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University of Wisconsi- Platteville (Platteville, WI) - Posted May 12, 2018
Position Available: Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references addressing the essential responsibilities of the position via email to Kara McCarville, mccarvillek@uwplatt.edu

Job Description:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Athletic Department is seeking a part-time cheer coach. This position will supervise, coordinate and coach the cheer squad. The cheer squad is required at all home football, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball games and is responsible for leading cheers, engaging with fans, and assisting with fan engagement promotions. The annual stipend for this position is $4000.00.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, identify and recruit quality cheerleaders within the University and NCAA policies.
  • Responsible for the coaching, teaching, planning and organization of all practices.
  • Supervision of the cheer team at all practices, contests, campus, and community events and trips.
  • Prepare team for participation at all home football, men's and women's basketball games (including winter and spring break) and selected events.
  • Recruit students for cheer team participation, including advertising and conducting tryouts.
  • Manage the annual operating budget and respective fund-raising gift account.
  • Implement fund-raising activities to support the operating budget.
  • Coordinate team travel if approved by Athletic Director
  • Compliance with all NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations.
  • Experience in the technical aspects of cheer.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators and student-athletes.
  • Extremely organized, self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Availability to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) - Posted May 4, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: June 1, 2018

Application Procedure: Apply via the following campus website - https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC14286

Job Description:

This is a part-time position that supervises, coordinates, and coaches the cheer squad and mascot for Tulane Athletics.

Desired Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree and 2 years' collegiate cheer team experience or a High School diploma/equivalent and 8 years' cheer team experience.
  • The American Associate of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Certification (AACCA).
  • Previous coaching experience in NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Knowledge and competence in the following skills and abilities, typically needed to perform this job, will be considered in the hiring of this position:
  • 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 and weekends
  • Travel with sport teams for away contests
  • Thorough knowledge of NCAA and American Athletic Conference (AAC) rules and regulations

McKendree University (Lebanon, IL) - Posted May 4, 2018
Date Postition Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: Interested persons should send a letter cover letter referencing job #CHEER42, resume, and three professional references to Shirley Baugh, Director of Human Resources at hr@mckendree.edu.

Job Description:

McKendree University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a full time head coach for its cheerleading program at its Lebanon, Illinois campus. This full time position oversees day-to-day operations of McKendree University’s cheerleading. McKendree University is a member of the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Head Coach must create an environment that maintains a nationally competitive program that values the educational mission of higher education and the holistic wellbeing of its student-athletes and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree along with 1 year of high school or collegiate cheerleading coaching and recruiting experience
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule; evenings and weekends are required.
  • Must have knowledge in tumbling and stunting
  • Understanding the McKendree Experience and the value of higher education as it relates to curriculum, campus resources, and student life supports the recruitment and retention of students.
  • Self-motivated, experience-orientated individual with strong communication skills (listening, writing, and speaking) and have an outgoing personality.
  • Some travel is required.
Desired Qualifications
  • Coaching experience at the collegiate level.
  • Must be able to work as a team member, be self-directed, and willing to serve as an ambassador of McKendree University.
  • Must have knowledge in tumbling and stunting
  • Commitment to working with multicultural and diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of Student Information System (Datatel) and other computer systems (Microsoft Office).
  • Demonstrated experience with risk management strategies.
  • Certified or willing to get certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACA) is required.

Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) - Posted May 4, 2018
Position Available: Cheer/ Spirit Teams Gradduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Procedure: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references. To apply, visit http://uiu.peopleadmin.com/postings/999. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upper Iowa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description:

Upper Iowa University is seeking a Cheer/Spirit Teams Graduate Assistant. The Graduate Assistant for the Upper Iowa University Spirit Team reports directly to the Spirit Team Coordinator. This position is responsible for assisting the coordinator in the planning and execution of all aspects and facets of a successful spirit program at the NCAA Division II level. The Upper Iowa Spirit Program consists of the co-ed and all female cheer team, mascot crew, and club dance team. The Graduate Assistant will help plan, attend, and lead practice sessions in both stunting and tumbling. The individual must stay up-to-date with all college cheerleading rules and be AACCA certified. In addition, the Graduate Assistant must attend and oversee all games where the cheer team is involved, attend events where the mascot makes appearances, and help with the club dance team when necessary. The Graduate Assistant will help enforce all UIU student-athlete policies and provide other support where needed. Applicant must be admitted into a graduate program at Upper Iowa University and maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.0. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. Applicant must be AACCA certified or willing to acquire certification prior to the start of training. Must have or be able to obtain a Class D driver’s license. Previous successful coaching and/or participation experience at the college level. Ability to work and communicate effectively with all university personnel, a diverse student population, and the community. Evening and weekend hours essential. Knowledge of social media platforms preferred.


Alma College (Alma, MI) - Posted May 4, 2018
Position Available: Assistant Cheer/ STUNT Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: July 1, 2018

Application Procedure: Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references via email to Michelle Sabourin, Cheer and STUNT Head Coach at sabourinmm@alma.edu. For an Alma College application, please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897-employment-application

Job Description:

Responsible for assisting the head coach with the intercollegiate competitive cheer and STUNT program, including but not limited to: coaching, recruiting qualified student athletes, fundraising, camps, developing schedules, budget management, building community support for the program, monitoring academic progress of student athletes, and knowledge of applicable ACCCA rules. This is a full-time position.
Supervision Received/Exercised
Reports to: Head cheer and STUNT coach

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coach the Spirit Squad (basketball sideline team)
  • Assist cheer and STUNT team
  • Assist in overseeing all aspects of the program, including practices, competition and home basketball games.
  • Assist in the recruiting plan of the program, evaluate and recruit qualified student athletes
  • Assist in fundraising activities to enhance program
  • Monitor class schedules, grades and academic progress of program student athletes
  • Model good sportsmanship and enforce sportsmanlike behavior among student athletes
  • Assist administration with alumni relations
  • Commits to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College, and the ACCCA with the utmost integrity.
  • Work cooperatively with personnel in athletic department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public.
  • Support the philosophy and mission of the College and the athletic department.
  • Develop student-athletes to be contributing members to the campus community and the community at large.
  • Other duties as assigned by head cheer and STUNT coach or athletic director

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)
  • Collegiate level playing and/or coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of NCAA Division III, STUNT, and NCA/UCA as well as an understanding of the NCAA Division III student athlete philosophy
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, along with travel
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to fulfil essential function of the position
Additional Information
Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Washington State University (Pullman, WA) - Posted June 1, 2018
Position Available: Spirit Squad Coordinator/ Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
Date Postition Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: To apply: submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to athletics.spirit@wsu.edu to be considered for the position. Do not call the school directly to further inquire.

Job Description:

Washington State University Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Spirit Squad Coordinator/Head Cheer Coach. Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years of successful coaching experience. NCAA coaching experience and a demonstrated ability to successfully manage a mascot program preferred. Applicants must be AACCA certified and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage an entire Spirit Program of cheer, pom and mascots.
Applications are accepted until the position is filled and initial screening will begin immediately. Finalist(s) for this position may be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


Fordham University (Bronx, NY) - Posted May 2, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Date Postition Available: July 15, 2018

Application Procedure: Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Mary Alice Limperopulos at mlimperopulos@fordham.edu to be considered for the position.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, identify and recruit quality cheerleaders within the University and NCAA policies.
  • Responsible for the coaching, teaching, planning and organization of all practices.
  • Oversee, train and supervise assistant cheerleading coach.
  • Prepare team for participation at all home football, men's and women's basketball games (including winter and spring break) and selected events.
  • Organize and travel to selected away football games and to men's and women's basketball A10 conference tournament and postseason tournaments.
  • Manage the annual operating budget and respective fund-raising gift account.
  • Implement fund-raising activities to support the operating budget.
  • Compliance with all NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Candidate will preferably have some collegiate cheerleading experience and will have at least 2-3 years of coaching experience at the high school level or higher.
  • The successful candidate will be AACCA and APR certified.
Additional Information
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • This is a part time position.

Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC) - Posted April 17, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheerleading Coach
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Date Postition Available: April 23, 2018

Application Procedure: Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to: Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

Job Description: 
Duties and Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:
  • Coach intercollegiate sport.
  • Encourage and promote excellence in academics from student athletes.
  • Prepare scheduling of home and away games, team practices, meetings and study hall.
  • Coordinate and align a competitive schedule within and outside the conference at the Division I level.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate coaches, managers and other auxiliary personnel.
  • Plan, organize, and administer all aspects of program.
  • Plan, organize, order and purchase equipment, supplies, uniforms, and shoes.
  • Arrange or supervise arrangement of trips for all away games.
  • Supervise all aspects of hosting home games
  • Prepare and operate within the program operational and scholarship budgets.
  • Council, advise, mentor, and discipline student athletes.
  • Supervise and monitor student athletes during practice, competition, and travel.
  • Plan and direct recruiting program for student athletes.
  • Engage in public relations activities, fund raising and promote program with the alumni, general public, community and media.
  • Operate within the applicable NCAA, conference and PC policies and rules.
  • Periodically attend faculty and college meetings and events.
  • Volunteer at least once per semester in college/community service projects.
  • Continue to develop positive relationships among players, staff and faculty.
  • Provide leadership that promotes positive attitudes and good sportsmanship.
  • This position will have additional administrative responsibilities assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree required. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Successful background in Cheerleading with experience at the collegiate level preferred.
  • Ability to relate effectively to student-athletes, recruits and their families.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage team dynamics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
Additional Information

Presbyterian College is a fully accredited, private, residential, baccalaureate institution related to the Presbyterian Church (USA). The College provides a liberal arts education within a community of faith, learning, and intellectual freedom.

Presbyterian College Department of Athletics strives to serve the College by producing winning NCAA Division I teams for all sports and graduating alumni who are: Men and women of character; Proud of their athletic experience and their alma mater; Committed to a lifetime of service to their families and communities thereby becoming productive members of society.

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big South, or any athletics conference in which Presbyterian College is a member or may join, and other established bodies that govern or oversee intercollegiate athletics. In the event Employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that violations of these organizations’ constitutions, bylaws, rules or regulations may have taken place, Employee shall promptly report the same to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at the institution. Employee shall cooperate fully and completely with any investigation of any alleged violation, whether such investigation is conducted by the University, NCAA or any other duly authorized agency or individual.


Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) - Posted April 10, 2018
Position Available: Graduate Assistant
Application Deadline: Untill Filled
Date Postition Available: Fall 2108

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter and 3 references to Jimbo Davis, Assistant Athletic Director at Jimbo@columbusstate.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
Questions? Please contact the Jimbo Davis, CSU Athletics at 706-568-2317 or e-mail to Jimbo@columbusstate.edu.

Job Description: 
Columbus State University invites applications for the position of a Cheerleading Graduate Assistant. The successful applicant must meet the admission requirements for the University’s Graduate program. Must be able to work as a team member, be self-directed, and willing to serve as a representative of Columbus State University. This position reports directly to the Head Cheerleading Coach and will assist cheer coaches with duties associated with the cheerleading program, including but not limited to:
  • Coaching Experience
  • Experience with UCA or NCA competitive collegiate cheerleading team
  • Choreography experience
  • Able to work a flexible schedule: nights and weekends are required
  • Knowledge in tumbling and stunting
  • Self-motivated person with strong communication skills (listening, writing, and speaking)
  • Some travel is required
  • Supervision of Study Hall
  • Knowledge of computer systems
  • Certified or willing to get certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) is required
  • Outgoing personality
  • The Graduate Assistants will help create an environment that maintains a positive, collegiate, game day experience as well as maintain a nationally competitive program that values the educational mission of higher education and the holistic wellbeing of its student-athletes and staff

Desired Qualifications:
  • AACCA certification or the ability to become certified
  • First aid certified or the ability to become certified
  • Prior college cheerleading experience
  • Coaching experience preferred
  • College level stunting preferred
  • Tumbling instruction experience preferred
  • Valid driver's license
Additional Information

Graduate Assistants position will pay the tuition for graduate courses taken and as well as a monthly stipend. This position is contingent upon acceptance into the one of Columbus State University Graduate programs. Full tuition. Up to nine (9) hours in the Fall and Spring and up to six (6) hours in the Summer. $5,000 stipend that will be paid over 10 months (Fall & Spring semesters).
A student holding an appointment as a graduate assistant must be fully admitted to a Columbus State University graduate degree, diploma or certificate program, be in good academic standing (GPA 3.0), and earn a minimum of nine semester hours of graduate course work (or required prerequisites) during the period in which the assistantship is held (tuition waiver pertains to a maximum of ten hours). Students granted full assistantships are not permitted to reduce their course load to less than nine hours and retain the assistantship.
Graduate assistantships during the summer term require enrollment for a minimum of six graduate semester credit hours.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment. Make a time commitment of 19 hours/week to the Athletic Department. You will be required to commit to certain set number of office hours every week. The scheduling of hours is flexible based on class and work schedules. Additional hours will be scheduled depending on weekly staffing needs (e.g., for information meetings, orientation meetings, other presentations).