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Air Force Academy - Cheer/Dance Coach

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado: Posted June 11, 2023
Positions Available: Cheer/Dance Coach
Application Deadline: July 22nd, 2023
Date Position Available: August 1, 2023

Application Procedure:

  • Click on this link below to apply – thank you!

Job Description:

  • The Employee will accomplish the duties and responsibilities as the Dance Coach/ Assistant Spirit Program Director as agreed upon with the CEO and AD. The Employee will fully support the mission and objectives of the Air Force Academy, Department of Athletics and the AFAAC. The Employee will help direct and be responsible for the operation of the U.S. Air Force Academy Cheer and Dance Programs, to include, but not be limited to, the following:
    • Minimum 3 years teaching dance, with an emphasis on dance team elements (pom/jazz/hip hop/game day material)
    • Minimum 5 years coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level
    • Coaching, developing and providing individual instruction to all members of the dance team
    • Judging high school or collegiate tryouts and/or competitions
    • Cooperative Agreement responsibilities (estimated 90%):
    • Set calendar for team to include practices, events, choreography, competitions, etc.
    • Conduct tryouts for new teams
    • Attend all home games unless prior coordination with Spirit Coordinator and coverage is available.
    • Organizing and being present at all related practices and contests in which the dance team is present
    • Assisting in management of spirit program.
    • Record/assess inventory of uniforms, equipment, etc.
    • Organize/maintain dance room
    • Responsible for dance team performance choreography and music selection/approval
    • Ensuring that cadets represent the Academy in a dignified manner both in actions and dress.
    • Holding cadets in spirit program accountable (GPA, MPA and PEA) and will attend Eligibility Committee Meetings, as necessary.
    • Attending athletic department coaches meetings, as necessary.
    • Assisting in coaching cadets on Mascot team (Approx. 1-4 hours/week)
    • Coordinating Parent’s Weekend event
    • Assist in spirit program administrative work (Approx. 1-6 hours/week)
    • Any additional duties assigned by the Spirit Program Director or CEO/COO of the AFAAC
    • Uphold the moral code of USAFA and the AFAAC and lead by example
    • Help build/maintain morale withing the team and comradery with the entire spirit program. Responsibilities outside of the Cooperative Agreement (estimated 10%):
    • Correspondence with Pride Club donors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years teaching dance, with an emphasis on dance team elements (pom/jazz/hip hop/game day material)
  • Minimum 5 years coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level
  • Coaching, developing and providing individual instruction to all members of the dance team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Set calendar for team to include practices, events, choreography, competitions, etc.
  • Conduct tryouts for new teams
  • Attend all home games unless prior coordination with Spirit Coordinator and coverage is available.
  • Organizing and being present at all related practices and contests in which the dance team is present
  • Assisting in management of spirit program.
  • Record/assess inventory of uniforms, equipment, etc.
  • Organize/maintain dance room
  • Responsible for dance team performance choreography and music selection/approval
  • Ensuring that cadets represent the Academy in a dignified manner both in actions and dress.
  • Holding cadets in spirit program accountable (GPA, MPA and PEA) and will attend Eligibility Committee Meetings, as necessary.
  • Attending athletic department coaches meetings, as necessary.
  • Assisting in coaching cadets on Mascot team (Approx. 1-4 hours/week)
  • Coordinating Parent’s Weekend event
  • Assist in spirit program administrative work (Approx. 1-6 hours/week)
  • Any additional duties assigned by the Spirit Program Director or CEO/COO of the AFAAC
  • Uphold the moral code of USAFA and the AFAAC and lead by example
  • Help build/maintain morale withing the team and comradery with the entire spirit program. Responsibilities outside of the Cooperative Agreement (estimated 10%):
    • Correspondence with Pride Club donors.

Allen Community College - Head Cheer/Dance Coach

Iola, KS: Posted June 1, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer/Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: 7/1/2023 or negotiable

Application Procedure:

  • Submit application form (available on website), letter of interest, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional references. Official college transcripts
    will be required upon employment. Background check. Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • APPLY TO: Human Resources
    Shellie Regehr
    Allen Community College
    1801 N Cottonwood
    Iola, KS 66749
    620-901-6299
    FAX: 620-365-7406
    Email: hr@allencc.ed

Job Description:

  • All aspects of directing and coaching the cheer and dance program in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and the NJCAA, including but not limited to recruiting, fund raising, and coaching. Additional responsibilities include an assignment in student services or instruction based on education, experience, and college need. Position description on website.

Salary:

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience. 10-12 month contract based upon additional responsibilities. Excellent benefit package.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Participation and/or coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred. Experience in collegiate student services or college teaching preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Employment is subject to successful
    completion of a background check.

University of Arkansas - Head Cheerleading Coach

Fayetteville, AR: Posted July 17, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Date Position Available: 8/1/2024

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • In cooperation with the Director of Spirit Programs, the cheer coach is responsible for the coaching, training and recruiting aspects of the Razorback Co-Ed Cheer team. Organization of weekly practices, team meetings and team building exercises. Assists with coordinating all aspects of preparation and coaching for selected athletics events. Responsible for ensuring the team receives choreography/instruction for traditional and new performance routines. Assist with the planning and coordination of team selections.
  • Effectively communicate with all team members throughout the season on matters such as performance, academics, personal growth, and various needs that arise as a mentor of a college team. Works in collaboration with the Director of Spirit Programs and Associate Athletics Director of Fan Engagement and Community Outreach and plays a significant role both on campus and throughout the community and state of Arkansas.
  • Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • NCA, UCA, High School, All-Star, or Collegiate experience
  • Experience with Co-Ed stunting and instruction
  • AACCA/USA Cheerleading Safety Certification, or obtain shortly after hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of co-ed stunting and tumbling safety techniques and guidelines
  • Ability to spot elite level tumbling skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a spirit program staff
  • Excellent communication skills, writing skills, organizational skills and the ability to motivate team members
  • Ability to provide leadership and serve as a role model for the team
  • Ability to engage effectively with others of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to work flexible hours in the evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Travel to select away games, as assigned
  • Travel for select recruiting events, as assigned

More Information about the Job:

  • $16.00/HR

Austin College - Assistant Cheer Coach

Sherman, TX: Posted July 14, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach (stipend)
Application Deadline: 7/24/2023
Date Position Available: 8/1/2023

Application Procedure:

  • If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach, Alyssa Freeman at afreeman@austincollege.edu.

Job Description:

  • Experience on a collegiate cheer team with game day and competitive experience.
  • Experience with choreography, teaching tumbling, leading a team, strong communication skills.
  • Overseeing the game day experience including football and basketball games.
  • Assisting the Head Coach with practices and skill development.
  • Assisting the Head Coach with clinics and recruiting: on campus/remotely and at different events in the area.
  • Assisting with practice and preparation for Daytona Nationals; and attending Nationals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Serves as Assistant Coach – coaches positions as assigned, assists with development of practice, game plan and/or competition in conjunction with head coach.
  • Performs other duties to assist head coach in overall administration of the program as agreed upon by the head coach and director of athletics.
  • If applicable and by approval from the director of athletics, assists with recruitment of prospective student-athletes as assigned by the head coach. All NCAA, conference and institutional policies must be adhered to.
  • Clear expectations of responsibility as serving as a representative of the Austin College Athletics department.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Work evenings and weekends
  • Travel as agreed upon by the head coach and director of athletics
  • Comply with policies and procedures of Austin College, the Athletic Department, as well as, the requirements and standards of NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference athletic governing bodies
  • Work effectively under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters
  • Work with or deal effectively with all levels of employees and the public
  • Make objective decisions timely and effectively
  • Support and endorse the academic program and the highest level of achievement for each student-athlete
  • Serve as a positive ambassador of his/her program, the athletic program, and Austin College to all constituents (e.g. parents, alumni, staff, faculty, media, and other coaches)
  • Exude confidence and optimism and to quickly recover from setbacks or disappointments
  • Model sportsmanship at all times and expect the same from others
  • Model high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, and ethics.

