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University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)

Storrs, CT: Posted July 20, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: August 2021
Application Procedure: 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, contact information for 3 professional references, and any relevant information to spirit@uconn.edu.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Spirit Coordinator, this position is responsible for assisting in the selection, training, performance, oversight, and evaluation of the University Cheer 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. The hours for this position are anticipated to be 20 hours per week at a rate of $20/hour with an anticipated start date of August, 2021 and an end date of May, 2022. This position does not consist of a typical work-week schedule (ex: 9 am – 5 pm M-F). Practice, game times, and required office hour times are subject to change.

Required Qualifications

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

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the oversight of the University Cheer 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 NCA, UCA, 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 Cheer 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 weekly office hours.
    • 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, 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.

James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

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

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

Job Description

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Additional Information 

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

Eastern University (St. David's, PA)

St. David’s, PA: Posted July 9, 2021
Position Available: Dance Team Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: August 1, 2021
Application Procedure: 

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

Responsibilities 

  • Attend recruiting events in Fall, Spring and Summer. Recruit student athletes who embody Eastern’s core mission and values.
  • Able to communicate well with peers and Head Coach.
  • Assist in all aspects of coaching including practice planning, game day choreography, cleaning routines, developing team and individual skills, technique, etc.
  • Assists with fundraising, prospective student athlete’s campus visits, official visit, team bonding activities, UDA camp and UDA nationals.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy and the student-athlete experience.
  • Ability to work together with members of the athletic department staff and the student athletes on campus.
  • Help create and maintain social media platforms with consistency and creativity.
  • Demonstrate creativity in choreography and in ideas for enhancing game day atmosphere.
  • Embodies values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
  • Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join to achieve our common mission.
  • Monitor and adhere to Eastern University, Title IX, NCAA and MAC policies and procedures.
  • Mentor student-athletes, encourage compliance with University standards.

Desired Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required, with interest in pursuing a Master’s degree at Eastern University. Demonstrate knowledge of UDA competitive dance and a variety of dance styles, particularly jazz, pom and hip-hop. Past competitive dance experience is required, preferably at the collegiate level. Most possess a strong background of technical training and past teaching experience is recommended. Must be able to demonstrate skills and break them down for dancers to learn safely and effectively.
The ability, and desire, to work successfully within a team-oriented department environment is required. A commitment to the Division III philosophy of athletics, a working knowledge of NCAA rules, and a demonstrated ability to recruit, retain and mentor student-athletes is essential. Candidates must exhibit an understanding of, and support for, the University’s Christian Mission. Additional qualifications include excellent interpersonal and organization skills and an ability to effectively communicate the mission and vision of Eastern University and the Athletic Department to alumni and friends of the university.

Additional Information 

About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support the mission and vision of the university. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.

Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)

Huntsville, TX: Posted July, 7, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Spirit Programs Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: July 7, 2021
Application Procedure: 

Apply online at: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27835 

Responsibilities 

Performs entry-level specialist duties for the SHSU Spirit Programs. Assists in planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring programs and services. Assists in the development of policies and procedures. Coaches, directs, and manages student members of the Orange Pride Dance Team, Cheerleading Team, and ‘Sammy the Bearkat’ mascot program. Choreographs, monitors fitness and nutrition levels, monitors grade checks, and provides general supervision during practice sessions and performances. May contact high school and university officials and parents regarding recruiting students. May contact apparel vendors for maintaining team spirit wear. Duties performed will vary with the particular program, project, or area of expertise. Interprets policies and procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Position requires organizational skills, including the ability to organize tasks, set and accomplish priorities and goals, and evaluate continuous progress toward goals. Must have aptitude in directing activities of others and large groups to accomplish goals. Requires the ability to demonstrate and clearly explain skills to student athletes. Must have strong administrative and management skills. Must have the ability to troubleshoot complex situations and issues, the ability to work successfully with diverse campus populations, and the ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, often changing environment. The certified American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and United States Governing Body for Sport Cheering (USA Cheer) is preferred and would be renewed every two years. The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and the First Aid certification are preferred and would be renewed every two years. Must have proficiency in all phases of work. Position requires travel and some work during evenings and weekends at various university sporting events. Work schedule may vary from normal working hours as required by special projects. Position requires driving and operating a university vehicle; therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the university’s insurance carrier is required. Maintains all required certifications and attends on-going training. Position requires alertness and careful attention in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.

Required Qualifications

High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. College or continued education courses desirable. Three years coaching experience to include one year collegiate coaching experience preferred. Experience in public relations and fundraising desirable. Certification of American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and United States Governing Body for Sport Cheering (USA Cheer) preferred. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and First Aid certification preferred.

