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Lamar University

Beaumont, TX: Posted February 9, 2022
Position Available: Assistant Dance Team Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: 2/18/2022

Application Procedure:

  • Please email resume, cover letter, and any additional desired documents to Head Cheer and Dance Coach Courtney Sutton at courtney.sutton@lamar.edu.

Job Description:

  • Serve as assistant coach to the Lamar University Dance Team in all aspects of dance, choreography, technique, and game day routines, as well as any other duties directed by Head Cheer and Dance Coach.

Required Qualifications:

  • Participation on a collegiate dance team, collegiate dance coaching experience, or experience coaching dance at an elite, competitive level.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing all practices, fundraisers, performances, community and Lamar University appearances including but not limited to University Events, Volunteer and Community Service, Football games and Men’s and Women’s Basketball games.
  • Lead and assist in choreography for all sidelines and dances used for Football games, Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and extra events. As well as edit music for special event performances as needed.
  • Collaborate with band for pre-show and halftime performances.
  • Help in design and implement the team’s physical strength and conditioning program. Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment. Collaborate with coaches to ensure all physicals and insurance information is being collected and implementing proper training techniques to keep injury rates as low as possible.
  • Help with recruitment events such as but not limited to, clinics, workshops, master classes and special performances. As well as traveling to high schools and junior colleges to recruit new dancers.
  • Help in the planning and coordination of tryouts.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, writing skills, organizational skills and the ability to motivate team members.
  • Observe and assist team members during practice to detect and correct mistakes using proper technique.
  • Understand and maintain the inventory system of the storage facility.
  • Drill the team in execution of cheers, sidelines, technique, skills and routines. Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of the body to achieve proficiency in movement.
  • Support LU Athletic Teams, Cheer Team and Band at various events and performances.
  • Assist and advise individual team members in the skills necessary for a successful performance on the field, court, etc., as well as the classroom and work environment.
  • Provide and maintain a positive learning environment for team members.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proper techniques used in dance as well as skill spotting.
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance, as defined by Lamar University’s policies and regulations.
  • Support the Spirit Program by working closely with Assistant Cheer Coach and Head Cheer and Dance Coach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Cheer & Dance Coach

More info about this job: 

Who We Are:

  • Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.
  • Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

EEO Statement
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA Posted April 14, 2022
Position Available: Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Open now

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Virginia Tech is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Dance Coach / Spirit Program reports to the Head Spirit Coach. The Dance Coach will assist the Head Spirit Coach in coordinating all aspects of the Virginia Tech HighTechs. This includes student athlete development, organizing and leading practices and workouts, choreography, coaching technique, and cleaning routines for game day and nationals performances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dance and/or spirit coaching experience.
  • Collegiate dance experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Organizational, time management, and relationship building skills.
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Commitment to diversity.
  • Ability to work non-traditional work hours due to events, practices, game days, etc..
  • Background of teaching different areas of dance (pom, jazz, hip hop, contemporary).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing all practices, fundraisers, performances, community and Lamar University appearances including but not limited to University Events, Volunteer and Community Service, Football games and Men’s and Women’s Basketball games.
  • Lead and assist in choreography for all sidelines and dances used for Football games, Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and extra events. As well as edit music for special event performances as needed.
  • Collaborate with band for pre-show and halftime performances.
  • Lead and assist in design and implement the team’s physical strength and conditioning program. Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment. Collaborate with coaches to ensure all physicals and insurance information is being collected and implementing proper training techniques to keep injury rates as low as possible.
  • Help with recruitment events such as but not limited to, clinics, workshops, master classes and special performances. As well as traveling to high schools and junior colleges to recruit new dancers.
  • Help in the planning and coordination of tryouts.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, writing skills, organizational skills and the ability to motivate team members.
  • Observe and assist team members during practice to detect and correct mistakes using proper technique.
  • Understand and maintain the inventory system of the storage facility.
  • Drill the team in execution of cheers, sidelines, technique, skills and routines. Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of the body to achieve proficiency in movement.
  • Support LU Athletic Teams, Cheer Team and Band at various events and performances.
  • Assist and advise individual team members in the skills necessary for a successful performance on the field, court, etc., as well as the classroom and work environment.
  • Provide and maintain a positive learning environment for team members.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proper techniques used in dance as well as skill spotting.
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance, as defined by Lamar University’s policies and regulations.
  • Support the Spirit Program by working closely with Assistant Cheer Coach and Head Cheer and Dance Coach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Cheer & Dance Coach

More info about this job: 

  • Part-time

University of Florida - Cheer

Gainesville, FL: Posted April 27, 2022
Position Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: May 2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Duties include but are not limited to assisting the Head Cheer Coach with practices, performances and games. Will assist with team selection, assigns events to students, organizes camps and training programs, and orders/maintains equipment. Must have flexible hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required, Bachelor’s degree and certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches preferred. A minimum of two (2) years of coed cheer experience as a performer/cheer instructor in a high school, collegiate or professional athletics environment is also required. Must have experience with cheer techniques and a diverse knowledge of safety and security standards. The ability to work a non-standard work week which may include morning practices (Tues/ Thurs from 8-10am), evenings, weekends and holidays are mandatory. General computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word and Excel) and data entry skills, good organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Experience coaching cheer teams at a collegiate or all-star program. Experience as a cheer team member at a collegiate program. Experience choreographing routines and effectively teaching team and individual skills in tumbling and stunting. Current cheer safety certification.

