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Head Coach - Men's Wrestling

Cal Poly Humboldt
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Head Coach - Men's Wrestling

Job no: 530870
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Humboldt
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Full Time, Coach (Non-instructional Faculty)

Vacancy Announcement

Head Coach of Men's Wrestling

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports

Coach Position

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Cal Poly Humboldt's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports invites applicants for a 12-month full-time temporary position as Head Coach of Men's Wrestling. This is an annual appointment. Subsequent reappointment is contingent upon successful performance evaluation. The institution desires the candidate to begin as soon as possible.

The university encourages applications by candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of Cal Poly Humboldt
and who value cultural, ethnic, and racial differences.

As an institution, Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share Cal Poly Humboldt's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The anticipated salary for this position is $85,224 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Classification Code 2376 - Coach, Full-Time, 12-Month.

Cal Poly Humboldt provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience coaching wrestling at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), junior college, or other comparable level;
  • Strong and stable work ethic and commitment to excellence in academics and athletics;
  • A commitment to and understanding of recruiting, retaining and graduating student-athletes, and the ability to collaboratively work with department and campus partners;
  • Evidence of high ethical standards as well as personal and professional integrity;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external constituencies;
  • Entrepreneurial and optimistic mindset in regards to resource management and evaluation. Experience in fiscal management, and ability and willingness to be involved in fundraising;
  • Leadership, organizational skills, and sound decision making abilities;
  • Ability to demonstrate motivation abilities;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • An understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and the ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate, in all levels of the work;
  • Ability to clearly articulate a coherent plan and vision to build and enhance the Cal Poly Humboldt men's wrestling program;
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations regarding student athletes; and
  • A valid driver's license and good driving record.

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Five (5) years, or more, of successful coaching experience at the collegiate level in the sport of Wrestling;
  • Affiliation and active engagement with professional organizations appropriate to the position;
  • Previous experience with Division II athletic programs;
  • Demonstrated success and experience in fundraising;
  • Proven success in directing wrestling camps and clinics;
  • Recruiting experience on the West Coast, preferably California and the Northwest; and
  • Public relations experience including public speaking, granting press interviews and public appearances on radio and television.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Maintaining eligibility to work in the United States is a condition of employment. Cal Poly Humboldt does not sponsor H-1B visas for staff, management, or temporary faculty positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

THE POSITION: The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader of its men's wrestling program, who will work with students, staff, and alumni across the University to build and maintain excellence in its men's wrestling program. The head coach is expected to recruit and retain a diverse group of student-athletes, while promoting academic and athletic excellence for the program. The head coach will work with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports and other administrators to support the overall goals and objectives of the University.

RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION: The head coach of men's wrestling will provide a clear vision for the program that is consistent with the traditions and mission of the University and the athletic department. Success in all the following areas will be crucial to meeting these expectations, and applicants should describe experiences and achievements that demonstrate, in a compelling way, the capacity to be successful in each of the following:
  • Maintaining a commitment to academic and athletic excellence;
  • Responsible for the management and administration of an intercollegiate wrestling program that competes regularly for conference championships;
  • Hiring, motivating, supervising and evaluating assistant coaches;
  • Ability to identify and recruit quality student-athletes, along with a strong desire to teach, coach and mentor a group of diverse young men;
  • Managing program budget, travel and equipment logistics with department administration;
  • Representing the program internally and externally with entities including, but not limited to; faculty and staff, admissions, friends and family of men's wrestling, fans, donors, and the greater Humboldt community;
  • Organizing, managing, and directing the men's wrestling program effectively and providing for full compliance with all applicable university, NCAA and conference rules; and
  • Promoting student-athletes' personal development, high academic achievement and full participation in all aspects of University life.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cal Poly Humboldt is a NCAA Division II member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Additional information about the Athletics Department can be found at:

Cal Poly Humboldt University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Cal Poly Humboldt University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Cal Poly Humboldt currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff, many from local area California Indian tribes. Cal Poly Humboldt is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at Humboldt to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the Cal Poly Humboldt library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the Cal Poly Humboldt Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through PageUp:
  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae/Resume;
  • Transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports, or Cal Poly Humboldt to:

Amanda Nelson, Assistant Director

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports

Cal Poly Humboldt

One Harpst Street

Arcata, California 95521-8299

Phone (707) 826-5959


APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 22, 2023. Early response is encouraged.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

At Cal Poly Humboldt, bold hearts and open minds shape the future.

Cal Poly Humboldt is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, Cal Poly Humboldt began as a small college for teachers. Today Humboldt has grown into a comprehensive university with rigorous science and liberal arts programs. Designated a polytechnic in 2022, Cal Poly Humboldt provides hands-on, impactful educational opportunities that lead to meaningful, measurable outcomes for the individual, for the state, and the world. Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to have nearly 6,000 students of all backgrounds spread across 61 majors, 13 graduate programs, and 4 credential programs — all of whom contribute passion and creativity within their fields and set the stage for a future grounded in equity and sustainability. Hands-on learning, inspired teaching, groundbreaking research, and thought-provoking creative activity happen daily at Humboldt. Finding a better future is a task for the bold, open, down-to-earth, and visionary. Cal Poly Humboldt strives to cultivate these qualities in leaders, innovators, and scholars in every field.
Cal Poly Humboldt's main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of around 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Cal Poly Humboldt can be found at:

Advertised: 23 Aug 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Application Closes: $LongStop Pacific Daylight Time

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