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 Assistant Director of Operations is a full-time employee under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Operations. This person is directly responsible for the operational oversight and safety of four (4) facilities (Nicholas Recreation Center, Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Camp Randall Sports Center and new lakeshore rec center opening 2023). They will supervise two (2) full-time Coordinators of Operations, one (1) professional intern, and approximately twenty (20+) student employees serving in the Rec Well Manager role. This person will indirectly oversee all the hiring, training, and development of approximately 200 additional operations student employees. They are responsible for the creation and oversight of the operations budget. This individual works directly with professional and student staff to plan and coordinate activities and assess problems and develop solutions. Primary hours will be Monday-Friday 7:45-4:30, but flexibility to work nights and/or weekends when needed is required.
A minimum of two (2) years professional experience in a collegiate recreational sports setting is required, three (3) years preferred. If applicable, Graduate Assistantships are equivalent to one year professional experience. Demonstrated leadership, customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills are required.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on qualifications
Internal Number: 233084-AS
About UW-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.