Benefits:

  • This is a part-time position that will average 15-20 hours per week and is compensated at an hourly rate.

University of Florida - Dance

Gainesville, FL: Posted July 7, 2022
Position Available: Spirit Squad Coordinator – Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: Immediate

Application Procedure:

  • To apply go here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/UNI1069/JobBoard/b79f8e87-0a19-9864-4adb-f19fc877c648/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=baf811fe-19ea-4290-90f9-1359f2fe0b86

Job Description:

  • The University Athletic Association at the University of Florida is searching for a Spirit Squad Coordinator to serve as the dance team and Spirit Squads coach. Manages all aspects of assigned University of Florida spirit programs. Assists in developing, implementing, and supporting marketing department functions. This is a non-competitive squad. Responsible for dance team’s technical expertise, creative instruction, and team travel arrangements. Administrative duties include assisting with budget forecasting, monitoring expenses, and management of the spirit budget.
  • This posting will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Sports Administration, or a related field
  • Three years of sports marketing or related experience
  • Certification to coach dance techniques
  • Knowledgeable of safety techniques and guidelines
  • Possess a positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to engage effectively with others of diverse cultures or backgrounds and effectively interact with high energy, intense personalities
  • Ability to work a non-standard work week which will include evenings, weekends, holidays and overnight travel

More Information:

  • This is a full-time position
  • Comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to health, dental, life, LTD, AD&D, pension plan (upon eligibility), athletic event tickets, employee events and recognition programs. Competitive compensation package commensurate with candidate’s previous experience and qualifications. You can view our full benefits guide on the official job posting.

Bentley University

Waltham, MA: Posted April 27, 2022
Position Available: Dance Team Head Coach
Application Deadline: 8/30/2022
Date Position Available: 9/1/2022

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the application and go through interview rounds.

Job Description:

  • Head coach of Bentley University’s Division II Club Dance Team… The Dance Team Coach is responsible for the development of individual and team talent, overseeing dance instruction, and supervising activities related to weekly rehearsals and performances as scheduled. The Coach is also responsible for ensuring the team receives choreography/instruction for any new routines. In addition, the Coach should promote the Dance Team on campus, especially at athletic events, while encouraging the members to publicize the team in new and creative ways to expand membership.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in coaching/instructing dance at a level comparable with a university club sport program.
  • Previous experience working with a higher education undergraduate population or adolescent/young adult individuals, as in a school, camp, or related setting.
  • Ability to travel with the team for away games as needed.
  • Experience coaching dance and supporting the skill development of individuals and teams.
  • Experience with and knowledge of instruction and choreography.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver’s license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.
  • First Aid and CPR training is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with NDA.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The Dance Team Coach must be present at all practices and competitions.
    Work a maximum of 10 hours per week between the months of September through May.
    Position must be able to navigate and negotiate high energy situations (like competitions) while maintaining calm, organized and collected for appropriate professional responses.
  • Travel for competitions is required. This may include weekend performances and travel to out-of-town performances. The Dance Team performs at most Bentley Basketball & Football home competitions and sometimes at off campus events.
  • Should the Dance Team decide to attend a camp, this will also be a requirement of attendance of the coach.
  • The Coach works collaboratively with the Assistant Coach and e-board members.

The University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth, KS: Posted April 28, 2022
Position Available: Graduate Assistant Dance and Cheer
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: Immediately

Application Procedure:

  • Please visit the University of Saint Mary website at https://www.stmary.edu/employment.
  • Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three current professional references
  • Saint Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description:

  • The University of Saint Mary is a Roman Catholic, liberal arts university located in Leavenworth, Kansas, just 25 minutes away from Kansas City. For over 90 years, the University of Saint Mary has helped students find their way to meaningful lives and careers through an education that blends the liberal arts and a focus on critical thinking with the development of key professional skills. USM serves about 1,400 students at its main campus in Leavenworth, its satellite location in Overland Park, as well as online.
  • Serve as assistant coach to an assigned sport program while participating in the Graduate Assistantship program at USM.
  • Assist with the conduct, discipline and positive character development of student-athletes by using the guidelines and principles of the USM Mission and the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative
  • Assist with student-athletes in personal development and academic success
  • Teach and promote the USM Mission values of community, respect, justice and excellence
  • Assist with the coordination of recruitment of quality student-athletes.
  • Perform on field and position coaching duties as determined by the Head Coach
  • Assists in inventory management, distribution, and collection of equipment and uniforms
  • Works with the Athletic Department in all sport promotions, fundraising, and recruitment efforts
  • Assist with USM Athletic Department game and event management
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift 30 to 50 lbs. and sit or stand for long periods of time.
    Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years related experience
  • Able to work nights and weekends with capabilities to travel

