Job Requisition Number: 25099. UC Berkeley’s Department of Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff and the community. In addition to the competitive and recreational sports clubs, the department offers a wide range of fitness activities, classes and state of the art equipment. Learn more at recsports.berkeley.edu
The WorkStrong program is a UC system-wide initiative that provides specialized health and wellness programs for those who have been injured on the job. UC WorkStrong is a comprehensive program designed to reduce the risk of further injury and promote overall health and wellness.
The Coordinator manages the day to day operations of the WorkStrong Occupational Health program at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) and supervises a staff of five to ten Recreational Program Instructors.The WorkStrong Occupational Health and Wellness program is a post-rehabilitation, work-hardening program that provides the critical link in the return to work process of UC employees who have experience injury on the job. Personnel management and development & training are significant responsibilities of the position. Responsible for the strategic development of the Occupational health program and participates on the management team of the overall unit.
Key Responsibilities include:
I. Supervision Supervises employee performance, career development and adherence to job standards. •Selects, trains and supervises staff. •Secures appropriate substitution instructors for program classes. •Develops staff trainings/workshops. •Reviews, updates and maintains staff certifications.
II. Programmatic Support Responsible for providing programmatic support for the implementation of complex recreational activity classes and/or workshops: •Researches and secures appropriate equipment and supplies for fitness/wellness classes. •Improves the quality the program experience for customers. •Develops and refines new class concepts •Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements. •Implements program policies and procedures.
III. Administrative Support Responsible for providing primary administrative and operational support for the implementation of complex recreational activity classes and/or workshops: •Monitors budget and makes budget recommendations to manager for assigned activities/programs. •Creates/develops/maintains administrative systems and procedures to ensure effective program operation – participant enrollment and attendance systems. •Coordinates meetings and other in-house events (schedules rooms, food/beverage, provides attendance reminders, prepares materials, secures staff support, organizes documentation of meeting, provides follow-up correspondence). •Gathers and analyzes “feedback” survey system from staff and participants •Maintains files, records and prepares reports as necessary. •Performs miscellaneous tasks as assigned.
IV. Communication/Liaison Responsible for disseminating information regarding program and serving as key liaison with departmental administrative contacts and operating units: •Performs regular communications with unit staff, campus staff and participants. •Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitates involvement by responding to general program inquiries and resolving them or referring appropriately. •Assists with other appropriate public relations and promotional programs.
V. Event Management Responsible for coordinating unit participation in events: •Prepares/organizes materials, equipment and or personnel. •Coordinates efforts with other programs and departments. •Performs miscellaneous tasks as assigned.
VI. Special Projects Responsible for implementing broad initiatives and special projects working with Director of Fitness Operations •Functions as a resource on issues such as researching complex statistical information or programmatic trends within specialized areas of the fitness industry. •Leads organizational efforts and manages special projects involving communications, marketing and publicity or communications campus wide.Knowledge and Skills: •Has knowledge of program activity and industry best practices. •Demonstrated leadership and inter-personal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally. •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 able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally. •Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking. •Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. •Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language. •Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. •Strong skills in short term planning, analysis and problem-solving and customer service. Must be proficient in the use of basic and intermediate computer applications. Knowledge of programs specific to campus preferred. •Working knowledge of the general fitness industry standards as well as specific knowledge in the administrative processes used in the university setting for fitness programming preferred.
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Red Cross CPR required. Standard First Aid Training Certification required. Licenses or certifications: •National fitness certification: ACSM, NASM, NSCA, or ACE •National nutrition certification: AASDN, Precision Nutrition •National Post-Rehab certification—Strongly preferred
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