The Assistant Athletic Director – Athletic Event and Facility Operations serves as a member of the athletic department’s executive team and performs a variety of tasks and functions to oversee and assist with day-to-day and event/gameday operations for all athletics programs.
•Planning, coordination and execution of home event management/gameday operations for all sports; including pre and post-event set-up and tear down of facilities, grounds and equipment associated with athletic events •Schedules all athletic facilities for practices, contests, camps and special events: fields, gym, pool, and weight room •Hires and organizes employees necessary to prepare facilities for the constant fluctuation of events •Develops visiting team guides for all assigned sports •Supervises all assigned sports concession operations and budgets •Oversight of all staff supporting home contests, interface with spectators, visiting teams, officials, outside vendors and student workers (including work study supervision) •Planning, coordination and executing RMAC Championships and NCAA postseason tournaments and competitions hosted by FLC Athletics both on and off campus •Submits and processes all work orders for events, maintenance and repairs •Coordinates all in-game technical needs •Research and analyze potential revenue generation and feasibility of hosting various community events in the athletic department’s facilities •Fosters collaboration with campus partners. Serve on campus, community, RMAC and NCAA committees as requested •Represents the Department of Athletics with internal and external agencies, both on and off campus •Assists with the removal of snow and ice from athletic facilities as necessary. •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
Application Process A complete application packet includes: •Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position oInclude 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:
Bachelor’s Degree in sports management or related field
Three or more years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekend hours
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Master’s degree in sports management or related field
Previous experience working within an intercollegiate athletic department with event management experience
Experience supervising student workers
Strong organizational and communication skills
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.