Additional Information 

Nature & Purpose of Position: This is a .75, benefits eligible position, working 30 hours per week. Performs entry-level specialist duties for SHSU Spirit Programs. Works with the Cheerleading/Dance Teams and ‘Sammy the Bearkat’ mascot programs.

Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)

Highland Heights, KY: Posted July, 7, 2021
Position Available: Head Dance Coach
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
Date Position Available: August 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

Email a resume and cover letter to Brandon Hays, Assistant Athletic Director, at haysb2@nku.edu

Job Description

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

Responsibilities 

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

Desired Qualifications

Performance Traits
1. Good organization skills
2. Good communication skills
3. Good interpersonal skills
4. Display leadership skills
5. Use tact
6. Be motivated
7. Display integrity
8. Be professional
9. Be loyal
10. Use fairness and be equitable in treatment of others
11. Display public relation skills
12. Promotion of program
13. Promptness and attendance

Additional Information 

Compensation
Position is paid a stipend of $4,250 per year, payable monthly from September to May.

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Blacksburg, VA: Posted July, 7, 2021
Position Available: Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Apply online at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/516453/dance-coach-spirit-program

University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)

Boulder, CO: Posted June 22, 2021
Position Available: Spirit Director
Position Available: Cheer Coach
Application Deadline:
June 28, 2021
Date Position Available: August 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

Apply Online – Spirit Director: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Director-Spirit-Squad/31334 
Apply Online – Cheer Coach: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Cheer-Team-Coach/31333

Midland University (Fremont, NE)

Fremont, NE: Posted June 17, 2021
Position Available: Dance Coach and Director of Dance
Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
Date Position Available: June 21, 2021
Application Procedure:

Apply Online – https://midland.applicantpro.com/jobs/1788994.html

Job Description

Midland University is seeking a Dance Coach and Director of Dance who will coach, recruit, and grow a highly successful and inclusive dance program. This position operates within the Arts and Athletics departments and is responsible for the Warrior Wildfire Competitive Dance Team, Game Day Teams, Premier Dance Company, and Midland Dance Company.

Responsibilities 

  • Coaching and Instruction – Competition Team, Game Day Teams, Premier Dance Company, Midland Dance Company, technique classes
  • Recruiting and Retention – work with Arts and Athletics departments to meet and exceed recruiting and retention goals each year.
  • Budgeting – oversee and manage Dance budgets
  • Coordinating – performance, game, and practice schedules, assistant coach and Graduate Assistant schedules and responsibilities, work study student schedules and responsibilities, other dance experiences including Dance Showcase, trips, and guest clinicians.
  • Ensuring program compliance with all league, conference and institutional rules and regulations

Desired Qualifications

  • Culture creator – you are deeply committed to the mission and vision of Midland. You see this role as an opportunity to exercise your passion. You believe in the power of creating environments where people can belong and thrive.
  • Strong Communicator you are fluent and comfortable in many modes of sharing information.
  • Self Starter you are intrinsically motivated and capable of instigating projects with little direction or input from others.
  • Highly organized – your success is built upon a foundation of methodical, personal organization that gives you the confidence to reach deadlines and achieve outcomes in a position that has numerous priorities.
  • Experienced Dancer – you have a wide range of dance experience, understand the goals of dance students, and have the expertise to help them reach those goals.
  • High school or collegiate dance coaching experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience teaching and/or coaching dance

Boston University (Boston, MA)

Boston, MA: Posted June 17, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
Date Position Available: July- August, 2021
Application Procedure:

Submit a resume and cover letter as well as 3 letters of recommendation to gobu@bu.edu

Job Description

The Boston University Cheer Team is a group of talented men and women brought together by a strong passion for cheerleading. BU Cheer’s primary goal is to promote Terrier spirit both throughout Boston University and in the community. ¬¬

Under the oversight of the University’s Department of Athletics, the BU Cheer Team and its coach reports to the assistant director of marketing and promotions with the Dept. of Athletics, who serves as the spirit squad administrator. The cheer coach will work with him/her, athletics marketing and the spirit squad teams (Band, Dance and Mascot) to promote school spirit.
The team cheers at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, runs pregame activities for young fans at men’s home ice hockey games and provides spirit for other on-campus and community events. In the past, they have participated in the Honan 5K Race, Brighton Day Parade, Boston’s MS Walk, and many others events.

