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Utica College Athletic Assistant for Men’s Wrestling in Utica, New York

Athletic Assistant for Men’s Wrestling

Posting Number S00361

Position Type Part Time

Hours/Schedule Will vary based upon practices & competition, may require weekend and evenings

Campus Main Campus, Utica NY

Date Position Available 09/23/2022

Posted Salary

FLSA Status Exempt

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please select: Medical Insurance Only

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Assists Head Coach with all facets of a varsity sports program including organizing and planning of all practices and game strategies, training and health education of student athletes, monitoring academic progress of student athletes and recruiting of athletes for the Program. Athletic Assistant positions are 10 months (August 1-May 31). Athletic assistant’s tenure concludes upon earning a master’s degree or the conclusion of the agreement (maximum 3.5 year position).

Location Utica, NY

Application Deadline

Full consideration by:

Open Until Filled Yes

Major Responsibilities

A. Adheres to Utica University Athletic Department philosophy, including knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Provides and advises student athletes of obligations and requirements under said philosophy and NCAA rules and regulations.

B. Plans and runs daily practices sessions and periodic individual training sessions to ensure players are learning team concepts and safety issues while participating in intercollegiate athletics.

C. Monitors players’ academic success, providing direction when necessary, including providing for or arranging necessary academic help services.

D. May be assigned to athletic building coverage by the Associate Athletic Director.

E. Manages equipment usage, orders and maintains uniforms, balls, etc. Scouts opponents, tape exchange, etc. Assists Athletic Director with game scheduling, and transportation.

F. Contributes time and assistance to Booster Club and fund-raising activities, if appropriate.

G. Recruits prospective student athletes giving them an opportunity to compete and to better themselves as athletes and individuals.

H. Participate and engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ( DEI ) initiatives and programs, including but not limited to serving on DEI committees, serving as a diversity advocate or community liaison for a job search, advising a club, facilitating DEI -related training, and engagement in institutional cultural and celebratory events and programming.

I. Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.

J. Athletic Assistants are expected to take graduate classes and work toward their master’s degree.

K. May perform other related duties as assigned.

Driving Responsibilities

• Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by University insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYS License Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses. Will be required to attend van training annually.


Supervises Oversees team managers

Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 1-2 years coaching experience preferred

  • Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

  • Must possess CPR and First Aid Certification.

    Minimum Skills/Abilities

• Knowledge of men’s wrestling

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills

• A strong commitment to diversity and works continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff

• Strong organizations skills

• Must be willing to travel

Applicant Documents Instructions

All positions at Utica University support the University’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

Additional information Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

EEO/AA Statement

Utica University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the

diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex,

pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status,

disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence

victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or

federal law.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society, history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals, taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without prejudice. The Utica University Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Utica University is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for higher education study to veterans returning from the Second World War. More than seventy years since veterans returned from WWII , this tradition of serving veterans is still held in high regard here at Utica University, and we are proud to welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and professional staff.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • HercJobs.org (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • InsideHigherEd.com

  • Observer Dispatch (Utica OD)-newspaper

  • Ithaca Journal

  • Personal Referral

  • Utica University Website

  • Albany Times Union

  • Binghamton Press & Sun

  • careerbuilders.com

  • centralnewyorkhelpwanted.com

  • Chronicle.com (Chronicle of Higher Ed website)

  • Elmira Star Gazette

  • Utica University Online Employment Website

  • DiverseEducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Indeed.com

  • Current Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a non Utica University Employee

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn-Job Posting

  • LinkedIn-Recruited by Utica University HR

  • Centralnewyorkhelpwanted.com

  • Syracuse Post Standard-newspaper

  • Albany Times Union-newspaper

  • Facebook

  • Job Fair

  • Search Firm

  • NCAA

  • PRISM Network

  • HBCU Connect

  • DiverseJobs

  • Other

    • Please provide more details regarding the source of your referral?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you currently hold or will you have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree?
  • Yes

  • No

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference #1

  • "Contributions to Diversity" Statement

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