Plan, develop and direct practices, game day performances and community appearances of the spirit squad. Provide academic advising and organize study groups and individual tutoring for selected student-athletes. In addition, ensure educational support to student-athletes beyond the classroom setting.
Daily administration and supervision of the spirit squad.
Recruiting of cheer and dance student-athletes.
Coordinating tryouts and spirit camps.
Scheduling and overseeing group routines and travel.
Scheduling and being present at practices and athletic events specified by the Athletic Department.
Monitor academic progress and eligibility status of spirit squad athletes.
Monitor the operation of the lab located in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Center including the hours of operations and staffing of the lab.
Understand the student group being served and work toward improving students’ academic skills.
Refer student-athlete to appropriate personnel, problems related to student-athletes needing special academic or personal assistance.
Assist selected student-athletes with organizing academic study groups.
Schedule individual tutoring sessions for student-athletes with appropriate faculty or student tutors as necessary and when requested.
Prepare academic plans.
Other related duties as assigned.
Experience: Previous collegiate coaching experience. Knowledge in the planning and implementation of fundraising programs. Experience with recruiting high quality athletes and coordinating tryouts. Experience with budget management. Working knowledge of the (NCA) National Cheerleading Association or the (UCA). Universal Cheerleading Association. Demonstrated experience in academic advising/organizing study groups/individual tutoring in higher education and at an accredited institution.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Certification from the USAG or AACCA required.
Interpersonal Skills: Work normally involves contacts with persons beyond immediate associates generally regarding routine matters for purposes of giving or obtaining information which may require some discussion. Outside contacts take the form of service to the public (students, visitors or vendors) requiring ordinary courtesy in providing assistance and information.
Other Skills: Must have a passion for excellence and a commitment toward student success. Must have knowledge of national rules and regulations. Computer skills required. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as an ability to interact with a wide variety of people in various situations. Ability to maintain confidential information in professional manner required, ability to recruit off campus and to lead and supervise student athletes.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands for this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Spirit Squad Coach. The essential functions are but not limited to lifting, carrying equipment, sitting, climbing, kneeling, standing and walking. Requires the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. It also requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; extended standing, walking and repetitive leg and arm movements; occasional bending; reaching forward, side-to-side, downward and overhead; and squatting and kneeling. Job requires above average agility and dexterity.
Work Environment: Work is generally indoors but could be occasional exposure to variable conditions such as the outdoors and weather.
About Garden City Community College
The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.
The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.
The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.
The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original... Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.
GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.