Austin Peay State University - Spirit Coordinator

Clarksville, TN: Posted April 17, 2023
Positions Available: Spirit Coordinator
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
Date Position Available: 4/17/2023

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • The Spirit Coordinator is responsible for leading the APSU Cheer program and coaching student athletes in competitive cheerleading techniques to prepare them for competitions and to help enhance the fan experience at APSU events. This position also manages all spirit activities, including athletic events, community and campus events and regional/national competitions that involve the APSU Cheerleaders.
  • Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of collegiate coaching experience.
  • Willingness to obtain or renew within 6 months of hire date the following certifications in safety and training as required by nationally-recognized organizations: USA Cheer, NFSHS, and First Aid, CPR/AED.
    Valid Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of tumbling and stunting, nutrition and fitness, NCA and UCA guidelines, and applicable NCAA requirements.
  • Knowledge of all-girl and co-ed cheerleading skills. Ability to provide proper instruction in the fundamentals and techniques of cheer and dance and to prepare squads for national competitions and public appearances.
  • Proficiency in coordinating, managing, and implementing stunt clinics and workshops.
  • Capability to administer and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Ability to coordinate successful fundraising efforts to support programs.
    Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Experience competing nationally.
  • Knowledge of dance choreography.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to evaluate and recruit highly skilled student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and teach the fundamental skills and strategies of the sport.
  • Ability to comply with all policies and regulations of the University, TBR, ASUN, and NCAA.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
  • Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports in a timely manner, particularly regarding athletic budget, eligibility, compliance and travel documentation.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Averett University - Head Cheer and Dance Coach

Danville, VA: Posted March 23, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach
Application Deadline: N/a
Date Position Available: Flexible

Job Description:

  • Averett University Athletics is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Head Coach for both the Cheer and Dance Team.
  • The head coach will be responsible for all aspects of the Division III programs including, but not limited to, day-to-day operations; scheduling of contests; recruitment and retention of quality student-athletes; fiscal planning; donor, alumni, and community relations.
  • The successful candidate must be able to develop positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, media, alumni, parents and sponsors while interacting successfully with department personnel and the University Community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and successful coaching, playing, and/or teaching experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred along with two years experience at the intercollegiate level.
  • Strong management skills, recruiting experience, computer/technology skills, and strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

More Information about the Job:

  • This position has a flexible start date and will remain open until filled. Graduates and future graduates will be given consideration for the position. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume and references IN ONE DOCUMENT to cheerdancecoachsearch@averett.edu
  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status. Inquiries related to the University’s compliance with Title IX should be directed to Averett’s Title IX Coordinator, Amanda Estabrook, at titleix@averett.edu. Additional contact information, reporting options, and the University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy can be found at https://www.averett.edu/about-us/title-ix/. Inquiries may be made externally to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: https://www.ed.gov/ocr.
  • Averett University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, can be found at https://www.averett.edu/wp-content/uploads/9.30.21-ASR-for-2020.pdf.
  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required frequently to be able to have the ability to demonstrate the appropriate skills and techniques to be used by athletes. The employee is frequently required to visually monitor student-athletes, sit, stand, lift and carry (up to 50 pounds), reach, squat, climb stairs, kneel, and move equipment/boxes up to 50 lbs.

Belmont Abbey College - Head Cheer Coach

Belmont, NC: Posted December 8, 2022
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP

Application Procedure:

  • To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts and certifications, statement of understanding of the College’s mission, and contact information for at least three references. Review of complete applications will begin immediately. https://belmontabbeycollege.edu/about-us/employment/

 

Job Description:

  • Belmont Abbey College, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the Conference Carolinas, invites applications for the current position of Head Cheerleading Coach.

Required Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a vision in recruiting student-athletes that fit well with the institution’s mission and character as a distinctively Catholic and Benedictine college that views sport as a means of developing virtue. The minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree, an understanding of all AACCA/USA Cheer Collegiate guidelines, certified in USA Cheer Collegiate safety and risk management, collegiate cheerleading/dance/gymnastics experience and/or affiliation, and at least one year of experience coaching school/competitive cheerleading, preferably at the collegiate level.
  • In addition, candidates must wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The incumbent will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, and a stable character disposition to support our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering the development of mind, body, and spirit in our students, staff, and the greater community. Finally, candidates must sincerely appreciate and accept our Catholic approach to education and understand Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate for this position will lead all aspects of a collegiate cheerleading program, including, but not limited to, recruiting qualified student-athletes, monitoring academic progress toward a degree, budgeting, scheduling, competition, game-day and practice preparation, individual and program development, facility maintenance, fundraising, and community activity. The incumbent must fulfill these duties while adhering to all rules, guidelines, and principles set forth by AACCA, USA Cheer, the NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and Belmont Abbey College.

Bentley University - Assistant Club Coach, Cheerleading

Stamford, CT: Posted June 15, 2023
Position Available: Assistant Club Coach, Cheerleading
Application Deadline: 7/12/23
Date Position Available: 6/12/23

Application Process:

Job Description:

  • The Cheer Team Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting the Head Coach in the development of individual and team talent, overseeing dance instruction, and supervising activities related to weekly rehearsals and performances as scheduled. This also includes being responsible for ensuring the team receives choreography/instruction for any new routines. In addition, the Assistant Coach should promote the Cheer Team on campus, especially at athletic events, while encouraging the members to publicize the team in new and creative ways to expand membership. The Assistant Coach is required to help schedule and be present during all practices and game day performances, ensuring that all safety standards as defined by Bentley University are met in full.
  • The function of the cheerleading team is to provide a visible, positive presence to promote school spirit at Bentley home athletic events, competitions, as well as on/off campus organization programs. This position assists the head cheerleading coach in all aspects of managing the team, including tryouts, pre-season training, practices, games, workouts, competitions and travel. This position also reinforces and helps manage all risk and potential injury of any student participants.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist head coach with managing cheerleading practices and performances.•Assist the head coach with conducting practices in a professional and organized manner.•Communicate regularly with Head Coach, membership, and team leadership to ensure success of the team.•Provide for choreography needs of the team, either through direct choreography or by coordinating and obtaining outside choreography, in conjunction with the Head Coach.•Attend all game day performances (Home Football Games, Home Men & Women’s Basketball Games, etc.)•Support the recruitment and publicity efforts of the team.•Supervise cheerleaders at games, competitions, and other planned events involving cheerleading.

Other Duties:

  • Manage the student participants by reinforcing commitment to academic standards while participating in an extracurricular team
  • Ensures the balance between needs of the team and time away from campus for practices and competitions
  • Overall, support the coaching and advising of the Cheer Team in conjunction with the Head Coach. Specifically, coach and advise the Game Day Dance Team, which is normally a smaller, select group of the team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in coaching/instructing cheer 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.
  • Experience coaching cheer and supporting the skill development of individuals and teams.
  • Experience with and knowledge of instruction and choreography.
  • Must be able to create and teach this to participants of all skill levels. Must also be able to instruct proper safety and stunting skills as specified by AACCA Safety Guidelines.
  • First Aid certification and CPR training is required. UCA will also require coach certifications/memberships.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver’s license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.

Work Environment:

  • Cheer Team Assistant Coach should be present at all practices and performances of Cheer Team. This includes attendance at athletic events both inside and outside, which impacts sound levels of the environment.
  • Position must be able to navigate and negotiate high energy situations (like competitions) while maintaining calm, organized, and collected for appropriate professional responses.
  • Work approximately 10 hours per week (more time allocated for travel to and from away games/competitions as needed) between the months of September and May.
  • Travel for practices and competitions is required. This may include weekend performances and travel to out-of-town performances. The Cheer Team performs at most Bentley Basketball and Football home games and sometimes at off campus events.
  • Should the Cheer Team decide to attend a camp, this will also be a requirement of attendance of the coach (this could occur over the summer months).
  • The Assistant Coach works collaboratively with the Head Coach and e-board members.
  • Must work within the space and scheduling limitations of the Bentley campus/athletics and be flexible if changes to the schedule occur.
  • The coach should be able to perform dance instruction/choreography. Should be in good physical condition with ability to perform as instructor.

Physical Demands:

  • The coach should be able to perform cheer instruction/choreography. Should be in good physical condition with ability to perform as instructor.
  • Position requires a high level of physical ability, including how to advise students appropriately about stunting, tumbling and any other gymnastic abilities, while maintaining safety standards.

Diversity Statement:

  • Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
  • Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
  • Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Brooklyn College - Head Cheer Coach

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.

Chatman University - Assistant Cheer Coach

Pittsburgh, PA: Posted October 30, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: 12/1/23
Date Position Available: 10/31/23

Application Procedure: 

  • Email head coach with Cheer Resume. Attend one phone interview, and one in person interview.

Job Description:

  • Assist program head coach with team administrative duties and stunting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Preferred level 3 and above stunt skills. And able to work a minimum of five hours a week and not to exceed 10.
  • Must be able to obtain school clearances and have current Coach certifications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to spot and teach tumbling.

More Information about the Job:

  • We are a growing team. Looking to start competing in 2024

Columbia International University - Head Cheer Coach

Columbia, SC: Posted October 5, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: 11/1/23

Application Procedure: 

  • Submit Resume, Cover Letter, Statement of Faith
    • Darren.Richie@ciu.edu
    • Director of Athletics

Job Description:

  • Columbia International University is seeking a vibrant leader who is to oversee a new Competitive Intercollegiate Competitive Female Cheer squad. The Head Cheer Coach is responsible to supervise, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the intercollegiate program. This includes but is not limited to planning and directing the recruitment, conditioning, training, and performance of student-athletes and managing the fiscal, academic, and spiritual aspects of the program. CIU requires all staff to have a Godly walk with Christ and the ability to communicate their relationship with Him.The program will compete regionally and nationally and attend UCA Nationals in Orlando. The team will also perform at Halftime of games, sideline Cheer, and serve in the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Directs all student-athletes and assistant coaches in the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate competitive cheer program.
  • Mentor young women and be able to communicate Godly principles.
  • Embraces all aspects of developing, managing and running a cheer program, working independently and cooperatively with all CIU athletics and institutional staff.
  • Recruits quality prospective student-athletes that fit the mission and culture of CIU and ensures timely submission of their academic records for admissions.
  • Understanding knowledge of NAIA and UCA Compliance and guidelines.
  • Monitors academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed.
  • Monitors and maintains the discipline and conduct of student-athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program and the university.
  • Plans all coaching and practice sessions in accordance with association regulations, including all preparation of facilities and equipment for practice.
  • Coaches will develop team members individually and in groups, and demonstrates cheer techniques.
  • Develops and implements safety structures for practices and competitions.
  • Oversees the strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes.
  • Manages all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the cheer program.
  • Promotes and markets the athletic department and cheer program in the community.
  • Assists with fundraising efforts for the athletic department and cheer program.
  • Ensures adherence to all Association, Conference, and University rules by student-athletes and supporting staff.
  • Manages all aspects of team travel.
  • The Cheer will be supervised by the Director of Athletics
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Monitor Academic success of the program.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Successful Head College Cheer Coaching experience
  • Demonstrated Christian ministry experiences, directly or indirectly involving cheer
  • USA Cheer Safety Certification
  • UCA experience

