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JOB NO.: 96728-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Web Design/Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96728-AS

Working Title: Communications Specialist


FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 06, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required in Health Education, Communication, Marketing, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Minimum of two years of professional experience in a communications position in a healthcare, public health, and/or non-profit setting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience managing communications through content planning, production, and distribution
- Experience developing compelling graphics and presentation materials, including proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Photoshop
- The ability to creatively use multiple communication platforms. Including: print, web, social media, multi-media, and web and face-to-face presentations
- The ability to edit online content management systems
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

We seek a high-energy, well organized individual, who is technologically savvy, has an eye for detail, and is driven by planning to optimize our communication strategies and online presence. The Communications Specialist will develop a wide range of communication strategies on behalf of Health Innovation Program (HIP) investigators and affiliated researchers, including the following major tasks. (1) Lead the creation of new materials and the publicity strategy for HIPxChange, a web portal that provides tools and materials for evidence-based health system and population health improvement, thereby accelerating the translation of new and existing knowledge into clinical and community practice to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes. (2) Produce, edit, and post online content for HIP's public-facing websites and internal Intranet. This includes employing knowledge of HIP's research and partnership activities to write and/or edit and manage print and online content, oversee graphic creation and/or photography, obtain feedback from stakeholders, and finalize the production of materials on the web and other online locations. (3) Develop other written communications by employing knowledge of visual communication to develop presentations, reports, and compelling graphics, maintain HIP's social media accounts, send mass emails about events and information of interest, and develop other communications materials as needed. (4) Maintain records of publicity related to HIP's research and partnership activities to demonstrate interest and impact to funders.

Additional information about HIP is available at and at

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.

Additional Information:


Nick Harding
[email protected]
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 begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the
position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.

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: Dec 4 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 1 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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