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Limestone University (Gaffney, SC)

Gaffney, SC: Posted September 16, 2020
Position Available: Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
Application Procedure:

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Key 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 LU. 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 team members during athletic sporting events (home and away football games during the fall semester, men’s and women’s home basketball games during the spring semester).
  • Possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies & techniques of the sport and utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Ability to teach collegiate level stunt skills to athletes including elite stunts, 2 ½ high pyramids, inverted/twisting baskets, and other elite college level cheer skills.
  • Assist with instruction of tumbling technique and ability to provide hands-on spotting to athletes (beginner to advanced twisting skills).
  • 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

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required along with a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Limestone University. Candidates must have previous successful coaching or instruction experience. AACCA Certification is desired. Experience as a collegiate cheerleader or a strong background in cheerleading/gymnastics is required. The selected candidate must be willing to consent to, and pass with satisfactory results, an investigative consumer report.

Gannon University (Erie, PA)

Erie, PA: Posted July 31, 2020
Position Available: Competitive Cheer or Dance Coach
Date Position Available: Currently
Application Procedure:

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Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)

Winston-Salem, NC: Posted June 25, 2020
Position Available: Assistant Dance Coach
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020
Date Position Available: June 25, 2020
Application Procedure:

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Job Description 

The Assistant Dance Coach will assist the Director of Spirit Programs and Events with the administration and coaching needs related to the Wake Forest spirit programs, with a primary focus on efforts related to the daily operation of Wake Forest Dance Team.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Assists the Director of Spirit Programs and Events with preparation of cheerleaders/dance team to perform at all football and basketball games, to include:
  • Coordination, evaluation and selection of cheerleaders and dance squad members on an annual basis, including making determinations regarding recruiting, selection and scholarship offers.
  • Coach spirit program members in the proper techniques to ensure safety.
  • Develop and plan routines to enhance fan engagement at events.
  • Work in partnership with strength and conditioning staff to supervise strength and conditioning program for the spirit programs.
  • Collaborate with the Fan Experience team to design promotional items to recruit future spirit program prospects.
  • Recruit strong student athletes for spirit programs through outreach efforts and camp evaluations throughout the region.
  • Implement and execute game day activities and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black on band and cheer songs and routines to enhance fan experience at events.
  • Assists in game management services related to the public address system, message center, cheerleaders, and band.
  • Promotes positive public relations for the Department through involvement in community, University, and student organizations.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by Director of Spirit Programs and Events and Associate Athletic Director, Fan Experience & Brand Development.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, ACC, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • The above essential duties are representative of major duties of positions in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
  • Supervisory Responsibility
    • This position will assist in the supervision of approximately 50 spirit group members.

Desired Qualifications

  • 6-12 months experience in leading dance and choreography efforts for an organized dance program or dance team.
  • Direct involvement with a collegiate dance program.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Chicago, IL: Posted June 25, 2020
Position Available: Assistant Coach Spirit/Cheer
Application Deadline: July 7, 2020
Date Position Available: August 1, 2020
Application Procedure:

Please apply at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=132916

Key Responsibilities  

  • Give individual and team instruction and feedback. Guide and instruct athletes to improve skill development and performance. Assist in leading practices.
  • Assist in game planning and preparation,
  • Set up facility and equipment.
  • Collaborate with athletic staff and university faculty to monitor academic progress of student• athletes to ensure that athletic eligibility and academic standards are maintained.
  • Coordinate video and film activities.
  • Assist in the development, promotion and supervision of clinics and summer camps.
  • Assist in identifying, assessing, and recruiting prospective student-athletes. Interact and correspond directly with parents and prospective student-athletes.
  • Coordinate visit arrangements with prospective student-athletes.
  • Attend competitions and observe and assess prospects.
  • Participate in fund raising and alumni relations activities.
  • Attend CPR and other safety classes mandated by Athletics and receive certificate.
  • Adhere to all University, Horizon League and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in field related to Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology, and/or sports Management.
  • Direct knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
  • A minimum of two years of athletic coaching experience required.
  • Strong interpersonal, management and communication skills

Additional Information

For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references no later than July 3, 2020.
Please apply at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=132916

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Ottawa University (Ottawa, KS)

Ottawa, KS: Posted June 24, 2020
Position Available: Head Cheerleading & STUNT Coach
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020
Date Position Available: July 15, 2020
Application Procedure:

Complete the online application here.

