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The IRD for this job is: 08-01-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
At UC Santa Cruz, we strive to enrich the total educational experience by promoting physical activity, encouraging health and wellness, building community, and cultivating leadership. Through our diverse offerings in athletics, classes, workshops, outdoor adventure trips, intramural sports leagues, tournaments, clubs, drop-in activities, and recreational facilities, we strive to provide opportunities for UCSC students, staff and faculty, retirees, alumni, and local community members to participate. As one of the largest student employers on campus, we also have many work-study and non-work student jobs in our facilities and programs. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, leadership, lifelong wellness, and academic success.
Under the direction of the Department of Athletics & Recreation Administration, the SCUBA Instructor teaches all levels of SCUBA classes throughout the year. This position manages all aspects of the SCUBA program operations including planning, organizing and instructing recreational physical education SCUBA courses, supervising other SCUBA staff, budget management, risk management, maintaining SCUBA equipment, and completing associated policy, procedural tasks, and other duties as assigned. Physical Education (PE) courses offer students opportunities to learn and improve skills progressively in a variety of activities while gaining knowledge about the relationship between fitness and wellness. With these experiences, students are more equipped to make important choices leading to healthy lifestyles.
This is a By Agreement Appointment (BYA) position.
Budgeted Salary: By Agreement. $75/hour - $150/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Not eligible for benefits.
Percentage of Time: By Agreement, 35 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Sun, TBD
Shift Includes: Days, Evenings, Weekends as necessary
Employee Classification: Limited appointment
Job End Date: 06-30-2024, with the possibility of extension
Develop, organize, and plan curriculum for classes.
Demonstrate and teach techniques, skills and ethics necessary for students' success in the activity.
Manage risks associated with conducting the activity.
15% - Instructor Supervision
Supervise 1-2 other instructors who teach the same or closely related classes.
Observe/participate in at least one class per year taught by supervised instructors.
Directly provide constructive feedback for instructors' development and growth.
Review final evaluations of supervised instructors, including highlighting and sharing accolades and areas for growth.
15% - Manage the Scuba Program
Establish and enact a long-term vision for the sustainability and health of the SCUBA program, including building a balanced budget based on a viable scuba schedule.
Manage and provide oversight of the daily functions, program schedules and maintenance of all SCUBA equipment.
Supervise SCUBA volunteers.
Serve as a member of the campus Diving Control Board.
10% - Teaching Administration
Explain and administer waivers of liability to all class participants at the start of each quarter.
Monitor AIS class lists during the first few weeks of the quarter and ensure all students are enrolled.
Respond promptly to any administrative emails or requests for information from coworkers, supervisors, and administrators.
Complete and submit course grades through AIS at the end of each quarter.
Attend departmental meetings.
Provide counseling and resources to students who require extra assistance and interaction.
Correspond regularly with students by email or phone to answer questions and supply class information.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
NAUI or PADI Instructor
Experience managing a large dive locker.
Experience teaching Basic and Advanced courses in a synchronous, simultaneous format with class sizes up to 25 students.
Experience using personal computers for word processing, spreadsheets and database management.
Ability to work independently and establish priorities to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people including faculty, staff, students, administrators, technicians and suppliers.
Ability to teach safe use of a high pressure compressed breathing air system as well as field maintenance of SCUBA equipment.
Ability to maintain accurate records and write concise reports using correct grammar and spelling.
Willingness and ability to respond to off-hour emergencies.
General knowledge of federal and state OSHA, NAUI or PADI, and UCSC regulations as they apply to recreational diving and the management of a workspace (dive locker).
Experience managing a high pressure compressed breathing air system with storage banks.
NAUI Instructor Trainer of Course Director - in order to continue to teach NAUI Instructor level courses.
DAN Instructor Trainer - in order to train Oxygen Administration Instructors.
PADI Instructor Trainer of Course Director - in order to continue to teach PADI Instructor level courses.
Extensive personal and professional experience in specific activity area.
Experience teaching Rescue and Divemaster courses in a synchronous, simultaneous format with class sizes up to 25 students.
Certified high-pressure cylinder inspector and valve technician - in order to have cylinder inspections and valve servicing done in-house.
Certified SCUBA equipment technician (MARES if possible) - in order to perform gear servicing and maintenance in-house.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work a variable schedule.
Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act : This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.
Ability to travel nationally.
Ability to travel internationally.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
CPR/AED, Standard First Aid and Oxygen Administration.
Ability to obtain and keep current NAUI Instructor Certification and CPR/AED/First Aid and Oxygen Administration Certification throughout employment.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
Will be required to take the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) online training module.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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