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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 229002-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Outreach Specialist will work as part of a larger team to develop strategies and programming to address the opioid and stimulant crisis in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The incumbent will lead teams in developing behavioral, technical and training assistance as part of a federal Opioid State Targeted Response Assistance project. With limited supervision, the incumbent will assure that the assigned project activities, data management, and project deliverables are achieved.

This position will include travel once UW travel restrictions are lifted.

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:

Bachelor's degree required in a related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years professional experience working as part of a collaborative project with non-profit and/or state agencies (such as addiction treatment providers, community-based organizations, and single state agencies). Professional experience with Stimulants and knowledge of the addiction treatment field is desired.

Must show demonstrated leadership, self-confidence, creativity, initiative, attention to detail and the ability to work independently to manage and coordinate a team-oriented environment. Incumbent must also have excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to research and synthesize information in both written and oral form.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs expected.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.


Molly Olds

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

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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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