Lubbock Christian University

Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations

Functional Title: Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations
Classification: Salaried                      
Reports To: 
Director of Athletics
Primary Function: Direct, develop, and oversee the institution’s fundraising and marketing programs        

Major Duties:

  • Supervises and coordinates all external aspects of the athletics department (advancement, sponsorships, ticket sales, marketing, etc.)
  • Identifies and cultivates alumni, supporters, and friends that may have an interest in supporting LCU Athletics and student-athletes
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards leadership annual giving in collaboration with the Vice-President for University Advancement and Director of Athletics
  • Works with Director of Athletics, and head coaches to determine funding priorities
  • Enhances and solicits funds through ChapNation, the athletics booster club
  • Builds, maintains, and strengthens positive relationships with individuals within and external to, the University community
  • Create/organize annual fundraising events for athletics (e.g., golf tournament, auction, etc.)
  • Responsible for achieving performance goals, as outlined by the Director of Athletics, Vice-President for Advancement, and/or the President.
  • Coordinate all in-game promotional activities
  • Regularly attends and participates in university-wide functions
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Commitment to the institution’s mission and vision
  •  Strong managerial and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents in a professional manner
  • Strong ability to multitask and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in a variety of computer applications
  • Willingness to undertake innovative approaches
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse student and staff population
  • Ability to perform well under stressful conditions
  • Ability to listen critically
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Multiple years of experience working within athletics in a 4-year collegiate environment
  • Previous fundraising experience: within higher education preferred

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required. LCU reserves the right to revise or change job duties, required skills or qualifications as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.