Position Summary: Coach and administer a Cheerleading Club Sport Program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Plan and direct the overall training strategy for the Harvard Cheerleading Club. In conjunction with the Club Sports Coordinator establish practice, competition, and travel schedules/logistics. •Instruct, condition, and develop Cheerleading Club participants. •Ensure adherence to all safety policies/procedures and maintain high standards of conduct and discipline. •Supervise and mentor participants and assistant coaches. •Establish game schedule with Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and provide management and oversight at said required athletic contests and events. •Communicate effectively with Associate AD for Marketing, Assistant AD for Recreation and club participants so that students develop their full potential as individuals and athletes. •Assist in fundraising efforts and serve as liaison to the Friends of Harvard Cheerleading. •Performs related duties as required.
General Requirements (education, years of experience, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required. 2-4 years coaching at the collegiate level or high school level. Demonstrated ability to work with and relate well to students. Excellent sport specific technical, tactical and strategic knowledge. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills necessary. Understanding of Harvard academic environment and athletic philosophy preferred. Ability to work in accordance with the rules set forth by Harvard University Athletics. Ability to relate with constituencies outside of the department as well as department administration and other coaches. Ability to work independently and without immediate supervision.
Technology Skills Required: Basic proficiency in excel, word, and file maker pro preferred. Basic internet and email capabilities.
Competencies Required (skills/behaviors):
Special Requirements: (Special Licenses, certifications, etc.): CPR and First Aid certification.
Physical Requirements: The coach is required to be able to teach proper technique for all movements, including but not limited to pyramids, stunts, basket tosses, and all other routines. The coach needs to be able to moderate practice routines based on skill level and the strength and coordination required for each technique. The coach needs the experience and abilities to teach and educate each team member on proper safety guidelines, specific to each technique.
About Harvard University
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.