Leadership Solutions

Director of Safety &Security




Richmond, VA



Utilizing independent judgment, the Director of Safety & Security directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the Safety & Security Department and the event-staffing program for the facility.

This position is based at our Greater Richmond Convention Center. Located in Virginia’s capital, the Greater Richmond Convention Center is one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 700,000-square-foot facility sits on 5 and a half city blocks. Interior accommodations include 178,159 square feet of exhibit space, meeting and banquet rooms and the 30,550-square foot Grand Ballroom. Parking consists of two adjoining decks that hold 1,540 vehicles and an additional 4,600 spaces are within a six-block radius. For out of town guests, a plethora of three to five star accommodations are within close reach to the center. Nearby attractions include The Diamond, a venue that hosts professional and collegiate baseball, the Virginia State Capitol Building and Virginia War Memorial. You can learn more about our venue here: https://www.richmondcenter.com/


  • Provide overall management for all services and activities involved in facility and event security, facility admissions, and emergency preparedness
  • Plan, develop and implement programs to ensure the security/safety of facility staff, users, guests and property
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identify opportunities for improvements and review with the Assistant General Manager; implement improvements

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  • Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible security experience in a management capacity of a public assembly facility or a law enforcement agency associated with providing services to a public assembly facility or special events
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory responsibility Education / Training:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, business administration or other related field (additional experience may be substituted for formal education)
  • Graduation from IAVM’s Academy for Venue Safety and Security (AVSS)
  • Graduation from IAVM’s Venue Management School (VMS)
  • Graduation from IAVM’s Venue Management School Graduate Institute

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Virginia driver’s license
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Virginia State Security Guard Certification
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a current CPR and 1st Aid certificate

How to Apply:

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