Throughout its nine-month season, BU Cheer competes regionally and nationally at the Division I level, including the NCA National Collegiate Cheerleading Championship held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and manage the Cheer Team’s Member Code of Conduct and Rules and Guidelines; which includes membership, academic progress/eligibility, team responsibilities, practice, expectations, misconduct, etc.
  • Manage team’s budget and all fundraising initiatives
  • Communicate regularly with the spirit squad administrator to report on the team’s budget, practice schedule, Member Code of Conduct and Rules and Guidelines, and other items related to the Dept. of Athletics
  • Work with spirit squad administrator, Dept. of Athletics, and/or the BU Fitness and Recreation Center to schedule practice, showcases, and other events
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule tryouts to select new Cheer Team members
  • Manage the team’s uniform/equipment design, selection and orders
  • Work with the dance coach to enhance the program
  • Oversee logistics and qualification for the NCA Collegiate National Championship and NCA Camp
  • Games & Events
    • Oversee and direct the team’s performances at men’s and women’s basketball games and other events
    • Oversee the team’s participation in University’s events, community events and athletics events (e.g., Orientation, Welcome Back BBQ, Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, etc.)
    • Work with the Band and Dance Team to establish game day traditions and enhance game day at men’s and women’s basketball games, and athletics as a whole

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification or willing to obtain certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) is required
  • College cheerleading experience (strongly preferred, but not required)
  • Knowledge of cheerleading skills, gymnastics, tumbling, and all-girl stunting
  • Must possess knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies and techniques of cheerleading
  • Ability to work effectively to establish and maintain relationships with athletes, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills are necessary

Additional Information

This position is not benefits eligible.

Springfield College (Springfield, MA)

Springfield, MA: Posted June 17, 2021
Position Available: Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: ASAP
Date Position Available: June 16, 2021
Application Procedure:

Please send Resume to Tverrico@springfieldcollege.edu

Essential Responsibilities 

  • The major responsibilities for this position include the supervision and instruction of our club Cheerleading team. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation.
  • Must understand that if my team belongs to any conference, league, or association, I will adhere to all conference, league, or association regulations.
  • Must understand that I am here as a coach and that the club sport officers will manage the club’s regular activities with guidance of the coach and/or Assistant Director of Club Sports. However, I will work with the club’s officers to achieve the short-term and long-term goals of the team. I understand the collegiate club sport philosophy, which places an emphasis on student leadership, participation, and development. I will contact the Assistant Director of Club Sports with any questions/concerns as they relate to the club.
  • Must act as a role model to the team members and ensure that all team members positively represent Springfield College at all times. I will follow all conduct guidelines in the Springfield College Club Sport Handbook and adhere to the Springfield College’s Code of Conduct. I will report any violations of the Springfield College’s Code of Conduct, or the Club Sport behavioral guidelines to the Assistant Director of Club Sports within 24 hours of the infraction.
  • Must endeavor to develop and improve the skills of the club sports athletes on the team. I will be open and receptive to coaching suggestions from the players.
  • Must attend ALL training’s, practices, meetings and competitions for the entire duration my contract. If I am not able to attend a practice or competition, I will ensure that an adequate replacement is available and will speak with the Assistant Director of Club Sports.
  • Must understand that I am responsible for the actions of the team members at practice, while competing, and during travel. I will enforce the Springfield College’s Code of Conduct and all behavioral guidelines of the Club Sport Program.
  • Must understand that in case of an incident/emergency involving injury to a club member, I will ensure that an incident/accident/injury report is completed, by either myself, the club officer, or a team member that was present at the time of the incident, and that it is turned into the Campus Recreation Office within 24 hours of the event. I will also call the Assistant Director of Club Sports.
  • Must understand that I am required to be available for team travel during the entire season including post season. I understand that the goals of team travel include team building, student-leadership development, and common enjoyment through recreation, physical activity, and competitions; I will encourage the fulfillment of these goals. I will be present at all practices and competitions during team trips. I understand that I will be held accountable for the behavior of all team members during the entire period of any team trips. I understand that any team member’s violation of the Springfield College’s Code of Conduct at any time, on or off the competitive surface, while on a team trip, may result in my immediate dismissal. I understand that my transportation and lodging will be paid for by the team, but that I will be responsible for any additional costs.
  • Must understand that no expense may be reimbursed that has not been pre-approved and ordered through the proper purchasing channels. All purchases must be approved by the Assistant Director of Club Sports.
  • Must understand that I am eligible for dismissal from my coaching position at any point if I fail to complete any of my duties as mentioned above. I understand that I may be immediately relieved of my position if any member of my team violates the Springfield College’s Code of Conduct or the Club Sport behavioral guidelines at practices, competitions, or at any time during any team trips, on or off the competitive surface. Team members may bring concerns regarding the coach to the attention of the Assistant Director of Club Sports with proof of a coach’s failure to perform his or her duties. I understand that I am eligible for dismissal at the end of the competitive season.
  • Must work with Student Leadership to design weekly practice plans. Must be able to coach different levels of ability (from little to no Cheerleading experience to competitive cheer). Must have a creative mindset for drills that will accommodate all Cheerleaders. Must have the ability to travel for 1 week (nationals in April).
  • Must wear a mask and uphold all COVID safety precautions set in place by the Club Sports Department.

