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; scheduling; event operations; compliance; academic success; fundraising; sports information.
Competitive Dance Coach Responsibilities:
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.
Work with Columbia Public Schools/Columbia Parks and Rec for facility arrangements for practice and games
Identify, organize and carry out activities (NAIA Champions of Character community service outreach, workshops, clinics, summer camps, 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
Reports To: Director of Athletics
To Apply: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, sample choreography and three references with contact information to email@example.com, and complete an online Stephens College application. The successful candidate must pass a college background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, master’s degree preferred
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
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Stephens College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Columbia, Missouri. It is a proud member of the NAIA, American Midwest Conference (AMC) supporting eight varsity sports. Columbia, Missouri, which is home to a flagship public university and two private colleges, is located conveniently between Kansas City and St. Louis.Founded in 1833, Stephens is one of the oldest women's c...ollege in the country offering innovative, career-focused programs with an emphasis on creative arts and sciences. The school emphasizes leadership, is committed to serving and education women of all ages and is dedicated to providing exceptional service & support to a diverse population of learners.