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the conduct, discipline and positive character development of student-athletes by using the guidelines and principles of the USM Mission and the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative
  • Assist with student-athletes in personal development and academic success
  • Teach and promote the USM Mission values of community, respect, justice and excellence
  • Assist with the coordination of recruitment of quality student-athletes.
  • Perform on field and position coaching duties as determined by the Head Coach
  • Assists in inventory management, distribution, and collection of equipment and uniforms
  • Works with the Athletic Department in all sport promotions, fundraising, and recruitment efforts
  • Assist with USM Athletic Department game and event management
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD: Posted May 5, 2022
Position Available: Graduate Assistant-Spirit Teams
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Fall 2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • The Division of Student Services invites applications for a 9-month, 20 hour per week, Spirit Teams Graduate Assistantship. The Spirit Teams Graduate Assistant for the University of South Dakota Office of Spirit Teams reports to the Coordinator of Spirit Teams and works with colleagues and campus stakeholders in the enhancement of spirit life at the University of South Dakota. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for supporting and enhancing the leadership of the spirit teams community and other Student Services initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Admission into USD Graduate Program (We can answer any questions)
  • Experience on a collegiate dance/cheer team and/or experience coaching on a cheer/dance team, studio, etc.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times
  • Be a positive role model for athletes and monitor discipline procedures with Coordinator of Spirit Teams and Programming

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate talent in building cohesive teams
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgement
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Coordinator of Spirit Teams with the day-to-day operations associated with the USD Spirit program: this includes but not limited to recruiting, training, monitoring, and evaluating students; assisting with various in-service and risk management programs; attending and possibly conducting student meetings; developing and administering schedules; attending and developing student programs; assisting cheerleaders, dancers or mascots members as needed
  • Assist with annual inventory
  • Assist in planning practices, player development strategies, performances, and competitions
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Training Staff and Coordinator of Spirit Teams
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic/university events as needed by the administration
  • Assist with social media for cheer and dance teams
  • Obtain USA Cheer Safety Certification
  • Travel for UCA/UDA Camp and Competitions
  • Possible weekend travel as needed
  • All Other duties as assigned

More Information about the Job:

  • Meetings/Office Hours Responsibilities
  • Complete (10.5) hours of weekly practices
  • Attend weekly 1:1 meeting with Coordinator of Spirit Teams (0.5 hours)
  • Meet weekly Athletic Atmosphere meeting (1 hour)
  • Attend home football, basketball, volleyball games assigned by Coordinator of Spirit Teams (8 hours)
  • Attend all trainings and in-service sessions.
  • Employment may be renewed through an annual reapplication process

Greenville University

Greenville, IL: Posted May 12, 2022
Positions Available: Spirit Program Director & Spirit Program Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Now

SPIRIT PROGRAM DIRECTOR – 

Contact: hayle.gibson@greenville.edu

Report To:  Director of Athletics

Classification:  Full-time, Exempt

Position Summary:  Provide support for the overall Athletic Department of Greenville University by providing quality cheer/dance routines that enhance the enthusiasm for Panther teams on campus in the greater Greenville community.  The head coach will provide quality performances primarily at all home football and basketball games and special campus and community events.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide practices, attends all cheerleading and dance team events, prepares team for competition, develops and enforces discipline
  • Recruit heavily at high school competitions/visits schools/attends recruiting fairs/works with recruiting coordinator at GU. Will offer Spirit Scholarships as an incentive (with required guidelines, maintain 2.5 GPA and participates in campus activities)
  • Teach/instruct performance as well as stunting and tumbling
  • Keep safety issues at highest level
  • Assist team in developing cheers and choreography
  • Assist tryouts by teaching two sidelines/16 count dance routine and contributes to the selection of squad by being on the judging panel
  • Promotes spiritual development/ministry in all aspects of the program. Supports the College mission, Philosophy of Education, GU Student Learning Outcomes, Theological Assumptions, and the College Lifestyle Statement
  • Assists the sports information director with game management responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment
  • Needs to passionately support and articulate the College mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission
  • Must have experience in coaching (minimum 2 years) that includes recruiting, marketing, choreography, stunting, and tumbling
  • Must obtain training/certificate to drive GU shuttles
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree

Compensation:

  • This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits.

SPIRIT PROGRAM GRADUATE ASSISTANT –

Classification:  Stipend position, full tuition scholarship for any GU graduate program

Full job description

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY: Posted May 13, 2022
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Now

Contact: alang@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Application Procedure:

  • Please email Associate Director of Athletics, Alex Lang, alang@brooklyn.cuny.edu with a letter of interest, along with resume and list of three references.

Job Description:

  • The Head Coach (Part-time) will oversee and direct all facets of the program, including, but not limited to, recruiting, coaching, administrative responsibilities, routine preparation, monitoring student-athlete academic progress and any additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Salary: $5,000.00

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting, coaching, administrative responsibilities, routine preparation, monitoring student-athlete academic progress and any additional duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. USA Cheer National Safety certification required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College or high school cheer experience and strong organizational skills are preferred.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV: Posted June 1, 2022
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: Open now

Application Procedure:

  • Resume and cover letter should be emailed to Director of Executive Administration Jackie Perez at Jackie.Perez@unlv.edu.

Job Description:

  • The UNLV Cheer Head Coach is responsible for leading the UNLV All Girl Cheer program and supporting all spirit activities, including athletic events, community and campus events, and regional/national competitions that involve the UNLV Cheerleaders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Collegiate coaching experience
  • USA Cheer certified

Desired Qualifications:

  • UCA coaching experience
  • CPR/AED

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include: skill instruction, organization of weekly practice, team meetings and team building exercises; prepare and monitor budget; communication between academic liaison and student-athletes; attendance at head coaches and all staff meetings; create and maintain sponsor relationships, organize and supervise community outreach/community appearances and ensure that all compliance requirements are met.

