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Apply now Job no: 97220-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), Division of Population Science is committed to identifying effective approaches to reduce the burden of cancer for patients, their families, and communities. Our guiding principles in this effort are multidisciplinary collaboration, health equity, passion for our research, partnership with our communities, and innovation. This position will implement and support the research and outreach initiatives of the UWCCC and represent the Associate Director of Population Science and the UWCCC Population Science units.

The primary role of this position includes planning, implementation, and coordination of activities in the:
1. Population Science division as a whole;
2. Population Science units including the Cancer Prevention & Control Scientific Program, Cancer Prevention Outcomes Data (C-POD) shared resource, Cancer Health Disparities Initiative (CHDI), and Outreach;
3. UWCCC as a whole.

The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of UWCCC Population Science and Outreach. This Assistant Director of Population Science and Outreach reports to the Associate Director of Population Science and works with leaders of the Population Science units in performing the duties of the position. The Assistant Director plans and coordinates activities to maximize the strategic position of the division. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the UWCCC Associate Director of Administration.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters required in a health discipline, biological, social or behavioral sciences or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-A minimum of 5 years of experience with population science, health care, social services, or behavioral health research, and/or health related outreach program implementation or evaluation required. Additional experience strongly preferred.
-A minimum of 2 years managing staff and supervising employees.
-A minimum of 4 years managing research and/or outreach grant programs (or) experience with research and/or outreach grant programs is highly desirable.
-A strong candidate will demonstrate high-level organizational and critical thinking skills and be able to demonstrate a record of superior task management and follow-through. The ability to work independently is essential.
-Demonstrated ability to write clearly and to speak effectively in a group setting is required.
-Experience with writing reports and/or grants is required.

Additional Information:

A successful candidate will also possess the skills below:

Communication: Clearly organizes and expresses information and ideas to meet the needs of the UWCCC and our partnering organizations and communities in an appropriate fashion,

Problem solving: Seeks information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, decision making, and problem solving.

Change resilience: Develops effective approaches for working with colleagues through organizational change.

Teamwork: Works effectively with team/work groups outside the formal line of authority to accomplish organizational goals.

Influence skills: Gains support from others for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions through logical argument, appeal to others? interests, and a variety of other indirect strategies.

Attention to detail: Ensures work and information are complete and accurate by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, 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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,756 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Kylee Zander
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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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

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. sec. 19.36(7).

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