Job no: 236475-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: REC SP/ADMIN
Location: Madison
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a dynamic, energetic, goal-oriented, and innovative leader within the field of higher education and collegiate recreation. Reporting directly to the Director of Recreation & Wellbeing, this position helps lead Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a premier Big 10 university with an enrollment of 45,000 students and a national and international reputation for educational excellence and cutting-edge research. To learn more about our missions, vision, and values, click here: .

Recreation & Wellbeing manages multiple indoor recreational facilities with space totaling nearly 600,000+ square feet--including the new $87.5M Nicholas Recreation Center and the design of a $110M replacement of the current Natatorium. Use of these facilities totals approximately 1.3 million participants annually. In addition, the division manages 64 acres of outdoor space, which is used primarily for intramural sports and sport club programs as well as providing outdoor space for informal use by the campus community. This position provides leadership, visioning, and management of these facilities and its employees, while heavily focusing on everything that encompasses the delivery of all capital and master plan facility projects. At University Recreation & Wellbeing, we're so much more than a building. We're building a movement. And we're looking for a visionary to move with us.

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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:

Master's degree in recreation, sports administration, higher education, or related field is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of full-time professional experience that include a broad range of facility management, operations, aquatics, special events, maintenance, custodial, and recreation facility planning. A minimum of 5 years supervising full-time professional staff is required. Demonstrated leadership, strong communication, and problem-solving skills are essential to the successful candidate, as are competencies in recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of both salaried and hourly staff.

Additional Information:

Rec Well 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 $95,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and a resume. You will also be asked to provide three professional references.


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

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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).

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Applications Open: Jun 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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