Assistant Cheer Coach (JCHS)
Geary County School District USD 475
Title: Assistant Cheer Coach
The job of Assistant Athletics Coach – High School is done for the purpose/s for working with coaches/athletic directors at all levels to design, implement, and maintain a cohesive 7-12 athletic program in his/her respective sport that supports the district philosophy for athletics.
This job reports to Athletic Activities Director and/or Building Principal.
- Have thorough knowledge of district and Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) policies/guidelines.
- Effectively collaborate with lead coach/high school head coach to establish a comprehensive program that develops fundamental skills related to their sport.
- Conduct themselves in a way by action and public communications that reflects confidence and respect for Geary County Schools USD 475.
- Emphasize academic excellence, set high standards, and continually monitor their student athlete’s academic progress.
- Help prepare student athletes for the next level, be aware of KSHSAA, NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA eligibility requirements and make student athletes aware of the opportunities available to them.
- Assist in pre-season planning well in advance of starting date for the season.
- Participate in meetings before, during, and after the season. These meetings can be used to prevent, solve, or manage problems of the group, present new coaching techniques, develop procedures, and/or address issues about the sports curriculum.
- Provide guidance and leadership to student athletes, student managers, and statisticians as to their expectations and assigned duties. Cooperate fully with maintenance staff, transportation staff, and others similarly involved in overall program.
- Provide a safe environment for practice and games.
- Use sound and acceptable teaching practices and coaching techniques.
- Assist in running well-organized practice sessions utilizing staff to maximum potential.
- Assist in preparing and implementing a well-organized game plan.
- Adhere to and follow sound training principles.
- Adhere to a highly efficient and technically sound program of injury prevention and rehabilitation. When injuries occur, follow a prescribed routine and maintain good communications with patient, trainer, doctor, and parents.
- Assist in uniform/equipment accountability, including inventory, repair, reconditioning, and replacement.
- Complete all paperwork, reports, and other documents required by the lead coach/high school head coach/athletic director(s)/principal.
- Establish a dialogue with lead/head coach in regard to maintaining and purchase equipment, uniforms and request facilities repair services when needed.
- Attend meetings as required by lead/head coach/athletic director(s)/principal.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; administering first aid; applying pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; and organizing and communicating information and concepts.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: equipment used in activity/program; injury prevention and appropriate treatment
protocols; pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; participant eligibility, attendance and discipline guidelines; public relations protocols; relevant professional standards and practices; and safety practices and procedures.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of
guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds; dealing with frequent interruptions; exhibiting strong leadership; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; modeling sportsmanship and enforcing sportsmanlike behavior among students; motivating participating student athletes; providing a firm, fair, and consistent discipline approach; traveling to off campus athletic events; traveling to off campus competitions; and working extended hours that may include evenings and/or weekends.
Responsibilities include working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units are often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and some fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required. KSDE certification preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in job-related area preferred. High school diploma or equivalent.
Required Testing Certificates and Licenses
CPR-First Aid Certifications
Continuing Educ. / Training Clearances
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance
Minimum hours of in-service per year
FLSA Status BOE Approval Date Salary Grade
Not Applicable Extra Pay/Extra Duty Schedule
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000.