North Texas Assistant Dance Coach

Job description


Requisition Number

Job Title
North Texas Assistant Dance Coach

Official Title
Non-Student Hourly

Position Number

Student Affairs-Gen - 160000


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
Varies; some weekends and evenings

Department Overview
One of the goals of the Student Activities Center is to help students get connected and involved on campus, to maximize their collegiate experience. Through a variety of events, services, and resources, the office provides students and student organizations with opportunities to connect to the university and to other students. Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the University while serving to enhance the social, intellectual, and developmental growth of students as individuals or as members of organizations. It does this through three main areas: campus-wide events and traditions; off-campus student services; and student organization services.

Job Description
Student Activities at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a North Texas Dance Coach to join our team.

This position is responsible for assisting the Spirit Group Coach with the instruction, direction, and safety of the University of North Texas Cheerleading or Dance program. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Spirit/Traditions and Risk Management within the Student Activities Center and Spirit Group Coach. The position requires non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and occasional travel.Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Assist the Spirit Group Coach in the management, administration, and instruction of the cheerleading or dance program in accordance with the University of North Texas, Conference USA, NCAA, and AACCA or competitive dance rules and regulations.
* Assist with the instruction of cheerleading or dance student-athletes in the proper techniques of competitive dance or cheerleading, including tumbling, stunting, spotting, etc.
* Assist the Spirit Group Coach with the planning, coordination, and providing instruction for tryouts, practices, conditioning, preparatory clinics, and performances at football games, basketball games, camps, competitions, and assigned events.
* Assist in ensuring emphasis on safety and welfare of student-athletes during instructional activities (e.g., practices, tryout preparatory clinics), tryouts, performances, and competitions.
* Recruit and correspond with potential student-athletes of high character and integrity to participate in the cheerleading or dance program.
* Attend practices, football games, basketball games, Conference USA basketball tournament, bowl games, assigned events and performances, preparatory clinics, tryouts, camps, and competitions, at the discretion of Spirit Group Coach.
* Coordinate cheerleader or dancer appearances and communicate any issues to the Assistant Director of Spirit/Traditions and Risk Management.
* Work in collaboration with administration to enhance and support university traditions, spirit-building events, and the game-week/day atmosphere for all home football games, men's and women's basketball, and other athletic events as needed.
* Develop and maintain relationships with other spirit group personnel to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie between spirit groups, and with student-athlete family and alumni to promote program involvement.
* Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years collegiate dance participant experience.
* Excellent management, organizational, and communication skills, as well as familiarity with current trends in dance performance and safety, are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Permanent Hourly

Quicklink for Posting





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
Work Type: