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The Head Coach, Cheerleading directs the overall management and administration of the University’s cheerleading program. Responsibilities typically include some or all of the following: provide leadership in program priorities and initiatives; game preparation, training, scheduling, coordination of travel logistics for all events, administrative requirements, practices, fundraisers, public appearances, and overall supervision of the program. 

  • Formulates coaching decisions such as development and implementation of the systems and strategies used, conduct of practice and conditioning/training, selection of Team members, deployment of student-athletes, choreographing and teaching cheer routines, and all other matters relating to the practice for and event performance, as well as the performance of all other duties customarily associated of a head coach of a major Division I cheerleading program.
  • Directs the program’s recruiting/ tryout activities which may include: student-athlete evaluation; and monitoring eligibility and academic of student-athletes.
  • Develops and administers team rules including taking disciplinary action for violations of the University’s Student Athlete Code of Conduct. Monitors study hall, grade reports, class attendance, appearance and general standard of behavior of the team’s student-athletes.
  • Implements appropriate risk management strategies at all times; engages in regular consultation with athletic training and other department sports medicine personnel to maximize the safety and wellness of student-athletes; and demonstrates concern for the overall welfare of students at all times.
  • Monitors and encourages the regular progress toward an academic degree of those student-athletes who are on the Team, and making reasonable and good faith efforts, in cooperation with the University's faculty, administration and the academic support unit for student-athletes, to meet all student-athlete’s academic requirements.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of compliance with other coaches and actively supervising student-athletes and other individuals so as to maintain strict compliance with, the constitutions, bylaws, rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and any other governing body, league or conference of which the University may be subject to.
  • Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures.  Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 
Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines

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