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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.
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Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness and quality of life for students, faculty, staff and the community. 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, including a complete package of fitness activities, from individual and group classes to massage therapy and personal training.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 14, 2023
Provides advanced or specialized activity instruction to program participants, individually or in groups.
Provides sessions at the RSF, other campus locations, or virtually through live-streamed and on-demand content.
Expected to appropriately program/periodize the following types of training: strength, cardiovascular, flexibility, balance, speed/agility/quickness, plyometrics, and core training.
Works with students, faculty/staff, and community members and will need to program the correct modifications for their clients and appropriate progressions and regressions of exercises.
Must be able to work in a busy environment and adapt workout routines from available equipment and resources.
Maintains a welcoming and supportive environment for program participants and facilitates participation.
Conducts energizing, fun, safe sessions for all fitness levels and encourages and motivates their clients.
Answers questions from participants to support them in achieving their healthy living and wellness goals.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with members, and facilitates others to connect with one another, and to the Berkeley Rec Sports community.
Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive and professional manner.
Responsible for ensuring that fitness spaces provide a safe environment including the condition and proper storage of all equipment used during training sessions.
Instructs clients on correct equipment usage and body mechanics.
Updates availability in Mindbody scheduling software system.
Provides weekly availability for clients to schedule appointments.
Tracks client progress and personal administrative records (timekeeping, internal communications, client records, etc)
Maintains required professional certifications including CRR/AED.
Keeps current on teaching methods, techniques, and skills through continuing education.
Participates in required professional development activities.
Has advanced knowledge of and/or ability to learn program activity practices and procedures.
Requires verbal and written communication in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task, and time management skills.
Service orientation, program management, sound judgment, decision-making, critical thinking, developing original ideas, and creative problem-solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
Must be able to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
Must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
Client service-minded entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
Basic computer knowledge.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn campus policies and procedures.
Previous experience with instruction in fitness and recreation programs.
Previous experience working with age levels specific to an activity is required.
Working knowledge of program activity practices and required procedures.
High school diploma and/or equivalent experience/training.
Current certification with one of the following organizations: NASM-CPT, ACSM-CPT, NSCA-CPT, or ACE-CPT.
Red Cross CPR with AED
Standard First Aid Training Certification.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $16.99 - $50.00.
This is a 12-month, variable part-time, contract position that is not eligible for UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and bi-weekly.
Hours will vary depending on teaching schedule, with a maximum of 30% or 12-hours per week.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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.
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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.