Job description

JOB NO.: 96263-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: WU/SOC ED /OUTG DIR O

Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96263-AS

Working Title: Outdoor Recreation Advisor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required with course work in student personnel, counseling, recreation, outdoor education/recreation or group dynamics. Master's degree with similar coursework preferred. Preferred experience with business operations.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* 1-3 years of experience in outdoor/adventure recreation administration, education, and operations
* 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.
* Experience with contracts, liability documentation, and risk management education/analysis
* Experience in developmental supervision and management of staff.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce professional reports and present ideas to a variety of audiences.
* Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making 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, trips, and trainings.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and mange a number of disparate projects at one time as well as work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
* Work experience within a college union/student activities or recreational sports setting preferred.
* Willingness to adjust personal schedule to the needs of programming, understanding the need to observe, participate in and evaluate trips and programs. Frequent evening and some weekend hours required.
* Passion for utilizing outdoor recreation as a way to teach leadership and social education skills.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Outdoor Recreation Advisor is responsible for advising the Wisconsin Hoofer SCUBA Club, the Wisconsin Hoofer Riding Club, and business operations for the Outdoor UW service desk and office. This position will work with elected/appointed students leaders, paid student staff, and contracted/hired technical instructors for the SCUBA Club and Riding Club in supporting the mission of the clubs. This positions is also responsible for supporting Outdoor UW in operations and business/administrative processes.

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 full-time employment, part-time employment as instructors or office/retail staff, and volunteer instruction, trip leading, and club executive/chair leadership positions.

Outdoor UW was created in 2013 as the Wisconsin Union opened up its 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 six teams (Sailing, Climbing, 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 total Hoofer budget operates around $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 2,000-2,500 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 one of the largest inland sailing fleets and the second largest fleet in the US with seven different boat fleets. The club offers instruction, socials, racing, and adaptive and youth sailing programs. The club oversees the Wisconsin Sailing Team.
* The Hoofer Riding Club owns several horses and boards, rides, and instructs out of a facility within 40 minutes of Madison. The Hoofer Riding Club also oversees the Wisconsin Equestrian Team and contracts or uses hired staff for technical expertise and instruction.
* The Hoofer SCUBA Club offers PADI certified diving programs ranging from open water to divemaster and specialty certifications. A contracted vendors assists with technical expertise and instruction.
* The Hoofer Mountaineering club participates in all aspects of climbing, including indoor climbing in the Madison area, outdoor climbing at many locations (Devil's Lake being primary), service projects, and community engagement around climbing and mountaineering. The club oversees the Wisconsin Climbing Team.
* 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 50 years. The club oversees the Alpine Ski Team, the Nordic Ski Team, and the Freestyle Team.
* The Hoofer Outing Club has the Midwest's largest paddling program and offers 11 different outdoor activity groups.


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: www.jobs.wisc.edu. 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: Oct 8 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 31 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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