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Cal Youth Skateboarding Instructor, Recreational Sports (4128U) - 29403
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted May 11, 2022
Title Cal Youth Skateboarding Instructor, Recreational Sports (4128U) - 29403
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

Cal Youth Skateboarding Instructor, Recreational Sports (4128U) - 29403

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

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.
Our Purpose
Inspiring healthy futures together - one step, one experience, one journey at a time.
Our Vision
To be the benchmark for collegiate recreation and campus well-being.
Our Mission
Recreational Sports is a campus leader in proactively advancing the well-being of the Berkeley community.
We provide facilities and dynamic, innovative programs that inspire engagement, enrich student well-being, and bolster retention through experiential learning and leadership development.
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture contributes to the shared campus priority of a thriving, socially conscious global community.
Our Guiding PrinciplesEmpower Growth
We encourage self-discovery and a lifelong pursuit of excellence.
Challenge Convention
We innovate by taking informed risks and embracing failure in pursuit of excellence.
Positive Intent
We treat each other with civility and respect. We encourage diverse opinions and welcome meaningful feedback.
Amplify Connections
We celebrate the individual and embrace the collective in an inclusive, diverse community.
Selfless Leaders
We foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate community, oftentimes putting greater interests above our own.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 2, 2022.


  • Develop class plans and/or workouts in compliance with set requirements and standards for assigned programs in coordination with Skate Coordinator.
  • Establish safety practices and expectations for each class in compliance with the Cal Youth Skateboarding program, the Recreational Sports Department, and as advised or directed by the Skate Coordinator.


  • Provide training, support and coaching to recreational youth.
  • Maintain and promote the health, safety, and well-being of youth.
  • Adhere 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 skaters.
  • Implement class and/or workout requirements for assigned areas in coordination with Skate Coordinator.

  • Support Special Events and represent Cal Youth Skateboarding at external events, contests, and competitions as assigned.
  • Implement competitive level training in preparation for contest.
  • Maintain professional certifications required to train competitive athletes.
  • Aid in curriculum development of competitive athletes.
  • Engage in continuing education to further develop training abilities.

  • Communicate and resolve issues with parents of skater's on skater's progress or perceived problems.
  • Administer first aid as needed and in accordance with training/certification.
  • Support Skate Coordinator 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 skaters/participants, parents, and staff.
  • Follows all Cal Youth Skateboarding policies and procedures including, wearing required attire and following agreed upon work schedule.
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor.

Required Qualifications
  • Has knowledge of Youth Recreation Programs, program planning/development, program structures, basic classroom management, and youth learning styles.
  • Service orientation, judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
  • 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 and/or equivalent training or experience or certification required (Waived for Associate Instructors).
  • Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult CPR certification required.
  • At least one year (or 12 months) previous experience instructing skateboarding for youth is required (Waived for Associate Instructors).

Licenses or certifications (if any):
  • CPR/First Aid Certification Required (can be obtained after hire)
  • Mandated Reporter Training (can be obtained after hire)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Some college or Associate Degree and/or Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent training or experience.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $16.32-$24.50.

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

This is a 1 year with option of renewal, part-time, 12-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment, ineligible for benefits.
Recreational Sports is hiring for 10 Cal Youth Skateboarding Instructor positions.

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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