Cheer Coach

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Taylor is seeking a joyful, exuberant Cheer Coach to lead our Ram Cheer Squad to new heights!

Our squad has grown significantly over the past few years – in skill and number – and we need a talented coach/director to continue to grow and strengthen the program (we will also be interested in starting a high school squad in the near future).

St. Mary’s is the oldest private school in Williamson County (est. 1896), and we were the first in the Diocese to return to our Classical teaching methods five years ago. We are also the first Chesterton Academy in Texas, leading the way in establishing a faithfully Catholic, joyful high school.

Come join our awesome team here at St. Mary’s Catholic School!

Thank you and see you soon!

Ministerial Character

The pastor and the principal are the visible foundation of the school which the Bishop has entrusted to the pastor and principal. Together with the pastor, the principal makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the school. In order to fulfill this mission, the principal employs suitable, chosen collaborators. The principal shares with them Christ’s mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed in the school help to extend the ministry of the pastor and the principal in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the pastor and the principal in the performance of their ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Coach fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by developing, initiating, and administering the program in a particular sport which adequately prepares the student athlete for interscholastic competition. The Coach is recommended to the principal by the athletic director, hired by the principal, and evaluated in consultation with the athletic director.

Essential Duties

● Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
● Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
● Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
● Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
● Models professional conduct and sensible sportsmanship while instilling these characteristics within team members
● Conducts practice sessions and games according to local diocesan policy and league regulations
● Schedules practices, pep rallies, and games in consultation with the athletic director and coaches
● Verifies student eligibility to practice and participate by completion of physicals, release/hold harmless, and registration
● Monitors the physical condition and fitness of participants and reports injuries to parents and school officials

● Continually monitors and supervises all activities of the participants at all practices and games
● Teaches essential safety skills and strategies to student athletes; monitors safety compliance
● Follows school and diocesan policies regarding academic eligibility, safety guidelines, and transportation rules
● Distributes and collects all athletic equipment and uniforms
● Communicates with athletic director, faculty, and staff in the Teacher Weekly Announcements regarding need for early dismissals, field, and gym use one week prior to the activity
● Ensures that emergency contact information is available at practices and games
● Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
● Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
● Able to instruct athletes about proper strategy, skills, and rules of the game
● Able to motivate student athletes to perform optimally as an individual athlete and team member
● Uses approved, corrective, and positive discipline procedures in dealing with inappropriate student conduct
● Collaborates with school personnel to enhance the work environment and support academic programming
● Conferences with parents upon request and responds to messages in a timely manner

Cheer Essential Duties

● Attend all cheerleader fundraising events
● Attend cheer camp with squad
● Attend cheer work week
● Attend all practices and painting in preparation for season.
● Coordinate all practice times with facility availability
● Coordinate ordering cheer uniforms that meet school administration standards
● Collect money for cheer fees, uniforms, and other cheer projects
● Attend Elementary, Junior High, and/or Varsity games according to your assignment
● Coordinate transportation for all cheerleaders and supervise cheerleaders during transportation to-and-from games
● Supervise the squad from arrival to departure at games and events

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
● Knowledge of adolescent physical development and sport skills and regulations
● Expertise, knowledge, and competency in fundamentals of the sport
● Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
● Able to work well with others in the school community
● Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
● Skill in motivating and engaging student athletes
● Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
● Skill in job appropriate technology
● Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications

● High school or equivalent

● Previous coaching and/or playing experience

Certifications and Training:
● Current CPR certification and first aid training
● Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.

Working Conditions

● Required to work some nights and weekends
● Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress
● Required to work in standard gym, field, and school conditions

Employee Certification

All employees must adhere to the Catholic Schools Standards of Conduct, the Diocese of Austin EIM policies, and the social, ethical, and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as interpreted by the Bishop of Austin.

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