Cheer Team Coach (Part-Time, Seasonal)

Edmond, OK
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 2017-4271
Posted Date 8/10/2017
Org Number S20602
Department Student Life
Division Vice President for Student Services
Job Type Staff
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range $12,000 annually
Targeted Job Start Date ..
Hours Per Week 16
Weeks Per Year 52
Regular Workdays/Hours 4
Preference Date ..

College/Department Overview

The Student Engagement department consists of student programming, fraternity/sorority life, orientation, leadership programs, student organization services, spirit teams and major campus events. Our department strives to plan festive and memorable experiences for the Central community.

Position Overview

This position's primary duty is coaching (teaching) (90%). The coach will provide daily instruction to student-athletes to increase their knowledge and understanding of the sport. Provide strategic direction, leadership, and motivation to prepare student-athletes for intercollegiate competition. Plan, organize and conduct practice sessions. Educate and enforce safety rules and regulations. Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve maximum performance. Educate individuals or groups in rules, strategies, techniques, and principles relevant to their particular sport. Evaluate athlete's skill level and review performance records to determine their fitness and potential in a particular area of athletics. Keep abreast of changing rules, techniques, technologies, and philosophies relevant to their sport. Ensure compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations for their respective sport program.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Coordinates, schedules, advertises and runs Cheer Team game squad and competitive team tryouts.

Teaches/coaches cheer technique, safe stunting, safe jumping, tumbling. Approximately 90% of time is spent teaching/coaching.

Schedules and attends all practices for game squad and competitive squad.

Attends all home football games, 50% of home basketball games and national competitions.

Works with captains to schedule and execute team fundraisers.

Works with Spirit Team advisor to schedule all travel and logistics for national competition.

Coordinates selection of team choreographer for national competition.

Keeps track of all uniforms (game and competitive squad); coordinates check in and check out of uniforms/accessories to ensure all are returned in good condition.

Keeps track of team requirements for fulfillment of scholarship.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Bachelor's degree and or equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of collegiate sports programs. Requires the application of expertise in the sport to achieve results. Coaching experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. Commitment to developing a successful program with a high level of integrity. Must be detail-oriented and organized in the administration of financial matters, travel plans, schedule development and oversight of the sport program. Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification must be provided. Appropriate professional accomplishments and credentials.

Current First Aid/CPR/AED Certification must be provided .

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Strong background in cheer, choreography, technique, coaching and/or stunting.


Safety is the responsibility of every employee; therefore all employees will be trained to perform work safely. Should you feel inadequately trained to perform a certain procedure, immediately discuss the problem with your supervisor. You will be evaluated in the area of safety practices during the annual evaluation. Working safely, following all appropriate rules and regulations for safety and the environment are a job requirement and an expectation for employment with UCO.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.