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    Travis Spencer
    • Level: College

    Assistant Coach, Women's Wrestling (part-time)

    Job Summary:

    Muhlenberg College, a Division III institution and a member of the Centennial Conference is seeking applications for a part-time Assistant Women's Wrestling Coach. This position includes College-provided housing plus partial meal stipend. Responsibilities include assisting the head coach in all phases of the women's wrestling program within the college, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; including evaluating, identifying, and recruiting prospective student-athletes; and planning/implementing coaching strategies into daily practices and competition. This new position was made possible through the NCAA Division III Coaching Enhancement Grant. This grant is designed to provide financial assistance to the division's member institutions that are committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in newly created assistant coaching positions for any NCAA sponsored sport.

    The College: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences and social sciences; as well as pre-professional programs in law, health and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master's degrees. As part of eastern Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a diverse city of 125,000, located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. Along with Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a vibrant arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of diverse cuisine and restaurants. Check out Allentown and Life in the Lehigh Valley | Muhlenberg College to learn more.

    Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Under the general direction of the head coach, provide leadership and support to all facets of the program in advancing the mission of the College and Athletics department.

    • Support the head coach in administering a competitive NCAA Division III women's wrestling program in accordance with college, NCAA, and Centennial Conference policies.

    • Motivate, counsel, and support student-athletes in realizing their potential for personal growth and development as athletes, students, and members of the general college community.

    • Assist with and attend practices, training sessions, team meetings, and contests (home and away). (Specific time commitment required will be determined by the Head Coach)

    • Assist in promoting strong parent, alumni, and community relations.

    • Assist in planning and evaluating program results.

    • Attend meetings and training as required by the head coach, Athletics department, and College.

    • Assist in recruitment strategies, identifying, and evaluating prospective students.

    • Assist in achieving team success.

    • May perform other duties as assigned.

    While no one person may possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have many of the following professional experiences and characteristics:


    • Bachelor's degree.

    • Related professional experience, or a combination of professional and athletic experience leading to a similar qualification.

    • Women's Wrestling experience and/or training preferred.

    • Ability to motivate, counsel, and support student-athletes.

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and engage with a varied audience, including but not limited to students, parents, College employees, alumni, and community relations.

    • An active commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

    • Ability to travel and adapt to varying schedules, including evening and weekend hours, in accordance with the needs of the team.

    • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to education verification, national criminal background checks, child abuse clearance, and driving record check.

    To apply, upload your complete application package as a single PDF document. A complete application package includes: 1) cover letter; 2) resume; 3) separate diversity statement summarizing your professional experiences and commitment to equity and inclusion; and 4) names/contact information for three professional references. Application review will continue until the position is filled. To initiate your application, use the APPLY button.

    - https://www.muhlenberg.edu/offices/hr/jobs.html#Assistant Coach, Women's Wrestling (Part Time)


    An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/
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