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Stout Adventures Coordinator

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
May 6, 2024
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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The University of Wisconsin-Stout is accepting applications for a full-time 12-month academic staff position for the Recreation & Athletics Department. The Stout Adventures Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Recreation in all aspects of the position responsibilities. The official University Title for this position is Recreation Program Supervisor. To view the primary job description, click on this link . This position serves as a member of the Rec/Athletic Department and as such, participates in all departmental functions. The intended start date is August 1, 2024.

Minimum / Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Business, or related field
  • Minimum two years of experience developing and/or implementing adventure/outdoor recreation programs, including climbing wall, challenge course, trips, clinics, or related experiences
  • Minimum two years of experience supervising employees
  • Professional level certifications related to climbing, trip leading, first aid, and water sports (e.g. CWI, WFA, Red Cross Instructor) or willing to become certified
  • Working experience within a campus outdoor recreation program

Climbing Wall, Equipment Rental & Stout Adventures General Operations

- Manage all aspects of Stout Adventures and the climbing wall, including membership sales, preventative maintenance of equipment, purchasing of new equipment, and budget reconciliation
- Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student managers, and approximately 12 climbing wall employees
- Oversee the management and maintenance of all equipment utilized for rental and trips
- Assist in the management of the Stout Adventures budget
- Coordinate, implement, and develop the ROCKFEST climbing competition, as well as other special events
- Actively participate in the planning of the Midwest Climbing Series
- Oversee all cash management processes for Stout Adventures
- Maintain all Stout Adventures-related pages of the University Recreation website
- Foster positive relationships on and off campus to promote Stout Adventures within the UW-Stout and Menomonie communities
- Maintain a positive, clean, safe, and inclusive environment in Stout Adventures and all related programs/facilities
- Continuously assess policies and processes to improve overall program quality
- Manage the Stout Bikes program in coordination with UW-Stout Sustainability

Challenge Course

- Oversee the Challenge Course and all implements and equipment included in the course
- Promote and schedule the Challenge Course to UW-Stout groups, the Menomonie community, and surrounding area, and meet annual reservation/revenue targets
- Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate approximately 10+ Challenge Course facilitators
- Schedule and conduct routine maintenance inspections for all Challenge Course elements and equipment
- Maintain and regularly update the Challenge Course Risk Management and Emergency Action Plan

Trips & Clinics

- Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate trip leaders in a variety of activities such as rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, skiing, kayaking, etc.
- Supervise all aspects of trip and clinic planning, including registration, pre-trip meetings, equipment needs, and safety procedures
- Maintain and regularly update the domestic & international trips risk management and emergency action plans
- Lead trips as needed


- Organize and coordinate all aspects of American Red Cross trainings for three professional and approximately 75 student employees in University Recreation and instruct courses
- Maintain records of all University Recreation staff certifications
- Serve as a liaison and coordinate American Red Cross trainings for various UW-Stout departments
- Maintain University Recreation register needs including staff access, register reporting, and updating register elements
- Assist in the planning and implementation of the Annual Blue Devil Run
- Assist in departmental student development, including advising a student committee
- Development and delivery of All-Staff Online Training Modules
- Assist in evaluation and distribution of Urec Grant
- Serve as lead of enhancing student employee engagement through team building activities and outings
- Assist with implementation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives with professional and student staff
- Lead the Student Engagement Committee in planning staff activities for the department
- Provide feedback and direction to marketing staff for Stout Adventures projects
- Initiate collaborations across campus and participate in campus committees that directly work with University Recreation
- All other duties deemed appropriate for the program and departments continual growth


"A place for lifelong engagement, healthy activity, and experiential learning "

University Recreation is committed to adding value to the UW-Stout experience through enhancing opportunities for personal development, healthy living, and community building through participation in diverse, fun, and safe programs.

The University Recreation staff fulfills its mission and vision through sound decision-making based on the following core values: Experiential education opportunities, teamwork and collaboration, inclusive programming, responsible and responsive resource management, and honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.
University Recreation is committed to inclusion to all who utilize our services. We respect and appreciate all individuals and their individual differences. Urec will not tolerate discrimination or harassment by or towards any individuals in our programs or facilities. Our goal is to create a continually evolving and growing culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all.
To learn more about our operations and programs visit: University Recreation | University of Wisconsin - Stout (


Applications received by end of day, May 22, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials :
1. Cover letter (* See below)
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Mackenzie Stutzman

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Melissa Rappley


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin¿s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our total rewards package includes an excellent benefits package with participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
  • Benefit Details:
  • Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate¿s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

Job Family: Staff


Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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