Cornell College
  • 12-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • $41,000 - $44,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Cornell College, a residential liberal arts college, and a member of the Midwest Conference of the NCAA Division III located in Mount Vernon, IA, is seeking applications for a head women's wrestling coach. This is a full-time, year-round position reporting to the director of athletics.

The head coach will manage the women's wrestling varsity program operations, including:

  • schedule and coach practices, and home and away competitions;
  • organize and implement a successful recruiting plan to yield an appropriate number of quality student-athletes for the wrestling program, including working closely with admissions and managing communication flow;
  • monitor annual operational and recruiting budgets;
  • ensure institutional, compliance, NCAA, and Midwest Conference obligations are met as head coach;
  • create a vision for establishing team culture and action steps for roster and program growth;
  • manage the physical conditioning and development of injury prevention techniques for student-athletes;
  • complete necessary post-season administrative duties;
  • provide general counsel, guidance, and inspiration to student-athletes regarding their overall success at Cornell College;
  • assist, as needed, in developing positive alumni relations and working closely with the office of Alumni & College Advancement with fundraising efforts to support a competitive Division III athletics program;
  • demonstrate community involvement with active leadership as a positive role model, including participation in team-based community service projects and encouragement of student-athlete participation.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Education, Experience, and Certification

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree and a commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of NCAA Division III athletics and a liberal arts college. An extensive and accomplished coaching background in specific sport, preferably at the collegiate level, and a proven ability to recruit quality student-athletes. Preferred qualifications include a master's degree, experience as a head coach.

Must have valid Iowa driver's license and insurance coverage (if driving own vehicle) or be insurable.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Knowledge of sport techniques and strategies. Knowledge of NCAA rules and conference policies and procedures. Knowledge of proper care and preparation of practice and competitive wear. Ability to work independently and cooperatively. Excellent communication skills including effective verbal and written abilities. Strong organizational and leadership skills. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty and coaches. Ability to positively influence public relations between the athletic department, the campus, and the community. Computer and database and social media skills are important.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references through Cornell College's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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