Job Description

Job ID
15477
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


OFFICIAL UW POSITION TITLE: Recreation Specialist

DEPARTMENT: University Recreation

ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 9, 2019

The Competitive Sports Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of University Recreation in all aspects of the position responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include implementing, promoting, directing and supervising the daily operations of the Intramural Sports program as well as scheduling and supervising the University Recreation Office, Multi-Purpose Room, and Sport Clubs Executive Board. Additionally, this position serves as a member of the University Recreation department and as such participates in all departmental functions. This position is a full-time academic position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field
  • Minimum two years of experience developing and implementing sport programs
  • Minimum two years of experience supervising

Highly Desired

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field
  • College and/or high school sports officiating experience
  • Experience training, evaluating, and developing sports officials
  • Experience with Sport Clubs
  • Instructor certification in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED

RESPONSIBILITIES

75% - Intramural Sports

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive Intramural Sports program that includes team sports, weekend tournaments, and individual/dual sports
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately 38 student employees (officials, student supervisors, and a lead student manager)
  • Coordinate training and evaluation programs for Intramural Sports officials
  • Maintain a positive and inclusive environment, promote excellent sportsmanship, and conduct participant ejection/disciplinary hearings as necessary
  • Assist in the management of the Intramural Sports budget
  • Maintain all intramural-related pages of the University Recreation website and social media
  • Advise the Urec Student Leadership Board, an advisory, programming and recognition board made up of student leaders from all areas of University Recreation
  • Plan and implement the Housing League, a collaborative program with Residence Life
  • Identify teams and officials for participation in extramural tournaments, and facilitate participation opportunities for such events
  • Maintain a positive, clean, safe and inclusive environment in all programs
  • Continuously assess rules, policies and processes to improve overall program quality
  • Understand and positively advocate for all program areas within University Recreation, including Facilities, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs & Stout Adventures
  • Attend all University Recreation professional staff meeting, events, and initiatives as necessary

15% - University Recreation Office & Multi-Purpose Room

  • Manage the University Recreation Office, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), and racquetball courts
  • Supervise approximately 12 student desk attendants and a lead student manager
  • Maintain daily schedules in the MPR and ensure that the pre-determined facility prioritization blocks are adhered to (open/programmed recreation, athletic team practices, and physical education classes)
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment throughout the facility
  • Oversee all cash management processes for the University Recreation Office
  • Maintain a positive, clean, safe and inclusive environment in the University Recreation Office
  • Continuously assess policies and processes to improve overall program quality

10% Sport Clubs

  • Assist with the management of the Sport Clubs Executive Board and all Sport Clubs Commission (SCC) meetings
  • Assist with creating and distributing club practices and competition schedules, working with the Associate Director
  • Assist with assigning a Sport Trainer, working with Athletic Trainers
  • Ensure that clubs abide by university and student government (SSA) policies and procedures.
  • Develop understanding of CONNECT and all related forms/functions that are utilized to support the Sport Clubs organization and marketing (travel auth., advising forms, practices, events)

“A Place for lifelong engagement, healthy activity, and experiential learning.”

CAMPUS INFORMATION

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

TO APPLY

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by May 19, 2019. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Job Family: Staff