Required Qualifications

Moderate amount of experience working in athletic coaching, playing or other related experience. Knowledge of the rules and governing body. Strong Management and communication skills. First Aid, CPR, AED certification, or willingness to attain such certification(s) within 60 days of hire. The person in this position is expected to adhere all established safety practices, including the inspection of equipment and facilities prior to all activity. Report any hazardous conditions to the Assistant Director of Club Sports. Must provide the safest possible environment for the team. Must be a certified Gymnastics coach. All coaches must complete a CORI Form before being hired. Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Additional Information

  • Department: Campus Recreation
  • Supervisor: Assistant Director of Intramurals and Club Sports
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Pay: $1,500.00 schools year

UCF (Orlando, FL)

Orlando, FL: Posted June 17, 2021
Position Available: Dance Team Head Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled- target deadline June 30, 2021
Date Position Available: July 21, 2021
Application Procedure:

Submit a resume and cover letter as well as 3 letters of recommendation to UCF Spirit Team Head Coach Linda Gooch LGooch@athletics.ucf.edu

Job Description

The dance team head coach will oversee the day-to-day supervision, organization and development of the UCF KnightMoves Dance Team. The UCF Athletic Association is looking for candidates that have the ability to recruit and retain talented athletes, build team unity, positively motivate, develop and enforce team policies and procedures, and serve as a leader and role model for the team. This includes a commitment to the student’s academic progress and degree completion and creating an environment conducive to the welfare and academic success of the student-athletes under their supervision.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for organizing, supervising, planning and executing all practices, games, special events and performances for the UCF KnightMoves Dance Team.
  • The dance team head coach will work in collaboration with and under the direction of the head coach of the spirit team and will support and enforce all spirit team rules and guidelines.
  • Responsible for working various hours including nights, weekends and holidays throughout the year and travel for away contests including postseason play as needed.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism toward student athletes, other coaches, administrators, the media, alumni and in the community.
  • Build and develop relationships across the campus and within the dance community to help continue to advance our program and the opportunities for our dance student-athletes.
  • A responsibility and willingness to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner, including but not limited to adhering to all University rules and policies as well as all conference, NCAA, Title IX and UDA rules and guidelines as well as promptly completing any and all safety certifications required.
  • Duties include the recruitment and retention of strong dance student-athletes including all correspondence, publicity, recruitment clinics and coordinating the tryout process. Final selections are made in collaboration with the Spirit Team head coach.
  • Support all spirit team community outreach, camps and clinics and all spirit team fundraising initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the band, cheer and mascot teams to create opportunities for combined performances and the enhancement of fan experience.
  • Open communication with the Head Coach of the Spirit Team to relay discipline issues or incidents as well as the team needs for equipment, facilities, training and other support.
  • Consulting directly with our strength coach and sports medicine staff also can be necessary.
  • Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Spirit Team Head coach..

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • This position requires a high level of technical dance knowledge, an excellent work ethic, as well as strong motivational, teaching/coaching, and communication skills.
  • Preferred experience coaching with elite level high school, all-star, or collegiate teams.
  • Strong social media skills are helpful.
  • Must be able to pass a required background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a sound driving record.
  • Strong organizational & management skills that demonstrate the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to be a courteous and a positive motivator.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.

Additional Information

This position falls under the supervision of the UCF Spirit Team which is a department within the UCF Athletics Association. UCF Athletics is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity, and fosters an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all members of our community. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Our mission is to positively transform the lives of our students academically, athletically, and personally through a nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program that enhances the reputation and visibility of the University. We strive to be Florida’s preeminent athletic program representing UCF and our community with distinction on the national stage as “Orlando’s Hometown Team”. To learn more about UCF and Athletics, please visit our websites at www.ucf.edu and www.ucfknights.com.

James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

Harrisonburg, VA: Posted June 9, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Cheerleading Coach (Part Time)
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Position Available: July 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/9130 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number S2145.

