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Stephens College (Columbia, MO)- Posted September 7, 2017
Position Available: Head Competitive Dance Coach
Date Position Available: September 7, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three references with contact information to humanresources@stephens.edu as well as complete an online Stephens College application at https://www.stephens.edu/services/hr/jobs/job-application/.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Stephens College is seeking an individual for the position of Head Competitive Dance Coach. This is a full-time,10-month position that will involve additional responsibilities, depending upon the profile, skills, experience and interests of the successful applicant.
  • Additional duties may include but are not limited to serving as an admissions counselor/liaison between the Admissions office and the athletics program; strength & conditioning, athletic training; equipment management; event operations; compliance and academic success; fundraising; sports information.
  • Administer all aspects of the competitive dance program, including but not limited to: designing and conducting practice in accordance with the NAIA’s 24-week rule, scheduling of competitions, preparing for competition, arranging of transportation and meals, maintaining inventory of uniforms and equipment, managing budget according to College and Athletics Department policies, monitoring academic progress, supervising assistants (graduate, part-time, volunteer or student)
  • Provide fundamental and advanced instruction of dance technique, conditioning and philosophy
  • Actively recruit qualified student-athletes who have an interest in one of the College’s academic programs; appropriately communicate prospective student athlete information to Admissions and Financial Aid; recruitment and retention of student-athletes are both key aspects of the position.
  • Identify, organize and carry out activities (NAIA Champions of Character community service outreach, workshops, clinics, etc.) to promote the competitive dance program
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with student-athletes, faculty & staff, Admissions and Financial Aid, student development, high school coaches, dance studios, media and parents
  • Mentor student-athletes with regard to life skills and preparation for life after their sport and college
  • Represent Stephens College in a manner compliant and consistent with its ideals, the American Midwest Conference and the NAIA Champions of Character program
  • Coordinate event coverage with the AD, SID and athletics staff including positions for any home events held at Silverthorne Arena
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of successful and effective coaching experience required; success at the collegiate level preferred
  • Working knowledge and application of NAIA rules and regulations
  • Strong skills in communication, organization, multi-tasking, efficiency and customer service
  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency including students, parents, coaches, faculty, staff, administrators and outside contacts
  • Must meet and maintain Stephens Driver Qualification and Vehicle Safety Policy
  • A supportive interest in the mission of the College

More Information:

Stephens College, one of the oldest women’s colleges in the country, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution and is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the American Midwest Conference (AMC). The campus is located in Columbia, Missouri, also home to the University of Missouri and Columbia College.


Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis, MO)- Posted September 5, 2017
Position Available: Director of Spirit Programs
Date Position Available: September 6, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Email resume and statement of faith to Chelsea Gammon at Chelsea.Gammon@mobap.edu to apply.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Plan, organize and conduct practices and athletic training programs that will result in highly competitive Spirit Program.
  • Teach advanced level skills and strategies.
  • Establish and enforce standards of conduct and behavior for team members.
  • Remain current with and utilize successful coaching strategies and techniques.
  • Develop and regularly monitor the academic status of each player; develop programs or services to support and encourage academic success.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan that will insure academic success and result in acceptable retention and graduation rates for student-athletes.
  • Serve on campus committees and task forces as requested by the President and/or Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics.
  • Ensure compliance with all university, AMC Conference and NAIA rules by team coaches and student-athletes.
  • Prepare competitive schedules and present for approval within deadlines requested.
  • Manage, assign, and oversee all administrative tasks related to home contests and events; schedule competition & facility, hire officials and other support personnel, equipment set-up; communicate and coordinate game management responsibilities with the Manager of Athletic Operations.
  • Coordinate all game day activities and work with other departments to ensure an overall successful and entertaining game day fan experience.
  • Plan & lead retreats, discipleship opportunities, student-athlete and parent meetings.
  • Hire, supervise, and conduct performance reviews of assistant coaches, volunteers, or term workers.
  • Initiate disbursement of scholarships to student-athletes within NAIA and university guidelines through university approval process.
  • Establish and regularly monitor all aspects of the budget, including requisitions, travel expenses, and other purchases; ensure compliance with all university purchasing and budget regulations; complete monthly reconciliation of charge card expenses to the Manager of Athletic Operations.
  • Coordinate maintenance on all equipment for the spirit teams and mascot program.
  • Attend departmental staff meetings and special events; provide leadership and support for departmental activities and efforts.
  • Responsible to develop and oversee a successful recruitment program of student athletes for Cheerleading; identify and recruit highly skilled athletes within the rules, policies and procedures established by the university, AMC and the NAIA.
  • Maintain quota and coordinate recruitment efforts as assigned by the Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, along with other key campus constituents.
  • Coordinate the development of recruitment materials; approve final products.
  • Develop a campus visitation program for prospective student athletes and their parents; maintain close communication with prospects and their parents throughout the recruitment process.
  • Coordinate recruitment activities with representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions.
  • Make final determination of scholarship offers to student athletes; staying at all times within the regulations of NAIA, AMC, and the Department of Athletics.
  • Must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a successful head coach at the collegiate or high school level; prior successful collegiate coaching experience preferred within the NAIA; successful development and management of coaching clinics and camps.
  • The ability to effectively teach team and individual skills.
  • Experience with scheduling and proposing/maintaining program within budget restraints.
  • The ability to work with multiple constituencies including student-athletes, potential recruits, admissions staff, athletic staff, etc.
  • A thorough understanding and commitment to the NAIA rules and regulations, or member associations.
  • AACCAA Certification required.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization and program planning skills. 
  • Maintain a flexible schedule requiring weekends and evenings.

