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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 264314-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Milwaukee
Categories: Community and Employee Health, Education, and Wellness

Job Summary:

About Extension:
UW-Madison's Division of Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.

About the Health & Well-Being Institute and FoodWIse program:
The Health & Well-Being Institute ( works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin residents through evidence-based and community-engaged health promotion programs to improve health, build community capacity to identify and address health inequities, engage in collective action, and achieve greater health equity.

FoodWIse ( advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) grants.

About the position:
The primary focus of this position is building our team's capacity and portfolio for policy, systems, and environmental change efforts to support nutrition, food, and physical activity in early care and K-12 education settings. This position will direct efforts towards 1) mentoring and building the capacity of FoodWIse team members to engage in policy, systems, and environmental change in early care and K-12 education settings, and 2) supporting systems-change efforts across the network of early care and education partners in Milwaukee. The ideal candidate is adept at mentorship, building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging partners, and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. Our team is committed to centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by inequities in our food and community systems, and it is essential that this new team member share these values.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak Spanish, HMoob [Hmong], and other high-need languages in Milwaukee County). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application (language skills will be evaluated during the interview process).

Responsibilities: Develops and delivers public health informational programs and materials using the tenets of public health to educate the public and other health professionals, promote the health of the population, and advocate for improved health resources and policies.
  • 15% Advocates for and disseminates health resources, policies, and safety information with educational materials and programs to appropriate entities to educate the public and health professionals
  • 15% Collects and analyzes data by conducting research to improve public health programs and services
  • 15% Develops materials, resources, and policies that support healthy behaviors and environments and informs, educates, and empowers the campus and community about environmental health and mental health issues
  • 20% Directs grant and grant-funded public health programs and campaigns on established topics. May research, write, and manage grants as needed to support outreach, policies, and programming
  • 20% Participates in public health committees as needed
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the program
  • 5% Communicates plans, activities, and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners, and relevant stakeholders
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 in public health, nutritional sciences, dietetics, community health education, public health education, community psychology, sociology, health policy, or related field.


- At least 2 years of relevant work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and other community-based organizations.
- Experience using collaborative leadership and team building to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene, mentor, facilitate, bridge, and leverage diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Experience supporting others, through mentorship, peer development, or direct supervision.
- Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
- Demonstrated commitment to the goals and values of Extension's commitment to equity and social justice to support opportunities and outcomes for youth, families, and communities

- Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing, and evaluating multi-level educational programs and policy, systems and environmental change interventions designed to support behavior change.
- Experience working with Early Care and K-12 Education providers and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings.
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director (Area 21) for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is Milwaukee County; however, some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
- Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
- Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs.

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.


Jerold Braatz
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:

Public Health Educator(HS001)



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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