Head Coach, Women's Acrobatics and Tumbling - Athletics

Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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March 24, 2023
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Head Coach, Women's Acrobatics and Tumbling - Athletics

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generousbenefits include paid time off including holidays and vacation, retirementmatch, and tuition remission for employee and dependents. Details at www.duq.edu/benefits
Location: Intercollegiate Athletics
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 382400
FLSA Status: Exempt


Duquesne University located in Pittsburgh, PA and an NCAA Division I member is accepting applications for the newly established full-time position of Head Women's Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach. The team will begin competition in the Fall 2024.

The candidate chosen for this position will be responsible for the organization, administration, and promotion of all aspects of the Division I Women's Acrobatics & Tumbling program.
As a condition ofemployment, Duquesne University requires all new employees -full-time andpart-time, including adjunct faculty-to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provideproof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from thevaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request formfor review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form,contact [email protected] Employees with approved exemptions will be requiredto be tested on a regular basis.


Responsible for coaching, recruiting, conditioning, evaluation, and overall management for the women's acrobatics & tumbling team within the University mission, NCAA guidelines and NCATA policies.

Participates in continuing education opportunities from the NCATA, USA Gymnastics, and WeCoach to develop technical, recruiting, and administrative knowledge.

Responsible for working with the Sport Administrator and Assistant AD for Business to manage all budgets and financial matters for the program.
Ensures all expenditures are properly documented and in compliance with University and NCAA guidelines.

Establishes coaching strategies and teaching methods to develop student athletes' skills and teamwork.

Analyzes performance of team and adjust strategies as needed.

Develops policies and procedures for student athletes and coaches.

Compiles team match schedules.

Organizes all aspects of team travel and equipment needs as well as act as primary liaison with off-campus facilities for practices and matches.

Works closely with staffs of academic supports, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning to ensure positive student development.

Annual proficiency in NCAA Certification to Recruit.

Responsible for strictly adhering to all NCAA and University policies and procedures.

Completes other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.

1-3 years of appropriate coaching experience in the sport of acrobatics & tumbling, gymnastics, or cheerleading.

Current certifications in CPR/AED/First Aid (we will recertify, if necessary).

Knowledge of and proficiency in NCAA and NACTA rules/regulations.

Valid driver's license with clean driving record (driving record will be reviewed by insurance).

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination ofexperience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilitiesrequired to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is notlimited to, the following:

Excellent management and organizational abilities required.

Demonstratedsuccess in recruitment and retention of student-athletes.

Proficiency inMicrosoft Office products.

Travel and non-traditional hours

Ability andwillingness to drive van transport.

Commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, andrecognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity andrespect consistent with the University's Mission. Demonstrated experience with, andunderstanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students,faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with theUniversity Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the Universityand to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. Themission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit ofservice, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and anecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact informationfor three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University valuesequality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. Weaspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflectscontemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campuscommunity. We particularly encourage applications from members ofunderrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our chartermembership in thisregion's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university andits Spiritan heritage byvisiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement.Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which theysee their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community andfurthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community,the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic inmission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity,Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution andas an employer.

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