Facility Operations/Security: Facility/Venue Management
DIRECTOR OF FACILITY MANAGEMENT - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Job Title: Director of Facility Management                                      

Salary: Based on Experience

Department: Business Operations                                                   

Exempt/ Non-Exempt: Exempt       

Hours required: 40 hours/week - events, nights and weekends as needed

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Facility Management & Strategic Projects

Overview: The Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex is a new, state-of-the-art team practice and business office facility scheduled to open in Fall 2016.  The director is responsible for the effective management of the Sixers facilities/grounds and general operations (security, custodial, engineering, general maintenance, events operations, a/v, and internal logistics). The position negotiates and administers building service contractors and oversees special facilities projects.  The position also is responsible for the management of in-house logistics. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee daily operations of business and basketball operations offices; ensure that the Sixers buildings, both exterior and interior, are maintained at the highest standards at all times.
  • Develop and manage monthly, seasonal, and annual payroll and non-payroll budgets for all departmental functions.
  • Develops long and short-range strategic goals concerning the development, management, and direction of the Practice Facility. Manage and implement all capital expenditure projects within facilities.
  • Negotiate, select, and oversee contracted Security, Engineering, Janitorial, and other services to insure that the Training Complex is served at the highest possible level.
  • Give overall direction to the operations functions to ensure efficient, timely, and cost-effective delivery of services in the areas of security, custodial, mail, supplies, equipment, engineering, general building maintenance, event set-ups and internal logistics.
  • Give overall direction to the security function to ensure proper staffing and management oversight: establish and communicate security policies and procedures
  • Provide direction to the engineering function to ensure the efficient and economical operation and maintenance of the building’s systems. Establish and maintain policy for preventative maintenance of facility within LEED rating guidelines and requirements.
  • Provide liaison with food services vendors on usage and operations of the facility.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable requirements, e.g., OSHA, City, etc. Maintains, reviews, and test the Training Complex’s emergency preparedness plan.
  • Secure and maintain all necessary building permits and ensure compliance with all relevant building codes. Maintain good relations with appropriate City Departments for permits, inspections and certifications (Fire, Health, Police, etc.).
  • Collaborate with other Sixers departments on effective space and resource allocation throughout the Training Complex for personnel and storage. Maintain and communicate institutional protocols on all Operational and Security matters.
  • Other tasks as assigned as related to the Sixers business, including managing projects at other Sixers-related locations

Qualifications (educational, experience and basic knowledge requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university; advanced degree in engineering, business management or facility management strongly preferred

  • Minimum of seven years managerial experience in related field
  • Proven leadership role in similar organizational setting

  • Strong organizational, personnel and project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and oversee complex facility and operations, and to work with building service contractors and vendors

  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills to foster effective working relationships at all levels

  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee budgets, especially those related to capital projects

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Able to understand, troubleshoot, and repair systems, equipment, and tools
  • Able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

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Intern, Corporate Hospitality & Events - Philadelphia 76ers (Philadelphia, PA)

Position Summary:

The Intern, Corporate Hospitality & Events will be an ambitious individual looking to further their career in the events industry. He/she will have exceptional organizational skills with the ability to collaborate within a team to assist in the planning and execution of corporate events and hospitality initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide event support at all corporate hospitality events for all 76ers business verticals including but not limited to Business Development, Ticket Sales, Sponsorship, Marketing, Ownership, Basketball Operations and more

  • Help execute VIP hospitality initiatives on game nights including but not limited to pre-game shoot around, special dinners, locker room tours, gift bags and more

  • Manage and provide event support for all pre-game events/in game events

  • Assist in the planning of the season-long Team Trip Program

  • Research and build ongoing list of vendors, venues, and supplies throughout the greater Philadelphia area

  • Help create and manage RSVP lists for events as well as name tag creation, check in procedures, etc.

  • Take a leadership role in managing staff on event nights

  • Participate in relevant planning meetings and site visits for all events

  • Provide creative insight for new event + hospitality initiatives for both in-season events and beyond

 Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to troubleshoot under pressure

  • Must be able to attend the majority of events and games that are planned throughout the internship

  • Ability to multitask amongst varies platforms and projects

  • Creative and solution oriented

  • The ability to interface with colleagues and clients in a professional manner

  • Must be proactive with a willing to go above and beyond what is expected 


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