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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Position Number: 3508637
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 01006738

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsins only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 24,000 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 Wisconsins 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. 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 $45,000, 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 HERE

University Recreation (UREC) is a student focused and student facing department. UREC's facilities, programs, and services, including the needs of the students, members, and colleagues we serve, are best met in an on-site, in-person format. As such, it is the expectation that UREC staff will work on-site and in-person during designated work times. Exceptions will be considered when UREC facilities are closed for campus and/or department reasons and will be at the discretion of the UREC Director based on department needs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in kinesiology or closely related field
  • One year of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters 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 11:59pm of the posted deadline.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates 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 finalists experience and qualifications.

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

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. 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.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsins Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsins Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWMs Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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