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Manager of Campus Recreation and Wellness/Pioneer Activity Center (PAC)

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Athletics

The Manager of the Pioneer Activity Center (PAC) is responsible for coordinating and promoting the events, services, and all offerings of the PAC.  The facility includes: Weight Room/Cardio Fitness Center, Pool, Indoor Running Track, Racquetball Courts, Outdoor Track, 4 multi-purpose courts, 3 wooden basketball courts and Indoor Walking Track. They will oversee and perform activities including policy development and enforcement, program development and expansion, participant eligibility, and risk management.  This position also serves as the intramural and group fitness coordinator.

This is a full time, benefits eligible position with a salary of $51,000.


  • Direct all operations of the Pioneer Activity Center (PAC) including staffing, membership promotion and activation, budget, equipment, scheduling, maintenance, repairs, programming, etc.
  • Develop, monitor, and adhere to annual operating budgets. Provide vision and develop short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Purchase and maintain all equipment housed in the PAC and keep in good working order.
  • Collaborate with university entities such as: Athletics, Health & Human Performance Department, Intramurals, Clubs, etc. to promote and accommodate fitness and wellness to the university community.
  • Attend state, regional and national conferences, workshops and certification programs.
  • Assist in the operation of the Williams Fieldhouse. May include night and weekend supervision, and supervision of facility set-up and take-down for all intercollegiate and special events.
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate and supervise all student employees for the PAC, approximately 50 student employees.
  • Coordinate upkeep, maintenance and repair of all areas of the PAC (Pool, Weight Room/Fitness Center, Tracks, Courts, etc.) Develop, schedule and maintain cleaning schedule of the PAC to keep in good condition. Work with Physical Plant and custodians. Coordinate and manage all general public locker rooms, storage areas, restrooms, office space including cleaning and locker and combination lock rentals. - (Essential)
  • Oversee all Group Fitness programs and course for the community and campus stakeholders Schedule, manage and instruct group fitness programs; annually teach 4 fitness classes for the student body and camps.
  • Oversee all 20 Intramural programs for the student body.



What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Facility Management, Sports Administration, Recreation or related field
  • 2 years’ experience in athletic or recreation facility operations.
  • 1 year experience supervising students and professional staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using computer systems and software for word processing, database management, email and internet.
  • Must be an energetic, proactive and collaborative team player with a passion for supporting students

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: Tuesday, February 20, 2024.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.



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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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