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Cheer Coach

Southern Virginia University
Cheer Coach
Full Time

Southern Virginia University is seeking to hire a talented and motivated Cheer Coach to instruct and lead teams of students who cheer both competitively and in on-campus performances.


Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private residential University. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes students & employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at New tabsvu.edu.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Extensive training in competition cheer
  • Ability to teach a variety of cheer styles and techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience as a cheer coach
  • Previous experience in tumbling
  • Bachelor’s degree and leadership experience


Responsibilities:
  • Choreograph unique routines and teach them to team members
  • Monitor the progress of team members and vary instruction to meet the needs of individual members
  • Supervise tryouts for new team members
  • Plan, organize, and lead practice sessions
  • Assign positions or roles to team members based on strengths and potential
  • Engage, encourage, and motivate students to excel academically
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to perform cheer techniques at a level necessary to instruct team members
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time


Southern Virginia University Mission Statement

We are a private, self-reliant, residential University aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.



Culture & Environment

We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the departments we serve across the University. We foster a work environment in which we openly assess, critique, discuss and revise projects and ideas with courtesy and diplomacy.

Team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills. This includes the ability to take assignments from beginning to completion with minimal supervision.

Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately.



Applications

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to hr@svu.edu.