Under the general supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach will serve as a member of the Department of Athletics and be responsible for administration of all aspects relating to a positive and beneficial intercollegiate athletics experience for student-athletes. Must be available nights and weekend hours. The head women’s lacrosse coach at Fort Lewis College, a NCAA Division II institution in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, is responsible for leading all aspects of an athletically competitive women's lacrosse program, including, but not limited to, organizing and conducting all skill instruction, practice, scheduling of games, competition and training schedules; effectively manage relationships with student-athletes, coaches and the broader campus community; strategize and supervise all aspects of recruitment and evaluation of prospective student-athletes; provide appropriate leadership in practice and competitive environments; conduct sound fiscal management of program, administer athletic scholarships to student-athletes and participate in fundraising activities supporting the program; ensure a quality student-athlete experience through community engagement, campus involvement and competitive achievement; monitor academic and disciplinary standing of student-athletes; establish positive relationships with support staff; schedule and organized lacrosse camps and clinics; manage and supervise assistant coach; participate in designated conference and NCAA meetings, and represent the lacrosse program at specific college, department, alumni, media and community events. Major Responsibilities The Head Woman’s Lacrosse Coach is responsible for leading all aspects of an athletically competitive women's lacrosse program, including: •Organizing and conducting all skill instruction practice, scheduling of games, competition and training schedules •Effectively managing relationships with student-athletes, coaches and the broader campus community •Strategizing and supervising all aspects of recruitment and evaluation of prospective student-athletes •Providing appropriate leadership in practice and competitive environments •Conducting sound fiscal management of the program, administering athletic scholarships to student-athletes and participating in fundraising activities supporting the program •Monitoring academic and disciplinary standing of student-athletes •Establishing positive relationships with support staff; schedule and organized lacrosse camps and clinics •Participating in designated conferences and NCAA meetings •Representing the lacrosse program at specific college, department, alumni, media and community events.
Successful experience in coaching women's lacrosse as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach at the collegiate level or experience as a Head Elite Club Coach
Thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance with the rules, regulations, and policies of NCAA and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Experience in NCAA Division II
Experience in fundraising
Application Process A complete application packet includes:
Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position
Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Application materials received by June 28, 2019 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
About Fort Lewis College
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.