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New York Edge Cheerleading Instructor in New York, New York

Please note submission of duplicate applications of Cheer-leading Specialist will prolong the screening process. Do not submit duplicate applications. Thank you.

About Us:

The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life.


Lead Coach provides targeted, skills instruction, coaching youth and training staff in New York Edge after-school programs. They facilitate New York Edge Three-Season Sports/Physical Activity Model as specified by the Center for Sports Instruction. Lead Coaches organize and provide physical activity professional development to ensure the safe, effective delivery of all program activities. Must provide instructional support at sport-specific professional development trainings and stress appropriate coaching techniques.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure projects are structured , age-appropriate, and have clear learning goals based on the provided sports curricula.

  • Deliver and assist with all clinic and organization wide sports programs.

  • Maintain communication with After-School Program Director and Center for Sports Instruction Program Managers regarding the centralized calendar of the Center for Sports Instruction programs, leagues, tournaments and special events.

  • Motivate sports specialists and students to participate in organization-wide sports activities

  • Prepare coaches and students for participation in organization-wide sports activities

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and during organizational sports events.

  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to sports specialists, and demonstrate proper use of materials and equipment.

  • Enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of equipment.

  • Ascertain and interpret skills and adapt activities to meet student needs.

  • Prepare facilities for events, tournaments and leagues.

  • Evaluate sports specialists to determine if they are producing desired results.

  • Promotes positive character development in all sports programs.

    Required skills:

  • Must be highly knowledgeable and skilled in cheerleading and have prior experience successfully teaching youth and organizing events.

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required.

  • Must be able to train sports specialists on the curriculum as it applies to cheerleading.

  • Must be responsible, reliable and punctual!

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required

  • Physical requirements, including ability to climb stairs, lift children, perform CPR, communicate by voice, monitor and evaluate events visually and aurally.

  • As an essential worker it is expected at this time, that you have schedule flexibility based on State, Local and Federal pandemic management conditions and requirements (e.g. school closures, training, emergency orders)

  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred

  • Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity preferred as well

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to fingerprinting, employment history, and criminal background check. Please notify New York Edge of any date restrictions you may have during the hiring process


  • Minimum of 2 years of college with experience as a member of an intercollegiate team.

  • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.

  • Minimum of two years of coaching experience is required.

  • Must have passion for New York Edge mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development.

  • Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings. After-School hours can span from 2:30pm-6:00pm, with most programs running from 3-6pm.

  • Able to work Saturdays. Most sports trainings, leagues, tournaments and special events take place on Saturdays between 8am and 4pm, spanning approximately 4 hours during that time frame.

  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activities highly preferred.

  • Candidates who are qualified to lead instruction in more than one activity preferred as well.

    Work Schedule

  • 9-15 hours per week

  • Monday - Friday 2:30pm - 6 pm

    Location: New York, NY

    Cheerleading Specialists will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents and school administration while following DOH Covid-19 guidelines such as wearing PPE and remaining socially distant.

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.