Assistant Dance Coach - Denton, Texas, United States (2024)

Title: Assistant Dance Coach

Employee Classification: Non-Pos Hourly Posting Code

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-Student Affairs

SubDivision-Department: UNT-Student Engagement

Department: UNT-Student Activities Center-160530

Job Location: Denton

Salary: $8,000.00/year

FTE: 0.48

Retirement Eligibility: Not Retirement Eligible

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team.

Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at www.UNTSystem.edu.

Department Summary

One of the goals of the Student Activities is to help students get connected and involved on campus, to maximize their collegiate experience. Through a variety of events, services, and resources, the office provides students and student organizations with opportunities to connect to the university and to other students. Student Activities promotes a sense of community and loyalty to the University while serving to enhance the social, intellectual, and developmental growth of students as individuals or as members of organizations. It does this through three main areas: campus-wide events and traditions; off-campus student services; and student organization services.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Dance Coach with the instruction, direction, and safety of the University of North Texas Dance program. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Spirit/Traditions within the Student Activities and Head Dance Coach. The position requires non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and occasional travel.

Minimum Qualifications

At least two years collegiate dance participant experience. Excellent management, organizational and communication skills, as well as familiarity with current trends in dance performance and safety, are essential.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of competitive dance skills, safety, and administration. Knowledge of instructional techniques and ability to implement classroom management strategies. A high level of verbal and written communication skills, coupled with excellent time management skills. Ability to understand complex scenarios, make informed decisions, and react appropriately in high-pressure situations.

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Dance Coach in the management, administration, and instruction of the dance program in accordance with the University of North Texas, American Conference, NCAA, and AACCA/USA Cheer or competitive dance rules and regulations.
  • Assist with the instruction of dance student-athletes in the proper techniques of competitive dance
  • Assist the Dance Coach with the planning, coordination, and providing instruction for auditions, practices, conditioning, preparatory clinics, and performances at football games, basketball games, camps, competitions, and assigned events. Coordinate dancer appearances and communicate any issues to the Assistant Director of Spirit/Traditions.
  • Assist in ensuring emphasis on safety and welfare of student-athletes during instructional activities (e.g., practices, tryout preparatory clinics), tryouts, performances, and competitions. Work in collaboration with administration to enhance and support university traditions, spirit-building events, and the game-week/day atmosphere for all home football games, men’s and women’s basketball, and other athletic events as needed. Recruit and correspond with potential student-athletes of high character and integrity to participate in the dance program. Develop and maintain relationships with other spirit group personnel to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie between spirit groups, and with student-athlete family and alumni to promote program involvement.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Work Schedule:

Varies-non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and occasional travel

Driving University Vehicle:

Yes

Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:

Benefits:

For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Assistant Dance Coach - Denton, Texas, United States (2024)

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