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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 222590-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Management/Supervisory, Project Management, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Data and Science Managing Director of Production will be a senior leader of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program. This position reports to the Director of CHR&R in the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

This position will work with the Director, other program leadership and staff, serving as the Managing Director of Production for the data and science work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program. In this role, the Data and Science Managing Director of Production will support CHR&R's vision to advance local health transformation and develop and refine strategies to achieve this vision.

The position has primary responsibility for production of signature work intended to advance the use of data and evidence for creating health and equity in local communities. CHR&R's work is guided by principles which include embracing a broad definition of health; using data for action with a health equity lens; working through multisector partnerships, including community members; deploying evidence-informed strategies that focus on policy, systems and environmental oriented solutions; maximizing community assets and resources; measuring and sharing progress; and sharing stories and results to advance the local health transformation movement.

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.

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:

Doctoral degree required. Public health, policy, social or health sciences, communications or health journalism field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of relevant post-graduate work experience. Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Experience and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods in population health required.

Preferred work experience in a setting or settings focused on one or more of the following areas: public health, policies or programs to improve health, health equity, epidemiology, health journalism. Strong base of knowledge preferred in relevant content areas such as population health, health equity, and multiple determinants of health as illustrated in the County Health Rankings model, as well as knowledge of research methods, statistics, database management, data visualization, and technology solutions.

National program leadership experience preferred.

Experience working with a national funder preferred

Evidence of high-quality project management and product development, including attention to detail with respect to narrative, data and text. Experience with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role preferred.

Training and experience in applied population health, evidence analysis, statistical and epidemiological research methods, and experience working with national mortality, census, and community health status data sets and evidence resources (including Cochrane and Campbell libraries) is preferred.

Travel (3-5 trips annually) to conferences, meetings or professional development trainings will be required.

Additional Information:

An individual who demonstrates increasing capacity in the following organizational competencies, as indicated by the examples listed below, is likely to experience higher levels of success within their position:

Inspires respect and trust; works to clarify expectations and accepts feedback; shows personal responsibility for finding solutions; follows through on commitments; adapts to change or unexpected events in the work environment; manages competing demands for time while maintaining lifework balance; practices strategic, shared and ethical decision making; understands how funding decisions are made; works to align one's work with CHR&R's mission, vision and values; coaches others; is willing and motivated to learn.

Relationship building
Gives appropriate recognition to others; approaches others in a tactful and diplomatic manner; works to understand group and team dynamics; uses awareness of one's emotions and those of others to adapt behavior and to manage interactions successfully; reacts well under pressure; analyzes conflict situations and chooses appropriate roles; works in ways that support mutually beneficial partnerships; maintains confidentiality; is responsive.

Demonstrates an active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity in people and communities; recognizes, understands and appreciates the culturally different ways in which others express themselves; treats others with dignity, respect and consideration; works to create work environments that are experienced as safe by all; is curious about and open to others' ideas

Listens and seeks clarification; speaks clearly; uses public relations and interpersonal skills to strengthen others' understanding of the value of CHR&R; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing and speaking style to fit the purpose of the communication; adapts communications to fit cultural contexts and circumstances; demonstrates effective communication technology skills; demonstrates effective presentation



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $100,000 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
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:


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.

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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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