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.
Cal Youth Camps offers a wide variety of summer camps, swimming, and sport activities for kids of all ages. We have been leaders in providing high quality, impactful Youth Camps for over 60 years.
The Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics program (GBYG) offers classes for children 14 months - 18 years. GBYG classes range from entry-level to competitive-level and are housed in a gymnastics facility including a large training facility and studio gymnasium. Currently we are offering virtual classes (via Zoom) for all skill levels.Learn more at https://recsports.berkeley.edu/gymnastics/
Youth Gymnastics Instructors provide instruction, and support to enrolled Recreational and Competitive Youth participants as assigned. Youth Gymnastics Instructors are further responsible for developing lesson plans that correspond with assigned classes and teams, providing feedback to youth participants, and supporting the upkeep of the gym in support of providing a safe and nurturing environment. Other program related tasks may be assigned as needed or appropriate.
Key Responsibilities include:
I. PLANNING AND PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENT
- Develop class plans and/or workouts in compliance with set requirements and standards for assigned programs in coordination with Head Coach and Gymnastics Leads
- Establish safety practices and expectations for each class in compliance with the Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics program, the Recreational Sports Department, and as advised or directed by the Head Coach
II. PROGRAM INSTRUCTION & FACILITATION
GENERAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
- Provide training, support and coaching to recreational youth
- Maintain and promote the health, safety, and well-being of youth
- Adhere to and understand all stated policies and procedures of the Recreational Sports Department, and UC Berkeley, while providing a safe, fun, and educational skills-based experience for all youth gymnasts/participants in accordance with USAG standards
- Implement class and/or workout requirements for assigned areas in coordination with Head Coach and Gymnastics Leads
TEAM PROGRAM OVERVIEW
- Support Special Events and represent Golden Bears Youth Gymnastics at external events, meets, and competitions as assigned
- Implement competitive level training in preparation for competitions
- Maintain USAG professional certifications required to train competitive athletes
- SafeSport, U110, U100, Professional, Background
- Aid in curriculum development of competitive athletes
- Engage in continuing education to further develop training abilities
- Communicate and resolve issues with parents of gymnasts on gymnasts' progress or perceived problems
- Administer first aid as needed and in accordance with training/certification
- Support Lead Coach with ensuring all staff have safe and appropriate equipment and supplies.
- Adapt to new situations and sudden changes or problems.
- Display appropriate behavior (action and language) around gymnasts/participants, parents, and staff.
- Follows all Golden Bear Youth Gymnastics policies and procedures including, wearing required attire and following agreed upon work schedule.
- Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor.
- At least one year (or 12 months) previous experience instructing gymnastics for youth. (Waived for Associate Instructors)
- Has knowledge of Youth Recreation Programs, program planning/development, program structures, basic classroom management, and youth learning styles
- Service orientation, 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 app
- High school diploma or equivalent experience.
Licenses or certifications:
- Red Cross Infant/Child/Adult CPR certification required.
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.
- Contract appointment
- 25-95% FTE (10-38 hours/week)
- Appointments <43.75% FTE do not qualify for UC benefits plan
- This is a continuous recruitment with multiple hires made throughout the year. Final appointment FTE % and duration are dependent on operational needs and candidate availability.
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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