Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEWayne State University, an NCAA Division II member, located in the cultural district of Detroit, invites applications for the position of Head Coach for Men's and Women's varsity Fencing. Collegiate Varsity Fencing is a Division I program.Responsibilities will include overall direction and oversight of the intercollegiate sport program including, but not limited to, the recruitment of quality student-athletes; teaching and instruction of skills and techniques inherent in the highest level of competitive play; scheduling; organizing and conducting practices/competitions; budget management; overseeing student-athletes' academic progress; fundraising; provide management and direction to assistant coaches and team personnel; community involvement; and compliance with NCAA, GLIAC and Wayne State University rules and regulations all while incorporating the department's strategic goals and on-going initiatives.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Demonstrate an ability to teach and develop student-athletes to represent the University and department with an emphasis on good character, with expected successful record of competitive achievement in win percentage and the professional standards expected by the departmentResponsible for teaching advance level skills and game strategiesResponsible for planning, preparation, & scheduling of competitions , including travel. Responsible for the day to day administration of the Fencing program and will work closely with the sport supervisor to advance the program.Lead, direct and offer strategic insight into long-term viability and success of the program.Will work with the strength and conditioning staff to develop and condition student-athletes. Work collaboratively with training staff, academic resource personnel and compliance staff.Proven ability to recruit high caliber student-athletes with an emphasis on the urban setting and the University's strong academic standards reflected in its Carnegie I profile. Demonstrate good judgment in advising and counseling student athletes including working with the department's academic services unit to graduate student-athletes. Adheres to the NCAA and Conference legislative/interpretative requirements and understands which reflects strong ethical conduct and control. Maintain a positive and informed approach with the athletic department's many internal complimentary services including: academic support, development, strength and conditioning, training staff and sport coordinator. Expected to be actively part the unit's head coaching leadership profile. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducationBachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. Under the NCAA Bylaw 11.1.6 Sports-Safety Training, each head coach and all other coaches who are employed full-time at an institution shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.Experience Proven record of recruiting highly competitive and academically prepared student-athletes. Proven record of success measured in competition play.Knowledge and specialization in intercollegiate Fencing coaching required. Proven ability to work to direct, manage and prepare an intercollegiate athletics Fencing team. Must have strong team-building and management skills. Ability to work collaboratively with various university constituents.Must have ability to work across academic and administrative departments in a cooperative manner. Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have demonstrated experience in a Fencing program development, management and leadership. Special Requirements: Qualified applicants must have the availability to work evenings and weekends.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesSUPERVISORY SKILLS - Ability to set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring skills. BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA II rules, policies and procedures.COMMUNICATION SKILLS- Excellent oral and written communication skills.TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS - Ability to direct, manage and prepare an intercollegiate athletics team.PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS - Decision making and creative problem solving skills to identify and pursue development opportunities and respond to emergency situations. ANALYTICAL SKILLS - Judgment and analytic skills to maintain facilities and equipment, plan preventive maintenance. TEAMWORK- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and other units.
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About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.