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Apply now Job no: 239734-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) has the opportunity to be an incubator for socially accountable health care - a model that orients our clinical service, education, research and community engagement to the priority health needs of the people and communities we serve in the context of their lives.

The DFMCH Office of Community Health (OCH) aims to braid together the wisdom within our communities, our university, and our health systems to develop a sustainable infrastructure that will support the work of socially accountable healthcare initiatives focusing on advancing health equity. We partner with community organizations to develop evidence-based initiatives that promote community health and health equity, and that are likely to result in measurable improvements in population health outcomes. Through these partnerships, we are able to recruit and support faculty and staff to expand community-responsive health efforts; engage with patients and learners to initiative innovative models of care that promote family and community health; and, collect data to understand the impact of our initiatives.

The Health Equity Coordinator will work to increase partner engagement, build trust, and align efforts of the OCH with university, clinical, and community stakeholders. This individual will also work to establish strategies to share power and center voices most impacted by racial inequities. Priority projects will be co-created with diverse partners and the Coordinator will provide project management for defined initiatives. Such initiatives could include advancing and sustaining the work of community health workers in Dane County and Wisconsin and providing support to pathway programs for people under-represented in medicine into primary care. The Health Equity Coordinator may also work in partnership with the Office of Community Health team to advance the work of the Community Health Rotation, DFMCH faculty development, research initiatives, and provide support to the DFMCH Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team.

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:

Bachelor's degree required. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in partnership and coalition building, understanding of social determinants of health; policy, systems and environmental change levers, and other strategies to advance health equity.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 2 years or more experience in public health, community-based healthcare organizations, and/or community-based healthcare programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience building community capacity to advance health and health equity at the state or local level.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community leaders, University faculty, physicians as well as with diverse community partners and local and state public health professionals.
- Professional experience in community leadership development
- Knowledge of public health systems and systems change
- Experience with public health issue campaigns and/or community organizing and advocacy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including group and process facilitation, conflict mediation, and training facilitation
- Demonstrated ability to think creatively, identify root causes, and apply an equity lens to project development
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Bi-lingual and/or proficiency in Spanish

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

A minimum of 7 years of experience is required for an appointment at the senior level.

License or Certificate:

Travel is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.

Position will ideally be staffed at 100% FTE but the program is willing to negotiate an FTE between 50% and 100%.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position. Please be aware that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. If you are selected for this position you would have to provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 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 $46,294 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


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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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