Head Coach Cheerleading

TITLE: Head Coach Cheerleading

Location: Gloria Willis Middle School


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 30 elementary schools- 8 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.- To help our students achieve this goal- the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.


JOB GOAL: Responsible for all levels and all phases of his or her sport.  Particular duties may be assigned to assistants- but the head coach is responsible for things getting done correctly and on schedule.



  • Enforce all rules of the Kansas State High School Activities Association
  • Supervise student athletes during all facets of participation (Examples – competition travel- meetings- practices- etc.) for the purpose of ensuring activities are conducted in an environment with minimal risk of injury to the participant and that the scope of those activities is in keeping with the USD 500 Board of Education mission and policies.
  • Maintain a variety of records for the purpose of complying with district- athletic conference- state and KSHSAA requirements. (Examples: required forms such as the pre-participation physical exam- concussion form- insurance waiver and medical release- activity consent forms- tryout/participation agreement forms- emergency contact information- schedules- equipment inventory- game/student athlete statistics- accurate squad roster- etc.)
  • Verify that no candidate is issued equipment or allowed to practice until he/she has completed a KSHSAA pre-participation physical exam- completed a concussion form- provided signed insurance waiver and medical release and provided tryout/participation agreement forms. Ensure all transfer students have met the KSHSAA eligibility requirements prior to participation. Ensure all participating students have purchased the required activity ticket.
  • Implements practice schedules and other schedules (examples: usage of facilities and equipment- staff assignments- etc.) follow all school and district policies for scheduling facilities for practice- and submit practice schedules to administration and office staff for the purpose of ensuring efficient program operation.
  • Supervise practice sessions and maintain security of the locker room.
  • Report all injuries of participants to proper school officials. Follow injury reporting policy as outlined in coach’s handbook and pursuant to Board of Education policy.
  • Support and follow all athletic trainers assigned to practices/contests and the recommendations from the trainers with regards to student safety- injury and participation.
  • Support and conform to established decisions and policy decisions of a general nature that are in keeping with the established policies and procedures of the school and of USD 500.
  • Organize a system for uniform and equipment checkout- maintain an accurate inventory of all equipment- enforce rules regarding care of equipment- and ensure that all students are accountable at the conclusion of each season.
  • Inform administration of equipment needs to maintain safety and performance of student athletes.
  • Maintain records of evaluation procedures used in the selection process and assess student athletes for the purpose of providing feedback to students on their individual performance and/or determining team placement
  • Conducts and attends a variety of supporting activities for assigned sport (ex. – league meetings- pre/post season coaches meetings- parent orientations- recognition events- banquets- etc.) for the purpose of providing information regarding the program and/or recognizing participants’ accomplishments
  • Develops team and individual practice regimes for student athletes (ex. – strength- speed- agility- nutrition- injury prevention- etc.) for the purpose of enhancing and improving their performance.
  • Evaluates facility and/or playing field for potential hazards- inadequate equipment- etc. for the purpose of implementing and/or assisting in making modifications or recommendations that would reduce the risk of injury.
  • Oversee coaching personnel and student managers for the purpose of providing direction and monitoring activities.
  • Guides coaching personnel- as may be appropriate- in instructional techniques- organization of practices- supervision guidelines and responsibilities- etc. for the purpose of providing guidance and mentoring.
  • Assign duties to coaching personnel and prepare a written evaluation for each coach at the conclusion of the season
  • Advise coaching personnel- parents and athletes of expectations of good sportsmanship. Make certain that coaching staff- parents and athletes know the importance of KSHSAA Rule 52.
  • Monitors student athlete academic eligibility for the purpose of complying with both the KSHSAA requirements as well as the USD 500 Board of Education policy on eligibility. Provide appropriate intervention (ex. – counseling- tutoring- etc.) to students identified as needing assistance to maintain their academic eligibility.
  • High School Only – Report all team scores to the appropriate media outlets for distribution and prepare other public information releases as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Building Principal and/or Athletic Director.



  • Certified teacher or qualify for Rule 10 certification through the Kansas State High Schoo Activities Association.
  • Succsesful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Current certification in CPR and AED

Providing the Athletic Director a list of athletes who are to receive awards at the end of the season and plan the awards ceremony

  • Insuring proper team conduct on trips and during contests
  • Knowing all rules pertaining to his or her sport
  • Treating of injuries or attending to athletes
  • Cleaning and Maintenance of equipment and uniforms
  • Organizing practice sessions


COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.

Performs other related work as required.



Certified teacher or must qualify for Rule 10 approval through the Kansas State High

School Activities Association


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike ore wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.


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 the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Based off USD #500 School Schdule 

SALARY:                               Based on the Kansas City Kansas  Supplemental Salary Schedule     


REPORT TO:                         Board of Education

EVALUATION:                    Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the Board of                                                           Education policy on evaluation.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- tenure- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.



This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


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HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



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Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 11/01/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500 www.kckps.org

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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