More Information:

A bachelor's degree/equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of collegiate sports programs is requied. 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.


Illinois College (Jacksonville, IL)- Posted July 19, 2017
Position Available: Head Dance Coach and Director of Spirit Teams
Date Position Available: ASAP
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Please email resumé, cover letter, and list of references to the Office of Human Resources by email to ichr@mail.ic.edu

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Responsible for the oversight of all specific aspects of the competitive dance and sideline cheer programs, including but not limited to: recruiting, practice scheduling, coaching, choreography, determination of appropriate competitions, budgeting, equipment purchasing and maintenance.
  • Be accountable for annual recruitment and roaster goals set by the College, collaborating with the Office of Admission to meet specified recruitment, retention and revenue goals. 
  • Responsible for general supervision and oversight of student-athletes participating in the program, student assistants, and spirit teams staff.
  • Scout and recruit student-athletes who will succeed at Illinois College and align with the vision of the College and program. 
  • Understand and utilize ‘best practices’ for safe and effective coaching in competitive dance.
  • Coordinate travel as needed to recruit or for performances or competitions.
  • Learn and abide by all applicable policies of governing bodies in which the team(s) participate.
  • Develop appropriate relationships with student-athletes on spirit teams and be available to guide their academic, athletic and personal development.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism toward student-athletes, other coaches, parents, administrators, and members of the community
  • Keep abreast of new developments, innovative ideas and techniques by attendance at clinics, workshops and reviewing current publications.
  • Develop and operate camps, youth programming, and community outreach opportunities.
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Experience as a competitive dance coach at the high school or college level, preferred. 
  • Dance coaching certification, preferred. 
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of several styles of dance as allowed by the competing organization with the ability to provide a comprehensive portfolio of previous work 
  • Intercultural competency; ability to bring dancers of diverse backgrounds and dance styles together as a cohesive group.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills with a passion and motivation to recruit and support student-athletes. 
  • Have established networks of costume/uniform companies, music editors, choreographers and ability to edit music, preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships, engage in creative problem-solving, and extend enlightened hospitality when working with others. 
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends and some overnight travel.

More Information:

Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 85 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois State Capital. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The head coach of dance is responsible for building and sustaining a campus-sponsored competitive dance program. The head coach plans, organizes and directs all recruitment activities, roster selection, practices and performances for the competitive dance team. The position also oversees all spirit related activities which includes supervising the Sideline Cheer Coach in their duties and scheduling spirit activities during games. Additional assignments within the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics should be anticipated.


Allen Community College (Iola, KS)- Posted July 14, 2017
Position Available: Assistant Dance/Cheer Coach
Date Position Available: August 1, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Please email resumé, letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, three references, and official application to sregehr@allencc.edu

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Recruiting, fundraising, and coaching duties under head coach.
  • Collegiate coaching experience preferred. 
  • Experience working in residence life preferred.

More Information:

Excellent benefit package including medical/dental insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, personal day, tuition, fees and book rental, housing and 18 meal plan and Section 125 Tax Shelter Plan. Salary: $19,000-$20,000. Allen Community College provides quality higher education and workforce development through two distinct campuses and online learning to approximately 5,000 students each academic year. The Iola Campus, with residence halls and a vibrant athletics program, offers the two-year college experience in a caring environment.


Liberty High School (Lake Saint Louis, MO)- Posted May 4, 2017
Position Available: Coach - JV Dance
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Please use this link to apply.
Job Description:

  • Applicants must have completed 60 hours college credit
  • Liberty High School is the newest high school in the quickly growing Wentzville School District. Liberty High School opened in 2013 and is currently in its fourth year. The 2017-2018 season will be the second year Liberty will have a JV team. In just four years, the Varsity team earned the title of 2016 Missouri State Dance Team Champions and were ranked 10th at NDA Nationals in medium varsity pom.

St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)- Posted April 19, 2017
Position Available: Spirit Coach & Coordinator 
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Procedure: Please apply online at http://www.sau.edu/human_resources/jobs and upload a cover letter, resume and three professional references.
Job Description:

  • St. Ambrose University invites applications for the position of Head Spirit Coach and Coordinator, a full-time, 12-month position. 
  • Responsibilities include all aspects of the operation of the University’s intercollegiate nationally NAIA recognized coed cheer and dance programs. Responsibilities will include working closely with the athletic band director to coordinating performances at home competitions while building spirit at the University. Other duties within the Athletic Department will be assigned according to qualifications/experience. 
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred; successful collegiate dance and/or cheer coaching experience preferred. Demonstrated success in scouting, talent assessment and recruitment of qualified student-athletes; monitoring of academic progress of team members, knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NAIA rules, fund-raising and promotion of the cheer and dance program s within the community. 
  • Candidates must be committed to a philosophy that emphasizes the health, welfare and academic success of student-athletes, as well as the importance of good citizenship. St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. Position will remain open until filled.