More information:

  • Vaccination Mandate Policy:
    Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX: Posted June 17, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheerleading Coach/Spirit Program Coordinator
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Date Position Available: 6/6/2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Texas State University, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, is accepting applications for a Head Cheer Coach & Spirit Program Coordinator. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.
  • The Head Cheer Coach & Spirit Program Coordinator is responsible for the daily management and administration of the Texas State Spirit program in accordance with all NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. Specific areas of responsibility include: practice, home events and competition preparation and strategy; assessment and recruitment of prospective student-athletes; preparation and oversight of cheerleading budgets; monitoring academic progress of cheer student-athletes; community outreach; program specific and Athletic Department public relations, marketing and fundraising; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Skill in oral communication and public relations
  • Knowledge of general university policies and procedures
  • Prior coordination or coaching experience with collegiate cheer program
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training for student-athletes
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree with additional consideration to applicants who possess a Masters degree.
  • AACCA Certification
  • Prior experience working with Universal Cheerleaders Assoc. or National Cheerleaders Association

The University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA: Posted August 24, 2022
Positions Available: Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: 6/7/2022

Application Procedure:

  • Apply on the University website job posting: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/White-Training-House-Dunning-Coaching-Center/Assistant-Cheer-Coach_JR00058796

Job Description:

  • Penn Athletics is currently seeking a qualified Head Cheerleading Coach for the 2022-23 season. This position directly reports to the Associate Director of Marketing. Position requirements may include, but are not limited to; enforcing all Spirit Squad policies and procedures and team rules, providing structure and preparation for all practices and games, squad recruitment, program fund raising, and coordinating event and community appearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 18-36 months of collegiate cheerleading experience as a participant or coach
  • AACCA Safety Certification
  • Knowledge of all aspects of program management; budgeting, recruiting, scheduling, travel planning, etc.
  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the position
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work and attend Penn Athletics events and appearances throughout the year
  • Ability to travel with squad to athletic events including football and basketball away games

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Manage program administration, such as program budget, equipment ordering, and squad travel
  • Lead recruitment of assistant coaches and students on the team
  • Work with the Marketing Department to create community outreach opportunities to expand the Penn Athletics brand throughout the Philadelphia area
  • Identify and execute program revenue generation opportunities in coordination with the Marketing department
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Director of Marketing
  • Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Ivy League Conference

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD: Posted June 17, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: August 31st
Date Position Available: September 1st

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Loyola University Maryland seeks a Head Cheerleading Coach who will be responsible for the planning, training, and development of the Loyola cheerleading program. The Head Coach will work in conjunction with the Athletics Marketing Department and will report directly to the Associate Director of Gameday Marketing.
  • This position will supervise, train and instruct the Cheer program to include proper training and performances of the squad at all practices and required athletic events. Responsible development and utilization of the Cheer budget; recruiting high quality Cheer program members, managing team appearance requests both on-campus and within the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes.
  • Previous experience as a college level or high school level coach preferred.
  • Experience as a college level cheerleader preferred.
  • Candidate must have knowledge of USA Cheer (UCA and NCAA) policies.
  • First aid, CPR, and appropriate Cheer certifications required, including but not limited to certification through USA Cheer.
  • Must have an active membership and/or willing to obtain membership through USA Cheer.
  • Must utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies & techniques of the sport.
  • Assist/Manage social media accounts.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes & monitor discipline procedures
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff, and administration.
  • Available in late afternoon and evenings, including weekends, for practices and games throughout the academic year. Must be flexible with availability.
  • Ability to adhere to University and Athletic policies and procedures

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a cheerleading program to include choreography, cheers, stunts, and gymnastics.
  • Plan and coordinate all tryouts for team: including recruitment, advertising, physical clearance, and scheduling of space.
  • Schedule and attend tryouts and practices for team – ensure that space is secured through the Athletics scheduling coordinator.
  • Maintain a calendar of practices and events including but not limited to the team’s presence and support at all Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball home games, various campus events as needed and support all applicable postseason tournaments.
  • Maintain and update rosters and emergency contact information of all team members.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and uphold USA Cheer, NCAA, Patriot League Cheerleading rules and regulations such as safety, certification, etc.
  • Continually make the best efforts to engage the crowd and foster a fan-friendly, energetic atmosphere at home events.
  • Effectively communicate with team and Athletics staff, including but not limited to confirming routines and submitting music selections to a member of Athletics at least 48 hours before game time.
  • Manage the team budget, and responsible for team fundraising activities.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50 pound objects, bending, and standing.

