Middle School Head Cheerleading Coach (2024-2025 SY)

Athletic Department Nashville, Tennessee


Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Employment Type: This is a part-time position for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Salary: The salary for this position is a $2,000 stipend paid in two installments with the season running from August to the end of September.

About Valor: Founded in 2014, Valor Collegiate Academies is a top-performing, public charter school network in Nashville, Tennessee, serving students in Grades 5-12 across three schools. Our mission is to create a community where students of all backgrounds have equitable access to an education that prepares them to live inspired and purposeful lives. This mission is made possible through an innovative school model that balances rigorous academics and whole-child education in an intentionally diverse environment. Learn more about Valor: https://valorcollegiate.org/our-model/

Role Overview:

The VCA athletic department is seeking an experienced and passionate Head Cheer Coach who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives. This individual will lead our Middle School Cheerleading Team.

  • Follow and enforce Valor’s athletic policies and regulations outlined in the Athletic Handbook.

  • Plan, organize, advertise, and conduct tryouts for the program.

  • Create a safe environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

  • Work directly with the Head high school Varsity coach to ensure the overall success and future sustainability of the program.

  • Communicate and work directly with the Athletic Trainer on injuries and rehabilitation.

  • Ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values and mission on and off the field of play with colleagues, scholar-athletes, parents, and the larger community.

  • Attend coaches professional development and meetings scheduled by the athletic department.

  • Evaluate athlete’s skill, to develop and facilitate effective practices and game strategies.

  • Timely and effectively communicate with the athletic director, parents, and players via Band app and email.

  • Supervise practice and competition as scheduled.

  • Maintain an accurate inventory of school equipment.

  • Other duties, as assigned by the Director of Athletics

Key Experiences and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the rules and fundamentals of the sport.

  • Previous experience with a TSSAA or state athletic-sanctioned school preferred.

  • Flexibility with personal schedule to accommodate the needs of the athletic program.

  • A proven track record of high achievement in your sport

  • Grit and perseverance to work within a fast-paced, start-up environment

  • Commitment to using data and technology to personalize development for both adults and scholar-athletes

  • Commitment and enthusiasm for working with an ethnically and economically diverse student body

  • Optimism, resilience, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a burning passion for personal growth and student success.  

Interview Process:

  1. Resume & Cover Letter Review

  2. Phone Interview

  3. Virtual Interview or in-person interview with the Athletic Department

  4. Reference Checks

  5. Offer Extension

Schedule: This is a part-time, hourly role with the need for flexibility, as the majority of practice and game hours will be between the hours of 4 pm-5:30 pm with a 3 pm start time on Mondays. No weekend games or practices.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Valor believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and staff to thrive. As an equal-opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to thrive in a diverse world.