More Information about the Job:

  • Full time position
  • Full benefits
  • 45k per year
  • Start up program

Concordia University - Graduate Assistant

Ann Arbor, MI: Posted March 22, 2023
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: July 1, 2023

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Concordia University is seeking qualified applicants for a Graduate Assistant position within their cheer program. This part-time position will be located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and be confirmed enrollees in a Concordia University graduate education program in good academic standing.
  • The cheer program consists of NAIA Small Co-Ed and All-Girl/STUNT teams. This position will provide support for the entire cheer program that can include practices, competitions, and recruiting. This position can be a one-year or two-year position, depending on the graduate degree program they select from Concordia University.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
  • Enrollment in a Concordia University graduate education program required
  • Experience with collegiate cheerleading. Preference given for NAIA and/or STUNT experience.
  • Prior relevant work or internship experience within the sport

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist with general management of program: team travel, meals, study tables, uniforms/gear, strength and conditioning, tumbling, community service, camps, clinics
  • Handle recruiting responsibilities on and off-campus, recruit communication, campus visits, general recruit management
  • Create engaging content for team social media accounts
  • Assist coaching staff with practice, competition preparation and execution
  • May participate in athletic department or program fundraising, marketing, promotional and alumni relations activities
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Other duties as assigned

More Information about the Job:

University of Connecticut - Dance Coach

Storrs, CT: Posted June 13, 2023
Positions Available: Dance Coach
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023
Date Position Available: July 23, 2023

Application Procedure: 

  • Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to Sheldron Fulcher, at Sheldron.fulcher@uconn.edu.

Job Description:

  • The Department of Student Activities (DSA) at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a special payroll Dance Coach. This position is responsible for assisting in the selection, lead training, performance, oversight, and evaluation of the University Dance Team and assisting in the oversight and operation of the University Spirit, Pride, Tradition Program in a manner consistent with the University’s visions for a comprehensive program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university OR comparable experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience as a member of a collegiate or professional cheer or dance team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience selecting, training, teaching, and coaching collegiate dance teams.
  • Familiarity with relevant associations, NCAA, and other relevant organization standards
  • Excellent planning, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated people skills including the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in a diverse and multi-cultural higher education environment.
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the oversight of the University Dance Team to ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate experience for students.
  • Be familiar and compliant with all applicable policies and procedures related to the activities of the University Spirit, Pride Tradition Program, including but not limited to NDA, UDA, NCAA, conference, State, and University.
  • Assist with the holding of try-outs annually and as needed to ensure high quality and diversity.
  • Assist with the scheduling and execution of regular training/practice sessions, maintaining oversight of Dance Team, and all SPT members as necessary at appearances and games.
  • Work with University departments to ensure the health and safety of SPT members throughout the season, making referrals and following up as necessary.
  • Assist in ensuring SPT member compliance with all program eligibility requirements.
  • Assist with risk management strategies related to tryouts, practices, games, travel, etc.
  • Assist in the oversight of the University SPT program to ensure performances/appearances are consistent with University image.
  • Assist in coordinating efforts to create a program that actively engages fans.
  • Assist in enforcing standards of conduct to be followed during all appearances.
  • Accompany SPT members to University appearances as necessary.
  • Assist in actively fostering a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of University of Connecticut’s diverse student body and encourages communication with and among campus constituencies.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of related major program initiatives through.
  • Assist with recruitment/outreach initiatives.
  • Assist in the implementation of a comprehensive alumni relations program.
  • Assist in the coordination of programmatic public relations and promotion strategies.
  • Assist in daily program tasks as needed.
  • Meet with, and keep informed, Spirit Coordinator and other designated contact(s) in the Department of Student Activities as well as elsewhere on campus.
  • Ability to actively foster a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of University of Connecticut’s diverse student body and encourages communication with and among campus constituencies.
  • Perform related duties as required.

More Information about the Job:

  • This is a temporary, special payroll position with an hourly rate of $20.00 and a schedule of 20 hours per week. The start date for this position is anticipated to be July 25, 2023 and will continue until May 31, 2024, with an option to renew. This position does not consist of a typical work-week schedule, and nights and weekends may be expected. Practice, game times, and required office hour times are subject to change.

DePaul University - Cheer Coach

Chicago, IL: Posted August 2, 2023
Positions Available: Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: September 1
Date Position Available: August 1

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • In accordance with the mission of the Department of Athletics, the Assistant Cheer Coach will assist in administering the functions of progress and success of the intercollegiate cheer program within the guidelines of the NCAA, the BIG EAST conference, AACCA and DePaul University. This includes all preseason, in-season and postseason activities necessary to the development of a squad which promotes the athletics programs in a positive and sporting manner. Successful candidates share a commitment to celebrating the diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences of the DePaul Athletics’ community both on and off the court.
  • Coach cheer team members on choreography elements of stunting, tumbling, jumps, and other elements for spirit routines under the direction of the Spirit Coordinator. Collaborates with Spirit Coordinator, Assistant Dance Coach, Athletics Marketing and other Athletic Department staff to enhance the fan experience at athletic events, including but not limited to timeouts, halftime, pregame, in-game, and post game promotional efforts.
  • Collaborates with Spirit Coordinator to instruct and prepare cheer team members for regional and national competition
    Maintains great communication with members, Spirit Coordinator, Assistant Dance Coach, Band Director and Athletic Administration in order to work as a cohesive group.
    Assists in the development of a practice and workout plan that improves health and minimizes risk of injury. Stays on top of proper techniques and developments within the cheer world.
    Maintains a current membership to USA Cheer and an American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification and stays up-to-date in regards to all NCAA policies regarding cheer and dancer safety.
  • Complies with University, NCAA, and BIG EAST rules regarding sportsmanship and ethical conduct and requires the same of dance squad members. The assistant coach shall adhere to all Clery Act requirements and shall be responsible for the conduct of squad members, volunteer coaches and guests present during his or her practices.
  • The Assistant Coach oversees student cheer team members. Roster size varies between 15-25 team members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Minimum of two years experience at the collegiate level.
  • Prior coaching experience preferred.
  • American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification.
  • Must be able to handle the physical rigors of squad practice and competition, including the ability to demonstrate choreography and proper technique for stunting.
  • Position requires working evening and weekend hours for practices and games from July-May. Some travel may be requested. Attendance at DePaul University home men’s and women’s basketball competition is encouraged.

More Information about the Job:

  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

University of Dubuque - Head Cheer Coach

Defiance, OH: Posted October 21, 2022
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach/Coordinator of Club Sports
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Date Position Available: To Begin When Filled

Job Description: 

  • The University of Dubuque is a growing, faith-based University that is seeking a Head Cheer Coach/Coordinator of Club Sports. The University of Dubuque offers a competitive wage and an excellent benefits package including tuition remission, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, and a retirement match.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate practice planning, execution and instruction in a sideline setting and in a competition setting.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic administration regarding facility use, upkeep, and resource management.
  • Develop and implement practice plans, competition plans, reports, strategies and other duties as assigned.
  • Manage all phases of the recruiting process, specifically the scouting and evaluation of skilled and academically qualified student-athletes, the matriculation process of student-athletes (includes application, financial aid completion, housing registration, required paperwork, course registration, and orientation attendance), and the collaboration with campus partners regarding the communication processes required.
  • Monitor academic progress of program athletes and serve as a program liaison for staff and faculty, and facilitate the utilization of resources to promote student success.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic department staff regarding the safety and well-being of student athletes.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic administration regarding event management and game promotion/partnerships.
  • Coordinate fund raising efforts with campus partners and athletic department administration.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic department administration regarding camps, clinics, and workshops facilitated by sport program.
  • Effectively manage, lead, and supervise assistant coaches, graduate assistants, and other support personnel.
  • Collaborate with the campus community to facilitate the development of club sport programs.
  • Serve as a resource for students to administer club sport programming.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Student activities to develop advisors and mentors for club sport programs.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to assess resource needs and opportunities for club sport programs.
  • Effectively manage and report conduct related incidences within sport program.
  • Effectively live and model the UD Mission and engage the campus and surrounding communities in a manner that allows for the retention and persistence UD students
  • Collaborate with and serve the campus community.
  • Facilitate educational opportunities and compliance to all University, ARC, and NCAA rules and regulations that apply to cheerleading.
  • Effectively evaluate and assess all aspects of sport program.
  • Serve as a collaborative and valued team member within the athletic department.
  • Serve as a Title IX Campus Security Authority.
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the University’s Mission.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly refined active listening and effective communication skills.
  • Fiscal responsibility for annual budget.
  • Effective management, supervisory, and leadership skills.
  • Strong social emotional skills and a student centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Clear capacity for effective conflict resolution and mediation.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Cultural competency and diversity-oriented approach.
  • Strong technological skill set.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; master degree preferred.
  • Collegiate cheerleading experience preferred.
  • USA Cheer Safety Certification or the ability to obtain.
  • Progressive cheerleading coaching experience.
  • Previous experience in club sport or recreation/intramural sport programming or participation at the college level is preferred.
  • Experience managing, supervising, and leading others.
  • Experience preparing, monitoring, and maintaining budget.
  • Demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of diversity, inclusion, hospitality, and equity for a diverse student population and campus stakeholders.
  • Appreciation for and ability to lead effectively within a collaborative campus community and facilitate the building of collaborative alliances to serve students and the campus communities

More Information about the Job:

  • To apply with a growing faith based University for the Head Cheer Coach/Coordinator of Club Sports position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.
  • University of Dubuque Employment Application:
    https://www.dbq.edu/AboutUD/Employment/OnlineApplicationforEmployment/
  • Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed. AA/EEO.