Job Description 

Responsible for the administration of a University athletic program including the recruitment of student athletes, team scheduling and programming, public relations, academic support, and the retention of student athletes. Supervises assistant and student coaches. Extensive travel is required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Lead the recruiting process of prospective student athletes for a specific team under the leadership of the Director of Cheer, Stunt and Dance. 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 OU. 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.
  • Work as a member of a recruitment team through support of the processes and goals of the admissions, financial aid, business and registrar’s offices. Streamline enrollment processes to provide an efficient and smooth transition for the prospective athlete. Provide for strong public relations both internally as well as to external constituencies.
    Provide leadership and direction to the athletic team as well as to the individual needs of the team members. Work toward team unity as well as the general unity of the College. Initiate and follow a team program and schedule that is consistent, reasonable, and effective for the student athlete and the team. Provide regular support and direction to student athletes. Make retention of student athletes a goal and priority.
  • Collaboration with and support of other coaches and personnel within the athletic department. Provide consistent programs and goals across all OU athletic teams.
  • Develop the specific sport’s team budget and manage expenses during the year to assure that they remain within approved funding levels. Additionally, adhere to KCAC, NAIA and other sport specific governing bodies regulations and guidelines.
  • Provide a strong academic emphasis and support of academics through your leadership and activities of the athletic team. Be mindful of the contribution the student-athletes make to the College community including academic performance and participation in and contribution to non-athletic activities.
  • Fulfills commitments to all additional duties as assigned by the athletic director which may include game day management, administrative and/or teaching responsibilities.
  • Assist with the management of staff consistent with University personnel policies. Encourage collaboration among the staff, provide regular evaluation and feedback,and help facilitate developmental opportunities. Assist with the supervision of graduate assistant coaches as they work with prospective student athletes, as well as current student athletes.
  • Understand the University’s policies and procedures and exercise judgment accordingly. Assure that University and student information is handled in a confidential and ethical manner.
  • Provide leadership to those with whom you work through your conduct, attitude, and professionalism. Represent the University to students, external groups, faculty and staff in a way that reflects well on the University including a clear and visible commitment to the Champions of Character Program. Support, embrace, and mentor the Christian principles of the University as well as be committed to the educational mission of the University.

Desired Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience: Qualified candidates must have significant and successful coaching experience, preferably at the collegiate level with head coaching experience highly preferred. Requires a person with a strong commitment to academic and athletic excellence, and a dedication to instilling the Champions of Character values into their coaching style and expectations of players.
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Ability to think critically and provide options for sound solutions.
    • Ability to manage complex tasks and individuals.

Additional Information

  • Ottawa University is a competitive cheer program that competes within the NAIA, KCAC conference and at NCA College Nationals as well as cheers at all home football and basketball games.
  • Ottawa University plans to also add STUNT the sport for the 2021-22 season. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of STUNT and or be willing to acquire the knowledge needed to start the program

Long Island University (Long Island, NY)- Cheer

Long Island, NY: Posted May 20, 2020
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: June 01, 2020
Date Position Available: May 19, 2020
Application Procedure:

Please Submit Documents To: Spirit@liu.edu

1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter

Job Description 

Long Island University, an NCAA DI institution, seeks applications for a full-time Head Cheer Coach. Head coach is responsible for developing a competitive Cheer program, game-day activities/routines, community engagement and meeting recruiting goals. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This position will supervise, train and instruct the Cheer program to include proper training and performances of squad at all practices and required athletic events. Responsible development and utilization of the Cheer budget; recruiting high quality Cheer program members, managing team appearance requests both on-campus and within the community.

Job Requirements

  • Exemplary communication and public relations skills.
  • Demonstrated participation in a successful Cheer program.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training for student athletes.
  • Skill in the assessment and recruitment of prospective student athletes.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the team budget & fundraising experience.
  • Proven integrity and leadership.
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes.
  • Experience as a competitive Cheerleader and Cheer coach at the college level preferred.
  • Must utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies & techniques of the sport.
  • Interpersonal skills to support professional relationships with officials, coaches
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings.
  • Assist/Manage social media accounts.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes & monitor discipline procedures
  • Ability to adhere to University and Athletic policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting, with at least one year of experience coaching the assigned sport.
  • Experience on a collegiate Cheer team and/or experience coaching on a Cheer team, studio, etc.
  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams.
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential.
  • Ability to work both traditional and non-traditional work hours due to events, recruitment etc.

