Graduate Assistant - Wrestling Assistant Coach

Code: 15542 Posted: 05/16/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to offer a Wrestling Graduate Assistant Coach position. To be eligible, prospective candidates must be accepted into the Master’s Degree in Sport Management program. The wrestling graduate assistant coach will report directly to the Wrestling Head Coach and will gain experience assisting with all aspects of a Division II wrestling program. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside sponsors 15 sports and is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Essential Job Functions

Coaching Duties

  • Assist with all aspects of the wrestling program, including:
  • Recruitment of Student-Athletes.
  • Program operation logistics including team travel and ordering equipment.
  • Organizing, marketing, and running wrestling camps and clinics.
  • Monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Develop and implement team practice plans, and the individual practice plans.
  • Planning and execution of fundraising events and special events, in collaboration with Athletics Advancement.
  • Monitor the physical and mental health of athletes in collaboration with Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Staff.
  • Marketing of the program, specifically with various social media platforms, in collaboration with Strategic Communications and Marketing department.
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive team player attitude, building and maintaining professional working relationships with all departmental staff, including but not limited to the athletics administration, the sports medicine department, support staff, and other department coaches.
  • Represent the athletics department through collaboration with a variety of campus groups.
  • Represent the athletics department appropriately and intentionally through community involvement, speaking engagements, media responsibilities, etc.
  • Represent UW-Parkside as appropriate with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the NCAA.
  • Consistent with NCAA Bylaw 11 and institutional procedures, Coach understands and agrees that if Coach is found in violations of any NCAA or Conference Legislation or fails to report a violation, he/she shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Appointments are contingent upon maintenance of good standing in the Sport Management master’s program. The successful candidate will be appointed for a 10-month appointment (Aug. 1-May 31) for the 2019-20 academic year with the opportunity for renewal of a second year. Each graduate assistant will receive an annual stipend of $7,500 (paid monthly) and a scholarship of 50% of tuition (in-state or out of state).

Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality. The ideal candidate will have experience as a student-athlete, manager, and/or coach in a college wrestling program.

Candidates must be willing to work long hours and travel, including nights, weekends and holidays in addition to weekly office hours scheduled around University classes.

To apply, please also send your resume, cover letter, and references to Wrestling Head Coach Corey VanGroll at Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by 11:59 pm Friday, June 7th. Position will remain open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Mary Sturino

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