Madison, WI
Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91492-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91492-AS

Working Title: Community-University Outreach Specialist



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,790 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum BA/BS degree in public health, social work, nutrition, education, psychology, policy, sociology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 1-3 years of experience with community-university or other interorganizational partnerships, community program management, community development, capacity building, and/or community-driven health promotion efforts.

Position Summary:

'This position will be a key member of a team supporting community partners funded through the Obesity Prevention Initiative's (OPI). The Outreach Specialist will work with the OPI Community Support Core to connect community partners to faculty members, academic staff, and students and develop mutually beneficial community-university partnerships that promote health in their communities. This individual will be critical in insuring positive two-way communication between community and university partners and the broader project. The outreach specialist will also support the development and provision of technical assistance to community partners to build local capacity to create change in policies, systems, environments, and programs to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and health equity.

Additional Information:

Technical/Job Skill Qualifications

- Effective written and verbal communication.

- Interpersonal skills to build trusting relationships with community and university partners.

- Ability to communicate with individuals representing a range of education and literacy levels, both one-on-one and in groups.

- Ability to conduct trainings and educational presentations for small and large audiences.

- Ability to work independently and take initiative in seeking out solutions to project challenges.

- Ability to conduct in-state travel and participate in occasional evening and weekend events.

- Ability to work well with other team members to build skills and capacity.

- Ability to prioritize, manage, and follow to completion multiple tasks at once.

- Proficiency or ability to develop proficiency, with a range of computer software applications and web/cloud-based platforms.


Amy Hilgendorf
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter. Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 25 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 15 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time