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Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, Oklahoma) - Posted January 23, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: Unitl Filled
Date Postition Available: February 2, 2018

Application Procedure: To Apply the following materials must be submitted:
1. Letter of application
2. Resume
3. Three references
4. Current addresses and phone numbers
5. All college transcripts (unofficial)
6. Completed Consent and Disclosure form for pre-employment background check. Click here.
Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone 580-349-2611
Fax 580-349-2302
E-mail to

Job Description: 
Responsible for all aspects in leading competitive NAIA cheerleading and competitive dance programs. Provide the necessary leadership to plan, organize, and to carry out the objectives of the university athletic programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute recruitment and retention of quality student athletes including but not limited to: off-campus evaluation, contacts, organization of on-campus visits, and tryouts.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with student-athletes, former players, faculty, alumni, staff, media, boosters, and the community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to implement effective coaching theory, strategies, and techniques appropriate for college athletes.
  • Work effectively with student athletes of varying abilities, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds to instill commitment, discipline, and teamwork.
  • Responsible for inventory, selection and care of equipment and proper care of the school facilities.
  • Manage the team budget and put together a competitive schedule in line with that budget.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, recruits, university organization, coaching staff, and administration.
  • Emphasize academic success and service to all team members.
  • Motivate and mentor collegiate student-athletes.
  • Advise and instruct student-athletes on skill development to compete at the NAIA level
  • Scouting of opponents and instructing team on the strategies to be implemented in the program.
  • Commit to all NAIA, Sooner Athletic Conference, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics Department policies and procedures. Advise student-athletes in their day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff regarding facility use and condition.
  • Maintain quota numbers.
  • Managing and organizing pep rallies, mascots, spirit rider and any other spirit related activity.
  • Coordinating with the band and other school groups for game-day activities.
  • Responsible for team fundraising activities.
  • Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary.
  • Strong communication skills demonstrating the candidate to be a positive motivator.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
  • Excellent written/oral communication, as well as demonstrate strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends throughout the year for practice, games and recruiting.
  • Be able to transport team to the contests, and be responsible for their well-being.
  • Could be exposed to a variety of weather conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director or his/her designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Previous successful coaching experience and/or playing experience and recruiting at the collegiate level.
  • 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 NAIA student-athletes.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

Seward Community College (Liberal, Kansas) - Posted January 2, 2018
Position Available: Head Cheer & Dance Coach
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018
Date Postition Available: January 22, 2018

Application Procedure: To Apply the following materials must be submitted:
1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. For employment application click here.
2. Cover letter
3. Job-related resume with three contact information for references
4. Copies of transcripts from highest post-secondary institution
Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed to Atte: Human Resources, PO Box 1137, Liberal, KS 67905. Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

Job Description: 

For full job description click here.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for administration of the cheerleading and dance program. Including planning events, developing training, and managing of the team. The teams will perform at College games on campus and community events throughout the academic year.
  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Six months to two years of previous experience in cheer, dance, and choreography instruction and supervision. Current first aid certificate preferred. Must be willing to become AACCA certified (if needed).
  • Additional Information: 
    • Benefits: Full Fringe Benefits
    • Salary Range: $ 30,000.00 -- $ 33,000.00
    • Position Status: Full-Time
    • We regret that the College is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status.
    • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
    • Separate application required for additional or future openings.
    • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
    • EOE/Drug Free Campus

    University of Houston- Downtown (Houston, TX) - Posted November 29, 2017
    Position Available: Head Cheer Coach
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Date Postition Available:January 8, 2018

    Application Procedure: Please email the Sports Coordinator at for more information on how to apply.

    Job Description: 

    The Cheerleading Head Coach is responsible for leading a cheerleading club team that provides a positive visible spirited presence at UHD. This individual will be responsible for leading the advancement of cheerleading for UHD to include the facilitation, supervision and progression of cheerleading activities.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate and conduct cheerleading recruitment and scheduled tryouts for the UHD cheer squad.
    • Schedule and conduct preseason training / competition preparation by offering 2-3 weekly practice sessions for squad to include functional, endurance and skill based training.
    • Choreograph and plan all performance/appearance material for UHD cheer squad.
    • Consulting with cheer club officers with maintaining an annual calendar/schedule for cheer squad performances/appearances to include practices, departmental needs, university needs and community involvement.
    • Be a vigilant presence and leader at team performances (men’s and women’s basketball games) and competitions to include showing up early, coordinating pre-performance activities, determine participation criteria based on a fair yet skill based criteria, motivate and coach team throughout performance and conclude activities with a post-performance meeting to recap strengths and weaknesses.
    • Consulting with cheer club officers with scheduling and planning fundraising efforts for summer camps, local/regional/national competitions and other financial needs for UHD cheer squad.
    • Enforce and maintain appropriate safety standards and procedures associated with the involvement in cheerleading.
    • Attend a monthly meeting with the Sports Coordinator and Fitness Coordinator to discuss the progress and future plans of the team. Respond as needed via email and telephone calls for day to day needs.
    • Consult with cheer club officers with producing necessary reports and findings conducive with the production of annual Sports & Fitness budget to include cheer squad needs and expenditure request.
    • Pursue recruitment efforts at various high schools, cheer camps or other venues in an effort to recruit the best members for a UHD cheer squad.
    Desired Qualifications:
    • 3-5 years’ experience in cheerleading
    • Experience with collegiate teams and collegiate cheer competitions
    • Must hold a Valid TX State Drivers License
    • 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)
    Additional Information: 

    Please contact Justin Sarabia at The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nati onalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff.

    University of Texas (Austin, TX ) - Posted November, 9, 2017
    Position Available: Interim Assistant Coach
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Date Postition Available: Immediately

    Application Procedure: Please Click Here to apply online.
    1) A resume is required
    2) A letter of interest is required
    3) A list of three references is required

    Job Description: 

    This position is expected to last six months to assist the Interim Head Coach in the leadership and management of the Cheer program and to achieve successful outcomes, including: regular coaching and instruction to student-athletes, recruiting elite student-athletes, training and coaching with the goal of contending for national and conference championships.

    Defiance College (Defiance, OH) - Posted November 6, 2017
    Position Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Date Postition Available: ASAP

    Application Procedure: Send cover letter, complete resume, and the contact information of four references electronically to .

    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.

    Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI ) - Posted October 23, 2017
    Position Available: Head Cheer and Dance Coach-Part Time
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Date Postition Available: ASAP

    Application Procedure: Please Click Here to apply online. Click on Administrative and Hourly Positions, then select Head Dance and Cheer Coach. Please complete online employment application form and upload letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references.

    Job Description: 

    Viterbo University invites applications for a Head Dance and Cheer Coach. The head coach for the Dance and Cheer teams will manage all operations of the program including but not limited to recruiting, coaching, scheduling, hiring assistants, fundraising, and budget management. The head coach will provide guidance to student-athletes and maintain positive interactions with student-athletes and other department coaches and staff, university colleagues and benefactors. This is a part-time, 10-month position, classified as Administrative Personnel. The annual appointment is from August 1 through May 30. The starting salary for this part time position is $15,000.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for organizing and overseeing all aspects of dance and cheer teams.
    • Recruit top quality student-athletes to Viterbo University.
    • Plan practices, prepare team for competition, coordinate off-season training program.
    • Schedule competition, coordinate travel, and manage budget.
    • Monitor and foster academic progress of student-athletes.
    • Coordinate team involvement with community outreach or service projects.
    • Build community support for the program through outreach and partnerships
    • Generate additional revenue for the program through fundraisers or camps or clinics.
    • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assistant coaches.
    • Support and adhere to all institutional policies outlined in the employee handbook.
    • Teach and embrace the five core values of the NAIA's "Champions of Character" initiative.
    • Ensure that all program operations comply with Viterbo and NAIA policies.
    • Attend all required departmental, university, and conference meetings.
    • Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by the Director of Athletics.
    Desired Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Experience as a successful college, high school, academy dance and cheer coach preferred. Background in education, coaching or athletics administration desired. Understanding and commitment to Catholic and Franciscan values; demonstrated knowledge of the sport and ability to teach fundamentals, skill development and competition strategies; commitment to the academic achievement of student-athletes; good written, oral, and interpersonal skills; and proficiency in computer use including Microsoft Office. Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

    Additional Information: 

    About the University: Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of nearly 3000 students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world-class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.