Georgetown Univerisity Director of Facility Operations and Risk Management, Fitness Center - Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Director of Facility Operations and Risk Management, Fitness Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The Director of Facility Operations and Risk Management for the Scott K. Ginsburg Fitness Center at the Georgetown University Law Center provides a broad range of customer service, operational support, membership services, fitness expertise, risk analysis, and budgeting. S/he has budgetary oversight for the operation, analyzes a wide range of data, and administers departmental-wide policies, procedures, and control measures aimed at minimizing risk. The Director has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Provides a professional, friendly, efficient, solutions-oriented service.

  • Implements strategies and plans to target community needs.

  • Conducts daily Fitness Floor audit, identify deficiencies, schedules maintenance and addresses any immediate needs related to club operations, cleanliness, or employee relations.

  • Develops and operates the systems, polices, and procedures directly related to Fitness Center operations.

  • Fosters and maintains relationships with the Georgetown Community.

  • Communicates regularly with Law Center Community about important issues, program needs, and evolving policies and procedures.

  • Supervises recruitment efforts and the staff selection process ensuring fair and efficient operations.

  • Monitors performance.

  • Creates key performance indicators in areas of responsibility, maximizing space, revenue, and attendance, using innovative and proactive management strategies to ensure maximum services are provided.

  • Recommends equipment purchases, delivery, preventative maintenance, repairs, and billing.

Risk Management

  • Develops, implements, and maintains a Rick Management Framework, and supporting policies and procedures, in line with relevant regulations and guidelines.

  • Provides risk assessment guidance and direction, recognizes risks, controls gaps, and designs enhancements.

  • Facilitates the development of risk mitigation strategies and project plans.

  • Provides an effective safety and risk management program and aligns fitness center procedures.

  • Ensures employees are educated and prepared for safety measures.

  • Conducts safety inspections of facilities and activities.

Compliance, Reporting, and Budgeting

  • Develops assessment methodologies and establishes best practice.

  • Tracks and evaluates expenditures.

  • Establishes objectives and determines how to use resources to meet goals using long-range plans.

  • Maintains accurate purchase and service records.

  • Audits information regularly to ensure compliance with University standards.

  • Reports all relevant matters, including findings, risk positions, and recommendations to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Increases efficiency and reduce costs.


  • Coaches, mentors, and develops staff, including overseeing onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.

  • Provides oversight and direction to the employees in the operating units, in accordance with University policies and procedures.

  • Leads employees to meet organizational expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment

  • Consciously create a work place culture that is consistent with the overall organizations that emphasize the values of the Law Center


  • Bachelor’s degree in physical education, health management, or other related field.

  • 5 to 7 years of financial, risk, and operational experience in a large-scale sports facility.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current fitness standards and trends, fitness programming, intramurals, and aquatics

  • Experience Personal Training and or teaching group exercise

Preferred qualifications

  • National Certificate, Personal Training, or Group Exercise Certification

  • American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification

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