Head Coach - Men's & Women's Wrestling

Posted: 05/12/2023

Head Coach - Men's & Women's Wrestling

Hawkeye Community College’s Athletics program is looking for a Head Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Coach to join their team.
The Head Men’s & Women’s Wrestling Coach will be responsible for the overall management and supervision of the wrestling program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, development, and retention of student-athletes; budget management; scheduling; fundraising; academic monitoring; and supervision and evaluation of student-athletes and assistant coaches. The head wrestling coach will be responsible for cultivating highly competitive programs within the NJCAA, Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC), and Hawkeye Community College policies, procedures, and expectations. Needs of the department vary, the percent of time devoted to each part of the job will be governed by seasonal and immediate needs of the department.
In 2015, Hawkeye Community College launched its first ever intercollegiate sport program and has since accumulated 15 athletic programs to include: sports shooting, men & women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country, men & women’s track and field, men & women’s golf, women's volleyball, esports, competitive dance, women’s softball (new in 2023) and men & women’s bowling. The Hawkeye RedTail Athletic Programs compete within the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as Division II when applicable.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs.  Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. 

Essential Job Functions
Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsibilities include the recruitment, development, academic monitoring and retention of student athletes.
  • Budget management, fundraising.
  • Arranges all scheduling and travel related tasks.
  • Manages and directs practice schedules, team supervision during competition, as well as travel, tournaments and other program events.
  • Assist the Athletic Administration in marketing and promotion of the wrestling programs.
  • Promote positive public relations for the wrestling programs.
  • Monitor student-athletes’ academic progress toward graduation at the college and assist with placement at four-year institutions.
  • Oversight of the maintenance and inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Participates in campus committees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • One (1) year recruiting student-athletes at the Collegiate level.
  • Experience coaching wrestling at the Collegiate level.
  • Experience in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling.
  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing leadership for both players and coaches.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of general admissions processes and procedures practiced by post-secondary education institutions
  • Strong commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer. Must be able to obtain additional endorsements as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years’ experience working with college age athletes.
  • Three years’ experience NJCAA and ICCAC policies.
  • Three years’ experience in recruiting collegiate athletes at the NJCAA level.
Working Conditions 
Requires skills for succeeding in an outdoor and office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments. Outdoor environments may become susceptible to inclement weather conditions. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.
Employment Status
Full time, exempt position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience. Anticipated hours will be flexible including evenings and weekends.
Application Procedure
  • Complete an online application at
    • Submit/upload a cover letter.
    • Submit/upload a resume.
    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.
  • All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.
  • Priority screening is set to begin on Monday, June 5, 2023.  Completed applications, along with the required materials, received after the priority screening date will be considered at the discretion of the college. 
Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:
If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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