Director of Camps and Conferences - Continuing Education - 17951

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The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Director of Camps and Conferences (Camps and Clinics Director, OE012).

This will be a limited appointment. Please visit here for more information: Appointment Terms & Designation of Positions


The Director of Camps and Conferences at UW-Whitewater is responsible for campus-wide development and administration of more than 100 athletic and fine arts camps, field competitions, tournaments, institutes, seminars, conferences, workshops, emeriti events, clinics, and short-term classes that serve more than 18,000 participants annually. The Director is responsible for divisional planning and goal setting, the development and implementation of relevant policy, the supervision of permanent and seasonal staffs and student workers, and has authority of an annual operating budget of more than $2.3 million.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3 years experience in management and planning of programs
  • Experience in an administrative, supervisory position
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with finance and budging in a cost recovery model
  • Experience in marketing and outreach through various media
  • Demonstrated record of program development
  • Demonstrated success as a collaborative leader and administrator
  • Experience working on a university campus and with diverse clientele
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Directs design, development, implementation, maintenance, and budget for youth camp programs, conferences, and outreach programming. Supervises program and staffing to ensure compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations.
  1. Coordinate campus-wide efforts in identifying, planning, and providing noncredit programming that addresses outreach needs and opportunities among regional constituencies and their communities
  2. Exercises supervisory authority over Continuing Education Services staff, both full-time and seasonal (part-time and full-time)
  3. Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and camp and/or clinic objectives
  4. Monitors the camp and/or conference budgets and approves expenditures to cover all costs including overhead
  5. Identifies opportunities for camp and/or clinic improvements or new service development
  6. Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing information related to camps and/or clinics
  7. Directs strategic planning initiatives and establishes camp and/or clinic program objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources and alignment with the strategic plan
  8. Oversee coordination of services with parking, university housing, and food service for camps and conferences
  9. Foster entrepreneurial approaches to noncredit programming
  10. Availability for occasional night and weekend work to support events (especially in summer)

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by February 16, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Susie Feuerstein
Outreach Program Manager


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
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