Dallas Baptist University - Graduate Assistant: Cheer and STUNT

Dallas, TX: Posted May 9, 2023
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant: Cheer and STUNT
Application Deadline: TBD
Date Position Available: June 1, 2023

Application Procedure: 

East Texas Baptist University - Assistant Cheer Coach

Marshall, TX: Posted May 9, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
Date Position Available: July 15, 2023

Application Procedure: 

  • If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Head Coach, Ashton Davis-Leveille at adavis@etbu.edu

Job Description:

  • The ETBU Cheer program is seeking a qualified individual to assist the head coach with practices, game day, competition, and recruiting while demonstrating an expressive Christian faith.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience on a collegiate cheerleading team
  • Can work nights and weekends with also the ability to travel
  • Be a positive mentor to student-athletes
  • Able to be responsible and organized when working with the Head Coach, and other Athletic Staff

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience on a collegiate cheer team with game day and competitive experience
  • Experience with teaching/leading a team, strong communication skills

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing the game day experience including football and basketball games.
  • Assisting the Head Coach with practices and skill development.
  • Assisting the Head Coach with clinics and recruiting: on campus/remotely and at different events in the area.
  • Assisting with practice and preparation for Daytona Nationals; and attending Nationals
  • Promote student-athletes spiritual development
  • All other duties as assigned

Emory & Henry College - Head Cheer and Dance Coach

Emory, VA: Posted May 18, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • The Emory & Henry College Head Coach, Cheer and Dance is responsible for all aspects of instruction along with the development and management of a comprehensive Cheer and Dance program. The Cheer and Dance program is a component of the college experience that enhances and supports the student-athletes’ overall educational experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience on a collegiate cheerleading team
  • Can work nights and weekends with also the ability to travel
  • Be a positive mentor to student-athletes
  • Able to be responsible and organized when working with the Head Coach, and other Athletic Staff

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must be willing to contribute to and support the mission of Emory & Henry College
  • Strong communication and public relations, management, and leadership skills
  • Shall maintain current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Experience working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Must have a current driver’s license and meet the qualifications of an Emory & Henry College Driver

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Direct all phases of Emory & Henry’s Cheer and Dance program
    Responsible for complying with all policies and procedures as set forth by Emory & Henry College, the South Atlantic Conference, and the NCAA
  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and recruiting potential student-athletes
  • Responsible for areas of the sport’s budget, including equipment purchases, travel costs, recruiting expenses, meal allocations, and game-day expenses
  • Schedules and conducts regular practice sessions as the NCAA and College guidelines allow
  • Utilizes sound teaching techniques in the preparation of competitions and practices
  • Coordinates all scheduling with the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success and the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
  • Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at their best
  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining an atmosphere of NCAA compliance among assistant coaches, student-athletes and fans
  • Monitors and coordinates the professional conduct of applicable coaches and support staff
  • Coordinates with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Success, Faculty Athletic Representative, and other campus partners to help promote the retention and graduation of student-athletes
  • Participates in public relations activities and works closely with the College’s athletics communications, marketing, and fundraising programs
  • Coordinates fundraising initiatives (events, individual outreach) with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete
  • Success enhancing the operating budget
  • Attends athletic development/alumni functions, academic/athletic honors, and other special events as designated by the College
  • Formalizes and executes an alumni outreach plan
  • Represents the athletics programs in the community as appropriate
  • Assists in coordinating personal development initiatives and community service activities for all student-athletes
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings, bringing attention to methods/procedures that may be inefficient and offering creative ideas for improvements
  • Prioritizes attendance at College events
  • Meets recruitment and retention goals as determined by the Vice President for Athletics
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Franklin Pierce University - Raven Spirit Director (Cheer & Dance Head Coach)

Rindge, NH: Posted November 10, 2023
Positions Available: Raven Spirit Director (Cheer & Dance Head Coach)
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: January 2024

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • As a proud member of the Northeast-10 Conference and NCAA Division II, the Athletics Department at Franklin Pierce University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as the Ravens Spirit Head Coach. In this role, you will be Leading and directing our Raven Spirit Squad in supporting University Athletics and its 24 intercollegiate sports.
  • This position will primarily be responsible for the development, implementation, and leadership of the Franklin Pierce University Ravens Spirit with respect to the University and Athletic department rules and regulations.
  • As Head Coach you will also serve as a liaison with other University departments including Admissions, Student Financial Services, Registrar, Academic Support Services, Center for Academic Excellence, and other departments as required.
  • In addition to overseeing and monitoring the eligibility of current spirit squad members and potential members of Franklin Pierce University.

Required Qualifications:

  • The skills and qualifications that you possess will include:
    • A minimum of two years’ working in a campus or athletic environment, and general knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
    • Bachelor’s degree is required in communications, public relations, sports administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft software – Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
    • Good written and oral communication abilities required, along with the ability to maintain confidentially and commitment to integrity.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all situations relating to the University.
  • Responsible to monitor the physical, emotional and social welfare of their student-athletes and to ensure the establishment of a safe environment while at the University.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and judgment in dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Good organizational, oral and written communication skills are needed.
  • Anticipate problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arise and advises the Athletic Director accordingly.
  • Must have the ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively use a personal computer, NCAA Compliance software, NCAA Internet programs, Microsoft Excel and Access, word processing, and other associated software.
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge of NCAA regulations and guidelines governing student-athletes.
  • Adhere to all NCAA, conference and institution policies and procedures.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner.
  • Maintain professionalism when dealing with all staff and other customers.
  • Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
    Adhere to the policies and procedures established by Franklin Pierce University.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Direct and lead both cheer and dance, Ravens Spirit
  • Design and lead performances for various events.
  • Establish performance requirements and enforce academic requirements for all members.
  • Provide for performances at extracurricular events, including football games, pep rallies, parades, and other community service engagements.
  • Actively fundraise for the spirit squads throughout the fiscal year
  • Organizes, prepares, and conducts individual and team practices, training and competition.
  • Recruits student-athletes in accordance with University Admissions rules and regulations
  • Directs all aspects, areas and components of the Ravens Spirit.
  • Represents Athletics program to various institutional programs and externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, parents, and the general public.
  • Manages all daily operations and coordinates all administration facets of the Ravens Spirit program.
  • Oversees all aspects of the financial operation of the Ravens Spirit program.
  • Responsible for the planning and administering of all aspects of a successful cheer and dance program.
  • Practice and game preparation, scheduling, compliance, recruitment of academically and musically qualified members.
  • Monitoring of student-athletes’ academic, athletic, and musical development.
  • Adhere to all institution policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

More Information about the Job:

  • Franklin Pierce University offers a generous and competitive benefits package.
  • 160 hours (4 weeks) of Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid sick time
  • 20 Paid Holidays- including a 10-day paid winter break
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Options
  • Life Insurance for you and your family (Employer Paid) 1.5x-3.0x your salary
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (Employer Paid)
  • Retirement plan as a 403(b) with an employer contribution
  • Tuition Benefits for you and qualifying family members
  • Additional Perks and Benefits

About FPU:

  • Since 1962, Franklin Pierce University has empowered thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives. Drawing from our strong foundation in liberal education, we offer majors and programs that develop essential, professional skills; promote close connections between students, faculty members, and staff; and position our students to realize their potential through highly personalized, financially accessible academic offerings.
  • Franklin Pierce encompasses a far-reaching geographic and virtual network educating a diverse population of residential undergraduates, online learners, and full-time graduate students through our main campus in Rindge, NH, and online and graduate centers in Manchester, and Lebanon, (NH) and Goodyear, AZ. We continue to explore new models and programs that build on our legacy of excellence and help students expand their knowledge, direct their passions, and graduate as qualified, engaged leaders.
  • At Franklin Pierce University, we believe in establishing a legacy through our unique ability to support and prepare students to thrive as leaders and engaged members of society. To do this, we know that is takes outstanding people from every background imaginable to support our mission. This position is based at our Rindge, NH location.

