Head Coach, Cheer
Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired
by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We
seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our
mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as
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Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Title: Head Coach, Cheer
Department: Department of Student Activities
Reports to: Director of Student Activites & Recreational
Status: Part-time, Non-Benefits Eligible, Seasonal
Position Summary: This position is responsible for
management of Benedictine University Cheerleading program.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
1. Develop a cheerleading program to include choreography, cheer,
stunts and gymnastics.
2. Plan and coordinate all try-outs for the team: including
recruitment, advertising, physical clearances and scheduling of
3. Schedule and attend try-outs and practices for the team. Ensure
that space is secured on campus through Athletics.
4. Maintain a calendar of practices and events including but not
limited to the team's presence and support of all Football, Men's
and Women's home basketball games and applicable tournaments.
5. Prepare the team for on-campus and university related
engagements including but not limited to Homecoming, Pep Rallies,
and requested events.
1. Maintain and update rosters and emergency contact information of
all team members.
2. Maintain appearance and demeanor that communicates confidence,
confidentiality, and professionalism.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferred
Experience: Prior coaching experiences and experience in
Athletics or related field is preferred. Is employable under
Benedictine University employment policies.
Specific Skills: Ability to effectively communicate with
students, staff and administration. Strong interpersonal and
organizational skills. College Cheerleading and Cheerleading
Competition experience preferred. Setting in Benedictine University
campus, Lisle, IL.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, Certifications: Organizational
skills, interpersonal skills, and budget management skills and
demonstrated supervisory skills.
Valid driver’s license; CPR/First Aid/ AED certification
Physical Requirements: Ability to handle varying levels of
stress while maintaining professional demeanor. Possible lifting,
bending, walking, kneeling, stretching, and stooping. Frequent
districtwide and statewide travel; frequent prolonged and irregular
hours; outdoor exposure to sun/heat or cold weather. Ability to
speak clearly so listeners can understand. Understand the speech of
another person. See details of objects that are less than a few
feet away or are more than a few feet away. Must be able to stand
for long periods of time. General Customer service and office
Working Conditions: Office environment. Nights and weekends
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all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited
to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof
of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.
Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.