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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon- Fri, 8am - 4:30pm

#111270 Recreation WorkStrong Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Mon 9/20/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/24/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/2/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Specialized and skilled leader for a non-credited recreational or sports program. Creates and implements recreational programs for participants of all ages and may serve as a lead or mentor for other program instructors and may be required to provide instruction. Program leaders at this level are required to demonstrate considerable discretion, initiative and independence to resolve issues and perform other duties as assigned.

With work direction from the Recreation WorkStrong Sr. Coordinator, the Recreation WorkStrong Coordinator will contact, coordinate and manage new clients following HIPAA privacy laws, as well as Recreation WorkStrong policies and procedures. Maintains a positive working relationship with various departments at the Hillcrest and Thornton Medical Center as well as Recreation. Lectures on various health education topics at the UCSD Health departments for program and research purposes.


  • A personal trainer or athletic trainer with a certification by a nationally recognized organization and 4 years or more experience. Undergraduate degree or Master’s degree in a related field to exercise science or 7-10 years of experience in the exercise/fitness industry.

  • Knowledge of biometric testing concepts and programs to identify past, current and potential health problems that may be related to stress levels, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body fat level and/or nutrition analysis. Ability to quickly and safely assess participants' skills and limitations, and to create programs to challenge them appropriately.

  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills to resolve issues. Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving, to serve as a staff and Health resource for the exploration of new ideas in individual and group health and stress management.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop client and peer relationships and partnerships with Health departments, to meet the stated goals of the program and program participants.

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications relevant to job duties.

  • Specialized knowledge of program activity and industry best practices. Broad knowledge in all areas of wellness or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience developing heath and well-being curricula, to individuals and groups, college-aged and older, and of diverse backgrounds and physical abilities.

  • Service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, development of original ideas, and creative problem solving skills.

  • Leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally. Demonstrated ability to work independently, plan, organize and evaluate a program with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with administrators, faculty, staff and affiliates as well as members from a diverse socioeconomic, ethnic and educational community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and background to evaluate situations for potential problems, and ability to act quickly, decisively and with good judgment in difficult, unusual or emergency situations

  • Effective marketing, promotion, publicity and public relations skills.

  • Ability to analyze data, to prepare and execute a variety of projects, and to implement effectively any needed changes.

  • Basic knowledge of industry standards for exercise equipment. Ability to research and evaluate new products and services to maintain and enhance the program's effectiveness.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel to various UC San Diego locations for assessments and fitness training, including but not limited to the UC San Diego Medical Center (located in Hillcrest) and the Thornton Medical Center (located in La Jolla).

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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