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Program Coordinator, Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) & Strawberry Canyon Rec Area (SCRA) (04134U) 2361 - 2361
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2019
Title Program Coordinator, Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) & Strawberry Canyon Rec Area (SCRA) (04134U) 2361 - 2361
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
    Professional Staff
  • Athletics and Recreation Services

Program Coordinator, Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) & Strawberry Canyon Rec Area (SCRA) (04134U) 2361 - 2361

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: November 7, 2019

Departmental Overview

Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity for cooperative and competitive play, Recreational Sports teaches life-long fitness skills, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, and helps to balance the stress of studying and working in a rigorous academic environment. Visit us at


Rec Classes and Programs
  • Responsible for drafting annual program and activity plans for review and finalization by management (ie. gymnastics, JOAD, Skate). Plan includes detailed facility and class information to maximize facility utilization and revenue generation.
  • Keeps current on methods of instruction, techniques and skills through continuing education. Participates in required professional development activities. Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitates involvement. Interacts with program participants in a positive manner.
  • Coordinates and manages staff and facility schedules for rec and competitive programs using online scheduling software and associated tools. Tasks and duties include but not limited to program meetings, When-to-Work facility and staff schedules, program rotation schedules, GB gymnastics competitive teams, and general recreation programs (e.g. GB birthday party program, Skate program classes, JOAD tryouts).
  • Work with the Sports Clubs and Athletics to coordinate and schedule facility usage. Monitor usage to ensure adherence to the agreed upon schedules and efficient operations.

Seasonal Rec Camps
  • Coordinate summer camps (e.g. gymnastics, Skate, JOAD) Create program schedule for all sessions. Select, orient, and supervise camp staff. Assign camp participants to groups based on age, experience, and friendship preference. Maintain a high level of customer service in responding to general requests for information. Provide camp enrollment reports as requested.
  • Enforces program policies and procedures. Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements.
  • Maintains files, records and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Assists with appropriate public relations and promotional programs. Submit pre-approved website updates to Marketing and Communication Department as needed.
  • Ensure that all materials distributed to the public are in compliance with department and branding standards.
  • Leads groups of participants in a variety of recreational and physical activities that are offered on a short-term or intermittent basis.

Required Qualifications

  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
  • Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  • Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
  • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to work in youth camps, fitness and outdoor programs.
  • Has thorough knowledge of program activity and industry best practices.
  • Position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization.
  • Strong service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Must be proficient with When2Work scheduling software.
  • Must be knowledgeable with Innosoft Fusion recreation management software.
  • Must be knowledgeable with EMS facility scheduling software.
  • Must be proficient with Google share drive tools (ie. spreadsheets, documents, forms, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Red Cross CPR certification. Standard First Aid Training Certification.

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range of the position is $49,000 - $58,000.00, commensurate with experience.

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.

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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