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Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U) 36403
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U) 36403
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U) 36403

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

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.

Departmental Overview

University Village provides family housing, residential and recreation programs to serve the families of students, staff, faculty and the community at large in a variety of social, cultural and physical activities. The purpose of this position within UVA Recreation Programs is to provide recreation classes to children ranging from ages 9 months to adults. Currently, the University Village, located in Albany 4 miles from UCB campus, is comprised of about 2400 students and families in 974 housing units. Involves instructional or program activities related to recreation, leisure, and fitness in an accredited environment; provides first aid and emergency care as necessary, and responds to user/customer needs.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 6, 2022. The department will review applications on a rolling basis.

  • Facilitates in providing activities to program participants and visitors, individually or in groups.
  • Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitate involvement.Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.
  • Develops knowledge of communication methods, techniques and skills through continuing education.
  • Assists in activity facilitation to program participants, individually or in groups.
  • Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitates involvement.
  • Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.
  • Develops knowledge of teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education.
  • Participates in required professional development activities. Areas may include: art, drama, music, gymnastics, science, sports, language arts, dance, aerial arts, circus arts, gardening/cooking

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of program activity practices and procedures.
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication, active listening, dynamic flexibility.
  • Able to exercise sound judgment and employ reasoning skills.
  • Client service-minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge of or ability to gain knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
  • May work in fitness and outdoor programs.
  • Red Cross CPR Certified
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working in a diverse recreational setting

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. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Other Information

We are hiring 10, part-time (8 hrs per week) contract positions.

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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