Cal Ballroom - Standard Coach (5046U) 24713

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Cal Ballroom - Standard Coach (5046U) 24713 About Berkeley

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.

Departmental Overview

The Cal Ballroom Sports Club team prides itself on being UC Berkeley's one and only competitive International Ballroom Dance Team and one of the largest teams on the West Coast. We offer Cal Students high quality dance instruction through our professional coaches and attend competitions throughout the state and nation. Our team members have both placed and won in national championships.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/13/21


The coach will be responsible for attending practices, running drills, and conducting private lessons.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Attending weekly practice sessions
  • Running well-structured group lessons
  • Analyzing performance and instructing athletes in skills, techniques, and strategies in preparation for and during competition
  • Keeping contact with dancers and club officers
  • Complying with USADance, NDCA, UC Berkeley and Cal Sport Clubs regulations
  • Maintaining a professional and positive presence in the ballroom community

Required Qualifications
  • Proven record of competitive ballroom teaching experience a minimum of 2 years
  • At least 4 years of competition experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with college-age athletes
  • Knowledge of current standard coaching techniques/strategies, as well as syllabus figures
  • Ability to establish appropriate and effective mentoring relationships with student-athletes

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one year of previous club coaching experience (high school level or above)

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume with 1 professional/ballroom-related reference as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Part-time, variable hours. Contract appointment ending 5/31/2022 with opportunity for renewal.

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.

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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