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Gymnastics Head Coach - Rec & Wellness (Part Time)

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Position type: EAP - Less than 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

Grand Valley State University’s Gymnastics Club is seeking qualified candidates for their Head Coach position. This position is part-time with an annual stipend of $5,000.

About GVSU Gymnastics Club:

The GVSU Gymnastics Club is open to people of all ability levels. They have both competitive and non-competitive team options. The club practices in Grand Rapids 2-3 evenings a week.  Their competitive members compete in 4-5 meets a year along with Nationals.

The Head Coach is responsible for the supervision, planning, and organization of all practices as well as providing mentorship of student-athletes. The Head Coach is expected to attend all practices and competitions. This position will work closely with the team’s Executive Board members and Recreation & Wellness personnel. Duties for the position throughout the year include, but are not limited to: skill development and instructions, practice planning, spotting, and communication with E-Board members regarding team operations. This position is for fall and winter academic semesters, and is renewable each year depending on performance.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, develop, and facilitate practices and training.
  • Work with club’s E-board to coordinate all competitions with opposing institutions and organizations.
  • Serve as an advisor to help organize team’s budget/expenses, ensuring sound accounting practices.  
  • Effectively communicate with conference, opposing schools, GVSU Recreation & Wellness staff, and the club’s student-athletes and E-board.
  • Oversee the hiring and supervision of all assistant/volunteer coaches (if any).
  • Facilitate a program that reflects the mission, vision, and values of the department of Recreation & Wellness and ensures compliance with Club Sport policies and procedures.
  • Have strong understanding and comply with all NAIGC policies, procedures, and expectations.

Required Qualifications

  • Prior gymnastics and coaching gymnastics experience
  • Ability to obtain membership with NAIGC
  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills
  • Ability to put together comprehensive skill development plan, spot, and assist athletes
  • Reliable source of transportation.  Ability for consistent attendance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge about NAIGC and its policies and procedures
  • Previous HS Varsity or College coach experience
  • Strong ties and connections to the local gymnastics community

Salary: $5,000 annual stipend

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Campus: Allendale

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Include a cover letter and resume with application. The online system will allow you to attach these items electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you need assistance, contact Human Resources at 616-331-2215. All inquiries into this position can be sent to the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, Anna Tollefson at

The Recreation & Wellness Department at Grand Valley State University provides quality and inclusive programming for a university of nearly 25,000 students, faculty and staff. The department administers 50+ club sports and 1,300+ participants. For more information go to


Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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