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Job ID: 203220

Rec Sports Youth Program Director (0329U), Recreational Sports - 47587
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2023
Title Rec Sports Youth Program Director (0329U), Recreational Sports - 47587
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Rec Sports Youth Program Director (0329U), Recreational Sports - 47587

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.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Department of Recreational Sports provides competitive and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the campus affiliated community members. In addition to the 33 sport clubs, the department offers a wide range of recreational activities and state of the art equipment.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: January 24, 2023


Budget Administration

  • Develops and manages program and operational budgets for youth recreational programs.
  • Monitor income and expenses to meet approved budget goals.
  • Analyze allocated budgets and strategize throughout the budgetary year to meet department and unit budget objectives
  • Prepare program projections, program expansion proposals, and format changes as needed ensuring information is accurate and complete.
  • Prepare detailed, complete and accurate quarterly and annual budgets for review.
  • Anticipate the need for and provide additional support materials for new and increased expenses.
  • Oversee collection of fees and other program revenue to ensure revenues are properly captured, deposited, and accounted.
  • Researches and requests grants, scholarships, and alternate funding partnerships and sources.

Risk Management

  • Develop and Implement departmental Youth Protection policies and procedures that are aligned with and in compliance with industry best practices, program safety training requirements, local health code regulations and guidelines.
  • Ensure youth programs are in compliance with all necessary industry standards and best practices, health codes, county regulations regarding recreational youth programming and childcare.
  • Ensures safety guidelines are adhered to.
  • Represents Rec Sports on Youth on Campus/Youth Protection committee.

Program Administration

  • Develops and implements departmental youth recreational program offerings, and associated policies and procedures.
  • Develop a plan to create new initiatives involving the expansion of the department youth recreational programs including but not limited to sports camps, year round and extended day programming.
  • Assess current registration, training, and evaluation procedures.
  • Stay informed of trends and industry standards associated with youth programs.
  • Key knowledge of Youth Development practices and exhibited knowledge through program development, and implementation will be key.
  • Coordinate recreational activities with other campuses and outside agencies.
  • Liaison with campus departments, department units and program providers to communicate the various needs of the client/s and the various restrictions of the programming unit.

Staff Development and Supervision

  • Manages and evaluates performance of recreation instructors and support staff.
  • Review schedules to ensure that appropriately skilled staff are assigned work in a fair and consistent manner to meet the needs of the overall program and that staff are rotated/cross-trained where appropriate to ensure program quality.
  • Ensure all program and related staff maintains current licenses, certifications, and credentials (ie. CPR and Standard First Aid certifications; aquatic staff maintains current Lifesaving and Water Safety Instructor's certifications.) Perform staff corrective actions, working closely with department HR.

Marketing and Promotion

  • Develops and implements public relations and promotional programs.
  • Work with the Marketing unit for the promotion of programs and special events.
  • Develop and review promotional plans with marketing staff that identifies target audiences, addresses how to reach those audiences on as needed basis.
  • Analyze and evaluate enrollment and sales numbers and participant feedback/questions in a routine and on-going manner.
  • Review marketing expenses to keep within budgetary parameters.
  • Coordinate recreational activities with other campuses and outside agencies.
  • Liaison with campus departments, department units and program providers to communicate the various needs of the client/s and the various restrictions of the programming unit.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Skills to deliver highly effective service orientation, program management, and make sound judgment decisions; able to use critical thinking skills to develop original and creative problem solving ideas in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Demonstrated fiscal management abilities.
  • Client service minded entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and.or ability to learn about campus policies and procedures.
  • Has knowledge of program activity and industry best practices
  • Experience setting standards in rec programming including accreditation requirements for youth programming.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
  • Strong service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making.
  • Ability to think critically and develop original ideas.
  • Creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
  • Must have demonstrated fiscal management abilities.
  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience supervising career employees, 3 years minimum.
  • Experience working with minors and with mandated reporter policies/requirements.


  • Red Cross CPR required.
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification required.
  • TB clearance.
  • Must complete blood borne pathogen training annually
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification required

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $74,300.00 - $87,000.00.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

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 the EEOC poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC policy.

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