Yale University

New Haven, CT: Posted June 17, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: September 2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Yale Athletics is seeking a highly motivated part-time cheer head coach. Responsibilities include leading all technical and game-day preparation for a Division I, Ivy League, high academic sideline cheerleading program. The position requires a high level of cheerleading knowledge, work ethic, leadership, and communication skills. The Yale cheer coach will work with a diverse student body and provide instruction on cheering techniques and safety for stunting, spotting, and tumbling.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid driver’s license
  • USA Cheer Certification
  • CPR/AED/First Aid/Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Stunting, tumbling, and choreography experience preferred
  • Prior college cheerleading experience preferred

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a cheer program within the academic and athletic mission of the Ivy League, the NCAA, and Yale University.
  • Assist with managing the cheer budget and equipment.
  • Manage team training, conditioning, and practice schedules.
  • Create a plan pertaining to all aspects of technical development and game-day preparation.
  • Supervise all in-game performances at football and men’s and women’s basketball and other select community events.
  • Manage Yale cheer website and social media account.
  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of team recruitment and tryouts.
  • Build team unity, positively motivate, develop and enforce team policies and procedures.
  • Promote a positive image of the program in the New Haven community, at the University, for alumni, and on a national level.
  • Coordinate with other Yale Athletics spirit groups including band and mascot for preshow, in-game, and halftime performances.
  • Maintain a positive, healthy learning environment for team members.
  • Identify and implement new, innovative ideas to enhance the fan experience.
  • Available for nights, weekends, and select overnight events.
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC: Posted June 17, 2022
Positions Available: Head CompetitiveCheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: Immediately

Application Procedure:

  • All applicants can submit a resume’ and three references to hr@presby.edu.

Job Description:

  • Primary responsibilities of the Head Cheer Coach include, but are not limited to: the overall operation and success of the Presbyterian College cheer program; ensuring student-athlete safety and well-being; providing principled leadership to student-athletes; identifying and successfully recruiting qualified student-athletes; promoting student-athlete development and academic success; ensuring sound management in matters of student-athlete conduct; establishing optimal team performance and program management; budgeting and ensuring fiscal responsibility; compliance with NCAA, conference and institutional rule and regulations; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • High school, college or professional coaching experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Be a person of character and possess strong moral values.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Prior collegiate cheer coaching experience preferable
  • AACA (American Association of Cheerleader Coaches & Administrators) Certification preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and administer all aspects of the cheer & mascot program.
  • Provide principled leadership that promotes health and well-being of student-athletes, competitive success, positive attitudes, successful outcomes, strong working relationships, a positive work environment, and a positive student-athlete experience.
  • Encourage and promote an environment within the cheer program which places equal and high value on:
    • Ensuring student-athlete health and well-being.
    • Competitive success.
    • Academic achievement.
    • Providing a positive student-athlete experience.
  • Encourage and promote excellence in academics, progress-toward-degree and graduation of cheer student athletes.
  • Plan and direct cheer program’s recruiting program consistent with annual student-athlete matriculation expectations and roster management needs; Identify and matriculate academically qualified student-athletes who are also persons of character and strong moral values.
  • Ensure rules compliance and conduct of all individuals within the program is consistent with all NCAA, conference, institutional and departmental expectations, policies and procedures; Council, advise and mentor student-athletes.
  • Prepare and operate within the program’s operational and recruiting budgets and adhere to institutional and department budget policies and procedures; Plan spirit program trips and make necessary travel arrangements as needed with the program.
  • Engage in public relations activities, fund raising and positively promote the cheer program, the athletic department and the college with the alumni, general public, community and media.
  • Coordinate public appearances for spirit programs and the Scotty mascot to promote the PC brand.
  • Maintain a visible and positive presence within and among the campus and local communities.
  • Engage in, and also promote participation among members of the cheer program, volunteer activities at least once per semester in college and/or community service projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or his designee. The Assistant AD for Corporate & Ticket Sales is the sport supervisor for Competitive Cheer.

More information on the job:

  • The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big South, or any athletics conference in which Presbyterian College is a member or may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations’ constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at the institution. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA, NCA, or any other duly authorized agency or individual.

St. Edward's University

Austin, TX: Posted June 22, 2022
Positions Available: Head Competitive Cheer Coach/Director of Spirit Operations
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: August 1, 2022

Application Procedure:

  • Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if missing any of these three items.

Job Description:

  • The Head Cheerleading Coach / Director of Spirit Operations, Fan Promotions and Engagement will assist in meeting the university’s stated goals by providing strategic leadership and direction for the Cheerleading Team/Athletic Spirit Program and Fan Engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Previous Sideline and competitive cheer coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level, including player evaluation and recruiting
  • American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) safety certification
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree
  • Ability to relate effectively with student-athletes
  • Ability to motivate student-athletes to be successful students, athletes, and citizens
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated with a capacity for independent work within the context of an intensely goal-oriented environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Direct and administer all aspects of the Spirit Program (cheer and mascot) within the rules, guidelines and principles of the university and Lone Star Conference.
  • Planning practices, coaching student-athletes through proper skill progressions, training and conditioning of student-athletes for sideline cheer, community events and competition
  • Conceive and script original cheers, chants and routines for games
  • Coordinate and oversee annual tryouts, in addition to conducting year-round recruiting to include attending local competitions
  • Oversee player development
  • Monitor academic progress and ensure that members are making progress toward graduation
  • Monitor player well-being
  • Manage operating budget
  • Create and execute recruiting/retention program to attract and retain a diverse and talented pool of prospective student-athletes.
  • Ensure that spirit program meets annual squad size requirement
  • Collaborate with campus colleagues to proactively increase school spirit.
  • Strategize, develop and implement innovative promotional and game atmosphere plans to increase attendance and fan experience elements that drive excitement, entertainment and informs the fans from pre-game through post game (i.e. tailgating, student-section activities, etc)
  • Implement in-game marketing and fan engagement efforts to include in-game music, entertainment, public address, video board fan engagement, and more
  • Lead the strategy, planning and execution of fan and sponsorship game activations to ensure authentic, highly engaging, and varied content and an unparalleled fan experience
  • Manage assigned social media channels, which includes planning, creating and executing daily content
  • Collaborate closely with internal colleagues for highly engaging fan (and prospective fan) experiences
  • Create fan development and community outreach initiatives

