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Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a Club Sports Head Coach- Club Spirit (Cheer). This part time position serves as the head coach in GCU non divisional sports and is responsible for planning, directing and strategizing sports or athletic programs and tactics for developing winning teams in assigned specialty. Also, assists in organizing, recruiting, coaching and administering sports activities to individuals or groups at the University’s recreational facilities.


  • Ensures all aspects of athletic programs comply with University standards and conference and national affiliation rules and regulations. Identifies potential risk and helps in establishing criteria and plans for correction.
  • Coaches, counsels, advises and mentors student athletes.
  • Works in association with the Athletic Director and the NCAA Compliance Coordinator with record keeping and student-athlete certifications as required by NCAA and University guidelines.
  • Explains and demonstrates the principles, techniques and methods of regulating movement of the human body, kinesiology, bio-mechanics, etc. to achieve proficiency in the assigned activity or sport.
  • Observes students during practice to encourage good athletic skills and provide guidance for improvements. Assesses student-athlete capabilities. Explains and demonstrates use of apparatus and equipment.
  • Promotes good sportsmanship behavior and enforces discipline, establishes and oversees penalties for breach of standards by members of the team.
  • Manages student-athlete off-campus recruiting programs.
  • Assists in organizing competitions and tournaments.
  • Assists and/or executes program development, develops strategies for competitions.
  • Assists in implementing pre- and post-season conditioning and weight training, as necessary.
  • May be involved with student-athlete recruiting as allowed by University and NCAA rules.
  • Lectures on history and purposes of sport.
  • Promotes GCU Club Sports and may attend various events.
  • May perform duties which require irregular hours, out of town and/or overnight travel.
  • Supervisory responsibilities may include all of any of the following: Volunteer Coaches, Graduate Assistants, and/or Trainers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required and a master’s degree is preferred.
  • 1 years’ work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record and occasionally operates University vehicles.
  • CPR, First Aid and Coaches’ Safety Training certifications required; AED helpful.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Part time


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