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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: 267443-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Project Management and Quality Improvement

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:

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.

About Covering Wisconsin:
As a vital piece of the Health & Wellbeing Institute, Covering Wisconsin focuses on educating people about the importance of health insurance and helping them understand and sign up for publicly available health insurance.

About this position:
The Outreach Project Manager is responsible for finalizing the project plan for and managing ongoing implementation of a large-scale direct-to-consumer outreach initiative. The objectives of this initiative include:
- Share information with BadgerCare and Medicaid members to support them in completing renewals
- Connect consumers to available enrollment assistance support
- Secure other health insurance coverage through the Marketplace when indicated

Expected regular activities may include:
- frequent and rapid-turnaround written and verbal communication with project partners, researchers, outreach communications vendors, and involved Covering Wisconsin staff
- weekly and monthly review, cleaning, and distribution of quantitative data files and outreach contacts to appropriate parties
- presenting succinct summaries of implementation successes, challenges, and emerging findings

This position could expand to include other outreach & enrollment-related projects, should workload and funding allow.

Responsibilities: Manages a single project from start to finish or one phase of a large project under limited supervision.
  • 35% Creates a project plan, monitors progress and performance against the project plan, and identifies, resolves, or escalates risks and issues
  • 15% Manages the activities of outside contractors to ensure they are integrated into the project and that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service
  • 10% Facilitates the estimation of project costs, resources, and time required to complete the assigned phase of a project and monitors activities, negotiates for resources, and assigns tasks to ensure these targets are met. Follows established change control processes if targets can no longer be met
  • 20% Prepares regular reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team
  • 20% Sets priorities, allocates tasks, and collaborates with project staff to meet project targets and milestones
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


- Two (2) or more years of experience in project management or managing programs or large projects as part of other job duties
- Detail-oriented with highly effective time management skills
- Proactive problem-solver with ability to work independently towards project deadlines
- Strong oral and written communications skills
- Dedication to understanding barriers to insurance coverage and health care access, and to promoting access through outreach and education efforts

- Knowledge of BadgerCare/Medicaid,, and other health insurance programs and policies
- Experience in outreach or grassroots organizing, ideally in a health or health-related field
- Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish or another non-English language
- Experience working with and manipulating quantitative data

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%

This position may require 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 $58,000 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. Complete information about benefits available

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a remote work policy that offers the potential for remote or hybrid work. More about that policy within the Division of Extension can be found here:

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, a resume detailing your educational and professional background, and 3 references. 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.


Allison Espeseth
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Project Manager I(AD015)



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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