As part of a competitive NCAA Division III program, Muhlenberg College’s inaugural head coach of women’s wrestling will be responsible for the planning and management of all phases of the intercollegiate women’s wrestling program, with primary focus on developing the newly formed program. Upon hire and for the first year, the position will focus on the recruitment of student-athletes while also serving as a member of the men’s wrestling coaching staff. In year two and beyond, the head coach’s focus will solely concentrate on women’s wrestling, with practices and competition commencing in the 2024-2025 academic year.
Schedule & Benefits: This is a full-time, year-round position. Muhlenberg offers a highly competitive benefits package, including but not limited to, generous holidays, vacation (22 days per year), sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, College-provided short-and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities:
Plan and manage a competitive NCAA Division III program in accordance with College and NCAA policies.
Regular communication with the assistant director of athletics for recruitment and retention, and understanding of NCAA and admissions rules and regulations.
Provide excellence in coaching, along with the necessary counsel and direction, which will ensure that student-athletes have the opportunity to realize their potential as athletes, students and members of the general college community.
Create positive support for the program within the campus community and outside constituencies including alumni, parents and friends of Muhlenberg College.
Work with Director of Athletics to develop an annual professional development plan that will ensure awareness of trends, best practices, new information, etc. related to athletics, recreation, student development, leadership and diversity and inclusion practices and skills.
Lead and participate in Divisional and College-wide committees and initiatives.
Assist in hiring, mentoring and supervising part-time coaching staff.
Actively participate in fundraising activities in support of the program and the Cardinal and Grey Fund.
Establish and meet annual recruitment goals, working with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Recruitment and Retention to achieve long-term goals.
Maintain recruiting software, monitor the various recruiting services, and analyze national recruiting trends and research/review each area to support recruiting goals.
Oversee all recruiting including correspondence with recruits.
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 and minimum 3 years relevant coaching experience required.
Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the Division III philosophy of athletics and adherence to NCAA regulations regarding operation of athletic programs.
Excellent communication skills required.
Strong planning and organizational skills are essential.
Capacity to market the sport to the various constituencies of the College.
Muhlenberg College is an independent, undergraduate, coeducational institution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1848 to provide a liberal arts education, Muhlenberg is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and excellence.
The College is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, approximately 55 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City.
As a liberal arts college, Muhlenberg offers programs in the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and in professional areas such as business, education, pre-medical, pre-theological, and pre-law studies.