More information on the job:

  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
    • St. Edward’s University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
  • ABOUT ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY
    • Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward’s University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.
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Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA: Posted June 28, 2022
Positions Available: Assistant Coach for Competitive Cheer and Dance
Application Deadline: TBD
Date Position Available: Immediate

Application Procedure:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to:
    Department of Human Resources
    Centenary College of Louisiana
    2911 Centenary Boulevard
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
    Email: hr@centenary.edu

Job Description:

  • The Competitive Cheer and Dance Assistant Coach aid in all facets of the Competitive Cheer and Dance programs, particularly in the areas of recruiting, training, scheduling, conditioning, and choreographing/teaching of material, particularly to the dance team.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Head Cheer/Dance Coach & Spirit Coordinator in the administration and coaching of the Competitive Cheer and Dance program.
  • Potential travel required to attend SCAC, NCAA meetings, conferences, recruit combines, and potential post-season tournament games and national competitions.
  • Assists in the recruiting of qualified student-athletes and monitoring student-athlete academic progress.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes.
  • Assists in organizing practice plans, travel, and game-day preparations.
  • Assists in choreographing and teaching game day, performance, and national material/routines.
  • Promotes a favorable image of the College. Assists in encouraging surrounding community partnerships that enhance Centenary College.
  • Assists in fundraising for the Competitive Cheer and Dance programs
  • Assists in administering and overseeing Competitive Cheer and Dance camps
  • Working knowledge of Competitive Cheer and Dance rules and guidelines, knowledge or experience with USA Cheer, ICU Worlds, UCA/UDA and/or NCA/NDA College National rules
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Cheer and Dance Coach/Spirit Coordinator or Director of Athletics and Recreation
  • Committing to College, Department of Athletics and Recreation and NCAA rules and regulations

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Student workers and volunteer coaches

Required Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 3 or more years as a cheerleader or dancer or experience in dance or cheer coaching at the college or junior college level is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in choreographing game day, performance, and national’sn material specifically in dance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills.
  • Well-organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to assist in recruiting, supervising

More Information about the Job:

  • Direct and administer all aspects of the Spirit Program (cheer and mascot) within the rules, guidelines and principles of the university and Lone Star Conference.
  • Planning practices, coaching student-athletes through proper skill progressions, training and conditioning of student-athletes for sideline cheer, community events and competition
  • Conceive and script original cheers, chants and routines for games
  • Coordinate and oversee annual tryouts, in addition to conducting year-round recruiting to include attending local competitions
  • Oversee player development
  • Monitor academic progress and ensure that members are making progress toward graduation
  • Monitor player well-being
  • Manage operating budget
  • Create and execute recruiting/retention program to attract and retain a diverse and talented pool of prospective student-athletes.
  • Ensure that spirit program meets annual squad size requirement
  • Collaborate with campus colleagues to proactively increase school spirit.
  • Strategize, develop and implement innovative promotional and game atmosphere plans to increase attendance and fan experience elements that drive excitement, entertainment and informs the fans from pre-game through post game (i.e. tailgating, student-section activities, etc)
  • Implement in-game marketing and fan engagement efforts to include in-game music, entertainment, public address, video board fan engagement, and more
  • Lead the strategy, planning and execution of fan and sponsorship game activations to ensure authentic, highly engaging, and varied content and an unparalleled fan experience
  • Manage assigned social media channels, which includes planning, creating and executing daily content
  • Collaborate closely with internal colleagues for highly engaging fan (and prospective fan) experiences
  • Create fan development and community outreach initiatives

More information on the job:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to:
    Department of Human Resources
    Centenary College of Louisiana
    2911 Centenary Boulevard
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
    Email: hr@centenary.edu
  • Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
  • Candidates are invited to visit the College’s website at www.centenary.edu/jobs.
  • Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, NJ: Posted July 7, 2022
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant – Cheerleading
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: Open now

Application Procedure:

  • Please send resume and cover letter to- Crystal Simmons, Head Cheer Coach

Job Description:

  • The Cheerleading program is seeking qualified and self-motivated applicants for a Graduate Assistant position working directly with our Division I cheerleaders. This position will provide support for the head coach that includes practices, competitions, and recruiting. This position is a two-year position with the candidate pursuing a graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with team travel
  • Handle social media responsibilities
  • Assist coach with practice, competition preparation and execution
  • Assist in organizing team meals
  • Help with scheduling community service
  • Help to organize camps and clinics
  • Recruiting off-campus, calling recruits, email and text recruits and setting up on-campus visits
  • Set up individual tutoring and learning sessions with the help of our Academic Advisor
  • May participate in various fundraising, marketing, promotional and alumni relations activities
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and computer knowledge
  • Experience with collegiate cheerleading
  • Prior relevant work or internship experience
  • Enrollment and/or acceptance in a Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate program for Fall term 2022
  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-starter
  • Independent worker
  • Cheer camp instructor experience
  • USA Cheer certification upon employment
  • First Aid certification upon employment

Compensation:

