Assistant Athletic Director External Relations

Colorado, United States
$42,000.00 - $45,000.00
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations will serve as a member of the Department of Athletics senior leadership team and be responsible for administration of all aspects relating to a positive and beneficial intercollegiate athletics experience for student-athletes.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three or more years’ experience in college athletics
  • Experience working with a large and dynamic group of constituents
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekend hours
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Sports Management, Business or related field
  • Five or more years of experience in a NCAA institution in a revenue generation role
  • College or university coaching experience
Major Responsibilities
  • Serve as a member of Department of Athletics senior leadership team; assists in the direction, management and monitoring of the Department of Athletics.
  • Organizes and coordinates external relations for the department of athletics.
  • Develop Corporate Partnership Program; create inventory to help drive traffic and expand the brand of local and national businesses through the visibility of Skyhawks Athletics; manage the fulfillment of sponsorship contracts; meet / exceed annual revenue goals.
  • Oversee the Skyhawk Club, the fundraising arm of Fort Lewis College Athletics which provides philanthropic support for all 16 sport enhancement funds, scholarships and major gift initiatives; coordinate all stewardship activities; meet / exceed annual fundraising metrics.
  • Coordinates marketing and advertising plans to increase brand awareness and game attendance; supervises ticketing operation and meet / exceed annual revenue goals.
  • Coordinates Athletics Hall of Fame, Skyhawk Club Social Events and other special events assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Responsible for management of on-campus youth camp programs administered by the varsity coaching staff.
  • Assists with event management and game day administration for selected fall / winter / spring sports.
  • Assists with coordination of recruiting cars.
  • Assist in setting short-term and long-term communication strategies that reach all key constituents including: alumni, donors, and sponsors.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • May be exposed to very hot or cold temperatures depending on the season 

Salary range is $42,000 to $45,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:


Application materials received by May 2, 2021,  will receive full consideration.

Position will remain open until filled.


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,

and pass a background check.

The College and the Community

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.


Equal Opportunity  

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. 

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? 

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator 

Molly Wieser 

230 Skyhawk Station 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7241 

Other discrimination questions?  

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator 

David Pirrone 

192 Education Business Hall 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7182 

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. 


ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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