Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a part-time position and hours of work and days will be defined by supervisor; Evening and weekend work is required as job duties demand.
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.
Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College's exceptional faculty.
Under the direction of the Director of Intramurals, the individual is responsible for the successful operation, coordination, management, evaluation and supervision of all aspects of the cheerleading program. This includes supervising all practices and contests, recruiting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, and conducting all activities within the rules and regulations of Ramapo College.
Primary responsibility is instructing/teaching our student-athletes how to perform sports specific skills in the sport of Cheerleading.
Supervise all practices and contests.
Conduct all activities within the rules and regulations established by Ramapo College, the NCAA, and other conferences.
Monitor the academic progress of the cheerleaders.
Supervise and coordinate with the Director of Intramurals the timely submission of rosters, eligibility forms, practice schedules, athletes' evaluations, and end-of-session evaluations.
Raise funds as necessary and coordinates with the Director of Intramurals.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, and assist in setting up game/field equipment.
Have knowledge of and ability to instantly implement Athletics' Emergency Medical Plan.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Serves as Athletic Facilities Supervisor when necessary.
Required to work Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings as needed.
Meet with the Director of Intramurals bi-weekly to discuss progress and problems.
Ensures that cheerleaders comply with all rules.
Ensures that cheerleaders comply with all safety requirements as set forth by Ramapo College and AACA.
Plans team choreography and skills development.
Incorporates and builds team morale.
Prepares for competition.
Cheers for home women's and men's basketball games.
Other duties as assigned.
NOTE: You are accountable for knowing and following all the policies and procedures in the Ramapo Coaches Handbook.
• Must have at least two years' experience coaching high school or college teams.
• Must demonstrate ability to recruit or retain student-athletes.
• Must be willing to support the needs of the program and be flexible with scheduling.
• Must be able to communicate objectively with team.
• Requires a commitment to excellence on game day.
• Helps in mentoring our student-athletes.
• Commitment to Division III philosophy of athletics.
Successful collegiate or high school coaching experience preferred.
Knowledge, skill and abilities:
Must demonstrate excellent leadership, organization, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as computer skills.
First Aid/CPR/AED Certified.
EEO Statement: Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo's commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.