Job Description

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

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

Desired Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be guided by high morals and character that exemplify their strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and resilience to a fluid work schedule.
  • AACCA / USA Cheer Safety Certifications or be in process of attaining is required.
  • Strong social media skills/knowledge required.
  • Must be able to work evenings, holidays and weekends and travel as needed.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets University requirements.
  • Preferred experience coaching with elite level high school, all-star, or collegiate teams.
  • Previous experience with elite level high school, all-star, or collegiate cheerleading program as a coach and/or athlete is preferred.
  • College experience preferred with all-girl and co-ed teams.
  • Experience as a coach in an elite level high school or all-star program preferred.
  • Experience with spotting advanced/elite tumbling skills preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Additional Information

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

Pay Range: $14.00 per hour

Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)

Ames, IA: Posted June 9, 2021
Position Available: Spirit Squad Coordinator/ Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: June 16, 2021
Date Position Available: June 28, 2021
Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume

2) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free: 1-877-477-7485.

https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Spirit-Squad-Coordinator-Head-Cheer-Coach_R5267

Job Description

This position will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Iowa State Spirit Squads (cheer, dance, and mascots) in collaboration with the head dance team coach and will serve as the Head Cheer Coach.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the hiring and supervision of part-time hourly assistant cheer coaches and mascots.
  • Manage unit budget, equipment ordering & inventory, and coordinate team travel.
  • Work in conjunction with athletics business office to provide updated and accurate budget tracking and projections for the Spirit Squads.
  • Responsible for annual fundraising campaigns for cheer, dance, and mascot programs.
  • Adhere to University, Big 12, and NCAA policies and procedures including all safety certifications.
  • Establish and maintain effective interactions with the students, parents, colleagues, university community, alumni, media, and the public.
  • Schedule and coordinate squad appearance requests.
  • Establish and maintain an environment conducive to the welfare and academic success of the student-athletes.
  • Coordinate and oversee tryouts, recruit students, plan and manage team practices.
  • Provide instruction on proper technique and safety for fundamentals of cheerleading including stunting and tumbling.
  • Supervise all in-game performances by Spirit Squads for football and men’s & women’s basketball, volleyball, and select other athletic events.
  • Build team unity, positively motivate, develop and enforce team policies and procedures, and serve as a leader and role model for the team.
  • Create community outreach opportunities for mascot Cy and spirit squads
  • Help establish a conditioning and strength program with assistance from S&C staff.
  • Monitor the academic progress of the squads.
  • Assist department with other Athletics marketing programs as assigned.
  • This position requires a high level of cheerleading knowledge, excellent work ethic, strong motivational, teaching/coaching, and communication skills.
  • Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Requires the ability to hold some daytime office hours, coach at evening and weekend practices and events, and the ability to travel, including overnight stays, for assigned competitions.

Required Qualifications

  • Must obtain Cheer and Dance Safety Certification through the USA Cheer Safety & Risk Management (formerly AACCA) within 90 days of hire and maintain ongoing certification during employment.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis without sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience coaching or competing in cheerleading at a highly competitive level.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience coaching cheer teams at a collegiate program.
  • Experience as a cheer team member at a collegiate program.
  • Experience effectively teaching team and individual skills in tumbling and stunting.
  • Current Cheer and Dance Safety Certification.

Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)

Louisburg, NC: Posted June 4, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Send a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Stephanie Buchanan Tolbert, Vice President of Enrollment, stolbert@louisburg.edu.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment, The Cheerleading Coach is responsible choreographing, teaching cheer, and dance routines to the cheerleading squad. The Coach is responsible for setting and conducting practice times after academic classes and supervising the team at men and women’s basketball and football games and any other activity where the squad cheers. The coach is also responsible for the recruitment and retention of new and current cheerleaders.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be self motivated
  • Ability to adapt to new and innovative situations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required
  • A valid driver’s licenses
  • High school or college coaching experience

Additional Information

Position: Head Cheerleading Coach | Full-Time, 12 month position
Reports To: Sr. Vice President of Enrollment

Louisburg College is a two-year residential private institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Louisburg provides a bridge for students to make a successful transition from high school to four-year colleges and universities. The College is committed to offering a supportive community, which nurtures young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, physically, and spiritually.

Related by faith to the Methodist Church, Louisburg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications of all qualified individuals. It is the policy and practice of the College to provide equal opportunity to all persons. The College does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, national origin, age (as defined by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), religion, gender, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, benefits, transfer, and termination.

For additional information, see the job posting here https://www.louisburg.edu/employment/index.php

Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

New Orleans, LA: Posted June 3, 2021
Position Available: Head Coach, Cheerleading
Application Deadline: June 14, 2021
Date Position Available: July 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to apply for IRC21074 through the Tulane University employment website (https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC21074). The position closes on June 14, 2021.

Job Description

The Head Cheer Coach will oversee all aspects of cheer and mascot program and develop, write and implement cheerleading routines for performance at intercollegiate athletics events. This individual will schedule cheer members for home and select away football games, volleyball matches, and men’s and women’s basketball games as well as supervise practices while monitoring the health and safety of the cheer squad members. In addition to games and competitions, this position will be expected to recruit and evaluate talent while hosting annual tryouts for the squad. This position coordinates all public appearances for cheer and mascot and organizes youth camps and clinics to raise additional support for the program. The Head Coach will prioritize student welfare and maintain all required safety certifications.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • COACHING
    • The Head Cheer Coach provides leadership, organization and supervision for all aspects of the Cheer program. The Head Cheer Coach is responsible for the teaching of sport-specific fundamentals and skills associated with their assigned sport, which includes but is not limited to; observing and evaluating performance, demonstrating proper techniques, and executing practice plans to improve cheerleader skill level. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for providing strategic instruction to their cheerleader during practice and competition on certain situations relative to their instruction. The head coach is responsible for the management of the cheer program budget. Serves as an on-court coach during practices and games, provides advice on strategy while evaluating player performance and demonstrating proper skills or techniques needed to perform at a high level. Travels to select road contests and acts as direct oversight during these trips. Trips includes, but are not limited to; away football games, Bowl games, conference tournaments and postseason tournaments. The ability to work non-athletic events at necessary. (40%)
  • ON-CAMPUS ENGAGMENT/SCHOOL SPIRIT
    • Coordinates and plans on-campus events to increase school spirit and create more awareness for Tulane Athletics. Utilize mascot and cheer team to create an exciting atmosphere in game while encouraging more engagement from the student body to build upon traditions and create a home field/court advantage. (20%)
  • RECRUITING
    • Evaluates and recruits future members of the cheer team. Oversees and conducts tryouts for the cheer team. Attract a diverse and talented group of applicants for tryouts. Monitors the academic performance of certain players as assigned by the head coach. (15%)
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS
    • Schedules and supervises community appearance requests for the cheer team and mascot efficiently and effectively. Ensures the University and Athletic department are portrayed in a positive image. Coordinate fundraising opportunities, as needed, such as cheer camps. (15%)
  • NCAA RELATED
    • Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’ s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 6. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director, Marketing & Creative Services. (5%)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 year of cheer team coaching experience
  • American Associate of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification (AACCA)

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 7 years of cheer team coaching experience
  • American Associate of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification (AACCA)

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous coaching experience in NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Competencies:

  • Expertise in the technical aspects of cheer
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors
  • Extremely organized, self-starter, intrinsically motivated
  • Strong organizational, management and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and social media
  • Availability to work flexible work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Availability to travel with sport teams for away contests, including postseason play.
  • Availability to work non-athletic events as deemed necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge of NCAA and American conference rules and regulations

Additional Information

About Tulane University

Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation. Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

California Baptist University (Riverside, CA)

Riverside, CA: Posted May 21, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: July 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

Please fill out an application at calbaptist.edu/human-resources/

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Understand and agree to abide by the mission of CBU and the CBU Athletics Department.
  • Assists head coach in organizing, preparing, and conducting individual and team practices, training, and competition using sound principles and judgment consistent with the philosophy of CBU Athletics.
  • Assists with the design of workout programs and training routines to improve athletic performance.
  • Assist in coaching both competition and game day cheerleading.
  • Coordinate team travel
  • Display good sportsmanship in relationship with students, staff, officials and opponents
  • Assist in recruiting and following up with qualified student athletes by phone, e-mail or through on campus visits. Within the framework of CBU, NCA and NCAA policies, recruit prospective student-athletes who are of the level necessary to be successful academically and athletically.
  • Ability to train and instruct advanced tumbling skills preferred
  • Students will receive instruction and spiritual guidance that will lead to positive values, acceptable behavior, and self-discipline consistent with the philosophy of athletics at CBU.

Additional Information

For additional information, see the job posting here.

North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, NC)

Rocky Mount, NC: Posted May 17, 2021
Position Available: Spirit Coordinator & Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
Date Position Available: July 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

Please email resume and three professional references to Aaron Denton (Director of Athletics) at adenton@ncwc.edu.

Job Description 

Responsible for the administration, public relations, recruitment, leadership development, mentoring/discipline, and budget of the competitive cheer and dance programs. Includes recruiting team, conducting try-outs, instruction and oversight of choreography, practice schedules, game days, and campus/community events.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Represent North Carolina Wesleyan College positively at all times. Provide guidance and oversight to team member appearance, dress, attitude, and behavior.
  • Develop strategies to boost school spirit, increase participation at sporting events, and lead crowds in positive participation with enthusiasm.
  • In conjunction with Admissions, develop recruitment plan for high performing cheer and dance team members and meet annual recruitment goals.
  • Have basic knowledge of NCWC recruitment policies including, admissions criteria, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid process.
  • Choreograph, critique, direct and supervise practices, game performances, other campus performances, community event appearances while enforcing the code of conduct in accordance with NCWC standards.
  • Work with Director of Student Activities to assist with scheduling, solving issues within the squad, managing the budget, and other items related to the teams.
  • Using the arena of sports, educate the team about the value of teamwork, mutual respect, good sportsmanship, time management, community service, and the value of academic success.
  • Ability to articulate and enforce the NCWC Code of Conduct and only allow eligible team members to participate in performances.
  • Oversee fundraising and community service efforts.
  • Provide basic first aid and always take measures to reduce the risk of injury at practice and events. (Certification of First Aid and CPR suggested.)
  • Provide appropriate and timely coaching and feedback to each team member in the areas of performance, academics, attitude, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Schedule, plan, budget and manage trips to competition events including practice preparation.
  • Follow all NCA rules and report any possible violations.
  • Participate in annual continuing education programs regarding NCAA rules as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Report any possible NCAA rules violations

