Iowa Wesleyan University is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Head Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach. IW currently offers 14 intercollegiate athletic programs and is a member of the NCAA Division III, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (Football Only). The successful candidate will launch IW’s newly announced men’s and women’s wrestling programs and lead them to success in competition, recruitment, retention, and student-athlete experience. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to and working closely with the Director of Athletics.
This position will be in charge of recruiting for both the men’s and women’s wrestling programs during the 2019-20 academic year. During the summer of 2020, Iowa Wesleyan University will conduct a search to hire a second coach to lead either the men’s or women’s program.
Head Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coaching Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership in the planning and operation of the program.
Administer the programs within the policies of Iowa Wesleyan University, SLIAC, the NCAA, and/or other appropriate governing bodies.
Develop and maintain a successful recruiting system, while maintaining a high level of visibility within Iowa Wesleyan’s service region.
Engage in retention initiatives for student-athletes through collaboration with numerous University offices.
Enforce discipline and good sportsmanship behavior of student athletes.
Provide an environment conducive to a high level of academic performance by team members.
Organize and facilitate all daily practice sessions, contest preparation, competition, and off-season training.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches in cooperation with the Athletic Director.
Organize and run summer camps to help young athletes improve their athletic skills and create positive exposure for IW’s athletic program.
Evaluate and review the program and recommend changes and improvements to the Director of Athletics.
Other Responsibilities and Expectations:
Promote and support the Men’s and Women’s Wrestling program, the University and the Tiger Athletics program’s mission and goals.
Represent Iowa Wesleyan and the Athletic Department in a positive manner with a high degree of integrity at all times.
Be an active and engaged Tiger Athletics team member willing to assist others in major intercollegiate athletics initiatives such as game day management, team travel needs, and fundraising events.
Provide appropriate and timely information to the SID for distribution.
Schedule contests and organize travel logistics in accordance with the policies set forth by Iowa Wesleyan University.
Manage all aspects of the Men’s and Women’s Wrestling budget.
Knowledge of NCAA Division III rules and regulations.
Valid US Driver’s License with the ability to be authorized to drive IW fleet vehicles for team transportation to and from away contests required.
Must be available for night and weekend responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must upload their letter of interest, coaching philosophy, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references at https://www.iw.edu/employment.
No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.
Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.
About Iowa Wesleyan University
Iowa Wesleyan University is a fully accredited, coeducational liberal arts university. Founded in 1842, it has a rich history of innovation in education, pioneering in the sciences, educational opportunities for women and service-learning, to name just a few. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare.