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Roanoke College (Salem, VA) - Posted September 18, 2019
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach

Application Procedure: If interested in this position please email your resume and cover letter to Todd Bowyer at bowyer@roanoke.edu. For an Alma College application, please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897-employment-application

Job Description:

The head coach is responsible for organizing competitive routines and halftime performances for basketball games. A competition schedule will also be chosen by the head coach. The team has practices 4 times a week that the coach is required to be at.
Previous cheer experience is required, and previous competitive or collegiate coaching experience is preferred.


Webber International University (Babson Park, FL) - Posted August 28, 2018
Position Available: Head Competitive Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Date Postition Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: Please email resume & cover letter to Darren Richie Director of Athletics
RichieDA@Webber.edu
No phone calls

Job Description:

Webber International University is launching a new athletic program in Competitive Cheer & Dance in 2019.

Essential Responsibilities:

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.

Desired Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate significant knowledge of cheer and dance, proven success in coaching cheer and dance at the collegiate level, the ability to recruit, develop and maintain student-athletes. Must have a strong commitment to the academic success of student-athletes, knowledge of and commitment to all and institutional rules and regulations, good communication skills, and strong leadership. A bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license and CDL.

Bachelor's degree and 2 years' collegiate Cheer & Dance team experience. The American Associate of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Certification (AACCA).

  • Previous College Coaching experience, ability to recruit.
  • Follow all AACCA College Cheerleading Rules.
  • Ability to teach Cheer & Dance.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications Knowledge

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
  • 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 and social media
  • Availability to work flexible work schedule including nights and weekends
  • Travel with sport teams for away contests
Additional Information
Full time position 32-35k salary, full benefits.

Tennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN) - Posted August 28, 2018
Position Available: Spirit Program Coordinator
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Procedure: Complete position summary and application procedure available at https://jobs.tntech.edu. Screening of applications begins September 6, 2018; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

Job Description:

Required:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Two years of university team coaching experience (may use GA in dance/cheer as one year of experience)
Willingness to obtain or renew the following certifications within 6 months of hire date in safety and training as required by nationally recognized organizations: AACCA, NFSHS, and First Aid, CPR/AED.
Valid Driver's License.

Preferred:
Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Experience coaching for collegiate nationals competition.

Responsible for all aspects of the TTU Spirit Program including: Cheerleading program, Golden Girls Dance Team, and Awesome Eagle Mascot Program. Ability to provide proper instruction in the fundamentals and techniques of cheer and dance and to prepare squads for national competitions and public appearances. Coordinate, manage and implement stunt clinics and workshops. Administer and monitor departmental budgets. Successful fund raising efforts to support programs.

Complete position summary and application procedure available at https://jobs.tntech.edu.

Additional Information
Applicants will be required to apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
Defiance College (Defiance, OH) - Posted August 17, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach

Application Procedure: Send cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to mcall@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 for a start-up program to begin competition in 2018-2019. 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, 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. Review of applications for this full-time, 10-month August 1-May 31 position (with an immediate start date this first year) will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Additional Information
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.
San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) - Posted July 23, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: July 25, 2018

Application Procedure: Position is open until filled. Screening of applications to begin July 25, 2018. For full consideration, send a letter of application, resume and three recent letters of recommendation by July 24, 2018 to: Ryan O’Rorke Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Multimedia Services ryan.ororke@sjsu.edu

Job Description:

Reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Multimedia. The Head Cheer Coach will be responsible for, but not limited to, the overall selection, supervision and operation of the San Jose State cheerleading squad. Ensure the preparation of cheerleaders to perform at all Athletic sporting events, including securing practice locations, scheduling, and planning in choreographing. Assist with game management and the production of athletic events and management of the mascot program. Promote the Athletic Department and University through squad involvement in community, University and student organization activities and events. Develop budget based on Cheerleading operational needs. Must be committed to the academic goals of San Jose State University and must follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA and Conference affiliation. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation.

Additional Information
Part-time position. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. AACCA and CPR certification required. Minimum of two years experience as a cheerleading coach/instructor. Candidate must have experience teaching various Cheer movements, techniques and routines and working with a variety of male and female athletes. Fluency with routine programs for athletes and the ability to work with the Sports Administration Staff. Required: Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) - Posted July 6, 2018
Position Available: Spirit/ Cheer Coordinator
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
Date Postition Available: September 2018

Application Procedure: Applicants should apply through https://careers.princeton.edu/ or send resume with cover letter to mvmartin@princeton.edu or tchughes@princeton.edu.

Job Description:

The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the role of the Princeton University Spirit Coordinator is to provide a quality program for Princeton University cheerleaders, while enhancing the game and community environment linked to Princeton Athletics.

Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Athletics, Marketing & Community Relations, the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: coordinate practices and performances for Princeton’s ticketed sports (primary focus on Football and Men’s and Women’s Basketball); choreograph and direct cheerleading routines; recruit new cheerleaders; coordinate administrative logistics with Princeton athletic administration, Princeton alumni fundraising group, and university students; manage all post season logistics for tournament appearances; assist Princeton Athletic marketing team with mascot program management; coordinate with marketing department to conduct seasonal cheer clinics for local community; communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni.

Desired Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess: Bachelor’s degree; prior cheer and/or extensive performance experience; excellent communication skills; safety certified through AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators) within the first month of hire and First Aid, AED, and CPR certification within first month of hire.
The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Additional Information
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Coffeyville Community College (Coffeyville, KS) - Posted July 6, 2018
Position Available: Assistant Cheer and Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: July 1, 2018

Application Procedure: Apply online at http://www.coffeyville.edu/human-resources/job-openings
To apply by mail, submit a completed application, resume, background check authorization form and copy of transcripts to:
Director of Human Resources
Coffeyville Community College
400 W. 11th
Coffeyville, KS 67337

Job Description:

The Assistant Cheer and Dance Coach reports to the Head Cheer and Dance Coach. This individual will be responsible for recruiting student athletes from the state of Kansas as well as assisting in the management of this activity program.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assist the head coach with practice sessions, workouts and coaching responsibilities assigned.
  • Assist the head coach in all facets of office work, study hall, admissions, compliance and recruiting as determined and set forth by the head coach.
  • Develops a comprehensive and functional knowledge of the activities and maintains thorough familiarity with all applicable college, rules and regulations.
  • Scouts for and recruits quality student-athletes as directed by the recruiting philosophy of the Head Coach.
  • Willingness to travel extensively to Kansas High Schools while promoting the college and securing the signing of Kansas student athletes.
  • Assist in the development, preparation and/or revising of informational recruiting and college materials.
  • Assist in responding to inquiries and maintaining regular contact with prospective students through, personal visits and telecommunication avenues.
  • Assist in the implementation of the academic programs including the monitoring of individual student progress, the enforcement of study and tutorial programs.
  • Works with student-athletes and monitors adherence to team rules and regulations concerning conduct, appearance, behavior and class attendance.
  • Participates in public relations activities with media, civic groups and booster clubs to maximize exposure for the teams and to assist in promotional/fundraising activities as directed by the Head Coach.
  • Willingness to chauffeur athletes and equipment to and from practice and/or games.
  • Assist with the coordination of team travel, equipment issue and check in, inventory general administrative duties assigned.
  • Teach twelve credit hours per year.
  • Continually revise and update course content while maintaining a current syllabus for each course taught.
  • Serve on college committees as appointed and actively participate in college and community activities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the institutional assessment plan as required for North Central Accreditation.
  • Perform special assignments and related duties as assigned.
  • Meet attendance expectations as required for the position which may include a willingness to work unusual hours including evenings and week-ends as needed.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to effectively work with various public and diverse populations. Human relation skills of ordinary courtesy, understanding and ability to stimulate motivation, confidence and enthusiasm in students.
  • Willingness to enforce institutional policies and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate with campus personnel to resolve problem conflicts.
  • A fundamental knowledge of cheerleading, gymnastic and dance techniques.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Within six months of the date of hire, required to maintain a physical place of residence within the CCC service are throughout their employment.
Additional Information
Required Experience: At least three years coaching/participation experience.
Required Educatonal Background: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.
Wright State University (Dayton, OH) - Posted June 21, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Date Postition Available: Immediately

Application Procedure: Interested applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to wsucheer@gmail.com.

Job Description:

The Competitive Cheer Team is a competitive Division I cheer team that serves a dual role on campus as a spirit organization. The Competitive Cheer Team is committed to serving as ambassadors for Wright State University, promoting school spirit, developing their technical skills, and achieving academic excellence in order to be recognized as a well-respective and competitive program. Through participation in this organization, members will learn the value of teamwork, commitment, responsibility and leadership. In addition to competing at local and/or national competitions, the Competitive Cheer Team will be widely visible on campus and throughout the community by supporting the Athletic Department men and women’s basketball teams, and participating in community service events and appearances.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Attend all scheduled practices, as well as, home games (Men's and Women's) and college nationals.
  • Provide a positive example and be a role model to athletes.
  • Prepare team for participation at all men’s and women's basketball games and college nationals.
  • Sharpen the team’s stunting, jumps, tumbling and motion technique.
  • Provide leadership, direction and development to the cheerleading squad; and its individual members.
  • Provide strong academic emphasis and support of academics through leadership and activities of the squad.
  • Be open to changes.
  • Work with the executive board to develop a successful and hardworking team.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Must be AACCA certified (or able to obtain certification prior to start date)
  • Must be CPR & First Aid Certified (or able to obtain certification prior to start date)
  • Prior collegiate cheerleading experience
  • Experitises in both Game Day aspects and competitive cheer aspects.