  • Graduate tuition; housing; and stipend

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist coach with planning practice, player development strategies, performances, competition preparation and execution
  • Closely work with coach on recruiting quality athletes to program, calling recruits, email/text recruits and setting up on-campus visits
  • Help in coordination and management of team inventory
  • Communicate with the Training staff and the Strength and Condition coach to coordinator team schedules for physicals and workouts.
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic/university events as needed by the administration
  • Set up individual tutoring and learning sessions with the help of our Academic Advisor
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska: Posted July 7, 2022
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022
Date Position Available: Immediately before fall semester or start time of spring semester

Application Procedure:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to be accepted into a Master’s Degree program at Midland University for the 2022 Fall Semester or Spring Semester
  • Organizational Skills
  • Effective interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and working understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience on a collegiate cheer team and/or experience coaching on a cheer team
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times
  • Effective interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and working understanding of Google Drive
  • Be a positive role model for athletes and monitor discipline procedures with Coordinator of Teams and Programming

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach with the administration and leadership of the cheer program
  • Assist coaching game day and performance cheer squads
  • Recruit and retain students for the cheer program
  • Assist coaching and instruction activities during training and practice
  • Directing strength and conditioning activities (during the season and off-season)
  • Coordinating performance, game, and practice schedules
  • Ensuring team compliance with all league, conference and institutional rules and regulations
  • Continuously ensuring personal behavior and program reputation are in alignment with Midland University values and brand

More Information:

  • Here are the graduate programs we offer:
  • Master of Business Administration:
    ($7,500 Scholarship, monthly stipend, meal plan included)
  • Master of Science, Learning & Talent Development: (100% Covered tuition, monthly stipend, meal plan included)
  • Master of Education: (100% Covered tuition, monthly stipend, meal plan included)
  • Master of Science, Sports Administration and Leadership:
    (Launching Fall 2022, more information to come.)

Wagner College

Staten Island: Posted July 7, 2022
Positions Available: Competitive Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Date Position Available: September 1, 2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Wagner College is currently seeking a qualified Competitive Cheer Dance Coach. Position requirements may include, but are not limited to; enforcing all Spirit Squad policies and procedures and team rules, providing structure and preparation for all practices and games, squad recruitment, program fundraising, and coordinating the event and community appearances.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of all aspects of program management; budgeting, recruiting, scheduling, travel planning, etc.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a strategy for building a regionally and nationally competitive team.
  • Oversee the plan for the season, including competitive schedule and practices, i.e., facilities, officials, practice schedule, supervise travel arrangements for away the competition, and strategize for subsequent contests.
  • Conceive, implement and supervise strategies to recruit high-profile student athletes through scouting, attending tournaments, and home visits, in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Oversees student-athletes academic progress, welfare, and retention.
  • Manage program administration, such as program budget, equipment ordering, and squad travel. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Eckerd College

St. Petersburg, FL: Posted July 12, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Augsut 15, 2022

Application Procedure:

  • Please send in the following items:
    • Name
    • Years of cheer/coaching experience
    • Highest level of education
    • Why you want the position

Job Description:

  • As the head cheer coach at Eckerd College you will be leading a team of young, powerful men and women who want to improve in all aspects of cheerleading. We have worked hard since the pandemic to train our cheerleaders how to stunt, cheer and tumble. You would be helping us give school spirit to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, leading us to victory at local cheer competitions and joining one of the most close-knit families on the Eckerd College campus.

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5 years of cheerleading/coaching experience
  • Availability to attend all games, practices and competitions

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous competition experience

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Your main responsibilities as the head cheer coach are to help coordinate practices, games and competitions as well as tryouts at the beginning of the season. You will also assist the captain or club head in ordering any necessary items for the team including uniforms, practice wear, mats, tumbling equipment, bows, etc. The captain and head coach will also be responsible for creating the competitive routine including all stunt and dance sequences.

St. Andrews University

Laurinburg, NC: Posted July 27, 2022
Positions Available: Head Competitive Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: 9/1/2022
Date Position Available: ASAP

Application Procedure:

  • Send letter of application, resume and contact information for three references to: Elizabeth Burris; Athletics Director, St. Andrews University. Please, no phone calls or faxes. Review will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. St. Andrews is an EEO/AA employer.

Job Description:

  • Coach. St. Andrews is a member of the Appalachian Athletics Conference and is located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. The position reports to the Director of Athletics and is a full-time position. Duties include, but are not limited to: coaching and player development, recruitment of student athletes, process of travel, scheduling, program budget, student athlete eligibility and academic progress, fundraising, game management and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The candidate should possess knowledge of NAIA, Cheer and Dance rules, standards, and regulations and dedication to on going education. The position is also responsible for developing effective and positive communication with the students, faculty, alumni, and community.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters Preferred

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL: Posted August 24, 2022
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
Date Position Available: 08/01/2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Typical duties include but are not limited to:
    • Oversees practices, games, appearances, tryouts, travel opportunities, fundraisers, and game day activities.
    • Instills safety precautions in all situations stated above.
    • Leads and mentors students.
    • Supports fundraising efforts regularly.
    • Serves as the secondary contact to the Head Cheerleading Coach for any student, administration, or community need.
  • Other Duties:
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: 

  • AACCA Certification.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Experience in fundraising for a non-profit organization.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Cheerleading, Coaching, or Collegiate cheerleading experience.
  • UCA or NCA staff experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cheerleading, Coaching, or Collegiate cheerleading experience.
  • UCA or NCA staff experience

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Attend all practices, games and required events. Assist with practice planning and strategy. Travel with the green team during ASUN/NCAA tournaments. Any other tasks assigned by Head Coach or Associate Athletic Director for Fan Experience and Brand Management.

