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Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Marketing, Public Relations, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Community Improvement Strategist

Official Title:


Hiring Department(s):



80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 01, 2019


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's Degree required: public health, philanthropy, social sciences, public policy, communications, strategic planning, nonprofit or organizational development field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of 2 years of relevant post-masters experience required.

Experience synthesizing qualitative data in written format to aid decision-making and evaluation and inform policymakers required.

Strong base of knowledge in the following areas preferred: multiple determinants of health as illustrated in the County Health Rankings model; community theory of change models, such as the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Take Action cycle and collective impact; community coalitions and partnerships; multi-sector leadership; policy development and advocacy; evidence-informed policies and programs.

Experience in collaborative processes with local stakeholders, competitive selection processes, and events preferred.

Related project management experience preferred.

Successful applicants will have exceptional written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

The researcher will be a key part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R). This position reports to the Deputy Director-RWJF Culture of Health Prize in the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Group of the UW Population Health Institute. This position supports the RWJF Culture of Health Prize competition and the Prize Alumni Network, and contributes to harvesting lessons learned. The researcher will implement and evaluate the annual Prize competition and engagement components of this national program which includes researching best practice and state-of-the-art principles of population health improvement, best practices in community engagement, advancing equity, strategic communications, organizational development, collaborative processes, and community-based strategic planning.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

Ability to travel throughout the United States, with most of the travel in a concentrated period.


Nick Harding
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the
position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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