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Apply now Job no: 242639-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

This position will manage and lead the communications, outreach, engagement and dissemination of CHR&R assets, including the model, measures, population health and equity research and policy analysis, guidance and stories that our team produces. This position will represent CHR&R in regional and national forums, including serving as a highly visible spokesperson such as in national broadcast interviews or as a speaker at a major conferences and convenings.

Key activities include:
Outreach Program Leadership
-Lead and manage 3 program areas in collaboration with the Co-Director, Team Leaders, Senior Advisor and Principal Investigator, including: Communications, Outreach and Engagement, Strategic Dissemination and Sustainability.
-Co-lead CHR&R strategic visioning, external partnership development, engagement with funder ecosystem and business model implementation.
-Co-lead organizational culture and capacity building, staff recruitment and onboarding,
-Co-develop grant proposals and budgets, interim memos, progress reports and other formal communication with the funder.
-Serve as a spokesperson and play a lead role in media response.
-Monitor budgets, expenditures and contractual relationships.

-Contribute to research and evaluation in the field of population health, with a focus both on improving health outcomes and increasing health equity.

UWPHI Leadership
-Co-represent the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program in the Population Health Institute Leadership Team, including integrating CHR&R with other Institute work, providing service to the Institute such as through Institute wide strategic planning and implementation, work groups, guest lectures, and other duties as requested by the Director.

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.

About the Job:

Outreach Program Associate Director (OE004)

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


Master's Degree


-At least 6 years of exceptional management and/or leadership of large, complex research projects
-Strong knowledge of population health and equity research and policy analysis
-Exceptional written and oral communication skills
-Demonstrated experience fostering strong relationships with colleagues, collaborators, consultants, and other partners
-Proficient in managing multiple, complex, concurrent projects, monitoring budgets, and meeting deadlines with competing demands in a fast-paced work environment
-Experience with all aspects of supervision and team building, including leadership that fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace culture
-Strong knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion workforce strategies

-3-5 years of experience interacting with media and journalists

Successful candidates will:
-Possess excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
-Know how to tailor communication styles to effectively appeal to a broad array of entities, including program leadership and external partners, and funders
-Have strong analytical skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
-Bring a positive, team-focused, and appreciative inquiry mindset
-Have a passion for working collaboratively in a shared leadership model as part of a program with the mission to advance population health and equity
-Embrace the need for timely responsiveness to requests for information and interviews from media

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with another posting. The following reference number 242647 should lead you to the other posting. Please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with a variety of backgrounds and qualifications.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $84,800 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

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.


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. )

Official Title:

Outreach Prog Assoc Dir(OE004)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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