University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Athletics, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 241258-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: WU/SOC ED /OUTG DIR O
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The Hoofer Sailing Club Advisor and Sailing Infrastructure Manager is responsible for the programmatic advisement of the sailing club, supervision/oversight of the Hoofer Shop, supervision of the sailing club head of instruction/sailing team head coach, and oversight and management of sailing-related infrastructure including the lakefront piers and the three mooring fields. This position works with elected/appointed students leaders and paid student staff to develop and support the direction of the club and its equipment/infrastructure as stated within the club mission statement.

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:

* 3-5 years of sailing program management/coordination experience
* 1-3 years advising/instructing/educating young adults and a diversity of groups on topics such as meeting/group facilitation, program and trip planning, recruitment, marketing, delegation, safety/risk-management, budgeting, training, etc.
* 3-5 years experience as a well-regarded professional in the sailing industry. Training and/or certification in the industry preferred (American Sailing Association or US Sailing).
* Experience in supervising and training instructional staff
* Knowledge of sailing industry maintenance practices and facility structures
* Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce professional reports and present ideas to a variety of audiences.
* Demonstrated critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
* Demonstrated commitment to creating a work environment that is welcoming and respectful of everyone regardless of identity, background, interest or ability.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate the exchange of ideas, assisting both students and non-students in translating ideas into plans, programs, and trainings.
* Work experience within a college union/student activities or recreational sports setting preferred.
* Willingness to adjust personal schedule to the needs of programming and emergency situations, understanding the need to observe, participate in and evaluate lessons, camps, regattas, and programs. Evening and weekend hours required as needed.
* Passion for utilizing outdoor recreation, specifically sailing, as a way to teach leadership and social education skills.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Union's Outdoor Recreation Unit, 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.

Outdoor UW was created in 2013 as the Wisconsin Union opened up its newly renovated West Wing. It serves as UW-Madison's outlet to the outdoors and houses an outdoor rentals operation for paddlecraft and camping equipment, Wisconsin Basecamp, an outdoor orientation program for first year students, and the Wisconsin Hoofers outdoor clubs.

The Wisconsin Hoofers is the largest branch of Outdoor UW and consists of six separate clubs: Sailing, Ski & Snowboard, Outing, (Horseback) Riding, Mountaineering, and SCUBA, as well as five collegiate teams (Sailing, Equestrian, Alpine, Nordic, and Freestyle). The clubs are overseen by Hoofer Council which is composed of a representative from each of the six clubs plus five elected executives and six appointed officers. Each club is self-governing and administers its own program with funds generated completely from membership dues, activity fees, and fundraising. The current total Hoofer budget is at $1.5 million. The goals of the Wisconsin Hoofers are to:
* Foster interest and participation in outdoor activities by providing and developing leadership, instruction, programs, services, and equipment
* Promote the education of members in outdoor activities
* Educate in planning, organizing, and executing programs related to environmental concerns and community affairs

Since its inception in 1931 as a collegiate outdoor recreation program, the Wisconsin Hoofers continues to be one of the largest and most active outdoor programs in the country with approximately 2,500-3,000 annual members between the six clubs. In addition to trips and lessons, each club offers their own unique and prominent mix of programs and services, including:
* The Hoofer Sailing Club has the largest inland sailing fleet and the second largest fleet in the US with seven different boat fleets and offers adaptive and youth sailing programs.
* The Hoofer Riding Club operates a 40-acre, 40 horse boarding and teaching facility 30 minutes south of Madison.
* The Hoofer SCUBA Club offers PADI certified diving programs ranging from open water to divemaster and specialty certifications.
* The Hoofer Mountaineering club started the Devil's Lake Century Challenge, raising money to preserve climbing opportunities at Devil's Lake and was instrumental bringing the American Bouldering Series National Championships to Madison.
* The Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club annually hosts the Midwest's largest ski resale and has been offering large-scale trips across the country for over 45 years.
* The Hoofer Outing Club has the Midwest's largest paddling program and offers 11 different outdoor activity groups.

This position reports to the Outdoor UW Director. This appointment is considered a fixed term renewable appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $43,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website: www.jobs.wisc.edu by the consideration date.


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. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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).

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Applications Open: Sep 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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