Center of Southwest Studies Director Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated evidence of past successes with fundraising.
  • Experience and interest in the American Southwest and its diverse resources, cultures, and peoples.
  • Experience in directing an organization with multiple campus, regional, and national stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully supervise the activities of a professional staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Willingness and desire to participate in frequent weekend or evening activities at the Center; some travel will be required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity, including the recruitment, selection and retention of a learning community that is diverse in race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, and veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Administrative experience in a college/university, museum, historic preservation agency or related setting.
  • Experience in organizational development, marketing, and communication.
  • Experience building collaborative leadership and administrative processes.
  • Experience building and managing a significant and complex budget.


Competitive. Fort Lewis College offers a wide variety of benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

Application Process:

Candidates should send a letter of application summarizing evidence of the above qualifications, resume, and the contact information of five references. References will not be contacted until position finalists are named. Applications should be submitted electronically in PDF format to


For full consideration, applications must be received no later than March 5, 2012.

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education 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. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.