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Spirit Director

  • 499589
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: May 17 2024 at 09:00 CDT
  • Athletics

Job Summary:

The Spirit Director is responsible for providing administrative support and technical training to the TCU Cheerleading Squads, Dance Team, Mascot Program, Rangers Program as well as other activities within TCU Athletics.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Leads a team of Spirit Staff in the planning, critiquing and implementing of strategies designed to achieve success in the area of overall spirit including but not limited to Cheerleaders (All Girl and CoEd Teams), Dance Team (Showgirls), Mascot (SuperFrog) and Rangers Program.
2. Works closely with the TCU band to coordinate appearances, performances, and other band and spirit supported campus events.
3. Along with the other Spirit Staff: Prepares, organizes and attends all practice sessions, games, pep rallies, performances, appearances, and off-season trainings, advising, technical training and coaching services to the squad at all events.
4. Provides coaching services and professional support at all out-of-town events including traveling with the squad to and from events.
5. Works with TCU Athletics Marketing staff to elevate the game day experience and remain competitive within the Big 12 Conference. Acts as a representative for all TCU Spirit teams.
6. Maintains effective budget management by scheduling and approving expenditures, allocating program funds, and preparing budget recommendations.
7. Plans, coordinates, and oversees the implementation of fundraising activities; tryout and recruitment activities; pre-camp/camp activities.
8. Reviews, maintains, and upholds the Spirit Program Policies and Procedures Handbook.
9. Serves as the contact person for all TCU Spirit Appearances. Assists with maintaining appearance schedules for various TCU Spirit teams.
10. Monitors academic progress of squad members and serves as a resource for personal issues such as nutrition, social, and family issues.
11. Maintains regular office hours and attends department administrative planning meeting as needed.
12. Accomplishes staff results by hiring, training, advising, and evaluating TCU Spirit staff.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Three years of work experience with a collegiate team; cheerleader or dance, including advising.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Work experience with a collegiate team in a professional setting
• Five or more years of work experience with a collegiate team; cheerleader or dance, including advising

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of basic advising and counseling techniques.
• Knowledge and understanding of college student development and learning.
• Knowledge of teaching, coaching and current trends in cheerleading and dance.
• Knowledge of crowd involvement and safety measures.
• Skill in planning and organizing performances.
• Skill in communication, presentation and interpersonal techniques.
• Ability to be involved in either NCA or UCA.
• Ability to obtain AACCA Certification.
• Ability to adhere to and support university spirit squad priorities, philosophy and guidelines.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors/outdoors and not sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
• This is an on-campus and in-person role.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 


This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations.  An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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