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Recreation Program Instructor 2 (4128U) 27071
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2020
Title Recreation Program Instructor 2 (4128U) 27071
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Residential Life
    Athletics and Recreation Services

Recreation Program Instructor 2 (4128U) 27071

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 25, 2019
Position will remain open until filled.

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.


Provides activity instruction to program participants, individually or in groups.

Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitate involvement.

Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.

Broadens knowledge of teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education.

Participates in required professional development activities.

IIPP Statement
Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods and investigates accidents. Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of program activity practices and procedures.
  • Requires verbal and written communication in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management skills.
  • Able to exercise independent sound judgment and employ reasoning skills.
  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge.
  • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
  • May work in classes, youth camps, fitness, outdoor programs.
  • Must be able to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check.

  • Red Cross CPR.
  • Standard First Aid Training Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience working with age level specific to an activity.

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

The approximate appointment duration for this contract position is 8/31/20.

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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