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Roanoke College

Salem, VA Posted September 20, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

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Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD Posted September 20, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

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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 for development and utilization of the Cheer budget; recruiting high-quality Cheer program members, managing team appearance requests both on-campus and within the community

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop a cheerleading program to include choreography, cheers, stunts, and gymnastics.
• Plan and coordinate all tryouts for the team: including recruitment, advertising, physical clearance, and scheduling of space.
• Schedule and attend tryouts and practices for the 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 AACAA, 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

Required Qualifications 

• Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
• Experience as a competitive Cheerleader and Cheer coach at the college level preferred.
• Candidate must have knowledge of Cheerleading and NCAA policies.
• First aid, CPR, and appropriate Cheer certifications required, including but not limited to certification through the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACAA).
• 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 for practices and games, as well as, other varied weekends for games, tournaments, and competitions. Must be flexible with availability.
• Ability to adhere to University and Athletic policies and procedures

More info about the job: 

Condition of Employment: All Loyola Faculty, Staff and Administrators are required to be vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination through GetVitalCheck by Sept. 13, 2021. Exemptions will be permitted only for medical and religious reasons and must be approved by Human Resources. Those with exemptions will be required to participate in indoor masking and weekly COVID-19 testing conducted on Loyola’s Evergreen campus for the foreseeable future.
More information on Loyola’s COVID-19 policies can be found here:

Lasell University

Newton, MA Posted September 14, 2021
Position Available: Part-time Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: Immediately
Application Procedure:

Please forward a letter of application, current resume, and reference names to:

Job Description: 

1. Fulfill all tasks attendant to the overall management of Lasell University Cheer team and do so in a manner that is consistent with the educational mission of Lasell University, and embodies the educational philosophies of the Department of Athletics and the Division of Enrollment and Marketing

2. Promote the positive development of students: academically, athletically and personally.

3. Monitor academic progress of student-athletes to insure eligibility and progress towards a degree.

4. Recruit student-athletes for the cheer program in accordance with Lasell University Guidelines.

5. Coordinate all practice, performance and competition for club program

6. Understand and adhere to all Lasell University, NCAA and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) bylaws, rules, policies and protocols.

7. Provide input to the Director of Athletics regarding team budget, and manage budget effectively

8. Work collaboratively with all professional members of the Athletic Department, including: athletic trainers, Athletic Communications Director, and event management staff.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required; . Remain up-to-date on proper certifications – AACCA spirit safety certification. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the developmental education of students a strong work ethic, organizational skills, computer skills, and the ability to interact professionally within the department, the campus, and the community. Availability to work nights and weekends

Desired Qualifications: Previous coaching at the collegiate level is preferred

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Training, instruction, and performances of the club cheerleading team
  • Be present at all cheerleading team practices, home athletic events and at any NCA National & Regional competition
  • Choreograph routines and music.
  • Assist Cheerleading team in fundraising efforts
  •  Advise the cheerleading captains in travel plans for competitive club cheerleading
  • Coordinating routines with the Lasell University Dance team for performances at home athletic events
  • Ensure safety of participants and monitor environmental (field/court/playing surfaces) conditions
  • Communicate with the director of athletics as needed on issues associated with the club or any of its participants. These issues include, but are not limited to:
    • Travel
    • Injuries
    • Equipment
    • Administrative tasks and responsibilities
    • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned to meet the goals and mission requirements of the University and the Club Sport Program

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX Posted September 1, 2021
Position Available: Coordinator of Cheer & Dance
Application Deadline: 10/8/21
Date Position Available: 9/1/21
Application Procedure:

Apply by submitting an online application on our Lamar University Career Website at:

Job Description:

Job Summary: Responsible for the overall administration and organization of the LU Cheerleading and Dance Programs.

Essential Job functions:
• Organizes all practices, 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.
• Choreographs all cheers, chants, and dances used for Football games, Men’s and Women’s Basketball games and extra events. As well as produce music for special event performances as needed.
• Tests, design and implement the team’s physical strength and conditioning program. Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment. Collaborate with the Athletic Department’s trainers to ensure all physicals and insurance information is being collected and implementing proper training techniques to keep injury rates as low as possible.
• Organizes all recruiting events such as but not limited to clinics and workshops on and off campus.
(Recruits from local and non-local high schools and junior colleges, and state and national dance team conventions.)
• Prepares and manage both the Cheerleading and Dance Teams budgets. This includes selecting and ordering all uniforms, equipment and materials needed throughout the year and maintaining proper records of all transactions.
• Creates and maintain all marketing material for both teams. This includes pictures, flyers, videos, Recreational Sports website, and all social media.
• Observes and coach team members during practice to detect and correct mistakes using proper techniques.
• Drills the team in execution of cheers, chants, tumbling, stunting, and dance skills. Explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movement of the body to achieve proficiency in movement.
• Meets with individuals regarding academic progress.
• Designs and implement all policies, procedures, and risk management safety rules and regulations.
• Select, train, and supervises both the part-time Assistant Cheer Coach and part-time Assistant Dance Coach.
• Issues and store all inventory, equipment, materials, supplies and uniforms.
• Maintains complete and accurate records as required (i.e. attendance forms, waivers, insurance records, receipts, deposits, accounting records, etc.)
• Oversees the safety conditions of the facility/area in which the assigned activity or event is being conducted at all times.
• Works closely with the Band Director, Office of Student Engagement, and the Department of Athletics, as appropriate, in scheduling Cheer and Dance team travel activities, events, performances and appearances.
• Enforce discipline and sportsmanlike behavior at all times; establish and oversee activity penalties for breach of such standards by individual team members.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Setzer Student Center and Recreational Sports.