More Information about the Job:

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX: Posted August 24, 2022
Positions Available: Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: 9/14/2022
Date Position Available: 08/24/2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Accountable for the execution and follow-through of complex and technical responsibilities. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, and monitors programs or services. Coaches, directs, and manages student members of the Cheerleading Teams and Sammy the Bearkat mascot program. Assists in choreography, monitors fitness and nutrition levels, monitors grade checks, and provides general supervision during practice sessions and performances. Contacts high schools, university officials, and parents regarding recruiting students and apparel vendors to maintain team spirit wear. Aids in alumni relations and marketing for SHSU Spirit Programs to both internal and external entities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Associates Degree in a related field. Three years of related experience. One year of coaching experience and/or experience in public relations and fundraising preferred. Certification of AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators), or must obtain certification before start of employment. Certification of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and First Aid, or must obtain before the start of employment. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cheerleading, Coaching, or Collegiate cheerleading experience.
  • UCA or NCA staff experience

More Information about the Job:

  • Requires advanced interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and organizational skills including organizing tasks, setting and accomplishing priorities/goals, and evaluating continuous progress toward goals. Must have aptitude in directing activities of others and large groups to achieve goals. Requires the ability to demonstrate and clearly explain skills to student-athletes. Must have strong administrative and management skills, the ability to troubleshoot complex situations and issues, the ability to work successfully with diverse campus populations, and the ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, often changing environment. Requires the renewal of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) Certification every two years and the renewal of CPR and First Aid Certification every two years. Must have proficiency in all phases of work. Work schedule may vary from regular working hours to include evening and weekend hours at various university sporting events and as required by special projects. Requires driving and operating a university vehicle, therefore a valid Texas driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the university’s insurance carrier is required. Care and attention are necessary for the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO: Posted August 24, 2022
Positions Available: Assistant Coach, Cheer (35803)
Application Deadline: 9/22/2022
Date Position Available: 08/23/2022

Application Procedure:

Job Details:

  • Job Location : UHSP main campus – St. Louis, MO
  • Position Type : Staff (Full-time)
  • Education Level : Bachelors Degree
  • Salary Range : $25,000.00 – $25,000.00 Salary/year
  • Travel Percentage : Up to 25%
  • Job Category : Athletics – Coaching, fitness or administration

Job Description: 

  • University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is seeking an assistant coach for competitive cheer to begin immediately. The position is primarily focused on instructing student athletes in how to perform their sport and recruiting athletes. By working closely with the head coach, assistant coaches focus on player and team sport-specific skills and in-competition coaching.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree consideration may be given to candidates with some college experience and substantial work experience coaching.
  • Competitive cheer experience at a collegiate level strongly preferred
  • Prior coaching experience strongly desired, particularly at the collegiate level. In lieu of collegiate coaching experience, high school or club coaching experience or demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach the sport is required
  • Professional and leadership acumen: ability to learn NAIA and conference rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication with players, recruits, and parents; understanding the demanding academic climate at UHSP; ability to assess student behavior/athletic ability; appropriate behavior befitting an empathetic authority figure in a university setting
  • Driver’s license and transportation for off-campus practice facilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Attend all practices, games and required events. Assist with practice planning and strategy. Travel with the green team during ASUN/NCAA tournaments. Any other tasks assigned by Head Coach or Associate Athletic Director for Fan Experience and Brand Management.

More Information about the Job:

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA: Posted September 1, 2022
Positions Available: Dance Coach
Application Deadline: 9/30/2022
Date Position Available: 09/01/2022

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • The head coach of the competitive dance team is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the team. The coach is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and organization of all practices and competitions. They are also expected to create and follow the team budget for each season. They are to understand and adhere to the Club Sports policies and procedures while attending department meetings and training sessions as needed. The head coach is also responsible for overseeing and leading the assistant coaches. The qualified applicant must show strong interpersonal communication skills.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Schedule team practices and competitions for each season
  • Plan, organize and implement team practice plans
  • Coordinate team travel needs for away competitions
  • Oversee and follow team budget each season
  • Order team equipment and apparel
  • Track student-athlete’s academic progress
  • Coordinate with and assign duties for assistant coaches
  • Complete all necessary league eligibility forms, rosters, and coaching materials
  • Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU’s mission

Defiance College

Defiance, OH: Posted September 30, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: 10/31/2022
Date Position Available: ASAP

Application Procedure:

  • Send a cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu.

Job Description:

  • Defiance College, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference located in Northwest Ohio, invites applications for the position of Head Cheer and Dance Coach. Responsibilities will include all duties normally associated with being the head coach of an intercollegiate cheer and dance program including, but not limited to, recruiting, coaching, budget management, organization of training, practices and competitions, academic monitoring and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of cheer and dance, possess stunting certifications, proven success in coaching cheer and dance at the collegiate or high school level, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division III student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC and institutional rules and regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership. A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and valid driver’s license are required. Review of applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position (with an immediate start date for this first year) will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

More Information about the Job:

  • Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.

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