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American University (Washington, DC)

Washington, DC: Posted May 7, 2019
Position Available:
Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Date Position Available: June 1, 2019
Application Procedure:
American University (All-Girl D1 Intermediate) is seeking a Head Coach for the 2019-2020 season. The Head Coach will play an integral role in building the overall reputation and success of the program.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Ben Zenker, Sports Supervisor for the AU Spirit Program, at and Cj Murphy, Assistant Cheerleading Coach, at

The application pool will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applications will stop being accepted on May 15.

Job Description
American University (Division I, Patriot League) is seeking a Head Coach for the Cheerleading Team, which falls under the American University Athletics Department. The Head Coach will play an integral role in building the overall reputation and success of the American University Cheerleading Team and program. The Head Coach will manage all operations for the Cheerleading Team, including practices, games, appearances, and competition at NCA College Nationals. The individual for this position will report to the Spirit Coordinator(s) and Sports Administrator/Supervisor.

  • Job Requirements
  • Recruiting and maintaining a team of at least 12 cheerleaders
  • Scheduling and coaching practices and appearances
  • Coaching game day performances at home basketball games
  • Preparing team to compete at NCA College Nationals by building stunt, tumbling, jump, and dance skills
  • Monitoring student-athlete development, skill progression, and safety
  • Establishing and enforcing team standards of conduct
  • Assisting with American University Spirit Program fundraising efforts
  • Growing and fostering a comprehensive program, this includes internal and external relationship building with student-athletes, alumni, and other contributors and/or collaborators with the program

Desired Qualifications

  • Must have at least one year of collegiate or all-star cheerleading coaching experience (assistant or head coach), with preference given to candidates with three or more years of experience
  • Must be AACCA certified or willing to complete AACCA certification training
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams
  • Strong decision making and conflict resolution skills
  • Applicant must be available on nights and weekends – including each home basketball game, possible tournament play (Patriot League, NCAA, etc.), and NCA College Nationals (Annually, first week of April)
  • Familiarity with NCA all-girl technique and style is highly preferred. Choreography ability is a plus, but is not mandatory

Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)

Highland Heights, KY: Posted April 29, 2019
Position Available:
Head Dance Coach
Application Deadline: May 10, 2019
Date Position Available: May 19, 2019
Application Procedure:
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Brandon Hays, Assistant AD for Marketing, Promotions, & Tickets at Application deadline is Friday, May 10.

Job Description
The Dance Coach has the responsibility for the overall operation of the dance program in accordance with Northern Kentucky University (NKU), National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the Universal Dance Association (UDA) and Horizon League rules and regulations. The head coach must have a commitment to the philosophy of providing a competitive dance program that emphasizes the educational welfare of its student team members.

Job Requirements
• Prepare and oversee approved budget and order necessary equipment.
• Handle all travel arrangements: vehicle request, meal/lodging reservations, and necessary correspondence. Responsible for driving van and supervising the performances of the dance team.
• Organize tryouts annually. Secure judges for these and handle notification to applicants.
• Plan and oversee practices, which start in the summer and continue throughout the basketball season.
• Attend all home basketball games and work with the team on routines. Attend and supervise any Horizon League tournament games.
• Periodically check to see if grades are up to standards and give referral guidance as needed. Work with Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Student Services for grade checks.
• Plan, organize and conduct fundraising initiatives to augment budget, further build interest, and recruit dance team members.
• Fulfill requests for team appearances at community functions as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • Good organization skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Display leadership skills
  • Use tact
  • Be motivated
  • Display integrity
  • Be professional
  • Be loyal
  • Use fairness and be equitable in treatment of others
  • Display public relation skills
  • Promotion of program
  • Promptness and attendance

Additional Information
Position is paid a stipend of $3,600 per year, payable monthly from September to May ($400/month).

Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)

Ithaca, NY: Posted April 29, 2019
Position Available:
Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available:
August 2019-April 2020
Application Procedure:
Please contact with a resume and letter of interest. More details will be sent following initial contact.

Job Description
The Head Coach will direct, supervise, and manage all aspects of the team with the assistance of the student-led Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Fundraising Coordinator, and Secretary. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: assist in athlete development, creation of Nationals routine, fundraising efforts, travel planning, and attending all required games.

