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

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.

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:

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

Minimum 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; community coalitions and partnerships; multi-sector leadership; policy development and advocacy; evidence-informed policies and programs.

Experience with competitive award selection processes highly preferred; national experience preferred.

Related project management experience required.

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.

Additional Information:

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



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 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
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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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