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Competitive All-Star Cheer Coach

*Part-Time ; Evening Hours 5- 9 pm & Weekends during Competition Season 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of the Gymnastics Director, the Gymnastics/Cheerleading Instructor (Coach) teaches the competitive gymnastics and/or cheerleading team.  The instructor is responsible for planning, organizing, and documenting each lesson.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and teach the competitive team and/or pre-team.  It is necessary to teach at least one    of the following:  pre-gym, instructional or progressive gymnastics class.
  • Supervise “open gym” time.
  • Supervise a birthday party according to the guidelines set forth in the manual.
  • Complete all paperwork concerning USAG and AAU memberships and meet entries.
  • Participate in parent conferences when the situation arises.
  • Complete quarterly team student evaluations.
  • Prepare for special program presentations including home meets.
  • Monitors the area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary. Ensures the area is neat, orderly and free of all safety impediments.
  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.
  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.
  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Gymnastics Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.
  • Develops and fosters interpersonal relationships between participants, and is pro-active creating an environment of cooperation, friendliness, and helpfulness towards staff and customers.
  • Ensures all necessary supplies are on hand and well maintained at all times.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • All other duties as required and necessary

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association’s policies on background screening
  • Knowledge and understanding of skills and progressions regarding gymnastics class instruction
  • Knowledge and understanding regarding the USAG Gymnastics guidelines, policies, and recommendations
  • Knowledge and understanding regarding the AAU Gymnastics guidelines, policies, and recommendations
  • Enthusiasm for the sport of gymnastics and children
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be a self starter, with high energy and a positive attitude
  • Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • All Star Cheer Coach experience required
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required
  • Completion of YMCA of the USA Child Abuse and Neglect class
  • Completion of the YMCA’s Blood Borne Pathogens training
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to perform a range of dance movements relative to the classes. Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
  • Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks. The employee frequently is required to reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds, bending reaching, and kneeling to execute routines and/or utilize equipment.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

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