If you are passionate about campus recreation, developing student leaders, and value a healthy and active lifestyle, you want to be the Coordinator of Competitive Sports at UW-La Crosse (UWL). Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) is a comprehensive, dynamic, and successful department that serves over 87% of UWL’s student body.
Currently ranked as the #4 Public Midwest Regional University according to U.S. News and World Report, 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 346,000 square feet of athletic and recreation facilities, including a new 30,000 square foot addition to the Recreational Eagle Center (REC). As one of the largest student employers and the most popular extracurricular activity on campus, Rec Sports provides a distinctive opportunity to impact students. Help us reach our vision of a thriving community enjoying active and healthy lives. Our mission is to enhance the UWL experience by offering diverse programs, innovative services, growth opportunities and welcoming facilities. Now is an exciting time to be a part of UWL. Let’s Play!
Primary responsibilities are to:
(1) Administration of all aspects of an intramural sports program to include: training, leadership, mentoring and supervision for two student coordinators and approximately 100 students including intramural supervisors, officials and scorers; preparing reports, control inventory and manage budgets; and collaborating with Rec Sports staff and other departments to meet the recreational needs of UWL.
(2) Management of ten sport clubs to include: event management for 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.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics: value student development and foster a hands-on learning environment, be a strong team player yet work independently, possess superior organizational skills, and have a proven ability to handle multiple tasks, assess and set priorities; be an exceptional communicator, problem solver, and be prepared to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends; be proficient in numerous software applications such as InnoSoft Fusion, Microsoft Office, IMLeagues, and Connect2 Concepts; and have a basic understanding and experience in implementing successful marketing concepts to include social media. Candidate must demonstrate ability to develop innovative programming to meet the diverse needs, interests, and skill levels of an active, evolving campus community.
Rec Sports and the University are committed to being inclusive and creating a supportive learning and teaching community. We encourage applicants 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.
The Coordinator position is a full-time, 10-month annual appointment (August-May) and reports to the Assistant Director of Rec Sports. This position works in partnership with an additional Coordinator of Competitive Sports and is responsible for providing co-leadership for the Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs.
Complete online application and upload required materials (cover letter, resume and list of three references) via the UW-La Crosse employment website at: https://employment.uwlax.edu/Internal Number: 793
Applications through Bluefishjobs.com will not be considered an official application.
Substantial experience administering collegiate intramural sports program (graduate assistantship is applicable)
Prior supervisory experience, which may include student staff
Willing to obtain and maintain certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED
Master’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Administration, Student Affairs or related field
At least two years of experience administering collegiate intramural sports and sports clubs (graduate assistantship is applicable)
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Prior experience developing and managing budgets
Current certifications in adult and pediatric first aid, CPR, and AED
Experience with software programs to include InnoSoft Fusion, Microsoft Office, IMLeagues, and Connect2 Concepts
Experience utilizing social media applications to enhance brand identity
Internal Number: 793
About UW-La Crosse
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 ranks 6th nationally among the... Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 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.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
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. 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.
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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.