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Head Coach Women's Wrestling

Manage all aspects of NCAA DIII competitive intercollegiate athletic Women’s Wrestling program.  This is a part-time 9 month, academic year position.

Strong organization skills with attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.  Willingness to work a flexible schedule.  Access to confidential student records and confidential donor and budget information. Ability to demonstrate professional coaching competency and knowledge of DIII intercollegiate athletics.  Ability to work with college administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, media, and various external stakeholders in a professional, courteous, and, confidential manner.

Essential Job Functions:
•Recruiting and retaining student-athletes
•Practice and game planning and execution
•Coordinating technical, tactical, and fitness/conditioning training sessions
•Scouting opponents
•Supervising coaching staff and graduate assistants
•Engaging in the planning and coordination of student-athlete development initiatives including academic progress monitoring, study halls, leadership development program
•Assuring program is in compliance with all Departmental, University, and NCAA rules, regulations, and policies
•Participating in oversight of equipment distribution and return
•Developing and implementing fundraising initiatives at program level and assisting with fundraising at the department and University level
•Engaging in alumni relations activities
•Attending all department, University, Conference, Professional Association and NCAA meetings and trainings as mandated by the University and the Athletic Director
•Serving on department and University committees
•Serving as a representative of the Women’s Wrestling program, Athletic Department, and University
•Conducting all program activity in a manner consistent with University and Department mission and vision
•Participating fully in strategic planning and strategic initiatives development, execution, and assessment
•Coordinating and participating in program and departmental community service activities


•Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s in an associated field preferred
•Minimum of 3 years University/College coaching experience preferred
•CPR, First Aid and AED certification necessary (we will provide if not current)
•Successful completion of required University mandated training is required.
•Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations including Title IX
•Excellent leadership and supervisory skills
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
•Demonstrated Women’s Wrestling coaching ability – may include appropriate coaching licensure or certification
•Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team
•The ability to articulate the vision, mission and core values of Division III Athletics and athletics at Western New England University 
•Ability to work collaboratively with athletic department and building staff members as well as with members/staff of other groups/divisions on Campus
•Ability to meet physical requirements of coaching profession – conducting practices, match supervision, travel, office work. (Sitting, standing, bending, reaching and lifting) in a moderate athletic environment.
•Sufficient mobility to independently negotiate the University Campus.

 Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.