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Athletic Assistant for Men’s Wrestling

Employer
Utica University
Location
Utica, New York
Salary
$6700 stipend. 12 graduate credit hours per year. College-owned housing and gold meal plan.
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Assists Head Coach with all facets of a varsity sports program including organizing and planning of all practices and game strategies, training and health education of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of student athletes and recruiting of athletes for the Program. Athletic Assistant positions are 10 months (August 1-May 31).  Athletic assistant’s tenure concludes upon earning a master’s degree or the conclusion of the agreement (maximum 3.5 year position).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to Utica University Athletic Department philosophy, including knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Provides and advises student athletes of obligations and requirements under said philosophy and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Plans and runs daily practices sessions and periodic individual training sessions to ensure players are learning team concepts and safety issues while participating in intercollegiate athletics. 
  • Monitors players’ academic success, providing direction when necessary, including providing for or arranging necessary academic help services.
  • May be assigned to athletic building coverage by the Associate Athletic Director.
  • Manages equipment usage, orders and maintains uniforms, balls, etc.  Scouts opponents, tape exchange, etc.  Assists Athletic Director with game scheduling, and transportation.  
  • Contributes time and assistance to Booster Club and fund-raising activities, if appropriate.
  • Recruits prospective student athletes giving them an opportunity to compete and to better themselves as athletes and individuals.
  • Participate and engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and programs, including but not limited to serving on DEI committees, serving as a diversity advocate or community liaison for a job search, advising a club, facilitating DEI-related training, and engagement in institutional cultural and celebratory events and programming.
  • Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
  • Athletic Assistants are expected to take graduate classes and work toward their master’s degree.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years coaching experience preferred
  • Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Must possess CPR and First Aid Certification.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of men’s wrestling
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • A strong commitment to diversity and works continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff
  • Strong organizations skills
  • Must be willing to travel

Company

Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. 

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

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