Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234197-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WU/SOC ED /OUTG DIR O
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Management/Supervisory, Other

Position Summary:

The Outdoor UW Director provides oversight and direction for Wisconsin Union's Outdoor Recreation Unit, Outdoor UW. Outdoor UW enhances the Union's social education mission by providing members of the University of Wisconsin - Madison community with a variety of out-of-class learning experiences in various outdoor activities. Participants in outdoor recreation programs gain valuable leadership skills and real-life experiences that will last a lifetime. Opportunities include part-time employment as instructors or office/retail staff to volunteer trip leaders and club leaders.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred, preferably in behavioral science or education with course work in student personnel, counseling, recreation, outdoor education/recreation or group dynamics, or related areas.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Five years professional experience required in college union/student activities setting, student development programs or related fields.
* Professional experience working with collegiate or community outdoor programming.
* Willingness to adjust personal schedule to needs of programming, understanding the need to observe, participate and evaluate programs. Frequent evening and some weekend hours required.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate the exchange of ideas, assisting both students and non-students in translating ideas into plans, programs, trips, and trainings.
* Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion goals and a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding in a diverse campus environment.

Additional Information:

Mission: Making lifetime connections on the campus, one person at a time.

Values: Connectivity, Inclusivity, Wellbeing, Learning Ingenuity, Leadership

Founded in 1907, the Wisconsin Union is one of the oldest college unions in the United States and is a founding member of the Association of College Unions International.

The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings on the UW-Madison campus, Memorial Union and Union South. The Wisconsin Union has an annual operating budget of $50 million and employs nearly 250 full-time staff and 1500 student staff in the departments of Program & Leadership Development; Hospitality Services; Operations; Administration; and the Office of the Director. In Addition, over 300 student volunteers and 2,000 club members under the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) produce over 1,000 programs and events annually.

Social Education Department Purpose Statement:
Social Education Department fulfills the mission of the Wisconsin Union by building community through educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities created through a student staff partnership. The Social Education Department promotes and supports ongoing personal development and civic participation by providing student leadership and involvement opportunities.

The Wisconsin Union is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the
vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them
succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant work experience


Julie Medenwaldt
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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