Additional Information

Formed in 2001, Ithaca College Cheerleading has become a nationally recognized program that performs at all home football games, men’s & women’s basketball games and competes at NCA Collegiate Nationals in All-Girl Division III every year.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis, MO)

St. Louis, MO: Posted April 2, 2019
Position Available:
 Director of Spirit Programs & Community Relations
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Date Position Available: July 1, 2019
Application Procedure:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, résumé and a statement of Christian Faith. These materials should be submitted via email to Mr. Adam Samson, Assistant AD of Media & Communications at

Job Description
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics, the Director of Spirit Programs & Community Relations will provide oversight to all Campus Spirit Programs including but not limited to; Cheer, Competitive Cheer, Dance, Spartacus Mascot Program including both game day involvement, as well as community interaction and relations, “Spartan Wall,” Fine Arts Involvement, Game Day Promotions, Activities, and Entertainment. Additionally, places a major role in Homecoming activities and the Annual Spartan Hall of Fame Banquet, and the promotion of MBU to the general public.

Additional Information
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University of Mount Olive (Mount Olive, NC)

Mount Olive, NC: Posted April 1, 2019
Position Available:
 Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Procedure: Send letter of application, resume, and list of references to: LaToya Lindsey, Associate Director of Athletics, University of Mount Olive, 586 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or Applications accepted until position is filled. University of Mount Olive is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.

Job Description
University of Mount Olive has an opening for a full-time Head Cheer Coach. The coach will be responsible for directing a competitive cheer team, which will also perform on game days. Duties include coaching at practices, games, and competitions; recruiting qualified student-athletes; monitoring academic progress of student-athletes; and all other aspects of administering the program. Secondary duties to be determined.

Additional Information
University of Mount Olive is a private four-year institution located in eastern North Carolina, one hour from Raleigh and one and one-half hours from the coastal city of Wilmington. An NCAA Division II member of Conference Carolinas, UMO sponsors 20 competitive intercollegiate sports teams and has approximately 400 student-athletes. UMO has finished first or second in the standings for the Hawn Cup, the conference award for the top overall athletics program, in each of the last seven years. UMO has had a sideline cheer team for years, but plans to begin participating in competitive cheer and has created a full-time position to direct the program. To learn more about the University of Mount Olive athletics, visit

Missouri Valley College (Marshall, MO)

Marshall, MO: Posted March 15, 2019
Position Available:
 Head Competitive Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: May 1, 2019
Application Procedure: Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to: Tom Fifer, Athletic Director, Missouri Valley College, 500 East College, Marshall, MO 65340 or email at

Job Requirements
Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to, the organization, supervision, and administration of an NAIA competitive cheer program and adhering to NAIA/NCA competition guidelines. Primary coaching responsibilities will include the successful identification, evaluation and recruitment of academically qualified student-athletes and supervision of assistant coaches.

Desired Qualifications
Employment requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and two years coaching experience.

Additional Information
Missouri Valley College, a NAIA institution which competes in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, invites applications for the full-time, 12 month position of Head Competitive Cheer coach.

Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI)

Spring Arbor, MI: Posted March 13, 2019
Position Available:
 Competitive Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Application Procedure: Please submit application, cover letter and resume to:
Tietricha Thomas
Director of Spirit Programs
Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283

Job Requirements
Coach will oversee competitive cheer program. Responsibilities will include athlete development, recruiting, fundraising, practice organization, supervision of team manager, and assisting with travel coordination. This position may be asked to assist with choreography.

Desired Qualifications
Collegiate level coaching experience preferred, (or equivalent), Bachelor’s degree preferred; Spring Arbor University is a member of the Crossroads League and holds a national membership with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The following is the mission statement of the University athletic program: The Spring Arbor University Athletic Department will provide each participant a highly competitive, quality athletic experience within a Christ-centered environment, in which athletes are enabled to achieve excellence within the spiritual, academic and social aspects of their life. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant. Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information
Basic Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission.
Requirement: Applicant has values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.

University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)

Amherst, MA: Posted March 5, 2019
Position Available:
 Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Date Position Available: May 4, 2019
Application Procedure: Please go to to apply. This position is available to start in May or June based on candidate’s availability.