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelors Degree Required. AACCA (USA Cheer) certified.

Desired Qualifications: 

At least three years’ experience of coaching a dance or cheer team. Preference given to candidates that have combined experience.

More info about job: Supervises Assistant Dance Team Coach, Assistant Cheer Team Coach, 20 LU Cheerleaders, 20 LU Dancers

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA: Posted August 30 2021
Position Available: Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe attachment to, with the subject line “Head Competitive Cheer and Dance Coach”. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Job Description:

Mount Mercy University is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, Head Competitive Cheer and Dance Coach. Primary responsibility is to provide leadership for both programs, which compete in the NAIA and Heart of America Athletic Conference. Ideal candidate must have experience coaching high school, club or college cheer and/or dance and proven ability to recruit high-quality student-athletes who will compete at an NAIA Championship level

Required Qualifications:
Candidates with extensive and successful cheer and dance experience and an ability to demonstrate a commitment to high academic standards will be considered.

Desired Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

More info: Head Coach will opportunity to hire their own assistant coach

Army West Point Athletic Association

West Point, NY: Posted August 23, 2021
Position Available: Head Coach
Application Deadline: September 20, 2021
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Please apply through the company portal which can be found below:

Job Description: 

Army West Point Athletics seeks a Head Coach who will be responsible for creating and maintaining a successful Rabble Rousers/Cheer program. The Head Coach is responsible for evaluating, recruiting, training, and coaching cadet-athletes to compete successfully against Division I intercollegiate level competition. This position reports directly to the assigned Sport Administrator, keeping him/her abreast of all planning, organizing, staff and development of the Army West Point Athletics program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

50% Coaching:

Ensure all AACCA/USA Cheer safety procedures are followed and AACCA/USA Cheer certified.

Promotes the philosophy and objectives of AWPAA; to include adhering to and enforcing all
Departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of USMA, and AACCA/USA Cheer (or other governing body).

Responsible for the ongoing teaching and instruction of Cadet-Athletes in the performance of their sport such as, but not limited to, appearances, practices, individual and team workouts, and conditioning sessions.

Schedules and conducts regular practice sessions, as permitted by AWPAA rules and regulations

Ability to teach proper technique for all movements, including but not limited to pyramids, stunts, basket tosses, and all other routines.

Develops and implements strategies for motivating Cadet-Athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and a team.

Provide management and oversight at all required athletic contests and events. (All football games; home and away. Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball home events. Other athletics events as scheduled.)

Provides leadership and instruction on personal and athletic development of Cadet-Athletes, to include counseling team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters, when appropriate

30% Administrative:

Oversees recruitment and selection of Cadet-Athletes. Organizes and executes tryouts to recruit admitted Cadet-Athletes.

Commitment to understanding and supporting the USMA holistic Cadet-Athlete experience.

Ensures that team travel arrangements are in compliance with USMA and AWPAA rules and regulations, to include creation of travel itineraries and coordination of travel plans.

Work to integrate sports into the whole spectrum of USMA life to complement the AWPAA and USMA mission in the military community.

Manages program within the framework of a balanced budget.

Oversees selection, purchase, fitting and maintenance of team equipment, to include uniforms, athletic equipment, and other supplies.

Ensures safety of cadet-athlete and support staff through careful monitoring of the condition of athletics equipment and facilities utilized by designated sport; submits requires for repair, maintenance, and improvement of facilities to facility manager, when appropriate.

Cooperates with all coaches with the Athletic Department to enhance overall Department operations.

Schedule and coordinate Rabble Rousers appearances at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events. (Approximately 60 events per year.)

Prepare cadet-athletes to perform at all home and away football games (12) and all home Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball games (approximately 20).

Assist with departmental needs as requested.

Strong social media skills/knowledge.

5% Academics:

Provide an overall positive educational environment for Cadet-Athletes conducive to learning, athletic development, social growth, and preparing them for life beyond college.

