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Apply now Job no: 246188-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Milwaukee
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

As part of Covering Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Community Engagement Lead is responsible for conducting a strategic and responsive program of health insurance education, outreach, partner development and enrollment activities in the heavily populated and diverse southeastern Wisconsin region. This Milwaukee-based position will involve: 1) developing and growing thoughtful partnerships with the wide range of public, private, and governmental stakeholder leaders throughout the area; 2) planning and implementing a comprehensive outreach campaign, in coordination with statewide and other Milwaukee outreach efforts led by CWI and partners, to better reach consumers and professionals representing or serving communities most at-risk for lack of coverage and access to care; 3) conducting direct health insurance enrollment assistance supporting Medicaid and Marketplace coverage; 4) leading well-organized and action-oriented meetings and other collaborative professional efforts; and 5) responding to and initiating media interviews to provide health insurance information in plain language. And through an ongoing close partnership and contract with the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, this role will specifically serve in a supportive leadership capacity for the Milwaukee Enrollment Network (MKEN), a coalition of nearly 100 organizations supporting health insurance enrollment with a focus on low-income, vulnerable populations.

Position will include travel, particularly within southeastern and south central Wisconsin, including some overnights. Some weekend and evening events will also be required, most often during Open Enrollment. Valid driver's license is required.

About the Job:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)

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


Bachelor's Degree

Experience in social work, sociology, political science, public health, consumer science, adult education public policy, public affairs, public or health care administration, health communication, or related fields is required.


Covering Wisconsin welcomes applicants who have one or more years of experience in project or campaign management or leadership.

CWI seeks individuals for the role who have:
- Experience cultivating and nurturing partnerships with leadership within community-servicing agencies
- Experience coordinating outreach to and/or organizing with, populations most at-risk for health and other disparities
- Experience facilitating and coordinating meetings in a group setting
Desired professional qualities/characteristics:
- Experience creating and disseminating formal reports and communications to unit stakeholders
- Experience with public speaking events through presentations, trainings, and/or media interviews
- Have connections and relationships with agencies and partners in the Milwaukee area
- Possess knowledge of Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, and federal Marketplace and other health insurance programs and policies
- Ability to use data to inform strategy, monitor trends, and assess impact of unit initiatives
- Have familiarity with current social media platforms and apps for communication efficiency
- Proficiency in written and verbal Spanish-language skills or other non-English language

Required: Health insurance Navigator or Certified Application Counselor certification or willingness to obtain within one year of employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information:

COVERING WISCONSIN: Covering Wisconsin (CWI), a program that began in 2003, connects Wisconsin residents with insurance coverage and other programs that support health and promotes effective use of those programs. The aim is to improve consumer awareness of, continuous enrollment in, and effective use of affordable coverage to access timely care. The individual in this position should be a highly energized self-starter who is passionate about Milwaukee and the southeastern Wisconsin region and eager to pursue equitable access to health through outreach, strong partnership development, and well-coordinated health insurance enrollment efforts. The ideal candidate will seek to advise, inspire, and motivate colleagues and peers in order to create a healthier populace. More information can be found here:

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Milwaukee or southeast Wisconsin presence required. Currently all work is either remote or hybrid.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting interest and applicable experience, current resume with educational and professional history, and a recent writing sample (1-3 pages) showcasing professional communications (e.g. formal email or letter to executive-level leader, grant application, project outcomes report to funder, promotional material for consumers or the public at large, etc.). Applicants will also be asked to provide the contact information for three professional references that will be able to speak to their skills and abilities as pertain to the position.


Nancy Andrews

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 Specialist(OE009)

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).

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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