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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: February 24, 2021
Enhancing the health and wellness of our Cal community is a big job. Rec Sports is dedicated to providing an ongoing variety of educational, fitness, and wellness opportunities to support a healthy lifestyle. We offer classes and facilities to support our students, faculty, and staff in both their personal growth and physical fitness goals.
The Cal Youth Camps Swim Lesson Program offers a comprehensive & engaging Learn to Swim Program. We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and well qualified staff to teach and oversee our swim lessons to children between the ages of 5-13 years. Lessons are located at the beautiful Strawberry Canyon pool and the Golden Bear Pool in the Berkeley hills. These are temporary summer and fall positions.
- Summer programs offered Saturday mornings (6/12/21 – 7/24/21) and Monday-Friday 9am-7:30pm (6/7/21 – 8/12/21)
- Fall programs offered Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-5:15pm (9/7/21 –10/4/21)
- Assists in the coordination of aquatic programs (group, private, camp) at Strawberry Canyon or Golden Bear.
- Provides work direction for swim instructors.
- Assists Aquatics Director with selection, training, scheduling, and evaluation of swim instructors.
- Provides guidance and instruction to other program instructors on best practices, procedures, methods and techniques on program activities.
- Oversees aqua facility operations.
- Assists with management of first aid station/emergency response.
- Prepares pool facilities/equipment for programs and recreational swimming.
- Assists with supervision of recreational swimming hours.
- Teaches swimming lessons.
- Provides advanced or specialized activity instruction to program participants, individually or in groups.
- Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.
- Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitate involvement.
- Keeps current on teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education.
- Participates in required professional development activities.
- 2-3 years' experience with youth camps or outdoor programs.
- Experience assisting with the supervision of swim instructors, aquatics facilities, and swimming lessons.
- Has advanced knowledge of aquatics programs activities.
- Previous experience working with age level specific to the aquatics activity.
- Position requires work leadership and inter-personal skills for those in a lead capacity, and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
- 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 highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be proficient in the use of basic computer applications.
- Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
- Must be able to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check.
Licenses or certifications:
- Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers.
- Sensory abilities (hearing, seeing, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
- High school diploma or and/or equivalent certification is preferred.
Salary & Benefits
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.
This is a part-time, variable, Contract (temporary) appointment with a anticipated end date of October 7, 2021.
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 see:
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