Graceland University - Head Dance Coach

Lamoni, IA: Posted June 9, 2023
Position Available: Head Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: 6/1/23

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Graceland University is seeking a dynamic and inspiring Head Dance Coach to continue our program on the path to the national stage of excellence. Graceland’s Dance program is coming off a very successful season and has the ability to attract high level dancers to the program. We are seeking a passionate coach who is committed to excellence and is willing to accept the challenge of continuing the program to greatness.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years coaching experience.
  • Effective communicative and public relation skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Competent knowledge of sport specific techniques, skill development and execution.
  • An understanding of how to build and manage a team.
  • The ability to understand and articulate program needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities.
  • An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff, and the broader University community.
  • Knowledge in the operational use of computer and video technology.
  • The ability to develop a safe and functional working environment.
  • An appreciation of and a willingness to adhere to the NAIA philosophy, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to follow directions and accept decisions.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Assists in the planning and implementation of details in all aspects of the Dance program, including team organization and make ups, dancer selection and evaluations, practice planning and implementation, and choreography and strategy.
  • Ability to recruit, coach and teach highly talented student-athletes.
  • Represents the University at campus, alumni, and community functions.
  • Coaches/instructs team members individually, and in groups, and demonstrate sport related skills and techniques. Will coach/manage skill development for all members. Evaluates individual dancer skill performance and provides instruction in areas of deficiency as required. Reviews video to evaluate skills and determine needed areas of development.
  • Supervises and organizes the Dance Program.
  • Collaborates and supports the Spirit Squad Coordinator on all things Game Day related, Homecoming, Pep Rally’s, etc.
  • Assists with team discipline, player counseling, and related matters requiring discretion, decision making and independent judgment.
  • Participates in the evaluation of high school talent through high school visits, on sight observations at high school, regional, state, and national levels of competition, and film/video review and analysis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Athletic Director.

University of Idaho - Assistant Cheer Coach

Moscow, ID: Posted January 23, 2024
Position Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Date Position Available: July 1, 2024

Application Procedure: 

  • If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to head coach, Katie Doman at KDoman@uidaho.edu.

Job Description:

  • The candidate will assist the head coach with scheduling, organizing, and conducting cheer practices.
  • They will help coordinate the cheer, dance, and mascot squads’ roles on game days.
  • The primary focus of the assistant coach is to help increase skill levels for game day and national performances.
  • The secondary will be recruiting for the co-ed cheer team: locally and out of state.
  • The third focus of the assistant coach is to help raise funds to help the spirit program with equipment, gear, national costs, and travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • BLS and First Aid Certification
  • Before the start date, become a member of USA Cheer and have the required certifications for coaching.
  • Working early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Attending all home games: Football, Men’s and Women’s basketball games, and select volleyball games, unless prior arrangements have been made with the head coach.
  • Experience on collegiate cheer team with game day and competitive experience.
  • Experience with teaching tumbling and stunting/college-level pyramids.
  • Assist the head coach with scheduling, organizing, and conducting cheer practices.
  • Assisting the head coach with clinics and recruiting: locally and out of state.
  • Assisting with practice and preparation for nationals; and attending nationals.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and athletic administration regarding event management and game day promotions/ partnerships.
  • Experience in fundraising and working with different entities to raise funds.
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of the University of Idaho.
  • Develop healthy department and player relationships.
  • A background check is required for the position.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree
  • Mental Health Certified
  • Travel as agreed upon by the head coach
  • Work effectively under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive matters
  • Making objective decisions timely and effectively
  • Knowledge of the Big Sky Conference and NCAA compliance and conference rules.
  • Experience in leadership development.
  • Maintaining a positive image and being a good role model for athletes and programs.
  • Good driving record with the ability to drive university and rental vehicles.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head coach or department.

More Information about the Job:

  • $15.00 per hour

James Madison University - Head Cheerleading Coach

Harrisonburg, VA: Posted February 10, 2024
Positions Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: March 10, 2024
Date Position Available: February 9, 2024

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives. To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
  • Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
  • JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
  • James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, is seeking an Head Cheerleading Coach working primarily with coed and all girls cheer program. This position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is upon first availability.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous collegiate coaching experience
  • Effective communicator
  • Experience with game day fan planning
  • Fund raising experience
  • Ability to teach cheer skills to both coed and all girls
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Division 1 coaching experience
  • Competition experience with UCA
  • Experience running camps and clinics
  • Master’s degree

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Coaching, training and motivating student-athletes in order to achieve a great game day environment for fans; while promoting a safe and encouraging environment.
  • Responsible for the administration of the Cheerleading program. Duties include oversight for: organize and schedule practices, facilities, games, and weight program; arrange travel, lodging, meals; travel with the team, develop and monitor budget, complete all requisitions, reimbursement vouchers, account vouchers; supervise the care, maintenance, inventory of equipment.
  • Responsible for recruiting quality student-athletes who meet admission requirements and who have the potential to graduate. Work with the Athletic Administrator on prospective student-athletes, tryout process and roster management numbers. All necessary forms (admissions, medical, etc.) are completed correctly and promptly.
  • Encourage player development by possessing a demonstrated commitment to high academic standards for student-athletes and their ability to succeed both academically and athletically is essential. Monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, AACCA (Governing body of cheerleading safety), NCAA rules and regulations. Provide technical training expertise in skill development and protocol to ensure student-athletes are managing development at appropriate levels in order to maintain a safe environment in practices and game day settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community to better enhance public relations. Assist the Duke Club in the promotion and fundraising of JMU Athletics, as well as Creative Services for Game day activities and fan engagement.
  • Schedule Mascot Appearances.

Lamar University - Cheer Team Coordinator

Beaumont, TX: Posted August 7, 2023
Positions Available: Cheer Team Coordinator
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: September 1

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Organize all open gyms, performances, community requests, and Lamar University appearances including but not limited to team fundraisers, community service, university athletic games, and competitions.
  • Choreographs stunts, cheers, and band dances for all athletic games, performances, community events, and other appearances.
  • Collaborate with the Band Directors, dance team members, and athletics for all athletic games and combined performances and events.
  • Coordinate choreography of cheer stunts and game day routines, national routines, and other appearances with internal and external cheer coaches.
  • Produce / edit music for special events performances, games, and other as needed.
  • Coordinate all travel arrangements for select away athletic games, community appearances, state and local competitions, summer team camp, nationals’ competition, and other performances and events.
  • Organize all recruiting events such as but not limited to clinics, workshops, and special performances on and off campus. As well as traveling to high schools and junior colleges to recruit new cheer team members.
  • Design and implement the team’s physical strength and conditioning program. Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment. Ensure all physicals and insurance information is being collected and implementing proper training techniques to keep injury rates as low as possible.
  • Request, prepare and manage the Cheer Team Operations and Restricted Budget. This includes selecting and ordering all uniforms, equipment and materials needed throughout the year and maintaining proper records of all transactions.
  • Coordination of Cheer Team recruitment and tryouts including hiring of all local and non-local judges.
  • Oversee all digital and print marketing material for all clinics, workshops, tryouts, and other Cheer Team needs.
  • Observe and coach all team members during practice in the execution of stunts, cheers, band dances, and various routines to achieve proficiency.
  • 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.
  • Select, train, and monitor the team captains and veterans.
  • Design and implement all policies, procedures, and risk management safety rules and regulations.
  • Provide a positive learning environment for team members.
  • Issue, store, and replenish all inventory, equipment, materials, supplies and uniforms.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records as required (i.e. attendance forms, waivers, insurance records, receipts, deposits, accounting records, etc.)
  • Oversee the safety conditions of the facility/area in which the assigned activity or event is conducted.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, human services, or related field.
  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in coaching/instructing/teaching cheer/tumbling at the collegiate level.
  • Experience in cheer team competition training, selection & management.
  • Experience with athletic team performances.
  • Safety certification from USASF or USA Cheer.
  • Experience in NCA or UCA competitions.

Lee University - Head Cheer Coach

Cleveland, TN: Posted April 26, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: June 15, 2023
Date Position Available: August 2023

Application Procedure: 

  • Please send cover letters, resumes, and references to Athletic Director, Larry Carpenter (lcarpenter@leeuniversity.edu).

Job Description:

  • The role of this position is to oversee all cheer related programming at Lee University including personnel and facility management. This individual must have a commitment to lead the Lee University cheer team with emphasis on academic and performance success. Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting, successful academic outcomes, scheduling, managing scholarships and overall budget, fundraising and teamwork as it serves to support the mission of Lee University Athletics and Lee University.
  • This is a ten-month stipend position reporting to the Athletic Director and is set to begin August 2023. The Head Coach must have a strong commitment to athletics and exceptional independent judgment, problem solving and planning skills, with the ability to effectively motivate student-athletes. The Head Coach must possess the knowledge to teach the sport of cheer and the ability to recruit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of college coaching experience preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  •  Responsible for recruiting and retaining student athletes to participate on the Lee University Cheer Team.
  • Will be responsible and oversee program development for the purpose of developing cheer skills and fostering school spirit.
  • This position will work closely with various offices to ensure student success that will create a culture that promotes school spirit and athletic support.
  • Provide mentorship to optimize student success in both academic and athletic (cheer) performance.
  • Provide auxiliary support & special activities – cultivate community support through fundraising, partnerships, and camps.
  • Work with marketing to provide materials consistent with athletic branding.
  • Work closely with the Athletic Director to develop and enforce policies. Provide reports to the AD as needed.
  • Take a leadership role in planning of special activities related to the cheer program. Including, but not limited to national competitions, banquets, award presentations, senior nights and all school related activities that will include the cheer team.
  • Monitor and ensure that injured players receive appropriate care.
  • Attend all practices, games, and competitions, prepared with a clear and organized practice plan.
  • Responsible for the team transport to away contests, either by driving or arranging for a driver
  • Manage the team budget and all team fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinate mascot appearances and responsible for the upkeep and care of the mascot suit.
  • Manage all recruiting, practice, and travel forms.
  • Handle all aspects of camps and clinics offered.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

More Information about the Job:

  • Compensation for the position is $8,000.

