Head Coach - Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics (5047U) 6630
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 18, 2020.
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The Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics program (GBYG) offers classes for children 18 months - 18 years and is comprised of over 900 participants. GBYG program components include instructional classes, competitive teams, school programs, birthday parties, private lessons, and summer camps. The GBYG program is housed in a gymnastics facility including a large training facility and studio gymnasium. Learn more at https://recsports.berkeley.edu/gymnastics/
- Proposes budgets, grants, and purchases for gymnastic program.
- Determines the coaching strategies, goals and objectives for the competitive and recreational youth gymnastic program on a short and long term basis.
- Proposes and implements coach and instructor recruitment strategy in support of employee hiring fulfillment.
- Assumes full team and program responsibility for individual athlete and participant performance.
- Monitors the safety, physical and mental well-being of athletes and participants.
- Ensures that all staff is qualified for the levels they are coaching or instructing and that all drills and skills are safe and effective.
- Monitors gymnastics equipment to ensure safety and proper function.
- Evaluates participant performance and designs instructional opportunities to improve technical and strategic execution based on sound motor learning and biomechanical principles.
- Develops gymnastic routines for multiple skill levels and coaches on technique.
- Coaches and supports team at all competitive events.
- Plans, conducts, and supervises practice and conditioning sessions.
- Participates in the training and development of the competitive team coaches; steps in to coach any level and class when needed.
- Ensures adherence to all governing rules, policies and procedures set by USAG, UC Regents, UC Berkeley, Recreational Sports, and Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics.
- Collaborates with coaches and instructors to assess participants' skills and to assign team or activity positions. Evaluates participants and documents progress in accordance with USAG and program standards.
- Must have effective interpersonal, motivational and team leadership skills to work effectively with sports participants.
- Must be able to demonstrate creativity, sound judgment and decision-making, be an effective problem solver, and effective communications abilities, verbally and in writing.
- Must have specialized knowledge of competitive gymnastics.
- Must have leadership skills to mentor and develop athletes or all ages and abilities.
- Previous experience working with age levels specific to an activity.
- Must have 10+ years of recreational, Compulsory, Xcel, and Optional gymnastics coaching at all levels of gymnastics.
- Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Standard First Aid Training Certification is required.
- Current USAG Coach Certification.
- Current on all USAG Safety and Standards Certifications.
- CANRA Certification is required.
- Red Cross CPR Certification is preferred.
- Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, one-year contract appointment.
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.
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.
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