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Cheer and Dance Graduate Assistant

Date:   March 13, 2019

 

Position Title: Cheer and Dance Graduate Assistant

Department: Athletics

Position Requirements and Preferences:

A. Education Bachelor’s Degree required
B. Experience Experience on a collegiate dance/cheer team and/or experience coaching on a cheer/dance team, studio, etc.
C. Abilities
  • Demonstrated talent in building cohesive teams;
  • Independent decision making and ability to exercise good judgment;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to complete assigned tasks and meeting deadlines;
  • Organizational skills, time management, relationship building, and communication skills essential;
  • Willing to work long hours.

Position Summary:

William Penn University strives to create a vibrant learning community for all of its members, including students, staff, and faculty.  To help foster that community, Graduate Assistants will lead by example and develop others’ leadership capabilities, employ relevant technologies, and actively demonstrate the Quaker virtues of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer your sport/area in total compliance with William Penn, NAIA and HAAC regulations and guidelines.
  • Monitor and stay within the parameters of the cheer and dance budget. All purchases need to be approved by the head coach.
  • Assist with recruiting and retaining student-athletes.
  • Attend Athletic Department meetings.
  • Assist with coordination of travel plans with the Transportation Director.
  • Be a positive role model for athletes and monitor discipline procedures within your sport/area.
  • Encourage/monitor attendance and academic performance as directed by the head coach.
  • Assist with annual inventory.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner and display good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Fulfill all obligations, as established by your program, for the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.
  • Assist in planning practices, player development strategies, and performances/competitions.
  • Be loyal and supportive of the Staff, Faculty and Administration.
  • Cooperate and communicate with the Training Staff.
  • Perform responsibilities of a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and attend annual training.
  • Assist with the supervision of other athletic/university events as needed by the administration.
  • Assist with social media for cheer and dance teams.
  • All Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Head Cheer and Dance Coach

Start Date: August 1, 2019

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Graduate Assistant

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

 

Application Sent to: Send letter of application and resume:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Email: gambella@wmpenn.edu

 

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.