Whitewater Assistant Coach Position

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for the nine (9) month full-time academic staff position of Assistant Wrestling Coach in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (25%) and Lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching (75%). This is a 9-month full-time academic staff position.

This position reports to the Head Wrestling Coach, Director of Athletics, and Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching. This individual will maintain a positive working relationship with the Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coordinators, Athletic Department Support Staff, and other Department and University Personnel. The Assistant Coach will assist the Head Coach in the planning, recruiting, coaching, developing, implementing, communication and administering of his/her program to achieve University and Department objectives and fulfill teaching duties within the HPERC Department. Goals and objectives are to be developed prior to the beginning of each season with the Head Coach. This individual is expected to exhibit behavior that enhances the respect for the student-athletes, the athletics program and the University. The Assistant Coach is required to assist in the direction and control of the program in accordance with NCAA, WIAC, and University rules and regulations. Violation of University, NCAA or Conference rules on the part of Athletic Department personnel may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

A master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Coaching or a related field by date of appointment is required. Proven successful coaching of wrestling at the high school and/or college level is required. College-level coaching as well as recruiting, fund raising, camp/clinic/workshop experience, and community service experience are preferred. Experience teaching classes in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Coaching and/or related areas is preferred. Background teaching health and/or physical education at the K-12 level would be an asset. Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required. Must be able to work weekends/evenings and travel. A criminal background check is required for employment.

Adhere to all rules and guidelines of the NCAA, WIAC and University.
Assist Head Coach to plan and direct the development of student-athletes in relation to general and specific skills necessary for successful competition.
Adhere to all athletic training measures for the safety and welfare of student-athletes.
Assist with scheduling, conduct, and management of intercollegiate athletics contests.
Assist with Instructing student-athletes in the principles and rules of the sport, WIAC and University policies.
Schedule, prepare, and supervise all team practices, travel and activities in the absence of the Head Coach.
Attend staff meetings/professional development seminars, and assist with total program issues.
Represent the head coach at WIAC and NCAA meetings in their absence.
Assist Head Coach to ensure the safety, maintenance and preparation of the playing and practice areas for all student-athletes.
Assist with the monitoring of the academic progress of the student-athletes on your team ensuring that normal progress is made toward the attainment of the degree.

Primary teaching responsibilities involve undergraduate classes in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and/or Coaching which may include classes in the Physical Education General Studies program. Teaching responsibilities may include online, hybrid, evening and/or weekend classes. Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential to this position.
Attend Departmental meetings and support Department outreaches.
Maintain regular weekly office hours.


CAMPUS INFORMATION: (Description ID: N01 N-University and Community)
Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is the premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in 72 undergraduate majors, 13 master’s degree programs, one specialist degree program, and a new doctorate degree of business administration program. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: (Description ID: N01 N-UW Whitewater Information)
UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

SPECIAL NOTES: (Description ID: N01 N-Additional Notes)
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/annual-safety-report or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.

For assured consideration please submit a complete application packet by June 28, 2015.
A completed application packet includes:
• A letter of application
• Resume/Vita including all relevant professional experience
• All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial application)
• At least three listed references with contact information
Only complete electronic applications will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

For a complete position description or questions regarding the position please contact:
Ned Shuck, Head Wrestling Coach

Only complete application packages will be considered. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
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