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  • We have an opening for a Conference Services Manager position.
  • Location: New York, NY Note: online applications accepted only.


If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.


Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia . Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

At RA food is inspiration

Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients.  We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better -for-you" and the planet.



    Job Summary

    Job Summary:

    The Reception Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of all the receptionists at the New York City location the implementation of policies, procedures at the main location and all satellite locations

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manages the daily operations of the conference reception area for the Conference Center 
    • Manage all associates who work in the Reception Area for the Conference Center
    • Manage the day to day operations working with security and assuring the smaller reception desks are consistent.
    • The Reception Manager will be responsible for the elevation of the current reception service to a superior level; across the region NY, NJ, CT, TN and IL. 
    • Confers with customers and team members in all phases of their meeting/conference to ensure complete customer satisfaction
    • Maintain guest satisfaction, ensuring all service standards and policies are achieved
    • Handling guest contact difficulties by listening to concerns, offering solution and ensuring proper adjustments to procedures
    • Scheduling attendance and payroll for the reception team
    • Implementation of new policies and procedures
    • Facilitates training courses for staff
    • Conducts corrective communications in order to address any service gaps
    • Holds regular team meetings and records outcomes
    • Conducts interviews and hiring duties as needed
    • Participates in management initiatives and works closely with the Director Team
    • Ensures all security rules for visitor processing and admittance are adhered to
    • Effectively communicate information for events to Conference Services, AV, Catering, Facilities and Security
    • Provides reports and statistics as needed
    • Meets with clients and provides guidance for optimal events
    • Reviews charges for accuracy
    • Monitors and orders Visitor labeling printing supplies
    • Reviews Visitor Processing and Meeting Room software for accurate data


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in Hospitality or other business related qualifications
    • Management experience in a hotel setting
    • Experience managing pre arrival, post visitor experience
    • Liaise with key client contacts and other vendors to ensure a seamless service experience
    • Strong Microsoft Office Skills: Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lead, manage and inspire staff
    • Ability to prioritize and delegate work load ensuring deadlines are met
    • Has foresight to pin point and address any potential issues
    • Exudes teamwork and hospitality
    • Capable of adapting to business changes

    Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
    • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
    • Discount Marketplace
    • And other voluntary benefits


    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).