Posting Summary: The Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports, a division within Virginia Athletics at the University of Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants for Program Instructors. These are part-time, wage positions with the primary purpose of directly leading progression-based instructional program classes with participants to meet the interests and demands of the University community (students, faculty, staff and UVa affiliates).
Experience and skills needed are specific to the type of class being instructed. Classes include, but are not limited to: Couch to 5K, Self-Defense Conditioning, Beginner Weight Training, TRX and more. Classes are typically made up of 5-15 individuals in a group setting. Each program will typically meet 1-2 times per week over the course of 6-8 weeks throughout the semester.
We are seeking instructors with the ability to fully engage with students and members in vibrant activities that promote fitness and wellness and other personal interests including identifying the need for and modifying movements for participant safety. Ideal candidates will have the availability to consistently work a pre-determined schedule throughout the semester. Instructors are expected to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service sessions.
Instructors are expected to establish a positive rapport and relationship with student and departmental staff, members and guests of the facility as well as promote exceptional customer service to create a positive environment for members and guests. Instructors are also expected to maintain a Standard of Excellence in professionalism and safety.
It is also important that team members recognize and represent our Core Values, which are:
*Exceptional Quality - We hold ourselves to the highest standards in all services provided. We strive to exceed the expectations of those we serve. *Life-Long Learning - We value active learning to enhance social inclusion, citizenship, and personal development. *Teamwork - We work together effectively to achieve goals, while encouraging individual contribution and responsibility. *Integrity -We take responsibility for our actions. We will communicate openly & honestly to build relationships based on trust, respect, and caring. *Play - We are serious about making "living well" fun.
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience and skills needed are specific to the type of class being instructed. Classes include, but are not limited to: Couch to 5K, Self-Defense Conditioning, Beginner Weight Training, TRX and more.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Certifications are not required; however a working knowledge and ability to teach a specific type of program is necessary. Classes could include any that currently are offered by the Intramural-Recreational Sports Department or new ideas specifically of interest to the candidate.
Instructors need to have the ability to design and lead a specialized program to include lesson plans, teaching progressions, and program outcomes.
Basic administrative skills are required, such as: taking class attendance, effective communication with student, members, and other staff, and simple record-keeping skills.
An effective Programs Instructor will have an energetic personality and passion for teaching their respective program or class. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a group of individuals a specific skill or program over the course of a 6 to 8 week period during the semester.
Internal Number: 353_85420
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