Communications Assistant- Athletics

Colorado, United States
$36,000.00 - $36,000.00
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director for Communication, the Communications Assistant- Athletics will handle sports public relations, media relations, and communications responsibilities for assigned sports. These responsibilities include but are not limited to creative services, graphic design, video, social media, statistics, schedules, rosters, record books, website management & game recaps. This position will also assist with game day operations and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Communication to help enhance both the external and internal image of the Athletic Department.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university   
  • Two or more years of experience in college athletics as an Athletic Communications graduate assistant or full-time staff member  
  • 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 Communication, Sports Administration; Recreation Management, or Journalism  
  • Four or more years of experience as an Athletic Communications staff member for a college athletic department.   
  • Experience using Sidearm Sports website provider is preferred  
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations as they pertain to athletic communications along with NCAA approved statistical procedures.  

Major Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the strategic development and implementation of creative marketing content, video, social media campaigns for Skyhawk Athletics; produce marketing content for media guides, game programs, news releases, websites, ticket flyers, fundraising flyers, camp brochures, print advertising, radio promos and other campus publications that promote intercollegiate athletics.  
  • Serve as the primary, day-to-day contact for assigned sports.  
  • Statistical reporting using Stat Crew and NCAA Live Stats, pre-game notes, game-day information and post-game releases to local, regional and national outlets.  
  • Assist with home event operations for assigned sports, including the training and direction of student workers and game day staff.  
  • Nominates student-athletes for awards on campus, as well as at the regional and national level.   
  • Coordinates the collection, maintenance and reporting of statistical information to the RMAC and NCAA associations; maintains historical athletic information for future use.  
  • Knowledge of photography, video production, and Adobe Creative Suite applications, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign and Photoshop to create promotional material.  
  • Execute interviews with student-athletes, coaches and other campus constituents.  
  • Manage web streaming of home events for assigned sports.  
  • Assist in all aspects of department activity in support of coaches and students; coverage of special events as needed.  
  • 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.  


Salary is $36,000 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 23, 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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