Job no: 241258-AS
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
WU/SOC ED /OUTG DIR O
Academic Advising, Student
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
List of Duties
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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
* 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
* Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to
produce professional reports and present ideas to a variety of
* Demonstrated critical thinking, decision-making, and
* 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.
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
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
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
* 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.
A962050-WISCONSIN UNION/SOC ED /OUTG DIR O
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$43,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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