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HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING ATHLETIC COACH (#High School Cheerleading Athletic Coach)

Aztec Municipal School District

Aztec, New Mexico

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Job Description



Job Description

Athletic Coach


Job Summary

To instruct athletes in the fundamentals skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.  At the same time, the student shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline and self-confidence.


Reports To: Athletic Director/School Principal



  1. Valid New Mexico Coaching Certification
  2. Employment as a teacher in the Aztec Municipal School District (Preferred).
  3. Has previous successful coaching experience in assigned sport.
  4. Has the ability to organize and supervise a total sports program.
  5. The head coach must have substantial knowledge of the technical aspects of the sport and at the same time must continue to examine new theories and procedures pertinent to the field.

Desired Qualifications


  1. Has a thorough knowledge of all athletic policies approved by the Aztec Board of Education and is responsible for their implementation by the entire staff of the sports program.
  2. Has knowledge of existing system, state and NMAA regulations and implements them consistently.
  3. Understands the proper administrative line of command and refers all requests or grievances through proper channels. Is aware of all public/staff/departmental meetings that require attendance.
  4. Delegates specific duties, supervises implementation, and at season’s end, analyzes staff effectiveness and evaluates all assistants.
  5. Maintains discipline, adjusts grievances and works to increase morale and cooperation.
  6. Perform such other duties, which may be assigned by the athletic director.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Is responsible for team selection, athlete position and playing time.
  2. Establishes the fundamental philosophy, skills and techniques to be taught by coaching staff. Designs conferences, clinics and staff meetings to ensure staff awareness of the overall program.
  3. Encourages professional growth by encouraging clinic attendance according to school policy.
  4. Assists the athletic director in scheduling, requesting transportation, and other special needs for tournaments, or playoff events.
  5. Assists in the necessary preparation to scheduled sport events or practices and adheres to scheduled facility times.
  6. Completes reports of all athletic injuries on proper forms and submits to athletic office within 24 hours.
  7. Directs, student managers, assistants and statisticians.
  8. Assists athletes in their college or advanced educational selection.
  9. Participates in the budget process with the athletic director. Recommends equipment guidelines as to type, style, color or technical specifications. Is responsible for operating within budget appropriations.
  10. Is accountable for all equipment and reports the cost of any equipment lost or not returned. Arranges for issuing, storing and reconditioning of equipment and submits annual inventory and current records.
  11. Responsible for cleanliness and maintenance of specific sport equipment. Properly marks and identifies all equipment before issuing or storing.
  12. Examines locker rooms before and after practices and games. Checks on general cleanliness of the facility.
  13. Secures all doors, lights, windows and locks before leaving building when custodians are not on duty.
  14. Instills in each player a respect for equipment and school property, its care and proper use.
  15. Organizes parents, coaches, players and guests for pre-season meetings.
  16. Play an active role in the booster club. Informing them of rules, policies, and changes.
  17. Promote the sport within the school by recruiting athletes that are not participating in sports. Promote sports outside the school through news media, youth organizations or in any other publicity vehicle.
  18. Ensures quality, effectiveness and validity of any oral or written release to local media.
  19. Maintain good public relations with news media, booster club, parents, officials, volunteers and fans.
  20. Presents information to the news media concerning game results, awards, etc.


Assistant coaches in conjunction with the athletic director and the respective principal.



Due to the sensitive nature of this position and access to financial and student information, the highest degree if confidentiality is required.


Qualification Requirements 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to eligible individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Communication and Language Skills

  • Ability to read and analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to assist with preparation of reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, peers and community.

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts.

Other Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers and community; ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to use computers and other technology to accomplish job responsibilities. 
  • Ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently and follow verbal directions. 
  • Ability to work around congested areas. 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule around job responsibilities.


Analytical and Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, verbal or diagram form, and deal with abstract variables.


  • Ability to teach others, work with people and influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. 
  • Ability to perform a variety of duties. 
  • Ability to work with people who express conflicting opinions. 
  • Ability to solve problems, make sound judgments and reach conclusions. 
  • Ability to express personal feelings professionally, and perform effectively under stress.

Physical Attributes

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, type or feel.  The employee may occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee must possess and maintain a current driver’s license.  The employee is frequently required to interact with the public and other staff. 


Certificates, Licenses

  • Must possess or be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Valid New Mexico Coaching Certification 

Term of Employment

  • Determined by school district calendar
  • Salary per district schedule


Performance of duties will be evaluated at least annually in accordance with Aztec School Board Policy.


Physical Rating Level


This position will require the employee to function at a “Medium” physical capacity as defined by Worker’s Compensation Statutes.  “Medium” physical capacity indicates the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally or up to 25 pounds frequently.


Physical Requirement Details

Work Actions

Finger Dexterity
















Repetitive Motions


Right: F

Left: F

Both: F


Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Grasping: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Fine Manipulation: Hand

Right: F

Left: F

Both: F

Use of Head and Neck













Work Positions


























Unprotected Heights




Driving Automotive Equipment




Around Machinery




Temperature Extremes




Noise and Vibration








Dust, Fumes, Odors, Chemicals




Balance and Coordination





Definitions:     R = Rarely = 1% to 9% of an eight hour day

                        O = Occasionally = 10% to 33% of a 7.5 hour work day

                        F = Frequently = 34% to 66% of a 7.5 hour work day

                        C = Continuously = 67% to 100% of a 7.5 hour work day


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this job classification.


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