Supervise, in conjunction with the athletic tutoring and advising program, the total academic progress of the team implementing corrective action plans through appropriate staff

5% Camps & Clinics:

Plans and organizes camps, clinics, exhibitions, and campus activities as approved by AWPAA.

10% All Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced Degree Preferred

2-5 years collegiate coaching experience.

Knowledge of budget development, preparation, and fiscal management.

Skill in operation of modern office machines, communication tools, equipment, computers, and relevant software.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse settings, both on campus and in the community.

Ability to research and resolve problems and questions related to the operations of the Rabble Rousers program.

Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities

Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and written.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Ability to provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of staff and student athletes.

Ability to work with a variety of racial and ethnic groups and underrepresented populations.

Ability to commit to the highest ethical standards.

Ability to participate in evening and weekend commitments, as necessary.

Valid Driver’s License


More Info:

The United States Military Academy (USMA) is renowned as the world’s preeminent leadership development institution in the world. Located on the banks of the Hudson River in West Point, NY, it is approximately one hour from New York City. The mission of USMA is “to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.” This position will be housed within the Army West Point Athletic Association, Inc. (AWPAA), which is a non-profit corporation organized to manage and support the 30 intercollegiate athletic programs at the Academy. The AWPAA mission is to provide an extraordinary NCAA Division I athletic experience that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country.

Transylvania University

Lexington, KY: Posted August 20, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume by following the staff job openings link at Please write your cover letter to the attention of Leigh Oakley, Assistant Athletic Director.

Job Description: Responsibilities include organizing and directing all aspects of a successful and competitive collegiate program. The recruitment of qualified student-athletes and a demonstrated commitment to their personal, athletic, and academic success are essential. Responsibilities also include recruiting, travel management, player development and retention, budget management, fundraising, and academic monitoring. This is a full-time ten-month appointment.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of three years of experience with evidence of successful coaching or performing (successful high school or collegiate experience, including student-athlete recruitment) and effective communication/organizational skills. Also, candidates should have an athletics philosophy compatible with a liberal arts college with highly selective academic standards.

Essential Responsibilities: Organizing and directing all aspects of a successful and competitive collegiate program including recruitment

More info about this job: 

Transylvania University invites applications for the full-time position of Head Cheerleading Coach. Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s 16th oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Transylvania is located blocks from downtown Lexington, KY, in central Kentucky. Transylvania is a proud member of National Cheerleading Association.

Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, CA: Posted August 9, 2021
Position Available: Coach
Application Deadline: 9/30/2021
Date Position Available: 8/8/2021
Application Procedure:

Please send an email with a letter of interest, resume, and any further information if needed to

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience in dance at a studio level in Jazz, Pom, Hiphop, Lyrical/Contemporary
  • A minimum 1 year of teaching experience
  •  Knowledge or experience as a member of a collegiate dance team

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Ability to train and instruct at the collegiate dance level
  • Display skills to work effectively with students, staff, and administrators
  • Able to work flexible and irregular hours
  • Ability to coach both game day and competition dance
  •  Organizing, preparing and conducting team practices. Training and preparing for competition using sound principles and judgment
  • Display great sportsmanship and communication skills

James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

Harrisonburg, PA: Posted July 15, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Cheerleading Coach (Part-time)
Application Deadline: Until filled
Application Procedure: 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Visit the employment page at for full application instructions.

Job Description

James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA, Colonial Athletic Association and competes at the UCA Collegiate National Championships, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Coach to the Spirit Program.

This is a part time position and will be responsible for assisting the Head Cheerleading Coach with position specific coaching, game day preparation, practices, and all other duties as assigned. The position is also responsible in assisting the Head Coach with the management and administration of the JMU Spirit Program with training, mentoring and development of the cheerleaders and mascots academic success, athletic abilities, and community service goals. Responsibilities include assisting with supervision of cheerleading team; discipline and counsel, supervise practices and training; travel with teams to all scheduled camps, games, tournaments, and competitions as needed; assist with athlete recruitment, working with branding and marketing of the Spirit Programs. Good communication skills and comfort teaching with a diverse group needed. This role will also assist in choreographing routines for the JMU Cheerleaders to enhance fan involvement at athletic events and complete other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be guided by high morals and character that exemplify their strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and resilience to a fluid work schedule.
  • AACCA / USA Cheer Safety Certifications or be in process of attaining is required.
  • Strong social media skills/knowledge required.
  • Must be able to work evenings, holidays and weekends and travel as needed.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets University requirements.

Desired Qualifications

  • Preferred experience coaching with elite level high school, all-star, or collegiate teams.
  • Previous experience with elite level high school, all-star, or collegiate cheerleading program as a coach and/or athlete
  • College experience preferred with all-girl and co-ed teams.
  • Experience as a coach in an elite level high school or all-star program
  • Experience with spotting advanced/elite tumbling skills
  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Information 

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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