At University Recreation & Wellbeing, we practice what we preach. We work hard. We move fast. We aren’t afraid to fail, and we certainly aren’t afraid to stand out.
With the recent opening of the highly-anticipated Nicholas Recreation Center behind us, we’ve now started construction our second building project of a $236M Master Plan: a $110M replacement of the current Gymnasium–Natatorium, expected to open in 2023. Day in and day out, we pride ourselves on living our mission, building community, and “leaning yes” to new ideas. We are a tight-knit group with diverse backgrounds committed to removing barriers, building community, and pushing limits.
Grounded in tradition and driven by innovation, UW is a top-ranked institution and a proud member of the Big Ten Conference. Nestled between 15,000 acres of lakes and more than 200 miles of paths and trails, the University and city of Madison seamlessly blend together. We have been named the #1 Best City to Raise a Family, the Fittest City in America, and we’re home to the country’s largest producer-only farmers market (with plenty of cheeses to choose from). With the events and amenities of a big city and the ease and community of a small town, Madison is a special place with a unique vibe.
At University Recreation & Wellbeing, we’re so much more than a building. We’re building a movement. And we hope you’ll consider joining our team.
We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, goal-oriented, and innovative leader within the field of higher education and collegiate recreation. The Coordinator of Aquatics is a full-time staff employee under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Aquatics. They are responsible for the administration of a comprehensive Aquatics program, which includes, but is not limited to, supervision of student lifeguard and supervisory staff, swimming and diving meets, events, certification programs, and risk management protocols in multiple campus locations for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additionally, they will provide leadership by conducting student trainings, facility scheduling, maintaining certifications, and budget planning. This individual works directly with professional staff and student staff to coordinate activities, independently assess problems, and develop solutions. Primary hours will be Monday-Friday 7:45a-4:30p, but flexibility to work nights and/or weekends when needed is required.
A minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience (internship and GA included) in aquatic staff supervision, and pool operations, or combination of education and relevant experience is required. Demonstrated leadership, customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills are required.
Internal Number: 233789-AS
About University of Wisconsin-Madison Recreation & Wellbeing
With more than 40,000 students, exceptional academics, inspiring faculty and alumni, a beautiful campus and a vibrant college scene, UW–Madison is one of the nation’s premier universities. UW-Madison is the birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that education should improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom. We believe the work that’s done here at the UW should help people in the state, the country and around the globe. UW-Madison offers 160 majors and 4,200 courses. Seventy of our academic programs are ranked in the nation’s top 10, and UW-Madison overall is ranked seventh among public universities. With 933 acres located on the shores of Lake Mendota, UW-Madison boasts a beautiful campus through all four seasons. The city of Madison (population 220,000) has topped many “best” lists — best place to live and work, best college sports town, one of America’s safest cities, a top green city – and offers a combination of campus and city that together make one of the nation’s liveliest college scenes.