Position: Wrestling Head Coach
Position Objective: This position will be responsible for all aspects of the wrestling program to include recruitment, retention and graduation of student athletes, fundraising, and marketing of the program. It also includes responsibilities to game management, program fundraising and department wide fundraising. In addition, this position will be responsible for the administration of the wrestling program as well as the evaluation of assistant coaches. This is a professional staff position reporting directly to the Athletic Director.
- Develop student athlete skill level to compete in intercollegiate athletics
- Explain game strategies and prepare game scout plans for intercollegiate competition
- Demonstrate team concepts during practice sessions and game situations
- Teach and develop basic skill techniques required for successful participation.
- Responsible for all competition management to include:
- Player management (substitutions & line ups)
- Facility maintenance and recommendations
- Evaluating all equipment, keep accurate inventories, and recommend upgrades
- Retention of student-athletes
- Recruitment of student-athletes
- Graduation of student-athletes
- Fundraising money to supplement operating budgets and scholarship budgets
- Includes department wide fundraising as assigned by the Athletic Director
- Included individual sport fundraising goal as defined by the President & AD
- Responsible for not exceeding the fiscal limits of scholarship and operating budgets
- Responsible for all purchasing for the program.
- Responsible for team building with the student-athletes in the respective sport.
- Create sport schedule and all travel arrangements to include instructor notification.
- Assist the Athletic Director or Assistant Athletic Director in the game management of assigned sport.
- Responsible for making sure all eligibility paperwork is turned into the records office
- Responsible for making sure that NO student-athlete participates until ALL medical paperwork is turned into the Athletic Director and/or Athletic Trainer.
- Inform the Athletic Director of any violations of the student code of conduct and/or NJCAA bylaws to include him/herself, academics, competition, community or personnel.
- Abide by all policies as outlined in the Northeastern Coaches Operating Handbook.
- Abide by all rules as outlined in the NJCAA Handbook.
- Instruct student-athletes in proper weight training techniques for their particular sport.
- Instruct proper safety techniques to the student-athlete and oversee the game and practice facilities are safe and set up properly.
- Create & review with the student-athlete's academic schedules with guidance from the academic advisor.
- Plan, organize and teach team and individual camps.
- Promote the sport within the community by being actively involved and visible in community events.
- Provide proper guidance regarding class attendance and student code of conduct with student/athletes under your direction.
- Must report all incidents, whether directly or indirectly, that you become aware regarding Civil Rights, which includes all sexual misconduct incidences, to the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator for the College.
- Responsible for development of student training and awareness programming for the athletic team regarding unlawful discrimination and harassment prevention, which includes sexual misconduct, in collaboration with the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator for the College as well as the College Athletic Director.
- Responsible for development of primary prevention and awareness programs for the athletic team for incoming students as well as ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns pursuant to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, in collaboration with College staff responsible with overseeing Clery Act compliance.
Other duties as assigned include:
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
- Secure Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and be fully trained to drive all needed vehicles. Serve as the driver of college vehicles needed for all travel to and from games and as needed for other events. Report any problems with vehicles to the Athletic Director. Do all pre and post trip checks in conjunction with driving the bus under CDL proper procedure.
- Assist with High School and Region IX Tournaments as requested by the Athletic Director.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This is a "Professional" staff position reporting directly to the Athletic Director/Event Center Director. There is no "line" authority per se in relation to instruction or student services. The mission of the college is teaching, learning and quality of student life, thus program philosophically drives the allocation of resources and administration.
SUPERVISION GIVEN: Assist in directing Event Center staff, including: work studies and part-time temporaries and administrative assistants with assistance from the Director of Athletics and Event Center.
EDUCATION and SKILLS: Bachelor's degree required; major in health, recreation, sports management or related field preferred. Prefer skills in health assessment, program planning, evaluation, organizational management and leadership, and setting up personal training programs. The individual must have effective writing and oral communication skills, initiative, leadership, and enthusiasm.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Occasional long and irregular hours necessitated by special projects, compliance with deadlines, length of the institutional day and week, athletic events, and/or intramural activities.
POSITION LOCATION: Northeastern Junior College Main Campus
This job description listed is meant as a guideline and, in absence of specific direction, I understand that I must make reasonable decisions and must act on those decisions to ensure that the NJC Event Center goals are met.
Review of complete applications will be on-going. Position will remain open until filled. Complete application packet to consist of the following which must be done and uploaded to Applicant Pro upon initial application round:
- Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and committing to expectations
- Completed Applicant Pro application
- College transcripts from an accredited college or university (unofficial copies acceptable during application process), if applicable
- Complete resume
- Release Authorization (for background check if offered position)
Application files not containing the above documentation will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee. Please visit our Applicant Pro website to apply at https://njc.applicantpro.com/jobs/
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Travel and/or relocations expenses are the responsibility of the candidate and are not reimbursed by the College.
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Northeastern Junior College, one of 13 member-colleges of the Community Colleges of Colorado, lies in the rural northeastern Colorado town of Sterling. The community of approximately 13,000 residents enjoys easy access to Denver, the Rocky Mountains and the western-agricultural lifestyle. Northeastern Junior College enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and 2,500 part-time students through 90 majors in associate degree and certificate programs. As a residential campus with five halls accommodating 450+ students, the college attracts students from throughout Colorado, many states and several foreign countries. Approximately 55 full-time and 25 part-time faculty comprise the teaching staff.
"Northeastern Junior College is a comprehensive two-year institution that is committed to providing excellence in learning, training, and service. We strive to produce skilled and knowledgeable students who transfer successfully and enter the workforce productively. We strive to enrich the quality of lives through affordable and accessible learning opportunities."