Summary: Queens University of Charlotte, an NCAA Division II affiliate, is seeking qualified candidates to lead its Cheerleading program. Queens competes in the South Atlantic Conference. This is a part-time, 43 weeks/year position that reports to the senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator. This position is non-exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Plan, organize and direct all activities involved with establishing and running Queens’ Cheerleading program
Provide instruction and development for individual and team improvement, analyze athlete performance, and prepare student-athletes for the highest possible levels of competition
Recruit student-athletes within compliance regulations and Queens’ academic admissions standards
Adhere to all NCAA rules and regulations for the sport
Monitor student-athlete academic performance to ensure academic success and compliance with policies
Coordinate activities for all home and away games including team travel plan, lodging and equipment inventory
Work collaboratively with our strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes
Coordinate transportation of student-athletes to competitions and off campus events
Evaluate and purchase equipment as necessary
Serve as primary budget manager for program operations
Participate in departmental meetings and activities including serving on committees and advisory board commitments
Provide informal support to student-athletes in areas of academic and personal matters
Participate in university fundraising and public relations activities
Participate in sport camps
Support staff in event operations on a regular basis
Adhere to the highest standards of student-athlete welfare
Other duties may be assigned as needed to achieve department and university goals.
Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, child birth and conditions related to pregnancy or child birth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
Collegiate cheerleading and/or coaching experience and proven ability to transfer the knowledge and skills gained to student athletes in a way that supports their academic pursuits first and foremost and ensures their well-being and growth in the sport
In-depth knowledge and understanding of conference and NCAA rules and regulations
Proven skills in recruiting student athletes that prioritize their academic goals with their athletic growth, competition and involvement with the general student body for the betterment of all.
Budget management experience preferred.
Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Proven track record of consistently modeling positive behaviors at all times
Strong follow?up and follow?through skills as well as ability to plan, organize and control projects through to completion
Ability to handle and maintain confidential information and strong understanding of FERPA
Valid, unrestricted U.S. driver’s license
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience and education
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system.
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors, and students.
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems.
Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time.
Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule to meet requirements of the position, including early mornings, nights and weekends.
Must be willing and able to travel (by car, air, bus or other modes as appropriate; overnight stays) with the team to coach the team at away games, as well as travel for to achieve recruiting goals.
Work in office environment and outdoors, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, parents, service providers and vendors.
Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times.
Nestled in a historic tree-filled neighborhood just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, Queens has provided students with transformational experiences for more than 160 years.
A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education. All degree programs are grounded in a liberal arts core to help students hone their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, the university is known for its student-centered mentality, welcoming southern hospitality and talented and caring faculty. Queens fosters student success through an intimate learning environment and excellence in teaching.
In keeping with its Presbyterian heritage, responsibility and service to society are critical components of Queens' culture, as expressed in its motto "Not to be served, but to serve."
Queens emphasizes active, collaborative learning with a focus on a 21st century global curriculum that takes students beyond the classroom and into the Charlotte community and the world... at large. With the city of Charlotte as an extended campus, students have the opportunity to launch into abundant internships, community service and academic partnerships. Undergraduate students must complete at least two internships. In addition, the majority of Queens' undergraduates study internationally in hundreds of countries via faculty-led study tours, international internships, language-immersion programs and semester exchange opportunities.
By graduation, students have obtained a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts and filled with opportunities to ready them for successful careers and meaningful lives.