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Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


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.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 7/1/2021

Departmental Overview

How do you define a quality life? Recreational Sports helps each individual pursue that answer by providing a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs. Supporting this larger mission requires a focus on daily activities, consistent values, and the continual pursuit of a long-term vision. We're committed to providing an atmosphere and an environment that is accessible, accommodating, and inclusive for a wide range of people and a wide range of abilities.

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 Principles:

Empower 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.

  • Provides analyses for complex budget, financial, academic, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers.
  • Build and maintain inclusive employee staff structures and programs.
  • Proposes, leads and / or participates on policy and planning committees and working groups.
  • Provides strategy development for organizational or research initiative.
  • Enhance and improve employee experience thru comprehensive and holistic training and leadership development structures.
  • Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization or initiative.
  • Bolsters strategic alignment with Student Affairs and campus goals.
  • Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and / or additional process / policy components.
  • Researches, monitors and analyzes regulations, legislation, research literature and UC policies for impact on the organization or initiative.
  • Researches and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Coordinates efforts with a variety of external and internal contacts; researches organizational structures, policies and procedures and summarizes best practices in field.
  • Researches and analyzes processes and procedures, summarizes findings, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and / or implement changes and to provide consultative services to department administrators, partners and external stakeholders.
  • Provides technical guidance and quality assessment.
  • Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature.
  • Prepares directives, regulations, technical guidance, and other instructions for issuance to stakeholders.
  • Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, and speeches.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
  • Coordinates implementation with cross-organizational departments or external entities as needed.
  • Develops scope of work, budgets, and reports for project requirements.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Analytical / problem-solving skills.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Strong policy analysis techniques.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training in Sport & Recreation Management or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Master of Business Administration, Sport & Recreation Management or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position.  Annual salary is commensurate with experience. 

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.

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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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