The Head of Instruction for the Hoofer Sailing Club is responsible for Directing the instruction program at the Hoofer Sailing Club under the general direction and oversight of a volunteer Board. This salaried position comes with full-time state employee benefits. These include Heath, vision, dental and life insurance, Pension (once vested), enrollment in the State 403.b. Tax Sheltered Annuity, four weeks paid vacation, Family medical leave and professional development.
This June, Hoofers will be opening a brand new lakefront including brand new docks, boats and facilities. If you want to be a part of shaping something truly amazing, this is the job for you!
- About Hoofer Sailing -
Approximately 1,300 University students, faculty, staff, and Union members participate in the Club each year. In addition to membership, Hoofer Sailing hosts classes for 300 youth ages 10-16 through the Hoofer Youth Program. The Club operates on the water from about April 25 - October 31. During the peak season, June 15 - August 1, approximately 175 lessons are offered each week by a staff of 50-100 volunteer and full-time instructors. During winter Hoofers has a healthy ice-kiting program which will also be overseen by this position.
In addition to acting as the Head of Instruction this position will be responsible for coaching the sailing team during the ICSA college racing season. This includes coaching on-the-water practices three days a weeks and travelling to the team's spring training session and select events. You will also work with elected captains to create regatta rosters and practice plans and team direction.
Volunteer leadership is responsible for club equipment (rigging, maintenance, procurement), fundraising, budget, facilities and membership.
*Strong communication skills, including working with the public, parents, club members, and staff. *Skilled in leadership, performance evaluation and supervising. 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 differently-abled. *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 *American Sailing Association or US Sailing Instructor certification preferred *Significant competitive sailing experience in dinghies (college sailing experience preferred) *Coaching and mentoring experience
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on qualifications
About Outdoor UW at UW-Madison
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 o...verseen 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.
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