Job description

JOB NO.: 95956-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95956-AS

Working Title: Sailing Club Head of Instruction, Head Coach


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 15, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $32,102 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA or BS in Outdoor Recreation, Education or a related field required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

*Strong communication skills, including working with the public, parents, club members, and staff.
*Skilled in leadership, performance evaluation and supervisory methods. Prior experience in a
managerial or leadership position preferred.
*Skilled in organization, time management, and administrative tasks.
*Skilled in computer use, and database management/design and web design preferred.
*Ability to instruct a wide variety of students at differing skills levels, including those who are
*Experience working with contemporary in-classroom and on-the-water instructional methods,
including curricula and content and use of instructional aids, such as audio-visual
*2-3 years instructing sailing on small boats in a competitive discipline.
motorboat use, and American Sailing Association or US Sailing Instructor certification.
*Significant competitive sailing experience in dinghies (college sailing experience preferred)
*Knowledge of college sailing boat- handling skills and tactics and ability to effectively teach
*Coaching and mentoring experience.

License or certificate:

US Sailing Level 1 Certification

Position Summary:

The Head of Instruction for the Hoofer Sailing Club is responsible for directing the instructional program of the Hoofer Sailing Club as well as coordinating some of the fundraising and development activities of the club, under the general direction and oversight of the Board of Captains, within the stated mission of the Club.

There are approximately 1,300 University students, faculty, staff, and Union members in the Club each year. In addition to regular club members, Hoofers instructs over 300 youth of ages 10-18 each summer through the Hoofer Youth Instruction Program. The Club operates on the water from about April 25 - October 31, depending on the weather. During the peak season, from June 15 - August 1 (corresponding somewhat to UW Madison's 8-week summer session), approximately 175 lessons are offered each week by a staff of 50-70 volunteer and paid, part-time and full-time instructors.

In addition to the Head of Instruction responsibilities which make up 80% of the position, the person in this position is also responsible for coaching the sailing team from late August through early May, which includes coaching on-the-water practices several days a weeks and attending the team's spring break training trip, and working with the team captains in creating regatta rosters and practice plans.

Additional Information:


Julie Medenwaldt
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

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

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 30 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 10/1/2018
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