Head Coach - Dance

Grand Forks, ND
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Duties & Responsibilities

The Head Dance Coach will be responsible for developing, promoting, and supervising all faces of the University's dance program. Practices are typically held 1-2 times per week and must be able to attend evening & weekend athletic and community events.

Duties will include:

  • Developing a competitive program within the conference
  • Coaching team practices and games, practice/game management, gameday preparations
  • Ability to motivate student athletes and develop talent
  • Academic and disciplinary supervision of student athletes and promotion of all policies related
  • Achieve academic success and acceptable graduation rates for team (team GPA, APR, FGR are all factors)
  • Provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.
  • Recruit quality prospective student-athletes for the program
  • Submit paperwork related to recruiting in a timely manner as directed
  • Budget development and fiscal management
  • Effective management of admissions, compliance, and eligibility issues
  • Effective professional working relationship with student-athletes, staff, administration, alumni, general public, NCAA and conference officials
  • Hire quality assistant coaches, as applicable
  • Supervision of staff (Assistant coaches, direct reports, administrative assistants, when applicable)
  • Team participation in community service activities
  • Maintain contact with spirit squad alumni and boosters
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the University’s dance program as directed
  • Develop community support for the program and participate in Athletics department and fundraising activities
  • Address marketing and branding issues, as requested, assist with the marketing of the sport program (use of social media), as appropriate
  • Manage all aspects of camps/clinics/special events
Required Competencies
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance and follow all NCAA, conference and UND rules and regulations
  • Conduct recruiting process with integrity, ethics, and knowledge
  • Exhibit an achievement orientated attitude (high energy and high level of motivation)
  • Effective work ethic concentrating on efficiency in tasks assigned and timely completion of requested materials/forms
  • Attendance at all required meetings (including but not limited to: compliance, life skill, and administrative meetings)
  • Demonstrated support of other department coaches/staff and personal behavior as a member of department/UND staff
  • Thorough knowledge of and commitment to compliance and follow all NCAA, conference and UND rules and regulations
  • Professionalism in program presentation
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree
  • Previous dance team coaching experience
  • Must be available for 1-2 practices per week along with attending evening & weekend events.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements
  • Collegiate/NCAA experience
  • Collegiate student-athlete
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$2,000+ dependent on experience, non-benefited - paid via stipend

Anticipated start date of August 2, 2021.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at UND.edu. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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