Desired Qualifications

  • •Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years of coaching experience and choreography experience preferred
  • Gifted in planning, organizing, communicating, supervising, motivating, and conflict management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • Availability to commit to the entire schedule, including nights and weekends

Thiel College (Greenville, PA)

Greenville, PA: Posted May 17, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: June 16, 2021
Date Position Available: August 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to Rburnett@thiel.edu. All application materials must be attached in a single PDF document using candidate’s last name as the document title.

Job Description 

Candidates must be self-motivated, independent workers, possess strong communication skills, have efficient time management skills and have the ability to work with diverse populations.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Prior coaching and collegiate cheer experience preferred.

The successful candidate must adhere to all NCAA, conference, and institutional guidelines, policies, and rules. Gain AACCA certification upon employment. Demonstrate professional behavior. At all times promote the cheer & dance program and Thiel College in a positive way to the campus community, local community, high school coaches, and recruits.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Assist with coaching Cheer / Dance teams at practices, games, and competition
  • Recruiting and attending local competitions
  • Provide support in the planning, coordination, and execution of cheerleading at Football, Wrestling , Men’s and Women’s Basketball games, and College appearances
  • Assist with preparations for NCA Collegiate Cheerleading Nationals, including choreography, creating 8-count sheets, and coaching athletes through proper skill progressions
  • Develop and implement program fundraising and social media interactions
  • Design graphics and/or utilize graphics templates for promotional materials
  • Identify and implement new, innovative ideas to enhance fan experiences
  • Work practices, games, and appearances as assigned
  • Evening, weekend, holiday, and school holiday break hours required as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.

Additional Information

This 12-month position includes a hourly pay, housing, meals, and health benefits, as well as professional development opportunities.

Defiance College (Defiance, OH)

Defiance, OH: Posted May 5, 2021
Position Available: Head Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: June 10, 2021
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Review of applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position (with an immediate start date for this first year) will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Send cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to: employment@defiance.edu.

Job Description 

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

Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of cheer and dance, possess stunting certifications, proven success in coaching cheer and dance at the collegiate or high school level, the ability to recruit, develop and motivate Division III student-athletes, a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge of and commitment to all NCAA, HCAC and institutional rules and regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership. A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and valid driver’s license are required.

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

Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI)

Southfield, MI: Posted April 23, 2021
Position Available: Assistant Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Until filled
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and the complete contact information for three (3) professional references to ltudanceteam@ltu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a candidate has been selected.

Job Description 

This position will help supervise, train and instruct the dance team to include proper training and performances of team at all practices and required athletic events alongside the head coach. Recruiting quality cheer and/or dance team members who meet admissions requirements and have the potential to graduate; assisting with managing cheer and/or dance team appearance requests both on-campus and within the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assist with the recruiting process of prospective student athletes. Assist them with required information for admission to the school. Provide continuing conversations and contacts to prospective student/athletes. Guide them through the enrollment process. Coordinate the process for signing each athlete’s letter of intent once they commit to LTU. Recruit student athletes that are a “good fit” with the University as well as to the athletic team. Meet enrollment targets including the retention of student athletes.
  • Assist with supervision and training of cheerleading/dance team members during athletic sporting events (home football games during the fall semester, men’s and women’s home basketball games along with competitions during the spring semester).
  • Possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies & techniques of the sport and utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Assist with the facilitation of team member development, oversee academic progress and enhancement of student-athletes, and other duties needed to continue the success of the program.
  • Additional duties to be assigned by the head coach
  • Strong interpersonal, management and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required; preferred in field related to Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology, and/or sports Management.
  • Direct knowledge of dance required.
  • Experience as a collegiate dancer or a strong background in cheerleading/gymnastics/dance is required.
  • A minimum of two years of athletic coaching experience recommended.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to type and use computer programs such as word processing (MS Office Suite preferred), e-mail, spreadsheets, and the ability to learn other programs pertinent to the position.
  • Must be organized and be able to prioritize work, good communication skills, both written and oral, ability to deal with people from various age groups, backgrounds and level of education.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands 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.

