Job description


Job no: 226964-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Project Management, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This position is located in the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Hazard Assessment Section and is maintained through a contract with UW's School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences. Under the direction of the Hazard Assessment Section Chief and the State Indoor Air Program Manager, the incumbent: plans and delivers communication and outreach activities; strengthens and creates community and statewide partnerships; promotes public health policies and requirements; and assists with program administration to foster productive relationships between DHS, the university, and local communities.

This position will coordinate statewide trainings, develop public health guidance, and develop, implement and evaluate communications plans for the DHS Indoor Air Program. This position will work with a variety of audiences and members of the public from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The incumbent will incorporate perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of policy, health impacts, and outcomes of decision-making for the program. The incumbent will support local public health agencies by creating outreach, education, and trainings that will address common indoor air contaminant issues, such as carbon monoxide, radon, mold, chemical vapors, and particulates. This position will also work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external partners on issues such as climate change, healthy homes, and asthma. The incumbent will also research funding opportunities, write grants, and contribute to required reporting for existing federal grant commitments.

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in public health, health communication, journalism, marketing, environmental studies, or social sciences field required.

Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of three years of experience required working in a public health-related field.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of public health with a focus on environmental health, risk communication, and/or chronic diseases.
Ability to develop, implement and evaluate communications plans and social media campaigns for public health initiatives.
Technical expertise in standard Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience working with diverse audiences (such as epidemiologists, researchers, policymakers and the public).
Experience writing and editing content for print, web, social media, multi-media, and presentations (webinar and in-person).
Experience with work related to health equity, health disparities in communities of color, and social determinants of health.
Evidence of collaborative work with multiple stakeholders in public health.
Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with a wide-variety of statewide, regional and local agencies, organizations, community groups and individuals.
Technical expertise in standard Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with Adobe Create Cloud and Drupal content management system is a plus.

Additional Information:

Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (in Wisconsin and out of state).



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,000 Maximum $68,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

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.


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. )

Official Title:


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:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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.

Applications Open: Sep 3 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Sep 25 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/25/2020
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