Job Description
The assistant coach will work with the cheerleading program as a part time position. This employee is responsible for all home football and basketball games as well as \ practices. Previous coaching and skill instruction is required at the collegiate level. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Two to three years of successful coaching experience in game day and competition at the collegiate level.
• Experience in judging cheerleading competitions and or selecting squads of various styles and abilities.

Western State College of Colorado (Gunnison, CO)

Gunnison, CO: Posted March 5, 2019
Position Available:
 Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at up the page and select the “Apply” link.) Required attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Katie Benoit, Associate Athletic Director for Development/SWA, along with a current resume and contact information for three professional references, as well as answering any required supplemental questions.

Job Description
Western Colorado University is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Head Cheerleading Coach for the start-up and development of a competitive cheer/dance program within the guidelines of the NCAA, RMAC and Western Colorado University. This is a full-time, twelve-month position with an initial salary range between $35,000 and $40,000.

Job Requirements

Organizing and administering all aspects of the Western Colorado University Cheer/Dance program including but not limited to oversight of: recruiting qualified student-athletes; training and preparing student athletes, teaching sport-specific skills, tactics, and philosophy. Must have proven administrative, organizational and recruiting skills. Applicant must demonstrate ability to travel out of town for extended periods while working nights and weekends

The Head Cheerleading Coach will schedule and direct practices for both in-season and in the off-season; coaching athletes in practice and competitions; foster and support student-athlete welfare; ensuring that current student athletes are making satisfactory academic progress by monitoring grades of individuals and the team, establish and coordinate study halls, and provide mentors.

Administrative duties include creating program budget, managing programs fiscal budget, monitoring expenses within budgeted parameters; creating competition and practice schedules for the season, establishing itineraries and making travel arrangements, developing and managing all facets of cheer/dance camps, and cultivating alumni.

The Head Cheerleading Coach will also be the liaison with community groups and student body to encourage and foster participation in athletic activities and events. This position will also have direct involvement in athletic department specific fundraising. Help assist in half-time promotional events and programing for Football, Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Wrestling. Ability to establish good rapport and relationships with players, administrators, staff, alumni, and general public is necessary. Other relevant duties may be assigned by the Director of Athletics or designee.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of three years cheer/dance coaching experience preferred. Must have current certification or ability to obtain certification in First Aid / CPR / AED. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

Any questions relative to the position can be addressed to Katie Benoit at

Applications will be accepted immediately. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a start date as soon as possible after hire.

Western Colorado University is a public university with an enrollment of 2,900 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Western is a member of the NCAA Division II, competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC); some 370 student athletes participate in our 14 sponsored sports teams. Our faculty and staff share a strong commitment to personalized education with the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs as its core. We are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. Our campus is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural mountain community 200 miles southwest of Denver. Make this opportunity yours by applying today! Visit to learn more about Western.

Western Colorado University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Barton College (Wilson, NC)

Wilson, NC: Posted March 5, 2019
Position Available:
 Head Cheerleading, Dance and Stunt Coach and Game Day Experience Manager Position
Application Process: Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If interested, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for three people who are willing to serve as references to Human Resources at

Job Description

Barton College has an opening for a Head Cheerleading/Dance/Stunt Coach and Game Day Experience Manager. Reporting directly to the Athletic Director, this individual will be responsible for building a high-quality, nationally-recognized and respected Cheer, Dance, and Stunt program at Barton College. In addition to the overall administration of the sport program, it is the Coach’s responsibility to foster and encourage goals of student-athletes, stress the elements of sportsmanship and fair play and do so with the mission of Barton College and any applicable conferences and/or organizations that provide oversight. The Coach is responsible for preparing the cheerleading, dance and stunt teams for events and/or competition and for motivating athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport.  The Coach will uphold the mission and vision of Barton College through appropriate role modeling, ethical behavior and decision-making, active engagement of students in the life and values of the College, and adherence to all College procedures, rules, regulations, and policies. This position will also be responsible for all aspects of Game Day Experience across all sports.

