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Head Cheerleading Coach

Position Summary

The Head Coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program, including but not limited to recruiting, scheduling, training, monitoring academic progress, promotions, fundraising and coaching team members.  The Head Coach is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the NAIA.  This is a full time, twelve-month position.

Essential Functions

  • Directing all aspects of the coaching and management of the Cheerleading program,
  • Oversee assistant coaches and peripheral members of the program staff,
  • Recruiting and scouting in accordance with the NAIA, Heart, and Benedictine College policies and procedures,
  • Train and coach members of the program,
  • Budget management, fundraising, and alumni development,
  • Supporting the academic and personal development of all athletes,
  • Visible, fully integrated member of the College community,
  • Annually propose an effective and competitive schedule for approval by the Athletic Director,
  • Recommend scholarship awards for student-athletes,
  • Responsible for tracking the admissions and eligibility process involving recruited student-athletes, and for working collaboratively with the Faculty Athletic Representative in this regard,
  • Responsible for complying with the rules and regulations of the NAIA as it relates to the program,
  • Represent Benedictine College and the program in a professional manner, 
  • Responsible for being a proponent of the NAIA Champions of Character Program, and
  • Be opened to living within the Atchison community.

Position Qualifications

Competency Statement(s)

  • Strong preference for coaching experience as a head coach

  • Commitment to the overall development of the student-athlete and the mission of the College 

  • High level of personal integrity 

  • Outstanding work ethic 

  • Knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules and regulations 

  • Demonstrated success in recruitment. Experience recruiting scholarship athletes highly desirable 

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire student-athletes to develop to their fullest potential 

  • Outstanding skills in oral and written communication 

  • Good organizational ability and computer competency 


Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred 


A minimum of three to five years of successful coaching experience at the collegiate or high school level. 


Apply for this Position

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.