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Application Review Date This is a continuous recruitment. Interviews are completed and candidates hired throughout the year, based on program need.
Departmental Overview The Department of Recreational Sports provides competitive and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members. In addition to the 27 sport clubs and 600 intramural sports teams, the department offers a wide range of recreational activities and state of the art equipment. Learn more at recsports.berkeley.edu
The Cal Aquatic Masters (CALM) swim team is a 160+ adult swim team located on the Berkeley campus. Our mission is to provide training, coaching, and the opportunity to participate in swimming; promote physical and mental fitness; and to encourage and support interest in competitive swimming.
Assistant coaches are talented individuals who contribute to our continued excellence at the masters swimming level. Swimmer backgrounds range from open water and competitive swimmers to people who just want to stay in shape and become better swimmers. Assistant coaches create a safe, fun and encouraging on-deck environment while providing feedback to all swimmers in support of their goals.
Responsibilities The Aquatics Masters Assistant Coach provides instruction in recreation/instruction, competitive, and open water swimming (non-credited activities) to adult participants. Applies full knowledge and experience in swimming to create and adjust program methods and processes, as necessary, and provides instruction to participants. Ensures a safe environment and provides first responder services, as needed. Responsibilities include:
Assists with new program development and provides activity instruction to program participants, individually or in groups.
Maintains a supportive environment for program participants and facilitate involvement. Ensures adherence to all governing rules, policies and procedures. Represents and promotes professional conduct, university good will and high standards at all events
Interacts with recreational program participants in a positive manner. Assists with team recruitment and performance.
Broadens knowledge of teaching methods, techniques and skills through continuing education. Participates in required professional development activities such as in-service training.
Working knowledge of competitive swimming practices and procedures.
Passion for the sport of swimming and working with swimmers.
Previous experience working with coached swim teams (required) and adult swimmers (preferred)
Must have effective inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively with athletic participants.
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.
Ability to attend regular SCAM staff meetings.
Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid;
Lifeguard certification within first two months in position.
Salary & Benefits $15.50 per hour
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Work Hours are variable. Workouts are weekdays 6-9am, 11a-12n, 6-7pm; Saturday 7-10am.
For any and all questions regarding a job with aquatics please contact the Director of Aquatics, Spencer Hawkins: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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