Job Requirements

  • To conduct the sport program according to all applicable rules regulations, guidelines, and standards for financial aid, eligibility and recruiting.
  • To prepare and operate within the sport budget and follow purchasing and spending guidelines as set by the College.
  • To successfully pass any required Coaching Certification Exams.
  • To support leadership and participate in overall athletic administration needs.
  • To schedule, conduct, supervise all team practice sessions and complete game schedules with confirmed travel arrangements.
  • To manage all aspects of the Barton Game Day experience across all sports including the Barton mascot and related fan engagement under the overall direction of the Athletic Director.
  • To recruit quality student-athletes while meeting roster goals.
  • To assist with student-athlete eligibility certification and completion of forms and medical exams, and provide reports to the Compliance Office as required, report any rule violations, injuries or accidents involving student-athletes, and misconduct of student- athletes.\
  • To work, communicate, and develop rapport with students, parents, alumni, faculty/staff, and administration and to engage in public relations activities and to promote Barton College and the sport program in a positive manner.
  • To provide mentoring and team development for all programs under his/her supervision.
  • To hold organizational meetings for team prospects and encourage students to participate.
  • To assesses skills and assign team positions.
  • To coach and instruct individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.
  • To observes team members, during events and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.
  • To monitor the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met.
  • To model sports-like, professional behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards team members, officials, and spectators. This includes wearing of appropriate apparel and behavior in general.
  • To appropriately engage the community at organized events and/or otherwise to promote the team and Barton. This will include on and off-campus events.
  • To act as a team representative and promote cheer, dance, and stunt by communicating (in coordination with the Sports Information Office with the news media, and other organizations.
  • To follow established procedures for supplies and uniforms.
  • To participate in special activities as applicable
  • To model nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.

Other duties assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Desired Qualifications

Masters preferred, Bachelors required. Must have prior experience coaching cheer, dance, and stunt or some combination thereof, with 3-5 years’ experience preferred. Collegiate and/or High School experience coaching these disciplines preferred.  Must be willing to obtain certifications in CPR/First Aid and be willing to obtain other certifications as needed. Appropriate certifications for Stunt required. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid North Carolina Driver’s license.  Experience and knowledge of cheerleading, dance, and stunt training with the ability to improve individual techniques/skills and performance strategy.   Experience and knowledge of NCAA rules. Strong oral and written skills; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and adequate computer skills. High ethical standards and ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, students and other publics. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Additional Information

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Hastings College (Hastings, NE)

Hastings, NE- Posted November 14, 2019
Position Available:
 Head Cheer and Dance Coach
Date Position Available: January 6, 2018
Application Procedure: Please go to to apply. This position is available to start in January or February of 2019 depending on candidate availability.

Job Description
Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska is inviting applications for a Head Cheer & Dance Coach. This is a full-time, ten-month contract position eligible for employee benefits. Responsible for recruiting, retention and success of participants in the Cheer & Dance program. The Head Cheer & Dance Coach will direct, manage and supervise all aspects of this program at the College. Accountable for fiscal integrity, fundraising, and the overall success of the students and their program. Must promote a positive image for the College, program, and department at all times.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred.
  • Two to three years of successful experience as a coach in a college atmosphere or related field preferred. AACCA Cheer Safety Certification required.

Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, TN)

Pulaski, TN- Posted October 29, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: Immediately

Application Procedure
Sincere interested candidates should send their resume, via Postal Mail ONLY, with a list of three references to: Jeff Bain, Director of Athletics, c/o Martin Methodist College, 433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, TN 38478. (Electronic submissions will NOT be evaluated.)

Job Description
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Head Cheer Coach who will be expected to lead our teams in reflecting excellence on and off the field. Duties and responsibilities include directing three (3) competitive teams: Cheer, Dance and GameDay. In addition, the head coach will be responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the program including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, compliance, fiscal management, supervision of assistant(s), public relations, promotions, facility management and fundraising. Previous coaching/instruction experience required, preferably on the collegiate level. A master’s degree is preferred.

Additional Information
Martin Methodist College located in Pulaski, Tennessee; a small rural, proactive community in southern middle Tennessee. The RedHawks are members of the NAIA and the Southern States Athletic Conference. The review of resumes will begin November 9th. Position will remain open until filled. The salary is very competitive to the market.

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