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Head Coach, Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics (5047U) 2357 - 2357
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2019
Title Head Coach, Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics (5047U) 2357 - 2357
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Cal Recreational Sports
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Head Coach, Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics (5047U) 2357 - 2357

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 6, 2019

Departmental Overview

Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity for cooperative and competitive play, Recreational Sports teaches life-long fitness skills, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, and helps to balance the stress of studying and working in a rigorous academic environment. Visit us at


  • Proposes budgets, grants, and purchases for gymnastic program.
  • Determines the coaching strategies, goals and objectives for the competitive and recreational youth gymnastic program on a short and long term basis.
  • Proposes and implements coach and instructor recruitment strategy in support of employee hiring fulfillment. Assumes full team and program responsibility for individual athlete and participant performance. Monitors the safety, physical and mental well-being of athletes and participants. Ensures that all staff is qualified for the levels they are coaching or instructing and that all drills and skills are safe and effective. Monitors gymnastics equipment to ensure safety and proper function.
  • Evaluates participant performance and designs instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and biomechanical principles. Develops gymnastic routines for multiple skill levels and coaches on technique.
  • Coaches and supports team at all competitive events.
  • Plans, conducts, and supervises practice and conditioning sessions. Participates in the training and development of the competitive team coaches. Steps in to coach any level and class when needed.
  • Ensures adherence to all governing rules, policies and procedures set by USAG, UC Regents, UC Berkeley, Recreational Sports, and Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics.
  • Collaborates with coaches and instructors to assess participants' skills and to assign team or activity positions. Evaluates participants and documents progress in accordance with USAG and program standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have effective interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with sports participants.
  • Must be able to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and effective communications abilities, verbally and in writing.
  • Must have specialized knowledge of competitive gymnastics.
  • Must have leadership skills to mentor and develop athletes or all ages and abilities.
  • Previous experience working with age levels specific to an activity.
  • Must have 10+ years of recreational, Compulsory, Xcel, and Optional gymnastics coaching at all levels of gymnastics.

  • Standard First Aid Training Certification.
  • Previous experience working with age level specific to an activity.

Licenses or certifications, if any:
  • Current USAG Coach Certification.
  • Current on all USAG Safety and Standards Certifications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience.
  • Red Cross CPR certification.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a one year contract appoinmnet form January 3, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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