Summary: Queens University of Charlotte, an NCAA Division II affiliate, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Coach, Wrestling. This full-time position reports to the Head Coach, Wrestling. This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Adhere to the highest standards of student-athlete welfare
Assist head coach in developing coaching techniques, overall team and individual player strategies
Assist student athletes with individual performance and provide leadership/direction for improvements
Adhere to all NCAA rules and regulations for the sport
Coordinate activities for home and away matches including travel plan, inventory or equipment, etc.
Assist with recruiting and scouting within NCAA regulations and Queens’ academic admissions standards, including: develop database, call potential recruits, plan and organize recruiting trips, and accurately and timely complete all paperwork associated with those efforts
Oversee student athlete weight room training, in coordination with Strength & Conditioning coaches
Provide informal support to student athletes in academic and personal matters
This position is considered a Responsible Employee for purposes of the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. As such, this position is required to report any incident of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence to the university’s Title IX Coordinator when made aware of such
Support staff in event operations on a regular basis
Participate in fundraising and public relations activities
Participate in summer sport camps
Must be able and willing to regularly work early mornings, evenings and weekends to achieve objectives of the position
Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department or university goals
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
Collegiate Wrestling and/or Olympic-style coaching experience and ability to transfer the knowledge and skills gained to student athletes
Successful, proven experience with recruiting and scouting
Knowledge of conference and NCAA rules and regulations
Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Proven track record of consistently modeling positive behaviors at all times
Strong follow?up and follow?through skills as well as ability to plan, organize and control projects through to completion
Proven ability to handle and maintain confidential information; familiarity with FERPA a plus
Valid, unrestricted U.S. driver’s license, or ability to attain same by hire date
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience and education
Diverse candidates are STRONGLY encouraged to apply
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system – 75-100% of the time
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors and students – 75-100% of the time
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems – 75-100% of the time
Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus – 75-100% of the time
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly – 75-100% of the time
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects – 50-74% of the time.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time
Work in athletics facilities and office environments, involving contact with students, faculty, staff, parents, service providers and vendors
Work has deadlines, interruptions, and may be stressful at times
Work regularly involves early morning, evening and weekend hours and travel for competition and recruiting
The above description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this positions, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.
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