Sport Club Coach - Dance

Sport Club Coach - Dance Job Description

Under the direction of the Competitive Sports Manager, the Assistant Coach for the Dance Team will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and operations of the San Diego State University Dance Team.  The Assistant Coach will assist with designing and implementation of practice schedules and training schemes; member recruitment, auditions, and retention; coordination and submission of competition entries; and achieving the enhancement of team skill performance. This position requires availability for evening and weekend hours.

The Assistant Coach is responsible for the enforcement of rules, policies, and procedures as outlined in the Sport Club Handbook as well as all duties associated with coaching a collegiate club program. The successful candidate will be expected to enforce and comply with all policies and procedures established by Associated Students/SDSU, the Sport Club Program, United Dance Association (UDA), and the United Spirit Association (USA) while serving as a positive role model for the program and SDSU.


Primary Functions

  • Comply with all job expectations as outlined in the Associated Students/SDSU Sport Club Coaching Agreement     
  • Ensure individual and program compliance with all policies and procedures of Associated Students/SDSU, Aztec Recreation, and SDSU Athletics
  • Ensure safety of all team members, assistant coaches, and equipment is the top priority at all times
  • Attend or be represented at all meetings scheduled by San Diego State Athletics, Band, or Sports Club
  • Assist team members in achieving fundraising goals
  • Assist with the coordination of travel arrangements
  • Supervise team members and assume responsibility for their conduct at team functions
  • Work collaboratively with team officers and administrators to develop and achieve program priorities
  • Assist with assessing team members’ performance level for placement in competition routines
  • Maintain team’s positive community standing   
  • Assist in the outreach to alumni to recruit support for the team
  • Represent the team in regional or national meetings with other coaches or organizations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Customer Service and Collaboration

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with various A.S. and University departments
  • Represents the team and Associated Students/SDSU in a professional manner at all times
  • Maintains positive and effective working relationships with all athletes and staff


  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
  • Adheres to Associated Students’ Code of Safe Practices
  • Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence Ensures completion proper documentation is completed for each accident (employee and/or non-employee) and forwards to supervisor
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately


Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred


  • Proficient knowledge of Aztec Recreation programs, facilities, and policies required
  • Knowledge Microsoft applications and Aztec Recreation website required
  • Knowledge and/or participation of Aztec Recreation programs and facilities preferred

Licenses & Certifications:

  • First Aid and CPR/AED certifications required
  • Valid California Drivers’ License and proof of automobile insurance are required

Trainings to be completed within 30 days of hire:

  • Gender Awareness 
  • Anti-Harassment for Supervisors
  • California Defensive Driving Course
  • Attend all mandatory Aztec Recreation/Sport Club Staff meetings and trainings (as directed)


  • Must be able to work with confidential items and understand the importance of confidentiality in project work
  • Must be capable of maintaining positive working relationships with staff and athletes
  • Must be able to exercise tact and exhibit sound professional judgment
  • Must be able to work well with different work styles
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and follow projects through to completion
  • Commitment to adhere to all the policies, rules, and regulations of Associated Students/SDSU, Aztec Recreation and sport leagues


  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and ability to recruit, train, and evaluate collegiate student athletes
  • Have a strong coaching background with an emphasis on skill development and leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with student athletes, team officers, coaches, administrators and alumni
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving participants with patience, good judgment, and with diplomacy is expected


This is a part-time hourly position. Flexibility and willingness to work up to 25 hours per week. Employee schedules vary according to team needs throughout the academic year.

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. 

Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of programs; programs may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: extreme cold, ice, lighting and temperature are adequate, and hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, chemicals, etc. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, wind, rain, weather, dust, pollens and other environmental risks.

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.

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, climbing, and working in confined space, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying loads up to 25 pounds. Work may require standing and moving for extended periods.


Inside the Organization:

  • Reports to Competitive Sports Manager
  • Interacts with Competitive Sports Supervisor, Competitive Sport Program Lead, Competitive Sports Office Assistant and Competitive Sport Officials
  • Interfaces with other Aztec Recreation Staff, Sport Club Coaches, and Athletic Training Staff

Outside the Organization:

  • Related University Personnel
  • Sport Governing Body
  • Other Universities and Colleges
  • Professional Organizations

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:  Out of Range, $13.00-25.00

A background check (including a criminal records check) and Live Scan must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.

MVR and DMV record review is required for positions that drive university vehicles and/or passengers for program related trips.