Louisiana State University - Spirit & Traditions Coordinator/Head Cheer Coach

Baton Rouge, LA: Posted June 13, 2023
Positions Available: Spirit & Traditions Coordinator/Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: August 6, 2023
Date Position Available: June 6, 2023

Job Description:

  • As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, LSU Athletics acknowledges the impacts of implicit bias and structural inequity that can impede the creation of a vibrant and representative workforce. We recognize the benefits of diverse perspectives in leadership and of equity in the distribution of organizational resources and opportunities. Therefore, we are committed to eliminating barriers to create a better future for our employees, partners and community. To the fair consideration, employment, retention and advancement of qualified applicants, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, ability, family status, veteran’s status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. Forever LSU.
  • The Spirit & Traditions Coordinator/Head Cheer coach will oversee the LSU Cheerleaders and Mascots. Responsible for supporting the mission and values of the Athletic Department and LSU Spirit program through coordination of team logistics and promoting a positive team culture. Spirit & Traditions Coordinator will oversee all administrative aspects of the program and mentor all team members in a safe atmosphere with adherence with all UCA and USA Cheer/AACCA National Safety standards.
  • 30% Provide coaching instruction for LSU Cheer game-day/promotional/nationals routines while maintaining the integrity of LSU traditions; teach and evaluate proper progressions of skills adhering to all safety protocols; regularly evaluate performer readiness to perform skills safely; assess safety aspects of practice and game-day environment maintaining all safety guidelines; communicate with Athletic Training Staff of injuries and illnesses; assess team strength and conditioning needs and communicate with strength and conditioning staff.
  • 25% Coordinate spirit squad appearances (Athletics, University, Community, Sports Properties) organizing promotional events, scheduling and fulfillment of community engagement requests. Positively promote spirit squad activities on social media and LSU Athletics website.
  • 15% Oversee all aspects for planning and organization of LSU Cheer & Mascot program. Monitor budget with adherence to budget expenditures. Order necessary equipment and attire; Assist with fundraising opportunities to benefit the program (engage alumni); Responsible for budgeting and distribution of TAF Excellence funds as needed;  Coordinate Varsity cheer camps/clinics.
  • 10% Conduct performance reviews (talent and academic) of cheer and mascot team members each semester and assist members with setting achievable individual performance goals. Distribute scholarships and team awards annually; Oversee the tryout process, recruitment and selection of new team members.
  • 10% Facilitate logistical communication and team activity calendar for spirit squad members through use of Teamworks database to include all required student responsibilities.
  • 5% Advances and supports LSU and Athletics Department diversity and inclusion initiatives through personal participation in educational and developmental opportunities, as well as participation in the creation of an inclusive culture consistent with the values of LSU and its Athletics Department.
  • 5% Conduct program in compliance with NCAA, SEC, Athletics and University rules and regulations; Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with three years experience coaching a cheer program; Knowledge of USA Cheer and UDA Dance rules and regulations; CPR Certified; USA Cheer Safety Credential.
  • Ability to work extended days, weekends and holidays. Travel is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience ​Directing a Cheer program at the collegiate level.

Liberty University - Assistant Cheer Coach

Lynchburg, VA: Posted May 15, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
Date Position Available: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

  • The Liberty University assistant cheer coach will assist the head cheer coach in the areas of instructing students athletes on cheer fundamentals, game day presence, sportsmanship, leadership, academic excellence. Part of this job is helping to create and maintain a positive student athlete experience. This is a part-time position within the Liberty University athletic department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Staffing experience preferred
  • Well organized and detailed oriented
  • USA and CPR certified
  • Able to work well with head coach and the athletics department.
  • Able to relocate, work nights and weekend and travel upon request.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach with practice sessions, workouts and coaching responsibilities assigned.
  • Assist the head coach in all facets of office work, practice, scheduling, compliance and recruiting as determined and set forth by the head coach and athletic administration.
  • Help cover home football and basketball Games.
  • Help with scheduling and training of mascots

More Information about the Job:

University of Massachusetts Lowell - Assistant Cheer Coach

Lowell, MA: Posted June 26, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: September 2023

Application Process:

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
    • This is a part-time, temporary, non-unit, non-benefited position.
    • Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
    • Posting updated 6/21/2023.

Job Description:

  • Job no: 519237
  • Position type: Staff Part Time
  • Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
  • Campus: UMass Lowell
  • Department: Campus Recreation
  • Salary: $16-$20/hour
  • Applications Open: Jun 08 2023
  • Applications Close: Open until filled
  • General Summary of Position:
    • The UMass Lowell Campus Recreation Department is seeking a part-time Assistant Cheer coach for our club team. Position is August-May approximately 10-15 hours per week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach with practice sessions, games, events, and coaching responsibilities assigned.
  • This individual is responsible for recruiting student athletes, assisting in responding to inquiries and maintaining regular contact with prospective students through recruitment events, promotional activities, and telecommunication avenues.
  • Works with student-athletes and monitors adherence to team rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, behavior and attendance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum Qualifications (Required):
    • Bachelors degree (or currently enrolled in a Bachelors program)
    • College or cheer experience as a coach and/or athlete

Desired Qualifications:

  • College cheer experience as a coach and/or athlete preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head coach with practice sessions, games, events, and coaching responsibilities assigned.
  • This individual is responsible for recruiting student athletes, assisting in responding to inquiries and maintaining regular contact with prospective students through recruitment events, promotional activities, and telecommunication avenues.
  • Works with student-athletes and monitors adherence to team rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, behavior and attendance.

More Information on the job:

Methodist University - Head Cheer Coach

Fayetteville, NC: Posted March 22, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Methodist University is accepting applications for a fulltime Head Cheerleading Coaching position at this NCAA III institution. Responsibilities include the organization, development and implementation of this successful and award-winning program in accordance with accepted safety and ethical cheer guidelines and Methodist University expectations and policies. The Methodist University Cheerleading team participates as a spirit team and a competitive cheer team.
  • A letter of application, resume and contact information on three professional references is required with this application. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon arrival and continue until the position is filled. Salary to be determined commensurate with experience.
  • Methodist University in harmony with its tradition takes seriously the ethical and moral development of students. Methodist University reserves the right to authenticate academic and professional credentials and consult public records prior to extending offers of employment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Successful coaching experience required with experience in the recruitment of student-athletes at the NCAA III level as well as appropriate cheerleading and stunt certifications are expected.

Millikin University - Graduate Assistant

Decatur, IL: Posted February 23, 2024
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: 6/1/24

Application Procedure: 

  • Send application materials listed below via email to Coach Sarah, srapp@millikin.edu:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Undergrad Unofficial transcript
    • Up to 3 professional references

Job Description:

  • Assist with general management of program: study tables, strength and conditioning, tumbling, community service, fundraising, clinics, games, social media, etc.
  • Assist coaching staff with practices, competition preparation and execution.
  • Handle recruiting responsibilities on and off-campus, recruit communication, campus visits, general recruit management.
  • Driving the team in a university van may be necessary for away games.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by Head Coach

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Ability to work effectively with the administration, faculty, staff, and students within the university.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel on occasion.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior cheerleading and/ or coaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and NCA rules and responsibilities.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of MU Cheerleading.

More Information:

  • Millikin University is a NCAA Division III member of the CCIW Conference. Position is located in Decatur, IL. Millikin Cheerleading’s Game Day squad cheers at all home football, men’s and women’s basketball games with occasional travel to away games. The competition team competes at NCA College Nationals in April each year
  • GA Benefits include:
    • 40% tuition waiver
    • Free housing
    • Potential for additional stipend

Mississippi State University - Assistant Director/Spirit & Fan Engagement

Starkville, MS: Posted November 2, 2023
Position Available: Assistant Director/Spirit & Fan Engagement
Application Deadline: November 16, 2023
Date Position Available: November 1, 2023

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Assist the Director of Spirit and Fan Engagement with administration and coaching of the cheerleading, dance, and mascot programs at Mississippi State University, as well as assist in the promotion of Mississippi State University Athletics events to create strong fan experiences at all venues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, or related field with one (1) year of experience with spirit groups/marketing.
  • USA Cheer Certification required (including greenlight background check complete)
  • CPR Certification (or willing to obtain certification upon hiring)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • 2-5 years’ experience in managing collegiate spirit groups
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of the evaluation and selection process for the all-girl and coed cheer teams, dance team members, and mascots.
  • Primary oversight of the instruction of proper techniques to ensure safety for all-girl and coed cheer teams.
  • Leading in cheer recruiting efforts by promoting, executing, and evaluating camps and clinics.
  • Choreograph sidelines, band dances, and/or routines to enhance fan engagement at events.
  • Assist in the coordination and supervision of cheerleading camp programs throughout the year, as well as assist with needs of housing, dining, and other third-party entities.
  • Purchase equipment, uniforms, and other accessories for spirit squads as needed.
  • Plan spirit squad trips and make necessary travel arrangements as needed with Athletics Business Office.
  • Collaborate with Athletics Marketing to design promotional items to recruit high school and community college future prospects.
  • Assist in making determinations regarding recruiting selection and scholarship offers.
  • Assist in the implementation and execution of game day activities and responsibilities.
  • Assist in the coordination of public appearances for spirit groups to promote the Mississippi State brand.
  • Coordinate with Famous Maroon Band on band/cheer songs and routines, as needed.
  • Assist in the coordination between local community organizations on the planning and execution of special events, including, but not limited to: Football Fan Day, summer orientation, Central MS Summer Extravaganza, City of Starkville events or festivities, Cowbell Yell pep rallies.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Presbyterian College - Head Spirit Squad Coach/Assistant Competitive Cheer Coach

