Job Requisition Number: 25505. The Department of Recreational Sports provides competitive and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members. In addition to the 27 sport clubs and 600 intramural sports teams, the department offers a wide range of recreational activities and state of the art equipment. Learn more at recsports.berkeley.edu
The Inclusive Recreation (IR) program encompasses fitness, wellness, and sports activities for participants with a spectrum of disabilities and other needs requiring accommodation. Additional responsibilities include adapting existing and new activities and services to provide access for all rec center members, providing direct one on one service to individuals with disabilities and others needing accommodations and modifications and training all staff on inclusive recreation principles. The IR program reaches an underserved population and may require specialized equipment and staff with expert skill and certification due to the complexity of meeting the needs of various user groups.
Inclusive Recreation (IR) reports to the Fitness Director and collaborates closely with all other Rec Sports professional staff. The Coordinator serves as an active member of the Division of Student Affairs Student Services and the UCB Community, serving on committees and attending events.
The Inclusive Recreation (IR) Coordinator provides leadership, vision, and supervision for comprehensive inclusive recreation programming to ensure safe and robust recreation programs are available to meet the needs of a varied campus community and eliminates barriers to participation for all Rec Sports participants and members. The IR Coordinator serves as an advocate for and leads the organization’s effort to create an environment that models and promotes inclusion and accessibility. Key Responsibilities include:
•Plans, organizes and implements and oversees all inclusive recreation programming to ensure safe and robust recreation programs are available to meet the needs of a varied campus community. Develops and implement professional guidelines and program philosophy for program and instructors. Designs and implement new programs to enhance inclusive recreation sport, fitness, and activity offerings. •Identify and pursue IR program outreach opportunities within the RSF, on campus, and in the community through research, networking, and referrals. Collaborate with campus and community entities to identify program development and partnership opportunities. •Leads creating an environment within the Campus Rec spaces and programs that models inclusion and accessibility, and facilitates involvement by responding to general program inquiries and resolving them or referring appropriately. Interacts with program participants in a positive manner. •Provides direct service to customers, participants, and members including assessing and recommending appropriate and reasonable recreation activities and accommodations, and providing facility tours and program orientations. •Maintain files, records and prepare reports as needed. •Serves as a member of the Fitness Leadership Team and collaborate and participate with team on Fitness unit events and programs.
•Supervises employee performance, career development and adherence to job standards. Selects, trains and supervises staff. Work autonomously or in conjunction with Fitness team to recruit, hire, train, and evaluate staff and trainers providing IR programming
•Submit requests for use of recreational facilities. Oversee inventory, storage, budget and maintenance of sports and recreational equipment. Identify specialized and adaptive equipment needs based on industry standards and member requests.
•Monitors budget and makes budget recommendations to manager for assigned activities/programs. Assist with annual budget projections. Monitor budget and recommendations to Fitness Director for IR programs. Process and monitor all spending requests Identify and secure grants funding to support program development.
•Conduct IR trainings for Rec Sports staff, campus departments , and community organizations. Guides staff to resources to advance skill acquisition for working with underserved populations. Develop, revise, communicate, and implement program policies, procedures, and protocols including employee and participant policies, handbook and training manuals, and workshops. Monitor ADA compliance and best practices in inclusive recreation
•Assists with appropriate public relations and promotional programs. Develops, implements, and monitors marketing and promotions. Promotes inclusive recreation and other inclusive programs through direct interaction with patrons and specific user groups, such as the UC Disabled Student Center, web and social media, and various print advertising. Coordinate and conduct special events including presentations, outreach events, and social gatherings. Attend meetings with various campus partners and committees fundamental to the operations of the program. Serve on assigned divisional and campus committees. Monitor and recommend updates to the RSF website program information and schedules
•Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements. Review and manage risk procedures, assess for improvements based on industry standards. Report safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommend inventions.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. •Must have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. •Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications. •Knowledge of campus policies and procedures. Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Licenses or certifications: • Nationally recognized Fitness Certification (ie. AAFA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA) • American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification.
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