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Head Wrestling Coach

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Head Wrestling Coach

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type

Position Summary

Directs, provides leadership, and oversees all coaching duties for the Wrestling Program. Directs and coordinates all aspects of recruitment and training for athletic competition and oversees the planning of the program activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the overall success, performance, and conduct of NMHU’s NCAA Division II Wrestling Program in the areas of academics, athletics, and student athlete conduct;
  • Supervise, plan, and coordinate the activities of the Wrestling Program;
  • Manage supplies and equipment allocated to the Wrestling program;
  • Advise and counsel student athletes regarding academic programs to ensure adequate progress towards a degree;
  • Oversee student athlete conduct and discipline;
  • Work closely with the Sports Information Director in regards to news releases and related media guides;
  • Hire, manage, and evaluate the assistant coaching staff;
  • Recruit student athletes in accordance with NCAA, RMAC, and NMHU rules and regulations;
  • Promote and represent the Wrestling program, the Athletics Department, and New Mexico Highlands University through marketing and public relations activities;
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute fundraising activities;
  • Manage all aspects of the financial operation of the Wrestling Program;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned;
  • Maintain regular attendance.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Experience: Five (5) years wrestling coaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated successful collegiate coaching experience.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
  • Complete annual NCAA Coaches Curriculum within first 14 days of employment;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid NM driver’s license. Selection of an out of state candidate will require possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s license within sixty (60) days of employment.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and odd hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of applicable team or individual sports and playing rules;
  • Ability to exhibit strong leadership and management skills;
  • Knowledge and skill in budget preparation and fiscal management;
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn, then exhibit strong adherence to NCAA, RMAC, and NMHU rules, regulations and policies;
  • Knowledge of NCAA student athlete academic eligibility requirements;
  • Demonstrated competitive coaching skills in area of sporting specialty;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Knowledge of NCAA recruiting rules;
  • Knowledge of travel/lodging planning and scheduling;
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
  • Organizing and coordinating skills;
  • Knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques;
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Knowledge of athletic recruitment methods and techniques.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn, then exhibit strong adherence to NCAA, RMAC, and NMHU rules, regulations and policies.
Physical Demands
  • Standing…………………………………Frequently
  • Walking…………………………………..Frequently
  • Bending…………………………………..Frequently
  • Squatting…………………………………Frequently
  • Climbing …………………………………Frequently
  • Kneeling ………………………………….Frequently
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds……………Frequently
Working Environment
  • Work is normally performed in an indoor setting.
Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

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Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter that highlights relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities; 2) Resume; 3) Names, telephone numbers and email address of three (3) professional references in the online application; 4) copies of unofficial transcripts. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents

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