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Part-time Outdoor Programs Instructor

Company: University of California - San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Part-time Outdoor Programs Instructor

CLS FR Outdoor Progs

Part Time


Job Summary

Provides instruction, leadership and assistance while acting as a guide on non-credited outdoor recreational activities that includes camping, hiking, backpacking, sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding to primarily UCSF students and staff as well as the general public with participants of all ages. Demonstrate excellent outdoor program customer service skills, attend staff meetings and in-house training as required. Annually, contribute to the assessment of the program. Remain current in both first aid and outdoor activity skills prescribed by supervisor. Behave in a professional manner, work as a team player and adhere to program policies.

Note: This is a limited position and ends 1 year from date of hire, with potential to renew annually.To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search ( note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit:

Department Description

Outdoor Programs is a sub-unit of Fitness and Recreation at the University California, San Francisco. Outdoor Programs includes recreation programs such as camping, hiking, tidepooling, backpacking, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, winter sports, group adventure trips, rock wall climbing, and team building programs. Program areas include Mendocino, Sonoma, Big Sur, Yosemite, Pt. Reyes, Angel Island, Mt Diablo, Big Basin, Pinnacles as well as local areas such as Sausalito and Mission Bay for aquatic activities.

UCSF Outdoor Programs provides access to outdoor activities as a means of balancing a busy school and work schedule by providing logistics, equipment and instruction when necessary. UCSF Outdoor Programs instructors enhance the participant's experience thru natural and human history knowledge of program areas, by providing assitance with camp craft and managing group activites in a safe environment.

UCSF Fitness and Recreation operates two fitness centers at UCSF. We provide fitness and wellbeing services to UCSF Students, Faculty, Staff and Community members through a broad range of fitness, recreation, aquatics, personal training, outdoor programs, and health and wellness programs.

We make life better here by inspiring fitness and wellbeing for everyone. UCSF Fitness & Recreation's mission is to enrich the human spirit, quality of life, and community at UCSF. We are passionate fitness and recreation professionals committed to doing quality work. We fulfill that mission by providing our members with exceptional service, knowledgeable staff, a wide variety of activities, and a clean environment. We are a customer service division, providing needed services on all UCSF campus sites and delivering these services with PRIDE: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of program activity practices and procedures.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent sound judgment and employ reasoning skills.
  • Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills.
  • Ability to perform physically challenging work in the outdoors and in all weather conditions.
  • Commitment to continued learning about outdoor environments and a desire to teach and interpret the outdoor environment.
  • A willingness to be coached and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • One year experience in working with people in a leadership environment.
    • Basic skills in computer programs relevant to job duties.
    • Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
    • Strong swimmer (when applicable for programming).


      • Valid and current driver's license.
      • Current CPR and Standard First Aid or the ability to acquire within 1 month of hiring

        About UCSF

        The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

        Pride Values

        UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

        In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

        Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



        Job Code and Payroll Title

        004128 RECR PRG INSTR 2

        Job Category

        Sports and Recreation

        Bargaining Unit

        99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

        Employee Class

        Limited Appt



        Appointment End Date



        Various Work Sites



        Shift Length


Keywords: University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco , Part-time Outdoor Programs Instructor, Education / Teaching , San Francisco, California

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