Long Island University (Long Island, NY)- Dance

Long Island, NY: Posted May 20, 2020
Position Available: Head Dance Coach
Application Deadline: June 01, 2020
Date Position Available: May 19, 2020
Application Procedure:

Please Submit Documents To: Spirit@liu.edu

1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter

Job Description 

Long Island University, an NCAA DI institution, seeks applications for a full-time Head Dance Coach. Head coach is responsible for developing a competitive Dance program, game-day activities/routines, community engagement and meeting recruiting goals. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This position will supervise, train and instruct the Dance program to include proper training and performances of squad at all practices and required athletic events. Responsible development and utilization of the Dance budget; recruiting high quality Dance program members, managing team appearance requests both on-campus and within the community.

Job Requirements

  • Exemplary communication and public relations skills.
  • Demonstrated participation in a successful Dance program.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct training for student athletes.
  • Skill in the assessment and recruitment of prospective student athletes.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the team budget & fundraising experience.
  • Proven integrity and leadership.
  • Candidate should possess a strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes.
  • Experience as a competitive Dancer and Dance coach at the college level preferred.
  • Must utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Possess knowledge of rules, regulations, strategies & techniques of the sport.
  • Interpersonal skills to support professional relationships with officials, coaches
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings.
  • Assist/Manage social media accounts.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes & monitor discipline procedures
  • Ability to adhere to University and Athletic policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting, with at least one year of experience coaching the assigned sport.
  • Experience on a collegiate Dance team and/or experience coaching on a Dance team, studio, etc.
  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams.
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential.
  • Ability to work both traditional and non-traditional work hours due to events, recruitment etc.

Tabor College (HIllsboro, KS)

Hillsboro, KS Posted April 15, 2020
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: June 01, 2020
Date Position Available: August 1, 2020
Application Procedure:

Apply electronically with letter of interest and resume and names of three professional references to Misty Kahrs at mistys@tabor.edu

Job Description 

Tabor College, Hillsboro KS, seeks applications for Head Cheer Coach. Full-time, 10-month position. May be combined with other duties. Head coach is responsible for developing competitive cheer program, sideline activities/routines and recruiting.

Candidates must affirm Tabor distinctives as Evangelical Christian college and articulate a personal relationship with Jesus. Bachelor’s degree and coaching success required. Review of applications will begin immediately. Start date August 1, 2019.

Talladega College (Talladega, AL)

Talladega, AL: Posted March 18, 2020
Position Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Date Position Available: 2020-2021 Academic School Year

Job Description 

Talladega College, Talladega, AL seeks applications for Head Cheer and Dance Coach for the 2020-21 season. Full-time, 10-month position. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Requirements

  • Experience as a competitive Cheerleader and Dance coach at the college level preferred.
  • Must utilize ethics in coaching techniques and in injury prevention.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.
  • Provide ethical leadership for the Dance and Cheer program.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to instill discipline in a diverse population of students, as well as to mentor and motivate them towards success as scholarly athletes.
  • Ability to organize and document large competitions, as well as to communicate expectations clearly.
  • Interpersonal skills to support professional relationships with officials, coaches, parents, media, and the public.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments on campus.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of coaching experience, preferably in a college or university setting, with at least one year of experience coaching the assigned sport.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Email the following information to Assistant Athletic Director Demond Walker dlwalker@talladega.edu or Director of Athletics Kevin Herod krherod@talladega.edu No phone calls, please.

University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)

Williamsburg, KY: Posted March 18, 2020
Position Available: Cheer and Dance Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
Date Position Available: June 1, 2020
Application Procedure:

Please email the Head Coach R.J. Conroy at Robert.conroy@ucumberlands.edu with resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Job Description 

This position will supervise, train and instruct the cheer and/or dance squad to include proper training and performances of squad at all practices and required athletic events. Responsible development and utilization of the cheer and/or dance team budget; 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; help serving as liaison to the University of the Cumberlands Marching Band and Pep Band.

Job Requirements

  • Administer your sport/area in total compliance with University of the Cumberlands, NAIA, and MSC regulations and guidelines.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the dance budget. All purchases need to be approved by the head coach.
  • Assist with recruiting and retaining student-athletes.
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings.
  • Manage social media accounts.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes and monitor discipline procedures within your sport/area.
  • Encourage/monitor attendance and academic performance as directed by the head coach.
  • Assist with annual inventory.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Fulfill all obligations, as established by your program, for the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
  • Assist in planning practices, player development strategies, and performances/competitions.
  • Be loyal and supportive of the Staff, Faculty and Administration.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Athletic Training Staff.
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic/university events as needed by the administration.
  • Assist with social media for cheer and dance teams.
  • All Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience on a collegiate dance/cheer team and/or experience coaching on a cheer/dance team, studio, etc.
  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams.
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgement.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential.
  • Willing to work hours.

Additional Information

Must apply to graduate school in order to accept position.

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