New Jersey City University, a NCAA Division III member of the NJAC & ECAC Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Women’s Wrestling Head Coach. Reporting to the Director of Athletics and assigned sport administrator, the head coach is responsible for the leadership and supervision in all aspects of the program including, recruitment, retention, budget, academic support, practice preparation, game strategy, alumni development, fundraising and community service. The candidate will have the wonderful opportunity to implement and establish a successful NJCU Wrestling program beginning at the Club level before transitioning to becoming recognized as a NCAA Division III sponsored program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for secondary responsibilities assigned by the sports administrator or Director of Athletics. Encouraging academic and athletic excellence and adherence to all rules and regulations set forth by New Jersey City University, the NCAA and the New Jersey Athletic Conference is required; as well as a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of four year’s high-level coaching experience giving preference to intercollegiate athletics experience in the given sport as a coach and/or student-athlete. Commitment to fostering and investing in the growth of the holistic experience of the NJCU student-athlete will be paramount in this role.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Leadership- Provides leadership and supervision in all aspects of the program including, recruitment, retention, budget, academic support, compliance, practice preparation, game strategy, alumni development, fundraising and the student-athlete experience. Develop and maintain a program of excellence and integrity that is competitive and leads to success in both conference and independent play. Implement and execute structured and organized practice sessions. Develop practice schedules, teach fundamental skills and properly train and condition student-athletes in preparation for competition Develop, organize, and coordinate fundraising initiatives and summer camps/clinics to enhance the program’s brand and financial sustainability. Coordinate annual events, in-game recognition, etc. to enhance alumni engagement and stewardship. Adhere to NCAA, conference, departmental, and university policies, procedures, and expectations. Ensure university admissions policies, academic standards and financial aid procedures are upheld. Establish and maintain a culture of excellence. Attend annual professional development workshops, seminars and/or conferences to enhance overall coaching and leadership skills. Recruitment-Develop a strategic and well thought-out recruitment and retention program. Ensure the assemblance of a full and competitive competition roster. Visit high school, professional and community organizations when requested. Utilize NJCU’s strong international presence to strategically attract and recruit top international student-athletes. Hire, develop, supervise and retain high-caliber assistant coaches. Develop strong recruiting pipelines with top high schools and junior college programs. Implement an annual evaluation and assessment of the recruiting/retention program. Student-Athlete Experience- Design, monitor and support student-athletes’ personal development programs and progress with respect to their academic, athletic, and personal enrichment. Generate and establish student engagement. Adhere to regulations as outlined in the Rising Knight Institute. Develop and maintain a strong team culture. Implement team building activities. Ensure two student-athletes serve as the team’s liaison in SAAC. Administration- Ensure fiscal management for the sport program. Establish effective, cross-collaborative relationships within the Department of Athletics and across university platforms. Maintain an effective communications network with university faculty, administration and staff. Develop a positive working relationship with the Admissions Office. Organize team’s competition schedule and travel plans. Attend all department meetings. Serve as liaison with designated department administrator on facility preparation and works closely with all support areas within Athletics. Key Responsibilities- Work closely with University, Human Resource, Procurement and other campus departments as assigned Develop an annual statistical reports in all areas assigned. Responsible to know current NCAA, Conference, and University rules, regulations, and deadlines governing Athletic sports. Adhere to NCAA, conference, departmental, and university policies, procedures, and expectations. Establish and maintain a culture of excellence personally and within your respective unit(s). Implement an annual evaluation and assessment of all staff and assigned coaches. Attend annual professional development workshops, seminars and/or conferences to enhance overall professional skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: Strong organizational and managerial skills and experience with multiple units. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Experience with program implementation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to demonstrate flexibility and work with various campus and community programs/partners. Experience in the field of athletics and ideally athletic academic success. Flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends. Possess excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrates ability and willingness to work as a team member and to work independently. Problem-solver with the initiative and follow-through skills; tact, diplomacy, and judgement in dealing with students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population. Experience as a unit director with budget oversight knowledge/experience. Demonstrated knowledge of developmental academic advising methodologies.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree.
EXPERIENCE: Four year’s high-level coaching experience giving preference to intercollegiate athletics experience in the given sport as a coach and/ or student- athlete.
REQUIRED: Letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references.