Clinton, SC: Posted November 10, 2023
Position Available: Head Spirit Squad Coach/Assistant Competitive Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: December 31, 2023
Date Position Available: November 10, 2023

Application Procedure: 

Job Description:

  • Primary responsibilities of the Head Spirit Squad Coach/Asst. Competitive Cheer Coach include, but are not limited to: the overall operation and success of the Presbyterian College Spirit Squad program; ensuring safety and well-being of athletes; providing principled leadership to athletes; identifying and successfully recruiting qualified athletes; promoting athlete development and academic success; ensuring sound management in matters of athlete conduct; establishing optimal team performance and program management

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • High school, college or professional playing/coaching experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • AACA Certification or USA Cheer Certification preferred

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and administer all aspects of the spirit squad & mascot program.
  • Provide principled leadership that promotes health and well-being of all spirit squad 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 spirit squad program which places equal and high value on:
    • Ensuring student-athlete health and well-being.
    • Academic achievement.
    • Providing a positive student-athlete experience.
  • Encourage and promote excellence in academics and retention
  • Plan and direct spirit squad program’s recruiting program consistent with annual student-athlete expectations and roster management needs; Identify and matriculate academically qualified student-athletes who are also persons of character and strong moral values.
  • Prepare and operate within the program’s operational and recruiting budgets and adhere to institutional and department budget policies and procedures; Plan spirit program events.
  • Engage in public relations activities, fund raising and positively promote the spirit squad 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and The Head Competitive Cheer Coach. The Head Competitive Cheer Coach is the supervisor for Spirit Squad Head Coach/Asst. Competitive Cheer Coach.
  • Maintain roster numbers as agreed upon by Director of Athletics, VP for Enrollment Management, and Dean of Students.
  • Assist Head Competitive Cheer Coach in recruiting, planning, practice implementation, etc.
  • Must be willing to actively participate in practices and must be able to work weekends/evening and travel.

More Information about the Job:

  • Reports to the Head Competitive Cheer Coach

Rockhurst University - Head Cheer and Dance Coach

Kansas City, MO: Posted June 2, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: August 1, 2023

Application Procedure:

  • Apply through Rockhurst University’s HR website.

Job Description:

  • The Head Cheer and Dance Coach will be responsible for all aspects of planning, developing, and coaching the Cheer and Dance program. The Head Cheer and Dance Coach will be responsible for the recruitment and development of student-athletes while also supporting a culture that offers a positive NCAA Division II student-athlete experience. This is a part-time exempt position that reports to the Associate Athletic Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Be able to plan, organize, direct, and lead the operations for the cheer/dance program including budgeting, scheduling, teaching, and coaching. This includes presence at RU home games, special events, and cheer/dance competitions.
  • Recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes
  • Plan and implement instructional practices that maximize the talent and potential of student-athletes, while instilling values such as, sportsmanship, leadership, and personal wellness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate to, and motivate, student-athletes and to work with a variety of University staff, alumni, and the outside community.
  • Promote the mission of the Athletic Department and Rockhurst University
  • Must have excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Bachelors Degree

More Information about the Job:

  • Rockhurst University is seeking applications for a Head Cheer and Dance Coach. Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university of 3000 students that offers more than fifty undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership, and service. Our mission is to transform lives by creating a learning community centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal and graduate education. Rockhurst is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and the region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.
  • This is a newer program, and we would like to grow and invest in this program.

Shippensburg University - Cheerleading Advisor

Shippensburg, PA: Posted March 27, 2023
Positions Available: Cheerleading Advisor
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Position Available: ASAP

Application Procedure:

  • Please email Head Cheerleading Advisor, Crystal Collier-Walker at clcollierwalker@ship.edu with a letter of interest, along with resume and list of three references.

Job Description:

  • Advisor responsibilities include but are not limited to: following all Athletic Department policies and procedures, enforcing team expectations, providing structure and preparation for all practices and games, recruitment, fundraising, budget management, and coordination of on-campus appearances.
  • Advisor Stipend: $4,000

Required Qualifications:

  • USA Cheer Safety & Risk Management Certification
  • Knowledge in the fundamentals of cheerleading and a minimum of three (3) years related cheer coach experience required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior collegiate cheer coaching experience preferable.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct squad tryouts
  • Prepare, teach and/or instruct gameday material as well as stunting and tumbling techniques.
  • Plan and guide all practices.
  • Attend all home and away football games as well as all home men & women’s basketball games.
  • Enforce team expectations and follow all athletic department policies/guidelines, including applicable NCAA and PSAC conference guidelines.
  • Prepare and operate within the program’s operational and capital budgets and adhere to all department budget policies and procedures.

More Information about the Job:

  • The selected candidate will need to complete a 3-part background clearance requirement.

Southwestern College - Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach

Winfield, KS: Posted July 17, 2023
Positions Available: Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: 8/1/2023
Date Position Available: 8/1/2023

Job Description:

  • The Competitive Cheer & Dance Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of coaching the SC cheer program and dance program: recruiting student athletes, coordinating practices and activity travel, and promoting events and activities. Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Competitive Cheer & Dance Head Coach will serve as a leader of two programs that compete in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference as part of the NAIA. The Head Coach will be responsible for organizing, directing, and administering competitive cheer and dance programs in the KCAC and NAIA.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous competitive cheer and/or dance coaching and recruiting experience is required. Preferred qualifications include head coaching experience or at least 5 years of coaching experience in cheer and dance.
  • Experience managing a coaching staff and team members effectively.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured to drive college vehicles required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate competitive cheer and dance.
  • Skill preparing, monitoring, and maintaining budgets.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional manner.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations and to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students, and the public.

More Information about the Job:

  • The Head Coach is expected to be a person of integrity with high ethical standards who will require the same of staff members and student-athletes. Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective, and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all policies, rules, and regulations of Southwestern College, KCAC and the NAIA is a priority.

Upper Iowa University - Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach

Fayette, IA: Posted July 31, 2023
Positions Available: Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: 8/21/2023
Date Position Available: 8/1/2023

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • The Head Competitive Cheer and Dance Coach at Upper Iowa University reports to the Associate AD/Director of Athletic Development and is responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects and facets of a successful Competitive Cheer and Dance program. Duties include, but not limited to: recruitment of highly skilled and academically qualified student-athletes, monitor academic progress and eligibility, and effectively analyze and teach the fundamentals skills and strategies of the sport. Plan, organize, conduct, and evaluate practices session along with develop, implement, and evaluate gameday routines, choreography and fan engagement strategies. Serve as a leader, mentor, and role-model to the student-athletes of the program. Prepare competitive team schedule, participate in public relations/media activities, and fundraising initiatives. Oversee team travel coordination and other administrative processes and procedures. Prepare, monitor, and manage team budget. Select, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches. Ensure compliance with all Department, University, NCAA, and other governing body policies, procedures, and regulations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from accredited institution
  • Minimum two (2) years coaching experience in intercollegiate competitive cheer or related experience
  • American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) Certification
  • Working knowledge of UCA and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of competitive cheer and dance including techniques, strategies, and rules as they relate to performance and competition

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Direct and supervise the overall planning and execution of the intercollegiate competitive cheer and dance program.
  • Promote the philosophy and objectives of the competitive cheer and dance program, the intercollegiate athletic department, and University.
  • Serve as a leader, mentor, and role model to the student-athletes of the competitive cheer and dance program.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recruit highly skilled and academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Monitor academic progress and eligibility status of team members and implementing action plans and counseling as necessary.
  • Effectively analyze, choreograph, and teach the fundamental skills and routines for an intercollegiate competitive cheer program.
  • Plan, organize, conduct, and evaluate practice sessions.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate game strategies, and in-game adjustments.
  • Observe, supervise, and coach team at competitive cheer competitions, UIU home football & basketball games, select away games, and other University sponsored events or public relations activities as scheduled.
  • Oversee the strength and conditioning program for student-athletes of the competitive cheer program.
  • Counsel and mentor team members in disciplinary, conduct, and personal matters.
  • Participate in public relations activities to include media interviews, press conferences, and other public appearances.
  • Assist with fundraising initiatives for the competitive cheer program and Department of Athletics, in consultation with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Development.
  • Oversee the coordination of team travel arrangement and logistics.
  • Responsible for individual and staff in adhering to the policies, procedures, and regulations of the University, Department of Athletics, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), GLVC, Universal Cheer Association (UCA), or any other governing body.
  • Coordinate and work with the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of potential student-athletes and campus visits.
  • Oversee the management and purchase of team related equipment and uniforms.
  • Prepare, monitor, and manage team budget.
  • Responsible for all administrative processes and procedures as it relates to the competitive cheer program.
  • Select, direct, supervise, and assistant coaches, including volunteers.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate computer and associated software.
  • Attend department meetings and disseminate information to assistant coaches as necessary.
  • Promote a spirit of cooperation and partnership among competitive cheer program and University club dance team.
  • Observe and evaluate the entire competitive cheer program and make recommendations to the Director of Athletics.
  • Management of collegiate mascot program and appropriate appearances.

