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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 25, 2019 Position will remain open until filled.
Departmental Overview University Village provides family housing, residential and recreation programs to serve the families of students, staff, faculty and the community at large in a variety of social, cultural and physical activities. The purpose of this position within UVA Recreation Programs is to provide recreation classes to children ranging from ages 9 months to adults. Currently, the University Village, located in Albany 4 miles from UCB campus, is comprised of about 2400 students and families in 974 housing units. Involves instructional or program activities related to recreation, leisure, and fitness in an accredited environment; provides first aid and emergency care as necessary, and responds to user/customer needs.
Responsibilities Provides activity instruction to program participants, individually or in groups.
Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitate involvement.
Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.
Broadens knowledge of teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education.
Participates in required professional development activities.
IIPP Statement Provides health and safety training, guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods and investigates accidents. Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.
Working knowledge of 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.
Able to exercise independent sound judgment and employ reasoning skills.
Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.
Basic Computer Knowledge.
Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
May work in classes, youth camps, fitness, outdoor programs.
Must be able to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check.
Red Cross CPR.
Standard First Aid Training Certification.
Preferred Qualifications Education/Training:
Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience.
Previous experience working with age level specific to an activity.
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.
Other Information The approximate appointment duration for this contract position is 8/31/20.
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.
Mandated Reporter 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.
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.