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Graduate Assistant - Student Affairs Representative/Cheerleading Coach

Effective:  July 1, 2020



        1. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

        2. Candidate must be accepted in a graduate program at The University of West Alabama

        3. Prior college cheerleading experience preferred

        4. Prior coaching experience preferred

        5. Ability to interact and work with students, staff, and administration

        6. Must have own transportation and current driver’s license

        7. Available for office hours every week, and some evenings for practice

        8. Knowledge of cheerleading guidelines for safety


The Graduate Assistant Cheerleading Coach/Student Affairs Representative is responsible day-to-day operations of The University of West Alabama Cheerleading Team along with duties as assigned in the area of Student Affairs. Under the supervision of the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs for The University of West Alabama, this position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:



  1. Plan and coordinate all practices and appearances for cheer team, including mascot.

  2. Attend and supervise all home football games, all home men’s and women’s basketball games, and selected volleyball games, as well as, post season games when required.

  3. Attend all cheer practices, clinics, camps, and try-outs for team.

  4. Reserve spaces through facility management.

  5. Create and manage the cheer program budget.

  6. Order, distribute, and collect all cheer team issued equipment.

  7. Work with cheer team to market the program on campus through community events.

  8. Establish itineraries for travel to some away games, and may be required to drive campus vans.

  9. Recruit quality student-athletes.

  10. Instruct proper technique, choreography, and conditioning.

  11. Comply with rules and policies of The University of West Alabama.

  12. Knowledge of NCAA and UCA rules and regulations.

  13. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Student Affairs Representative

  1. Represent the University at school visits and college day and night programs.

  2. Assist in the day-to-day operations within the Office of Student Affairs.

  3. Assist in the planning and implementation of various events/activities within the Office of Student Affairs including, but not limited to, Orientation, Move-In Day, Welcome Back Week, Spring Fest, and Honors Day.

  4. Visit junior colleges and high schools to recruit students. Explain and respond to questions about academic programs, scholarships, student activities, financial aid, and housing consideration to students, parents, and educators.

  5. Conduct campus visit appointments with prospective students.

  6. Facilitate collaborative relationships with various University offices, including Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Athletics.

  7. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Salary: Part-time position; $1,000 monthly stipend (July – April); FREE 12-month on-campus housing (includes shared apartment, utilities, cable, and internet valued at $500/month)


Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.


To Apply: Send the materials listed below to:


                                  Will Atkinson

                                   Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

                                   University of West Alabama, Station 56

                                   Livingston, AL 35470


  1. Cover letter

  2. Current résumé

  3. List of at least three current references

  4. Official transcripts of all college work. Unofficial transcripts will suffice for application. Official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment.


Application packets may be emailed to  


The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.


Minority applications encouraged.

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