Advertised Salary: $36,000 minimum, commensurate with Experience plus excellent benefits
Coordinate and direct the day-to-day operations of the Utah State University Spirit Squad (USU Spirit Squad) including the Cheer Squad (Co-Ed), the Aggiette Dance Team, and two mascots (Big Blue). Serve as a positive role model for students through ethical and professional conduct.
• Exempt, 100% time, and full benefits • Sports covered: Football, Women's volleyball, Women's Soccer, Men and Women's Basketball, Women's softball and Women's gymnastics
Responsibility #1 Teach, Educate and train all members of the Utah State University Spirit Squad.
· Organize, teach, direct and advise all practice sessions, condidtioning workouts, events and games for the Cheer Squad, Aggiettes and Big Blue
· Educate, train and adhere to the safety rules and regulations set forth by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administration (AACCAA) as well as other industry safety standards, rules, and regulations of the program
· Maintain knowledge of and uphold NCAA and Mountain West Conference Cheerleading rules and regulations
Responsibility #2 Organize and schedule practices, appearances, travel, etc. of the Utah State University Spirit Squad.
· Schedule all practice facilities
· Schedule all appearances for Big Blue and members of the Spirit Squad
· Prepare game plan for each sport and/or appearance
· Coordinate halftimes and timeout performances for football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball and gymnastics in conjunction with athletic game management personnel
· Organize all travel arrangements
· Work with the Big Blue's on crowd engagement
· Organize the cleaning and maintenance of Big Blue's costume
· Edit and prepare all music for performances
Responsibility #3 Support the Spirit Squad in fulfilling the objectives and goals of their respective positions as members of the Spirit Squad and also as students of the University.
· Establish an open, working relationship between students and advisor
· Develop programs and training that build self-confidence in students
· Monitor Spirit Squad members grades
· Assist in coordinating academic support for students who are in need of assistance
Responsibility #4 Recruitment and Personal Development.
· Publicize, promote and recruit new Spirit Squad members
· Meet with prospective and current students who have an interest in the Spirit Squad
· Prepare and coordinate auditions and selection process of new members each year
· Prepare and direct an annual training workshop for all members
· Attend a summer camp in order to keep updated with new rules/regulations as well as styles/changes of routines
· Attend any conference, workshop or classes as determined and approved necessary for job skills or personal development
Responsibility #5 Serve as a liaison between other University departments and visiting Universities Spirit Squads.
· Work closely with the Athletic Department in the preparation and needs for each game
· Coordinate with the USU Marching Band during football season, and the USU Pep Band during basketball season for University sanctioned appearances and performances
· Work closely with the USU Alumni Association for any Alumni events and appearances
· Coordinate music with the facilities sound system crews
· Attend weekly game management meetings
· Attend, prepare & coordinate pep-rally activities for alumni, community functions and President's activities/events
· Organize and direct community service appearances for the Spirit Squad for local elementary functions and grand openings for restaurants, stores, Special Olympics, etc.
· Attend Student Involvement & Leadership Center staff meetings
· Coordinate with visiting spirit squads to meet their needs and establish an organized working relationship
Responsibility #6 Direct and maintain all budget and financial concerns for any account dealing with the Spirit Squad.
· Oversee the Spirit Squad budget
· Review all purchase orders, check requests, and travel authorizations for the Spirit Squad
· Turn in receipts in a timely manner
· Research possible outside funding resources for additional scholarships
Responsibility #8 Perform responsibilities for and serve on committees as assigned by the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Associate Directors of Student Involvement and Leadership center as well the Associate Vice President and Vice President for Student Affairs.
· Aggie BLUE Leadership Conference
· SILC Calendar
· Day on the Quad
· Help with the Student Involvement and Leadership Centers larger events (HOWL, Mardi Gras and End of the Year Bash)
Responsibility #9 Other duties as assigned
· Prior experience owning or managing a dance/cheer program or prior experience coaching a high school dance/cheer team or prior experience coaching a collegiate dance/cheer program
· Current or recent American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrator (AACCA) certification
· Ability to work nights, weekends and extended travel trips
· Technical knowledge of how to properly coach and spot intermediate to advanced tumbling skills
· Technical knowledge of how to properly coach and spot intermediate to advanced level partner stunting, cheer stunts and pyramids
· Valid driver's license
· Ability to pass a background check
· Bachelor's degree in physical education, sports and fitness administration or a related field
· Collegiate or higher head cheer/dance coaching experience
· First Aid, CPR, concussion, heat illness prevention, maltreatment training
· Participation on collegiate dance or cheer program
$36,000 minimum, commensurate with Experience plus excellent benefits
Physical ability to safely and properly spot intermediate to advanced stunts and tumbling
Ability to lift more than 50 pounds, bending, and standing
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
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The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
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