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Posting for Contemplative Practice Instructor
 
The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is seeking qualified applicants for Contemplative Instructors. These are part-time, wage positions with the primary purpose of directly leading group classes and/or group-training workshops/seminars to meet the contemplative interests and demands of the University community (students, faculty, staff and UVA affiliates). 
 
Position Objective and Job Summary
  • We are seeking instructor with the ability to fully engage with students and members in vibrant activities that promote mind/body wellness.
  • Ideal candidates will have the availability to teach at least 1-3 classes per week and/or 1 or more group-training workshops/seminars per semester.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience and skills could include teaching one or more kinds of contemplative class or workshop formats including, but not limited to different styles of yoga, mindfulness, various forms of meditation, creative movement, T'ai Chi, etc.
  • 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.
Desired Attributes 
  • Interest in and desire to learn more about contemplation and its role at the University of Virginia
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill as practitioner in specialized contemplative method of instruction, techniques or practice.
  • Ability to teach, motivate and engage class participants in training sessions
  • Ability to listen attentively and determine participants goals
  • Ability to assess participants level of fitness as applicable
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
To Apply
 
Submit a complete application via JOBS@UVA online and reference Posting # 0622424.
Email any questions to Hubbard, lh2tm@virginia.edu.
 

Posting for Student Assistant
The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is seeking self-motivated student(s) to assist with a broad range of the Center’s activities, including business operations, fundraising, communications, events management, and data processing.
 
Position Objective and Job Summary
  • This position provides broad support for the Center as needed throughout the office. Duties include:
  • Providing administrative assistance as needed: filing, preparing correspondence and mailings, scheduling, photocopying, faxing, etc.
  • Help manage and update website
  • Help promote Center activities: design & distribute flyers, send email announcements, etc.
  • Help manage social media for CSC
  • Help organize and execute Center events including events for U.Va. students
  • Helping process data of various types related to contemplation
  • The Center is seeking student assistant(s) for the Summer 2017 and the 2017-18 school year.  Expected hours per week are 8 -10 and compensation will be $12 / hour.
Desired Attributes 
  • Interest in and desire to learn more about contemplation and its role at the University of Virginia
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to work independently and manage time well.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • (Desired but not necessary) Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
To Apply
 
Send the following via email to Juliet Trail at trail@virginia.edu.
  • Cover Letter including information about your availability (spring, summer and/or fall as well as ideal number of hours/week)
  • Resume
  • 2-3 References