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Director of the Trinity Center


Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks a director responsible for all non-academic operations within he Trinity Center.  Trinity is a fast-growing institution with 2,555 students in Fall 2011.  Trinity anticipates reaching its strategic goal of 3,000 students by 2015 or earlier.  A century-old Catholic institution that still maintains a thriving core women’s college of 1,000 students, Trinity today is a diversified university with three coeducational professional schools offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in addition to the undergraduate women’s college.

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the Director of the Trinity Center supports the the mission and the administrative operations of the Trinity Center by overseesing membership services, budget planning,weight training and fitness programs, facilitating pool operations, database management, supervision and scheduling of full time employees as well as part time and student workers.

Position overview:

Responsible for overseeing

  • Membership Services
  • Event/Match/Game Planning
  • Facility Operations
  • Pool Operations
  • Weight Training and Fitness Programs
  • Equipment Maintenance and Inventory
  • Systems and Database Management
  • Supervise, Schedule & Train Full-Time, Part-Time and Student Workers


  • Master’s Degree Preferred


  • Budget management and fiscal planning
    • Personnel management
    • Facility and risk management (as pertaining to athletics, fitness, and/or conference facilities)
    • Event management (athletic and non-athletic)
    • Contract execution and management
    • Program development and implementation
    • High level of organization and attention to detail
    • Ability to effectively communicate across multiple departments in both written and verbal form


  • 5 to 10 years of combined experience in events, facility and budget management and program development and implementation.
  • Budget planning; develop and manage a budger of over $500,000 annually

Personnel Management

  • Manage a full time Director of Operations; Assistant Director of Business Development; and part time Membership and Aquatics Manager.  Oversee the development of a student based workforce (10 – 15 student staff) and fitness instructor team (10 – 15 instructors).

Program Management and Development

  • Prepare and coordinate a master schedule of all department venues and departmental employees; manage client services including fitness memberships, fitness programs, class schedules, towel service, fitness equipment, and membership renewals.  Develop fitness programs and community events in coordination with fitness instructors and coaches. 

Generate Revenue

  • Develop and implement strategy to increase revenue for both the fitness operations and event rental operations.

Risk Management

  • Develop risk management plan to include assessment of equipment and venues for potential safety hazards and/or programmatic problems. Assess security risks for all planned activities and contracted events.

Facility Management

  • Maintain a first class appearance both on the interior and exterior of the facilities; coordinate and communicate with campus physical plant regarding issues related to facility custodial management, facility maintenance, facility rehabilitation, and capital improvement projects. Manage vendor contracts including athletic field landscapers, lifeguard services, and alarm system. 

Event Management

  • Manage University and client needs as pertaining to all venue facilities including a 1,600 seat basketball and special event arena, 25 yard indoor aquatic center, six outdoor tennis courts, and state of the art athletic fields. Coordinate all aspects of special event operations including event management, set-up, changeover, staffing, scheduling, directing and cleanup.  Coordinate logistics across University departments including physical plant, housekeeping and security.
  • Contract Management Execute contracts for special event and athletic clients and ensure contract contents are fulfilled and deadlines are met.

Strategic Planning

  • Develop initiatives with supporting marketing and operational plans to ensure facility operates in concert with University strategic goals and revenue is maximized.


  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential tasks of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing duties for this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds
  • Specific vision abilities requires by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions
  • Employee must be able to work efficiently with many interruptions involving walk-in and telephone inquiries and requests
  • The noise level in work environment is usually moderate but can be high level for lengthy periods of time

Please send a cover letter and a resume to Please include the phrase “Director of the Trinity Center” in the subject line.

Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.

Trinity Washington University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.



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