More Information about the Job:

  • The UIU Cheer and Dance program is fully-endowed to support the head coach’s salary and yearly operating budget. Former Head Coach Tony Morris went on to become the Head Coach of James Madison and is currently the head coach at the University of Arkansas.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Working of nights and weekends around regularly scheduled athletic events
    • Lifting, pulling, pushing and moving of objects over 50 pounds
    • Periods of prolonged standing
    • Periods of prolonged sitting
    • Noise levels associated with intercollegiate athletics

Vanderbilt University - Assistant Coach, Cheer/Dance

Nashville, TN: Posted June 28, 2023
Positions Available: Assistant Coach, Cheer/Dance
Application Deadline: July 11th, 2023
Date Position Available: Summer 2023

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Vanderbilt University has an immediate opening for an Assistant Dance Team Coach. This is a part-time, position with evening, morning and weekend hours required along with occasional travel. The assistant coach is responsible for helping with all team activities, practices, and competitions for our student athletes while working under the direction and reporting to the Head Spirit Coach. The program requires a candidate with expert knowledge and experience in teaching all facets of dance including but not limited to jazz, pom and hip-hop styles and experience with collegiate level game day and competition. The successful candidate must be committed to the academic and athletic development of all student athletes and adhere to all SEC and NCAA regulations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • USA Dance Coach Membership
  • Prior experience coaching at the collegiate level
  • Two or more years of dance coaching experience
  • Two or more years of competitive dance experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dance technique and skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to maintain effective relationships with student-athletes, coaching staff, administration, alumni, athletic staff, campus and community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a support and athletic instructor for the dancers and Vanderbilt Spirit Program. Assist with teaching proper skills and technique to student athletes in the areas of pom, jazz and hip hop. Teach student-athletes rules and regulations, game day format and applicable skills, as well as use of any necessary equipment.
  • Coordinate athletic performances including choreography, music, travel arrangements and supplies
  • Assist the Head Spirit Coach in the planning and execution of team activities, such as practices, team workouts, clinics, camps, fundraising opportunities for the program, and other events
  • Assist in monitoring the academic progress of dancers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of all student-athletes.
  • Assist the Head Spirit Coach and actively participate in all activities that lead to student athlete recruitment, retention, and completion
  • Develop and maintain strong communication with team alumni
  • Attend all required athletic department events, trainings, meetings, and games and collaborate with other areas of the athletic department, campus and community.
  • Provide program operations support including, but not limited to, scheduling, planning, game day preparations, social media, maintaining inventory supplies and uniforms
  • Assist the Head Spirit Coach with coordinating mascot/spirit program appearances, events and community service
  • Assist with game day responsibilities and attend assigned games for all sports including but not limited to soccer, baseball, football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball
  • Assist in preparation for college nationals including attendance at camp, choreography weekends, nationals practices and college nationals
  • Travel as needed to away games for team performances and support
  • Other duties as assigned

Western Colorado University - Head Cheerleading Coach

Gunnision, CO: Posted February 23, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Date Position Available: 2/22/24

Application Procedure:

  • Visit www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application. Required attachments to your online application include a letter of application addressed to Bree Hare, Associate Athletic Director of Athletics, along with a current resume, and contact information for three references.
  • Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is as soon as possible after hire.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for providing leadership, planning, organizing and administering all aspects of Western’s Cheer program. The incumbent will be responsible for fostering and supporting student-athlete welfare; recruiting highly qualified student-athletes; practice scheduling, home game appearance and competitions; coaching student-athletes in practice and competitions; maintaining a strong academic environment; maintaining budget, conducting and managing all facets of camps, cultivating alumni, direct involvement working with program-specific fundraising as well as participation in Athletic Department fundraising. 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.
  • The Head Cheerleading Coach will coordinate all aspects of spirit teams at home events. This includes, but is not limited to: the cheer team, Western Colorado University dance team, Western mascot, Western Colorado University drumline, and half-time promotional events with corporate sponsors. With the exception of games that occur during Western school breaks, the cheer team will be present at all home football, women & men’s basketball games. The cheer team will also be present at all playoff games that Western Athletics hosts, including any playoff games that may occur during official school holiday/breaks. The cheer team will also coordinate with the volleyball, soccer, and wrestling head coaches and the Athletics Facilities & Operations Coordinator to schedule home game appearances of the cheer team at 50% or more of home events.

Required 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.

More Information:

  • Position is full-time, twelve-month position with a salary of $48,500. Position is eligible for an excellent benefits package including shared premium health and dental insurance plans, life insurance, generous paid time off, a shared contribution retirement plan and, after one year of employment, tuition benefits.
  • Across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.
  • An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

The University of West Alabama - Graduate Assistant: Cheerleading

Livingston, AL: Posted May 18, 2023
Positions Available: Graduate Assistant – Cheerleading
Application Deadline:The review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Date Position Available: Immediately upon hiring.

Application Procedure:

  • Send application materials listed below via email to cheer@uwa.edu. Materials Needed to Apply:
    • Resume
    • Two current references
    • Unofficial transcripts of all college work

Job Description:

  • Plan and coordinate all practices and appearances for team.
  • Attend and supervise all home football games, all home men’s and women’s basketball games, and selected volleyball games, as well as, post season games when required.
  • Attend all practices, clinics, camps, and try-outs for team.
  • Secure a location through facility management for team practices and events.
  • Assist with managing the program budget.
  • Order, distribute, and collect all team issued equipment.
  • Work with the team to market the program on campus and through community events.
  • Assist in coordinating itineraries for travel to away games as needed.
  • Driving the team in a university van may be necessary for away games.
  • Recruit quality student-athletes.
  • Instruct proper technique, choreography, and conditioning.
  • Comply with rules and policies of the University of West Alabama.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and UCA rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by Cheerleading Sponsor

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • Candidate must be accepted and enrolled in a graduate program at The University of West Alabama.
  • Ability to work effectively with the administration, faculty, staff, and students within the university.
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.
  • Available for office hours every week, and some evenings for practice.
  • Knowledge of cheerleading guidelines for safety.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior college cheerleading experience preferred.
  • Prior coaching experience preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the day to day operations of the UWA cheerleading program.

Yale University - Head Cheerleading Coach

New Haven, CT: Posted June 26, 2023
Positions Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: 7/26/23

Date Position Available: 6/26/23

Application Procedure:

Job Description:

  • Head Cheerleading CoachAthletics – Marketing77216BRUniversity Job Title: Team CoachReports to: Tye MillBargaining Unit: None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible – (Yale FLSA Group)Time Type: Part timeAnticipated Number of Hours to be Worked: 15Compensation Grade: $30 /hrWork Location: Central CampusWorksite Address: 70 Tower Parkway New Haven, CT 06511Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard); including nights and weekends.Position Focus:The Head Cheer Coach will oversee a cheer program within the academic and athletic mission of the Ivy League, the NCAA, and Yale University. This position will direct practices and competitions, as well as teach, coach, and maintain the roster of cheerleaders year to year promoting sportsmanship and safety. The Head Coach will also assist in coordinating administrative efforts supporting team travel, team gear distribution, uniform distribution, scheduling, and other administrative duties in conjunction with the Yale Athletic Department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Required Education and ExperienceHigh School Diploma.
  • Required Skill/Ability 1:
  • Ability to manage cheer squad including training, conditioning, and practice schedules.
  • Required Skill/Ability 2:
  • Ability to manage cheer squad budget and equipment.
  • Required Skill/Ability 3:
  • Supervise all in-game performances at football and men’s and women’s basketball and other select community events.
  • Required Skill/Ability 4:
  • Ability to create a plan pertaining to all aspects of technical development and game-day preparation.
  • Required Skill/Ability 5:
  • Ability to manage Yale Cheer email and social media account.
  • Required Skill/Ability 6:
  • Stunting, tumbling, and choreography teaching credentials and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree. Prior college and/or high school cheerleading experience. Prior college and/or high school cheerleading coaching experience.

Essential Duties:

  •  Oversees a team club sport within the parameters of the structure and regulations of the Ivy League, other athletic leagues for the particular sport, Club Sports policies and procedures, and the University.
  • Formulates and sets policies governing the strategies of play and conditioning of students and ensures such goals are known to the team members.
  • Trains and conditions the students; monitors the mental and physical condition of students and changes training methods, if warranted.
  • Independently determines and shapes the strategy, technical aspects, and game preparation; teaches team concepts.
  • Assists with such areas fundraising; performance of students; contest management; travel plans; budgetary concerns, and other administrative details required to carry out contests or practices.
  • Oversees and directs activities of Assistant Coach, trainer, team officers, as applicable and within established guidelines.
  • Promotes a positive image of the sports program at the University, for alumni, and on a regional, national, and international level.
  • Mentors students to develop as better team leaders.
  • Develops a short- and long-term vision to develop and strengthen the team.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

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