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Housing & Recreation Manager - Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park, TX

  • Corporate & Field Support

  • Salaried

Job Description

Chisos Mountains Lodge is in the Chisos Basin at 5,400 feet elevation, inside Big Bend National Park.​ The lodge offers a variety of rooms and cottages, plus a gift shop and dining room. Several stores are also located throughout the park at Rio Grande Village, Castolon, and the Service Station at Panther Junction. Big Bend National Park encompasses over 800,000 acres and contains three natural divisions: the Rio Grande with its meandering 118 miles of lush, green floodplain, the sprawling Chihuahuan Desert, and the majestic Chisos Mountain Range.

Based in Big Bend National Park; the Housing & Recreation Manager is responsible for working closely with the Leadership team to lead Employee Services functions of the operations, specifically all operational functions within employee housing, uniforms, and employee recreation.

Aramark offers a wide array of comprehensive benefit programs and services. Aramark has designed its benefits to promote a culture of health and well-being and provides you with the plans, resources, and tools to help you Take Care of your Health, Family, Finances, and Future.

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA options)
  • 401(k) - Aramark match 50% of the first 6% of contributions 
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • 15 days vacation + 8 PTO days + 9 company paid holidays

Job Responsibilities

•    Responsible for hiring, training, and managing housing and recreation teams. 
•    Is the main point of contact for National Park Service Inspections
•    Participate in the overall planning and management of the housing system and provide input in the development of policies and procedures.
•    Coordinate administrative operations in regard to housing
•    Participate in the overall planning and management of the employee housing.
•    Be available, approachable, and accessible within the residence to all employees
•    Uphold all housing policies and procedures.
•    Mediate conflicts between employees when necessary
•    Uphold the established standards of privacy and confidentiality.
•    Oversee and evaluate all programs, activities, and events.
•    Manage and coordinate all room assignments and changes and communicate/resolve problems in accordance with established procedures.
•    Respond to all inquiries, problems, and complaints from employees related to housing.
•    Responsible for providing and maintaining extraordinary levels of service through a high level of influence, execution and prioritizing of duties
•    Administer the employee recreation programs to make sure there are safe and wholesome activities for employees to participate in
•    Planning and scheduling events and functions with the appropriate staff for the associates
•    Leads the team in planning events to keep employee morale up as well as outreaching to the community.  
•    Conducting scheduled as well as impromptu events, functions, training classes, and meetings as required by community involvement level.  
•    Creates a monthly calendar of events with all details and logistics worked out in advance.  Public outreach and communication through company email and publications including flyers, memos, and newsletters. 
•    Assist in emergency situations as needed.
•    Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of employee housing facilities by partnering with the maintenance department and management. 
•    Other duties as assigned by management. 


•    Bachelor's Degree preferred; preferably in Business Administration or Human Resources.
•    Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in a Human Resource or Employee Services 
•    Must have excellent planning, administrative, and supervisory skills.
•    Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively deal with a wide variety of personnel a must.
•    Ability to lift up to 50 lbs 
•    Able to work in a variety of weather conditions 
•    Previous experience managing employee housing, or student housing preferred 
•    Ability to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.
•    Must possess a valid driver license.


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Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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