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Gymnastics Assistant Lead Coach (4129U), Recreational Sports - 37731
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Gymnastics Assistant Lead Coach (4129U), Recreational Sports - 37731
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

Gymnastics Assistant Lead Coach (4129U), Recreational Sports - 37731

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

How do you define a quality life? Recreational Sports helps each individual pursue that answer by providing a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs. Supporting this larger mission requires a focus on daily activities, consistent values, and the continual pursuit of a long-term vision. We're committed to providing an atmosphere and an environment that is accessible, accommodating, and inclusive for a wide range of people and a wide range of abilities.

The Department of Recreational Sports offers members of the UC Berkeley community an extraordinary experience to live active and meaningful lives while on campus.

Programs and services range from group fitness, aquatics, adventure trips, drop-in fitness and recreation, intramural sports, sport clubs, personal training, WorkFit, and many other activities. Recreational Sports is enhanced by its indoor and outdoor facilities, including three indoor locations, four pools, five tennis courts, and an outdoor adventure center at the Berkeley Marina.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 30, 2022.


  • Provide assistance in training, support and coaching to Gymnastics Coaches/Staff. Maintain and promote the health, safety, and well-being of Gymnastics Coaches/Staff. Support the Leads in the development, implementation, and documentation of professional development program for Gymnastics Coaches/Staff. Ensure all coaches are adhering to and understand all stated policies and procedures of the Recreational Sports Department, and UC Berkeley, while providing a safe, fun, and educational skills-based experience for all youth gymnasts/participants in accordance with USAG. Assists with supporting and guiding Gymnastics coaches/staff with lesson planning of workouts.

  • Assists with repairing, maintaining and processing all forms and paperwork accurately and promptly (rosters, accident reports, timesheets, equipment, staff paperwork, etc.). Assists with developing and maintaining a process for quality control and risk assessment in programs in coordination with Gymnastics Management Team. Assists with developing and implementing assessments and coordination of levels and groups in assigned areas. Assists with providing comprehensive seasonal reports including assessments, gymnast level recommendations, etc. Communicate and work closely with supervisor and Leads on all aspects of customer service, paperwork, facility, program development, and staff supervision.

  • Assists with supervising, organizing, and recommends class/team practice rotation schedules, including attendance, activity rotations, and warm-ups. Plan, implement, and lead classes/team practice as needed or assigned. Set Level requirements for assigned areas in coordination with Head Coach and Gymnastics Management Team. Coordinate scheduling of choreography as needed or assigned. Communicate and resolve issues with parents of gymnasts on gymnasts' progress or perceived problems. Administer first aid as needed and in accordance with training/certification. Evaluate existing programs and logistics on an ongoing basis and develop methods to improve program and service delivery. Support Head Coach and Leads with ensuring all staff have safe and appropriate equipment and supplies. Adapt to new situations and sudden changes or problems.

  • Display appropriate behavior (action and language) around gymnasts/participants, parents, and staff. Follows all Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics policies and procedures including, wearing required attire and following agreed upon work schedule. Demonstrate good judgment. Complete all tasks in a timely manner as specified or requested by your supervisor. Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor. Support Special Events and represent Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics at external events, meets, and competitions as assigned. Coordinate Meet Registrations, and travel for assigned staff as needed or directed. Co-Coordinate ordering of Gymnastics supplies, equipment, gymnast/coach attire and gear.

  • Maintain Red Cross First Aid CPR certifications

Required Qualifications
  • Has advanced knowledge of Youth Competitive and/or Recreational Gymnastics, program planning/development, program structures, classroom management, and youth learning styles. Has strong management skills and knowledge of group dynamics. Position requires work leadership and inter-personal skills, and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally. Service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, ability to develop original ideas, creative problem-solving skills in a varied and challenging environment. Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking. Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills. Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn campus policies and procedures.

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required. At least three years (or 36 months) previous experience leading and coaching youth in a gymnastics gymnasium, or equivalent experience is required.

  • Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult CPR certification required. Member in Good Standing with USAG.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college or Associate Degree and/or Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

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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

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