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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 26, 2021
The Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) is a recreational facility open seven days a week, May through October. The facility hosts a family swimming pool, picnic areas, locker room and office complex, expansive lawns, high/low element ropes course, and large program rooms. Activities include team building classes, youth camps, swim lessons, rec swim, and general family recreational activities.
Responsible for opening and closing the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area on weekends and holidays.
Responds to and facilitates coordination of unexpected emergency repairs and closures to maintain safe environment for program delivery.
Performs facility related tasks such as maintenance, set up and take down of equipment and cleaning.
Facilitates and accommodates the use of facilities by other Rec Sports and campus programs.
Directs and supervises daily work activities of staff at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area as well as the Golden Bear Recreation Area as needed.
Resolves conflicts or confrontations with guests.
May administer in the moment corrective action to ensure employee performance meets Rec Sports standards.
Assesses and sets work schedules and assignments based on safety and customer service priorities.
Perform staff functions during shift as needed and as trained/certified.
Provide guidance, training and instruction to other program instructors on best practices, procedures, methods and techniques on program activities.
Customer Service and Instruction:
Ensures customer service standards are maintained by all facility staff including acknowledging guests according to the established performance standards.
Provides information, assistance and service and makes proper referrals for guests as needed.
Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitates involvement.
Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner.
Reviews memos, brochures, flyers and manuals to stay informed about Rec Sports programs and operations matters to provide accurate information to participants.
Emergency Response and Safety:
Promptly report accident prevention items such as facility problems or unsafe activites to appropriate staff. Promptly reports security problems to UCPD.
Enforce safety policies and ensure that supervised staff are enforcing these policies as well.
Responds to accidents and injuries as prescribed in the Rec Ops Emergency Response Plan and provides emergency care as qualified through American Red Cross certifications and manages overall coordination and documentation of emergency and incident response situations (ie. internal and external campus responders, expert medical, and general users.
Oversees documentation of injuries or emergencies on Rec Sports Accident/Incident Report forms.
Keeps current on teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education and participates in required professional development activities.
Has advanced knowledge of program 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.
May work in youth camps, fitness, outdoor programs.
Previous experience working with age level specific to an activity is required.
Licenses or certifications, if any:
American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification, required.
Certification to instruct in the applicable recreational sports program or equivalent experience required.
High school diploma or equivalent certification preferred.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, preferred.
American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor certification, preferred.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 5-month, part-time, 16-hours per week, Contract (temporary) position.
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
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