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VP, Facilities and Stadium General Manager with FC Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

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Administration/General Management: General Management/Profit & Loss
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team this season. The club’s ownership group is led by managing owners Carl H. Lindner III, Scott Farmer and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2019, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current President Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the USL in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion, and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, and has started construction on a $250 million, privately funded, 26,000+ seat soccer-specific stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati that is expected to open in early 2021. 

Job Description
As the VP, Facilities and Stadium GM at FC Cincinnati (the Club), you’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of day to day and long-term operations of the West End Stadium (WES), the Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) and the club’s front office building located in downtown Cincinnati.  The role will develop and execute all aspects of facility operations and programming to support the overall business strategy of the Club. The Stadium GM will be responsible for all day-to-day and long term operations of the three facilities and oversee all event services including, guest services, security, parking, groundskeeping, event operations and the management of all related budgets. The Stadium GM will also be responsible for ensuring that the organization is maximizing opportunities to book and facilitate the presentation of profitable events at WES and MHTC. The position will be involved extensively in all aspects of planning, decision making, securing of required and resources and, deployment of all resources necessary for a successful move in to the West End Stadium.

 Primary Responsibilities
  • Planning, directing and managing the day-to-day operations of West End Stadium, MHTC and 14 E 4th Street including building operations, facility maintenance, and capital improvements 
  • Planning, directing and managing the day-to-day operations of guest services, facility security, parking, groundskeeping and event operations 
  • Development and management of all facility operating and capital budgets including implementing policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless fan experience 
  • Leadership of the ongoing programming sales effort to maximize revenue opportunities through the rental of WES and MHTC and their related assets 
  • Research, analyze, and monitor industry trends to maintain best practices  
  • Oversee coordination and management of all facility equipment, supplies and systems, including contents, service contracts, and facility repairs
  • Project management for all small, large repairs and capital improvement projects
  • Select, evaluate and develop direct and indirect reports to ensure human resource availability within Facility Operations, Event Services, Security and Groundskeeping 
  • Effectively collaborate with key stakeholders for all facility events at the Club 
  • Ensure all budgets remain in line with the Club’s strategic plan 
  • Fan experience remains the primary focus
  • Continuously seek efficient operating practices for the Club  
  • Develop monitoring procedures and track performance
  • Interact with management and employees with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems
  • Bottom-line oriented; advocate for Club
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience 
  • Strong conceptual and strategic skills and ability to work with and thoroughly understand all functional areas involved in managing a multi-million dollar, state of the art/high technology, sports and entertainment facility
  • Experience creating and implementing budgets and event-related projections 
  • High level of competence and experience making sound and timely business decisions and outlining “next steps”
  • Confidence in presenting plans and projections to all levels of internal and external partners 
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills 
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Broad knowledge of event marketing, media, brand management, promotions and sales
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in Business or related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in a senior level operations/management position and must have directly supervised staff and operations of a facility
  • Must have the legal right to work in the US
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and understand English in a working environment
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively in various parts of the facility
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds is required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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