Additional Information

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to demonstrate dance/cheer moves. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate/loud. Extensive travel may be required.

COMMENTS: Hours may vary depending upon work assignment. This position may require working evenings and weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday).

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Nashville, TN: Posted April 1, 2021
Position Available: Head Spirit Coach
Application Deadline: April 14, 2021
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Procedure:

Apply to the position here: http://vanderbi.lt/pmdtn

Job Description 

The Vanderbilt Athletics Department is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as the Head Spirit Coach. This position will coordinate all aspects of Vanderbilt Athletics’ Spirit program including cheer, dance, mascot, and mic men/women. This position will report directly to the Associate AD of Marketing.

Vanderbilt University’s Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference’s only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • The head coach will coordinate all aspects of Vanderbilt Athletics’ Spirit program including cheer, dance, mascot, and mic men/women. These oversight responsibilities include but are not limited to, leading and organizing all practices and workouts, student-athlete development and academic progress of spirit squad members, organization of home and away football games, and budget management.
  • This person will be responsible for the selection process for all areas of spirit, directing and managing gameday duties/functions (both home and away), as well as community and campus appearances. As the Head Coach, this role will be expected to manage all components of the teams and units.
  • This position will be expected to recruit and engage with potential sprit squad members, promote school spirit and involvement, while also publicly adhering to the brand of Vanderbilt University Athletic in all facets, including social media.
  • This position will require coordination and collaboration with the marketing department, hospitality and fan engagement team, Spirt of Black and Gold, as well as all other units of the department. This person will be asked to lead all spirit initiatives, develop relationships with fans, and demonstrate strong skills in collaboration, communication, and organization.
  • The Head Coach will oversee all spirit squad members and part time coaches.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is necessary.
  • Prior experience with spirit squads at a collegiate level is preferred.
  • Prior experience in leading a team is preferred.
  • Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Additional Information

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.

Vanderbilt is a community of talented and diverse staff & faculty!

At Vanderbilt University , our work – regardless of title or role – is in service to an important and noble mission in which every member of our community serves in advancing knowledge and transforming lives on a daily basis. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, on a 330+ acre campus and arboretum dating back to 1873, Vanderbilt is proud to have been named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” as well as a top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area by Forbes for several years running. We welcome those who are interested in learning and growing professionally with an employer that strives to create, foster and sustain opportunities as an employer of choice through:

Working and growing together as a community of communities… we are One Vanderbilt.
Providing a work environment where every staff and faculty member can be their authentic and best self, while providing the resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
Encouraging development, collaboration, and partnership both internally and externally while fostering the value that every member of the Vanderbilt community can lead and grow regardless of title or position.
We understand you have a choice when choosing where to work and pursue a career. We understand you are unique and have a story. We want to hear it. We encourage you to apply today so that you might become a part of our story.

Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)

Statesboro, GA: Posted March 4, 2021
Position Available: Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Date Position Available: August 1, 2021
Application Procedure:

The position will remain open until filled. Screening will begin March 15. If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and cheer resume to Barry Munkasy, Head Cheerleading Coach at gsucheer@georgiasouthern.edu.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Assist with coaching All-Girl and Coed teams at practices, games, and competition
  • Provide support in the planning, coordination, and execution of cheerleading at football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball games, and University appearances
  • Assist with preparations for NCA Collegiate Cheerleading Nationals, including choreography, creating 8-count sheets, and coaching athletes through proper skill progressions
  • Develop and implement program fundraising and social media interactions
  • Design graphics and/or utilize graphics templates for T-shirts and promotional materials
  • Identify and implement new, innovative ideas to enhance fan experiences
  • Engage fans, community, and University leaders, promoting University and athletics events
  • Work practices, games, and appearances as assigned
  • Evening, weekend, holiday, and school holiday break hours required as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • AACCA certification upon employment
  • Experience with elite level sideline and competition cheerleading
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organization, and human relations skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Products or equivalent
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Successful completion of background investigation prior to employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self starter
  • Independent worker
  • Efficient time management to complete assignments and meet deadlines

Additional Information

Compensation: The cheerleading graduate assistant position for Georgia Southern University Athletics will include a monthly stipend plus tuition in the Fall and Spring, with an additional stipend possible during the summer. Benefits, books, and fees not included. This position will begin August 1st, 2021 and is a two-year commitment. An offer is contingent on the candidate’s acceptance into a Georgia Southern graduate program.

For more information, please visit our webpage at GSCheer.com and gsucheer@georgiasouthern.edu.

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