  Preferably bilingual, English-Spanish, but Spanish only okay.
    • A commitment to the La Casa de Maria mission and values.

The Immaculate Heart Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
Please send resume to: careers@immaculateheartcommunity.org or fax to 323-785-1561

 


 

Title: Housekeeper/Houseman

Hours Per Week: Part-Time, Includes Weekends
Pay Rate: $13.00 Per Hour, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Housekeeping Coordinator
Ministry: La Casa de Maria

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITY:
The housekeeping staff will work to support the mission of La Casa de Maria and its Center for Spiritual Renewal by participating in the creation of an environment that is a nourishing place of peace for our guests. Under the direct supervision of the Housekeeping Coordinator, she/he prepares and maintains the cleanliness and of the interior spaces that serve the needs of the guests and staff of the retreat center.

AVAILABILITY: La Casa’s greatest need is on Fridays and Sundays. Candidates could fill one or both of those 8 – hour shifts.


PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Retreat Rooms and Dorms – Is responsible for the scheduled cleaning and set up of the sleeping rooms and dorms, including making beds, dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens (where applicable), and setting up equipment and supplies. Periodic tasks include cleaning interior windows and fixtures, washing bedspreads, blankets and pillows, wiping down exterior corridor railings, and sweeping walkways.
  • Meeting Rooms - Is responsible for cleaning and set up of meeting rooms, including cleaning the floors and carpets, spot cleaning carpets and upholstered chairs, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen areas, windows, doors, closets, and arranging furniture and equipment per set up instructions.
  • Chapels – Is responsible for the scheduled and regular cleaning and set up of the chapels. The tasks include cleaning floors and carpets, spot cleaning carpets, maintaining the sacristy, cleaning bathrooms, and arranging furniture and equipment per set up instructions.
  • Linen Room and Housekeeping Closets – Is responsible for the regular cleaning and organizing of housekeeping closets and for the processing of clean linens
  • Health and Safety – Is responsible for carrying out his/her duties in a manner that promotes his/her physical well-being and personal capacities. Will use only those products that protect the health of the staff, the guests, and the environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One to three years’ experience in professional housekeeping situations.
  • Good organizational skills, punctuality,
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule—weekdays, weekends, and holidays
  • Physical stamina--Ability to move freely--walking, bending, standing, reaching, climbing, crawling, kneeling,
    and lifting up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently,
  • Good interpersonal skills, listening and verbal communications. Bi-lingual a plus.
  • A commitment to the La Casa de Maria mission and the values which underlie that mission.

The Immaculate Heart Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Please send resume to:
careers@immaculateheartcommunity.org or fax to 323-785-1561


 

TITLE: Host – Part-time

HOURS PER WEEK: 0-24 Hours Per Week, Some Weekends Required
PAY RATE: $12 - $14 Hourly
MINISTRY: La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Host Coordinator

SUMMARY:
La Casa de Maria, a ministry of the Immaculate Heart Community, is an interfaith retreat and conference center located in Santa Barbara, CA. We are seeking a part-time, occasional, Host. The Host is responsible for creating a nourishing place of peace for all who come to La Casa de Maria through hospitality and superior customer service. The Host is also responsible for providing general support for groups and programs.

RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Reception – answers the telephones, assists callers, redirects calls, records and distributes messages.
  • Hospitality – greets guests cordially, assists them with their needs, acquires emergency information, checks them in and out of rooms, and orients them to the property.
  • Support for groups and programs – reviews the flow chart and room chart, coordinates with the group leaders, monitors numbers in groups, gives the welcome speech, communicates with the kitchen and housekeeping staff, updates invoices, and gives the evaluation form to leader.
  • Support for La Casa programs – assists registrar with any program needs—participant registration, participant lists, evaluation forms, refreshments, etc.
  • Establishes a smooth transition for next host on staff – documents information they will need to know
  • Safety – Protects the safety of the guests, the property, and the retreat environment, enforces the noise curfew, has an awareness of who is on the grounds, takes care of simple maintenance needs, secures meeting and sleeping rooms when vacated, monitors the lighting of appropriate areas after dark, is familiar with first aid supplies, and is responsible for carrying out an emergency plan when needed.
  • Provides audio-visual support.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of demonstrated work experience in customer service.
  • Excellent work habits: punctual, reliable, cooperative attitude, team-player.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; takes initiative.
  • Computer literacy with Word and data entry programs.
  • Good communication skills with staff and guests of the retreat center.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of La Casa de Maria and the Immaculate Heart Community.

The Immaculate Heart Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Please send resume to:
careers@immaculateheartcommunity.org or fax to 323-785-1561