Coordinator, Inclusive Recreation (4136U) 25877
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles
, our Principles of Community
, and our Strategic Plan.
Enhancing the health and wellness of our Cal community is a big job. Rec Sports is dedicated to providing an ongoing variety of educational, fitness, and wellness opportunities to support a healthy lifestyle. We offer classes and facilities to support our students, faculty, and staff in both their personal growth and physical fitness goals.
The Inclusive Recreation (IR) program encompasses extensive networking and outreach efforts, staff training, fitness, wellness, and sports activities for underserved student populations and Rec Sports members. Additional responsibilities include adapting existing and new activities and services to provide access for all rec center members, providing direct one on one service to individuals and others needing accommodations. The IR program reaches an underserved population that may require specialized equipment and staff with expert skill and certification due to the complexity of meeting the needs of various user groups.
Inclusive Recreation (IR) reports to the Rec Sports Associate Director, Director of Fitness and collaborates closely with all other Rec Sports professional staff. The Coordinator serves as an active member of the Division of Student Affairs Student Services and the UCB Community, serving on committees and attending events.
The position is responsible for the development and administration of IR programs and activities including recommending and monitoring expenditures and marshalling resources for implementation. Engages in extensive outreach and networking efforts with national and state organizations to stay current with best practices. Collaborates with Rec Sports units, university and external partners such as CE3, gender Equity Resource Center, Multicultural Community Center, Basic Needs Center. and Berkeley Disabled Student's Group., Gender Equity to formulate an annual plan to expand inclusive programming awareness and opportunities. Works with individual Rec Sports program units to ensure Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance and provides support for each program's area unique operations.
Obtains approval from the Fitness Director on decisions regarding liability program procedures, hiring procedures, training methods, and disciplinary actions consistent with department standards and campus policy. The Fitness Director provides final review and approval on matters pertaining to program planning, budgetary controls, programmatic goals and objectives, and the development philosophy for the Inclusive Recreation program.
- Plans, organizes, implements, and oversees all inclusive recreation onsite and virtual programming to ensure safe and robust recreation programs are available to meet the needs of a diverse campus community. Develops, proposes, and implements professional guidelines and program philosophy. Collaborates and coordinates the design and implementation of new programs to enhance inclusive recreation sport, fitness, and activity offerings. Coordinates dCal IR programs for academic credit. Takes an active role in national and state collegiate organizations and committees to represent and promote Rec Sports IR program, stay current with evolving best practices, and establish Rec Sports as the benchmark for IR. Identifies and pursues IR program outreach opportunities within Rec Sports, on campus, and in the community through research, networking, and referrals. Collaborate with campus and community entities to identify program development and partnership opportunities. Coordinates with Rec Sports student advisory groups. Fosters an environment within the campus rec spaces and programs that models inclusion and accessibility, and facilitates involvement by responding to general program inquiries and resolving them or referring appropriately. Interacts with program participants in a positive manner. Provides direct service to customers, participants, and members including assessing and recommending appropriate and reasonable recreation activities and accommodations, and providing facility tours and program orientations. Maintains files, records and prepares reports as needed. Serves as a member of the Fitness Leadership Team and collaborates and participates in unit events and programs.
- Assists with annual budget projections. Monitors IR budget and proposes expenditures. Processes and monitors all spending requests. Identifies and secures grants funding to support program maintenance and development.
- Collaborates with Rec Sports marketing partners to promote IR through direct interaction with patrons and specific user groups, such as the UC Disabled Student Center, web and social media, and various print advertising. Monitors and implements updates to the RSF website program information and schedules.
- Coordinates and conducts IR awareness training based on inclusive recreation principles for Rec Sports staff, campus departments, and community organizations. Guides staff to resources to advance skill acquisition for working with underserved populations. Develops, revises, and proposes program policies, procedures, and protocols including employee and participant policies, handbook and training manuals, and workshops. Monitor ADA compliance and accessibility. Conducts staff training and member orientations on the proper use of adaptive equipment.
- Coordinates and conducts IR special events including presentations, outreach events, and social gatherings. Attends meetings with various campus partners and committees fundamental to the operations of the program. Serve on assigned divisional and campus committees.
- Coordinates and participate in unit and RSF events and activities including recruiting staff participation, securing equipment, and budgeting. Supports overall unit operations and administration as needed. Maintains files, records and prepares reports as necessary.
- Submit requests for use of recreational facilities. Oversee inventory, storage, budget and maintenance of adaptive sports and recreational equipment. Identify specialized and adaptive equipment needs based on industry standards and member requests. Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements.
- Knowledge of program activity and industry best practices.
- Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
- Uses creative problem solving to deliver strong service orientation, program management, and sound judgment and decision-making; uses critical thinking skills to develop original ideas in a varied and challenging environment.
- Client service minded focus, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications relevant to job duties.
- Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
- Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- American Red Cross or Heart Association CPR.
- First Aid Certification - preferred
- Adaptive Recreation Certification (ACSM/NCPAD Inclusive
- Recreation Trainer or equivalent program)
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. 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.
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.
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
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