COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT, OUTREACH SPECIALIST
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 260779-AS
With supervision from the Assistant Director of Population Sciences and direction from the Faculty Director of Outreach at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, the candidate will work across the institution and the state to coordinate and evaluate community outreach and engagement (COE) efforts. The outreach specialist will work closely with leadership, UW faculty, and across communities to ensure our outreach, educational and research programs target the needs of communities across Wisconsin and align with the NCI's direction for outreach.
Successful candidates will have a strong interest in population health and disparities as they relate to the cancer care continuum, as well as, interest with community outreach and engagement and community based participatory research. They will have an understanding of how community outreach and engagement impacts communities, while also allowing Carbone to understand community needs. The incumbent will have understanding of project management, evaluation, grant writing, and research methodology, health systems. In particular, the candidate will have personal initiative, ability to work independently and in a timely manner, and strong organizational skills.
Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
20% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
10% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
15% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
20% Identifies, promotes and maintains internal partnerships with Faculty/Scientists to support research integration into Wisconsin Communities
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.
Preferred Bachelor's Degree Public health, population health, public policy, epidemiology, or related health or social science field required.
- A minimum of 1 year of work experience related to Community Outreach, education and training, health literacy or public health required. Two or more years of experience preferred. - Demonstrated ability to write clearly and to speak effectively in a group setting required. - Experience writing reports, grants or publications preferred. - Experience developing and managing projects with multiple community stakeholders preferred. - Experience coordinating multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines with limited supervision is strongly preferred. - Experience developing literacy informed health education materials and training others to conduct health education is desired. - Ability to communicate effectively through written and oral communication - Background working in or within diverse organizations or communities preferred - Ability to travel around Dane, and surrounding counties for outreach events. - Ability to travel nationally (conference) one time a year, if necessary. - Attention to detail; familiarity with standard computer software and social media tools - Ability to work collaboratively with staff, faculty, administration, marketing, IT, finance etc. preferred.
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 $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
- Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below: - Diversity & Inclusiveness: Embrace differences and promote fairness and equity while fostering a sense of belonging. - Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others -- behave professionally. - Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty. - Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork. - Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance.
The School of Medicine and Public Health will not sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted prior to notifying you.
Devonne Tucker [email protected] 608-263-9404 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. )
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.