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 150 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 per weeks and attending the team's spring break training trip, and working with the team captains in creating regatta rosters and practice plans.
Assists with the administration and operation of a recreation, sports or intramural program. Coordinates logistics and may have administrative oversight for one or more programs. Communicates with students and or staff policies and programs, and may assist with marketing and programming.
15% Helps with marketing, programming, and publicity for student or other constituent groups
15% Maintains and manages program equipment and supplies
10% Generates sponsorship for events
40% Assists in the development of program policies, guidelines, and procedures
20% Provides logistical, coaching and on-water support for all activities of the Wisconsin Sailing Team.
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* US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification or similar Certification - Required *Strong communication skills, including working with the public, parents, club members, and staff.- Preferred *Skilled in leadership, performance evaluation and supervisory methods. Prior experience in a managerial or leadership position preferred. - Preferred *Skilled in organization, time management, and administrative tasks. - Preferred *Skilled in computer use, and database management/design and web design preferred. - Preferred *Ability to instruct a wide variety of students at differing skills levels, including those who are differently-abled. - Preferred *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. - Preferred *Two years instructing sailing on small boats in a competitive discipline, motorboat use, and American Sailing Association or US Sailing Instructor certification. - Preferred *Significant competitive sailing experience in dinghies (college sailing experience preferred) - Preferred *Knowledge of college sailing boat- handling skills and tactics and ability to effectively teach them. - Preferred *Coaching and mentoring experience. - Preferred
9am-5pm- Monday - Friday *Schedule varies during high and low seasons
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $19.47 HOURLY Depending on Qualifications
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 leaders.
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 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 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 certifications. * 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.
How to Apply:
Applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website: www.jobs.wisc.edu by the consideration date.
Rod Rotar [email protected] 608-263-5596 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. )
Recreation Program Specialist(AE041)
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