The Cheer/Dance Coach will lead all aspects of a competitive cheer/dance program and is responsible for, but not limited to the integration of Christian faith, and the recruitment, retention and academic success of student-athletes. Priority will be given to candidates with former cheer or recruiting experience. In addition to coaching, this position requires leadership in multiple aspects of team management, including budgeting, facilities management, academic support, and retention of quality student athletes. This position will be responsible to maintain compliance with all Montreat College, Appalachian Athletic Conference, and NAIA rules and regulations.
Recruit student athletes for the cheer/dance program who will represent the mission of Montreat College.
Organize and lead practice/training sessions for student-athletes in assigned discipline(s).
Plan comprehensive training plans for student-athletes in assigned discipline(s).
Assist in operational procedures including scheduling, travel, budget management, and statistics.
Attend departmental meetings.
Be familiar with and adhere to departmental policies and procedures as well as NAIA and AAC regulations.
Participate in the college and departmental activities as needed.
Be responsible for the conduct of athletes, both on and off the playing field.
Actively participate with all athletic fundraising programs set forth by the Director of Athletics.
Communicate the needs and maintenance of facilities and equipment to the Director of Athletics.
Assist with travel and facilities management for the cheer/dance program.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Essential Job Functions
Excellent writing skills
Excellent oral communication and relationship skills
Excellent recruiting skills to meet annual roster expectations
Efficiency in computer applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.)
Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions
Hear and understand telephone conversations
Ability to coordinate different tasks simultaneously
Move about the campus freely (including all facilities)
Ability to maintain a clean practice facility
Ability to multi-task
Work closely with the Admissions and Financial Aid office.
Articulate a clear vision for the cheer/dance program
Set goals and objectives based on the needs and capabilities of the population served
Articulate and promote student learning and development in the following areas:
Prescribe and practice ethical behavior
Where appropriate, recruit, select, supervise, and develop others in the organization
Manage financial resources
Plan, budget for, and evaluate personnel and programs
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution is required. Extra consideration will be given to candidates with former cheer experience and/or cheer coaching/recruiting. Candidates must support and affirm the College’s faith statement and Community Life Covenant.
The Cheer/Dance Coach reports to the Athletic Director.
About Montreat College
Montreat College is an independent, Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career, all for the glory of God.
We are more much more than a Christian college. We provide a broad, rigorous liberal arts curriculum for traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students. We also provide leading accelerated programs for adult students, including graduate, professional, and online degree programs. Our goal is to provide higher education that is high quality, relevant, and diverse—united by a single, clear focus.