Job Details
Assistant Cheer Coach
Athletics and Coaching
BGSU Main Campus
Salary commensurate with education & experience

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.

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Required Experience:

1 year 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.
  • First Aid and CPR certified or ability to become certified within 30 days of hire and 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:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by August 16, 2022. 

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
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex situations and issues
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse campus populations
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, often changing environment



Fiscal Year
Part Time
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