Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227926-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Marketing, Public Relations, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about conducting research and improving health care quality and outcomes? The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) is seeking an outreach specialist to join our rapidly growing program. WiSOR is an interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research program that supports a wide variety of outcomes-focused research, including health care disparities, comparative effectiveness research, patterns of care, and performance and safety in surgical care. The immediate program needs for this position involve an intervention study on weight management, led by Corrine Voils, PhD. The outreach specialist will be expected to develop participant recruitment and retention strategies to promote diversity as well as provide general research support.

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 required. Master's degree strongly preferred in education, community health, health education, public health, communication, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Work experience in research, project management, communications, community outreach, public health, or related field is required. Two or more years of experience preferred.
- Experience working with study participant recruitment, retention, and/or underrepresented communities preferred.
- Experience supporting large, complex projects preferred.
- Experience communicating with external audiences (e.g., study participants, community stakeholders) preferred.

Well-qualified candidates will also have:
- Superb written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with community members, families, and clinicians
- Evidence of being a quick learner, motivation to develop new skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision
- Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- A demonstrated commitment to fostering the values of diversity and inclusion

Additional Information:

To learn more about the Department of Surgery's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit https://www.surgery.wisc.edu/diversity/

This position requires some evening and weekend work hours and the ability to travel to off-campus sites for intervention delivery.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please select "" to upload your cover letter and resume. In your application materials, please address how you meet the "minimum years and relevant work experience".


Cory Reithmeyer
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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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

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Applications Open: Oct 9 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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