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In accordance with the mission of the Department of Athletics, assist in administering the functions of the progress and success of the intercollegiate cheer program within the guidelines of the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference, AACCA and DePaul University. This includes all pre-season, in-season and post-season activities necessary to the development of a squad which promotes the athletics program in a positive and sporting manner.
Responsibilities & Duties
Coaches student squad members on elements of stunting and tumbling under the direction of the Spirit Director.
Collaborates with Spirit Director, Assistant Dance Coach, and other Athletic Department staff to enhance the fan experience at athletic events with responsibilities including, but not limited to preparing for time-outs, half-time, pre-game, post-game and in-game promotional efforts at Men's and Women's Basketball games and other events as needed.
Maintains a current American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification (AACCA) and stays up-to-date in regard to all NCAA policies regarding cheerleader and dancer safety.
Complies with all University, NCAA and BIG EAST Conference rules regarding sportsmanship and ethical conduct and requires same of cheer squad members.
The assistant coach is prohibited from socializing with DePaul students outside of athletic department sanctioned events and shall adhere to all Clery Act requirements.
The assistant coach shall be responsible for the conduct of squad members present during practices.
Performs other duties as required.
Education & Experience
2+ years cheerleading experience at the collegiate level.
Prior coaching experience at the collegiate level.
The Assistant Coach oversees student cheer squad members.
Roster size may vary each year between 12-20 members.
Certifications & Licenses
- Have a current American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA)Safety Certification or have completed it in the past.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Dedication to serving the department, the University and the student-athletes with the highest level of leadership, initiative and integrity.
- Must be able to handle the physical rigors of squad practice and competition, including the ability to spot tumbling and stunts.
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Position is part time and requires working evening and weekend hours during school year.
Attendance is required for practices scheduled in advance during the months of July through May.
Attendance at DePaul University home Men's and Women's Basketball competitions is encouraged but not required.
Salary & Benefits Package:
DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
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