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Assistant Wrestling Coach

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Assistant Wrestling Coach

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type

Position Summary

This incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the oversight of the wrestling program in areas to include, but not limited to; academics, operations, travel, recruiting, and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop performance standards for student-athletes to maximize their potential and
achieve high levels of competition;
• Assess athletic performance and improvement and provide feedback and guidance
regarding athletic progress;
• Develop high expectations for student-athletes to achieve in the classroom as well as
on the playing venue;
• Develop and implement practice plans and strategies for athletic events;
• Supervise NMHU athletic events and enforce sportsmanship standards;
• Assist with game management for home events when not competing;
• Assist with developing and supervising community service events;
• Supervise student-athletes during road trips;
• Provide positive participation with events that will benefit the athletic experience for the
• Participate in the planning of as well as participate in fundraising activities for individual
programs and for the athletic department in general;
• Adhere to NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and institutional rules and
• Organize, prepare, and conduct team practices, training and competition;
• Recruit potential student athletes;
• Provide academic monitoring and support for student athletes in the program
• Provide support to the Head Wrestling Coach as required;
• Maintain regular attendance;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree in any field.

Preferred Qualifications

Collegiate playing or coaching experience, preferably in the RMAC .

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Complete NCAA Coaches Certification Curriculum within first two (2) weeks of
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 lead and motivate student athletes;
• 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;
• Ability to organize and coordinate;
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands

Standing – Frequently
Walking – Frequently
Bending – Frequently
Squatting – Frequently
Climbing – Frequently
Kneeling – Frequently
Lifting up to 50 pounds – Frequently
Lifting > 50 pounds – Frequently

Working Environment

Work is performed in an indoor / outdoor 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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Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include in your online application 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume. 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+
  3. * Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation

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