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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 273791-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:REC WELL/IIP
Location: Madison
Categories: Recreation and Wellness

Job Summary:

The Coordinator of Club & Community Programs is a full-time staff employee under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Inclusion, Club & Community Programs. This position will work alongside two additional Coordinators of Club & Community Programs as well as Professional Intern to provide high-quality programs for the campus and community. This position will primarily assist in the management of lessons and youth programs including swim lessons, ice skating lessons, climbing lessons, golf lessons, and American Red Cross classes. Additionally, they will collaborate to lead youth sport development programs and a 10-week summer day camp serving children ages 5-14. Their secondary responsibilities will include providing administrative support of comprehensive sport club program with 50+ unique clubs and nearly 3000 annual participants. This individual collaborates to oversees the hiring, training, and development of approximately 100+ student employees.

Responsibilities: Manages a comprehensive recreation program. Oversees and performs activities including policy development and enforcement, program development and expansion, participant eligibility, and/or risk management. May supervise staff.
  • 25% May assist with the implementation of the personnel resource allocation plan including hiring, training, supervision, and resolution of personnel issues
  • 15% Assists with the management of applicable software systems for program registration, sport management, and participation data
  • 10% May assist with monitoring and auditing the unit budget
  • 30% Schedules logistics and secures resources to support the operational plans of the program
  • 20% Implements risk management procedures and ensures adherence to institution and divisional policies
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree


- A minimum of one (1) year professional experience collegiate or community recreation setting. If applicable, graduate assistantships are equivalent to one-year professional experience.
- Experience in providing customer service, strong communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated leadership in administering recreational programs with a focus on risk management.
- Experience in supervision of student or other staff.
- Experience in youth programs.
- Experience with American Red Cross instruction.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule: four days in-person and one day working remotely with additional flexibility in the summer.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary range for this position is $48,000 up to $54,000 for highly experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

University Recreation & Wellbeing:

Rec Well is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

About the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. With the Wisconsin Idea as our guiding principle, we're not only changing the 936 acres we call home-Badgers are also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

About the City of Madison:

With a population of 255,000, Madison, WI has small town feels and big city amenities. Known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and thriving social scene, Madison boasts impressive numbers. Nestled on an isthmus between 15,000 acres of lakes and an extensive network of 270+ parks and 200+ miles of biking trails. Madison is one of only five platinum-level bike cities, home to 370 restaurants, shops, and exceptional art institutions. The city is consistently recognized as a great place to live:

#1 Top 100 Best Places to Live -, 2022
#1 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance -, 2020
#1 Best Hospitals in Wisconsin - U.S. News & World Report, 2020
#2 Best Cities for Bikes -, June 2020
#2 Happiest Cities in America -, December 2020
#2 Best Cities for Millennials -, September 2020
#2 Best Places for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Live and Work -, October 2020
#4 Fittest City in the U.S. - ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020
#4 Best Places to Live for Quality of Life - US News, 2021

How to Apply:

Please click the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a current resume and a cover letter addressing your work-related experience and qualifications related to this position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three professional references.


Jenni Regan
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Recreation Program Supervisor(AE095)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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