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Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U), Residential & Family Living - 35456
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 11, 2022
Title Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U), Residential & Family Living - 35456
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

Recreation Program Instructor 1 (4127U), Residential & Family Living - 35456

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

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is a complex "cluster" of departments with an aggregated operating budget of approximately $125 million, a head count of over 2,000 employees in over 150 buildings (2.7 million square feet) that provide a variety of services to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding campus community. These services include an orientation and transition programs for incoming students, an inclusive community that fosters academic success and personal growth for our residents, single student and family housing for 7,500 students and (in some cases) their families, dining options for the campus and community, an early childhood education program, and conference operations during the summer.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 24, 2022. The department will review applications on a rolling basis.

  • Facilitates in providing activities to program participants and visitors, individually or in groups. This includes daily standard operations, duties and administration.

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.
IIPP Statement: 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
  • Knowledge of program activity practices and procedures. Requires verbal and written communication in the English language, 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 and/or ability to learn campus policies and procedures. May work in fitness and outdoor programs.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in a diverse recreational setting is preferred.

  • Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program and/or equivalent training or experience preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Other Information
  • We are recruiting for ten (10) Recreation Program Instructor 1 positions.
  • Posting will remain open until filled.

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 meets the following background check criteria: 1.) "Care, safety or security of people or property" (Has contact with children in Family Housing); 2.) "Direct access to, or control over, cash, checks, credit card account information" (Collect fees for activities). 3.) Regular operation of University vehicles as part of assigned job duties.

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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