BELGRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT Assistant Cheer Coach in BELGRADE, Montana

Reports to: Activities Director and Head Cheer CoachSeason Dates Fall: August 9, 2018 - November 17, 2018 Winter: November 15, 2018 - March 9, 2019 Purpose Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in competitive Cheerleader techniques to preparethem for events or competition. Essential Job Duties Works with cheerleaders during practices and meets.Assesses skills and assigns team positions.Assists in developing a regular practice schedule and organizes practice time to provide both individual and team development.Works with the Head Coach and the Athletics Director in scheduling facilities for practices and competition.Assists in coaching and instructing cheerleaders, individually or in groups, regarding the rules, regulations, equipment, and techniques of the sport.Observes cheerleaders, during events and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement.Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior and provides proper supervision of students at all times.Follows established procedures in the event of an injury.Conferences with parents/guardians, as necessary, regarding the performance of their student.Follows state, regional, and district regulations governing the program.Models sports-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards cheerleaders, officials, and spectators.Follows established procedures for supplies and uniforms.As requested, participates in special activities to include parents night, banquets, award nights, and pep assemblies.Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.Knowledge Skills AbilitiesThorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport.Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job related equipment.Ability to problem solve to analyze issue.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, the public, and staff members.Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules.Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions.Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies.Skill in adhering to safety practices.QualificationsAny combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.Some experience as a competitive Cheerleader coach at the high school level is preferred.Must possess effective coaching techniques and skills.Necessary special requirements: Montana Drivers license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date.Must be able to travel with the team as needed/requested for sporting events.Physical and Mental Demands and Work HazardsMust have the ability to stand for extended periods of time.Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations.May work outside to attend sporting events, which may cause exposure to varying temperature extremes.Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.Regularly required to sit and regularly walks and stands.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; so