Head Coach, Club Ice Hockey

Recreational Services

Position Summary 

To instruct athletes in fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same time, the student-athlete shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, and self-confidence.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • High diploma or GED 
  • Demonstrated Ice Hockey coaching and/or playing experience  
  • Valid United States Driver’s License  
  • Meet and sustain a satisfactory driving record that meets and the underwriting requirements of the College insurance company  
  • Familiarity with the Internet, Word and Excel.   
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Significant success playing and/or coaching Ice Hockey    
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university  
  • Good organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills;  
  • Demonstrated leadership skills  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a team  
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and providing quality customer service   

Major Responsibilities 

  • Actively recruit qualified student athletes that meet academic standards and profile of the college; Identify potential student athletes through off campus recruitment and coordination of on campus visits   
  • Create and sustain an atmosphere that promotes academic, athletic and personal growth resulting in overall success of student athletes   
  • Identify, recruit and supervise assistant coaches   
  • Assist the Director of Operations, Ice Hockey, in preparation and adherence of yearly operating budgets   
  • Organize fundraising activities that support team operating expenses   
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support the mission of the college   
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks   
  • Function as a collegial team member by working with all members of the Fort Lewis College community, including a willingness to participate in campus events and committees   
  • Adhere to all FLC Club Sports policies and conference rules and regulations   
  • Willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends 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 to loud noise.  
  • Ability to work in a cold area.  
  • Ability to stand extended period of time.  


Salary is $5,000 

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 on or before October 3, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

The position will remain open until filled. 

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 www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
Molly Wieser
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 wieser_m@fortlewis.edu
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
David Pirrone
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu

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 kpolens@fortlewis.edu 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.