If you are passionate about campus recreation, developing student leaders, and value a healthy and active lifestyle, you want to be the Coordinator of Sport Clubs and Events at UW-La Crosse (UWL).
UWL is located in La Crosse, WI. Nestled between the splendid, picturesque landscape of the Mississippi Valley sits a campus where students and staff are passionate about recreation opportunities and academic excellence. UWL has over 316,000 square feet of athletic and recreation facilities, popular programs, an active student body, and a supportive campus community. As the largest student employer and most popular extracurricular activity on campus, Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) provides a distinctive opportunity to impact students’ lives. Now is an exciting time to be a part of UWL. Let’s Play!
The Coordinator position is an 11-month annual appointment (August-June) within a dynamic and successful campus recreation program serving over 90% of the UWL student body. This position reports to the Director of Rec Sports and is responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of Sport Clubs and Event Programming. Primary responsibilities are to:
(1) administer all aspects of the sport club program to include event management for all contests; development, implementation and enforcement of sport club policies and procedures; coordination of hazing and alcohol education programs; advisement of the sport club leadership team; and management of budgets and equipment inventory.
(2) administer and coordinate all special events to include planning, evaluating and supervising events; serving as Race Director for the UWL Turkey Trot Fun Run; providing leadership to undergraduate event supervisors and graduate assistants; managing and administering event budgets; and collaborating with Rec Sports staff and other departments to meet the recreational needs of UWL.
Rec Sports and the University are committed to being inclusive and supportive learning and teaching community. We encourage applicants to apply who enhance our commitment to these goals. New team member must conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the reputation of the University, Rec Sports, and themselves.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Event program and planning experience (graduate assistantship is applicable).
- Prior supervisory experience, which may include student staff.
- Master’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Administration, Student Affairs or related field.
- At least one year of experience administering collegiate Sport Clubs program (graduate assistantship is applicable).
- At least one year in event programming (graduate assistantship is applicable).
- Prior experience developing and managing budgets.
- Can work independently and has strong initiative and problem-solving skills.
- Willing to obtain and maintain certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
- Values student development and fosters a hands-on learning environment
- Strong team player yet works independently, superior organizational skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, assess and set priorities.
- Exceptional communicator, problem solver, and willing to work long and irregular hours.
- Proficient in numerous software applications such as Innosoft Fusion, Microsoft Office.
- Able to effectively utilize various social media tools.
- Able to develop innovative programming to meet the diverse needs, interests, skill levels of an active, evolving campus community.
Application materials are due by April 3, 2017. Candidates interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and a reference contact information document to include the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director of Rec Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.