Assistant Cheer Coach

BGSU Office of Human Resources   Bowling Green, OH   Part-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on October 5, 2021
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Position Summary


The Assistant Cheer Coach is responsible for providing assistance to the Coordinator of Spirit Programs/Head Coach as it relates to recruitment, administration, instruction and training of the cheerleading team, which will perform at BGSU football and basketball games, competitions, campus and community events throughout the year.


Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Coordinator of Spirit Programs/Head Coach in all phases of the BGSU Cheer program including but not limited to, recruiting student athletes, organizing practices and games, scheduling, supervision of academic progress, public relations, and compliance with University and USA Cheer rules.
  • Organize, implement and conduct practice, training, and workout procedures for the development and improvement of individual and team skills based on the USA Cheer regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate records; prepare monitoring reports documenting practice activities and skills progression.
  • Organize and plan progressive cheer practices and performances.
  • Foster student success by maintaining contact with student services, individual faculty members and athletes to insure academic progress and reasonable graduation rates.
  • Develop and maintain of a code of conduct and behavior in agreement with the Coordinator of Spirit Programs/Head Coach. This includes informing student participants of their rights and responsibilities related to continued participation in the cheerleading program and in the classroom.
  • Engage in fund raising activities.
  • Prepare and instruct program participants for the nationals routine.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities


  • Knowledge of cheerleading skills, gymnastics, tumbling, co-ed stunting, and all-female stunting in a collegiate environment
  • Ability to work effectively and establish and maintain relationships with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, athletes, coaches, administration, and others
  • Knowledge of USA Cheer safety rules and regulations
  • Experience in public relations and fundraising
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Evidence of organizational skills, including the ability to organize tasks, set and accomplish priorities and goals, and evaluate continuous progress toward goals
  • Aptitude in directing activities of others and large groups to accomplish a goal
  • Ability to demonstrate and clearly explain cheer skills to student athletes
  • Evidence of strong administrative and management skills


Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • How have you incorporated equity, diversity, and/or inclusion into your current or a previous position?


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Degree must be conferred at the time of application.

Required Experience:

1-year minimum experience performing or teaching co-ed stunting and stunting in a collegiate environment.

Required Certifications:

  • USA Cheer Certification – must have before start of employment and must be renewed every two years.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification – must be renewed every two years.


Part-time, nine-month administrative staff position available. Work hours 10 per week.  Limited benefits package available which includes retirement, workers compensation, unemployment coverage and Medicare. However, no insurance benefits are available.


Deadline to apply:  October 19, 2021


To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


BGSU Office of Human Resources

1851 N Research Drive
Bowling Green , OH