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Jan 13 VAWA, USA Wrestling’s Virginia chapter, accepting applications for Executive Director job

By USA Wrestling | Jan. 13, 2014, 1:02 p.m. (ET)
The Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA), USA Wrestling’s state association in Virginia, is searching for the best candidate to serve as the organization’s Executive Director.

The VAWA is a successful and active state association which is part of the Southeast Region of USA Wrestling. Its state chairperson is Bill Swink, a wrestling coach for 29 years, who has coached four state champion teams and 14 state individual champions during his career. The VAWA had 4,865 members, 571 coaches and 68 clubs in the 2012-13 membership year, and is growing.

Candidates have until February 1, 2014 to apply for this new position, with a published start date for the job on July 1, 2014. Below is the official job description for the VAWA Executive Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION – VAWA Executive Director

Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA) is seeking a self-motivated, highly energetic, qualified individual who seeks to make a difference in the sport of amateur wrestling and is committed to develop, promote, and implement strategies that will enhance Virginia Wrestling Association’s programs.

If interested in this position please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to VAWA State Chairman Bill Swink via e-mail or mail 7035 Margo Road; Spotsylvania, VA 22551.

Deadline for applications will be February 1, 2014. Start date for this position will be July 1, 2014.

Day-to-Day Duties
 Customer Service – responsible for establishing and maintaining community relations for the Association.
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 Responsible for the financial management of the organization, through the coordination and planning of budgets.
 Membership
 Manage the Executive Committee and Directors
 Fund-raising – Manage major gift cultivation and solicitation from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and manage the fund-raising efforts of VAWA.
 Scheduling of Tournaments
 Help Clubs Grow
 Run Events – act as tournament manager for all VAWA championship events as well as help run local tournaments.
 Implement New Ideas – work with the executive committee to develop goals and objectives; evaluate existing programs, potential new programs, and program expansion.
 All other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications
 Bachelor’s Degree
 Knowledgeable and Hardworking
 Business Minded
 Ability to manage and cultivate relationships and work with prospective donors, current donors and volunteers
 Understanding of amateur wrestling and/or amateur athletics
 Effective oral and written communication skills
 Long Term Goal – career minded not just short term

 Base Salary plus Bonuses
 Paid Time Off
 Mileage
 Company Phone
 Use of Company Computer
 USA Wrestling Coach and Official Memberships