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Cornell University Guest Services Agent, The Statler Hotel in Ithaca, New York

Guest Services Agent, The Statler Hotel


Cornell University's Statler Hotel has launched a search for a full-time Guest Services Agent to join our Front Office Team. As a Guest Services Agent, you will work on a team of professional staff and bright, talented college students who are eager to learn and be inspired to work together to deliver a WOW to guests of the Statler Hotel. The Hotel's Front Office team provides lodging and service to wide range of visitors, ranging from prospective students and their families, to seasoned world travelers, alumni and other VIPs.

Your role as a Guest Services Agent:

  • Provide a warm welcome and attentive service to guests and visitors to the Statler Hotel.
  • Facilitate an efficient check-in and check-out process and assist with guests' needs throughout their stay.
  • Responsibly oversee transient guest reservations, maintaining accurate, updated reservation records.
  • Partner with the Statler Sales Team to coordinate group room bookings and with other Cornell departments on their room reservations.
  • Assist with other team members at the Bell Stand during busy periods.
  • Serve as ambassadors to Cornell University and our school/hotel!

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and some relative experience working in a hotel, preferably a hotel Front Office.
  • Basic computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional demeanor, dignified composure, pride in personal appearance.
  • Superior communication skills (verbal and written) and professional phone etiquette.
  • Warm and enthusiastic personality, committed to giving your best effort.
  • Valid US Driver's License with clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of hotel management systems/revenue management/OTA's (online travel agencies).
  • Some accounting experience.

Rewards & Benefits:

As a Statler Hotel employee, you uniquely reap the benefits of working for Cornell University, a nationally ranked Ivy League institution. Cornell has been recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Cornell provides a wide array of great benefits which include:

  • Health Care - Several excellent plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions- This includes 3-4 weeks of vacation time, 13 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day), health and personal time, and parental leave.
  • Retirement Plans - Employees are eligible for the 403(b) Cornell University Retirement Plan (CURP) which offers superior retirement savings benefits.
  • Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program where you can earn a degree such as an MBA or a Master's in Management in Hospitality, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.
  • Wellbeing - Working in a university setting gives you access to our athletic facilities and a plethora of wellness programs, NCAA sporting events, music, art and theater, lectures and other presentations and events.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

The Statler Hotel and Nolan School of Hotel Administration:
Located in the heart of a vibrant Ivy League campus, the Statler Hotel is part of Cornell University's Nolan School of Hotel Administration and is the gateway to Cornell University for many visitors. Inspired by curiosity, the humble spirit of Upstate New York, and the scenic beauty of the Finger Lakes region, the Hotel has earned the dual distinction as the area's only AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property and the Ivy League's only "teaching hotel." With 153 rooms, the Statler Hotel is a full-service property with a conference center, four restaurants and over 16,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities.

The Nolan School of Hotel Administration is the premier school for hospitality education in the world. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the school is leading the world in teaching and researching the business of hospitality-marketing, finance, real estate, operations, and more, all applied to the world's largest and most exciting industry. Top faculty, industry leaders, alumni, and students work together to generate new knowledge for the hospitality industry and form the premier network that shapes the industry every day.Our Statler Family:
We are a team of hospitality professionals who proudly lead the premiere collegiate lifestyle hotel, welcoming the world to the cherished gathering place for those who love Cornell University. We challenge thinking, while connecting and cultivating people. Our actions are driven by a collective aspiration to build a culture of collaboration, celebration and excellence. Our mission is to provide uniquely crafted experiences through personalized connections that will inspire future leaders who will change the world of hospitality.

Join Us & Apply Today!

This position is full-time, based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits. If interested in applying, we welcome you to include a cover letter and resume with your application to highlight your interest and experience for the position. No sponsorship for a visa is available for this position.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:

Guest/Client Services Agent

Job Family:

Auxiliary Services



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$20.52 - $22.31

Remote Option Availability:




Contact Name:

Cooper Baldwin

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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly