Assistant Cheer & Dance Coach

Assistant Cheer & Dance Coach

Human Resources
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Supervises and manages the daily operations of cheerleading, dance and mascots, serving as an administrator of record for internal and external affairs. Provides leadership for a successful, respected, values-based and growing spirit program.
Position Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Athletics
Reports To: Cheer & Dance Coach (Carolyn Ikens)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Recruits and maintains a quota of qualified student-cheerleaders/dancers/mascots who meet the requirements for entrance into the University and NAIA eligibility.

Plans, directs, and appraises practices and performances, rewarding and disciplining cheerleaders/dancers/mascots. Ensures the highest standards of sportsmanship and integrity are maintained.

Explains and demonstrates principles, techniques and methods of regulating movement of body, hands, or feed to achieve efficiency in activity. Explains and demonstrates proper use of apparatus and equipment. Observes students during practice to detect and correct mistakes. Explains method of score keeping in competitions.

Develops, implements, explains, interprets, enforces, and revises cheerleader/dancer/mascot safety rules and regulations, as well as, policies and procedures to improve efficiency and ensure compliance with applicable laws and University policies.

Coordinates tryouts and serves as an authority with judges. Schedules, organizes, and prepares for competitions. Arranges for safe transportation for all away competitions and events.

Purchases, displays, sells, maintains, or arranges repair for equipment and supplies. Diagnoses equipment malfunctions and dismantles equipment for repair or replacement.

Organizes travel arrangements, including but not limited to: charter bus, hotel and large-group eating.

Manages the fiscal/budgetary details of the department including: keeping record of receipts and purchases to ensure expenditures do no exceed budget.

Coordinates fundraising activities as necessary to supplement the team’s budget.

Represents the University at external events, city events, and other venues to establish and maintain relationships within the community.

Lectures on the history and purpose of the sport.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree required but a Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum five years experience as a competition cheerleading and dance coach.

Valid Texas driver's license required.
AACCA Safety Certification required.
NCA Coaches Safety Certification strongly preferred.
Other professional certifications, licenses, or registrations within area of responsibility strongly preferred.

Knowledge of and ability to communicate techniques, history, and purpose of sport coaching required.
Familiarity with and ability to adhere and support NAIA, University and department policies and procedures.
Ability and authority to drive a 15-passenger van, i.e. a safe driving record.
Ability to demonstrate appropriate technical skills during practice.
Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA & HIPAA regulations.
Ability to adhere to University & departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to provide and demonstrate quality customer service.
Ability to plan, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations, and laws regarding student athlete administration.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques with the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
Ability to drive student-athletes.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

MATH SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other University employees.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and 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. Ability to work early morning, evening and weekends as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can be very loud sometimes. Must be available for varied hours, including: weekends and evenings & holidays for the team's practice and competition. Ability to travel with team to away practices and games.

To apply, send a current resume and cover letter to the Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or

Contact Information

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Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
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