RECREATION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR – University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI

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$44,000 a year

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Health insurance
Paid time off

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Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make a global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Job Summary

The Fitness Program Supervisor is responsible for creating and overseeing fitness programming and services that meet the needs of a diverse campus community, and University Recreation membership base. The Fitness Program Supervisor will be responsible for managing the overall operations of the University Recreation fitness center. Additionally, this position will oversee fitness program offerings including but not limited to; personal training, group fitness classes, and small group training programs. The Fitness Program Supervisor performs all duties in-person at UWM campus facilities. Hours are primarily first shift but may be adjusted as needed.

The minimum salary for this position is $44,000, with the final salary offer contingent upon the qualifications demonstrated throughout the selection process. UWM offers a generous paid leave package including:

Vacation: 22 days/year

Observed Legal Holidays: Nine legal holidays are observed

Personal/Floating Holidays: 4.5 days/year

Sick Leave: Initial entitlement of 22 days which may be used during the first 18-months of employment (one day/month earned thereafter)

A high-level overview of the benefits package offered to UW System Employees can be found

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or closely related field
  • One year of related work experience or a two-year graduate assistantship in fitness programming

Preferred Qualifications

Preference for applicants who have:
  • Master’s degree in Kinesiology or closely related field
  • Group Exercise Instructor certification from a national certifying agency
  • Personal Training certification from a national certifying agency
  • Experience managing fitness programs and services in a college or university setting
  • Experience instructing group fitness classes
  • Experience training, supervising, and mentoring part-time fitness staff
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders within and across disciplines, departments, and organizations
  • Experience delivering instruction to and/or facilitating programming for diverse populations

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications above, a resume, and the names and contact info for three references.

UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. Applications must be submitted by midnight of the posted deadline.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

This is a 12-month full-time Academic Staff position. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefit package. The starting salary offer will be dependent upon the finalist’s experience and qualifications.

Candidate selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

Application Deadline 07/24/2022

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