Job no: 228267-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

We seek an Early Adolescent Health Consultant to join the Reproductive Health and Family Planning team at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). In collaboration with the UW Population Health Institute, this position is based in the Family Health Section, Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health at DHS. This position is under the general supervision of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Unit Supervisor.

The Early Adolescent Health Consultant functions as a statewide program expert in school age and early adolescent health. The Consultant performs a high level of independent tasks and technical consultation on a statewide basis with agencies, organizations, and individuals for the promotion of optimal school age and early adolescent health including children and youth with special health care needs. The incumbent fills a critical role by coordinating across departments (such as the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Children and Families), divisions, bureaus, sections, units, and programs to develop and implement successful, evidence-based prevention and early intervention activities that will improve the health outcomes of school age youth and early adolescents.

The Consultant will work with a myriad of external partners including non-traditional partners. Topic areas will include prevention, healthy behaviors, sexual activity, healthy relationships, obesity, tobacco use and alcohol and other drug use, injury prevention including violence, adult preparation skills and health equity, all within the context of a life course perspective. The Consultant will work closely with the Late Adolescent Health Consultant and key federal funders such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health and Human Services.

The Consultant is responsible for assisting and consulting with state, regional and local agencies, communities funded with Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grant. The incumbent will serve as a resource in the administration of the state-level maternal and child health program and family health section-related programs. The incumbent will conduct needs assessments, planning and implementation of new programs, evaluating effectiveness, and coordinating quality improvement efforts.

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, with training and experience in public health preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. At least two years of experience working on grants and projects related to adolescent health required.
2. At least two years of experience managing federal grants, including grant reporting, is required.
3. At least two years of experience preparing and monitoring contracts and budgets is required.
4. Experience monitoring sub-recipient budgets, deliverables, work plans, and budgetary projections is required.
5. Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of maternal and child health with emphasis on school age and early adolescents.
6. Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of health education program.
7. Extensive knowledge of public health systems.
8. Knowledge of the principles of consultant and the role of the consultant in providing technical assistance to a variety of agencies and organizations.
9. Knowledge to interpret and communicate data that is meaningful and understandable.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of agencies and personnel on a statewide basis.
11. Ability to communicate effectively and interpret policies and procedures both oral and written.
12. Ability to guide and facilitate the work of others in a coalition or other collaborative team setting.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the '' 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
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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).

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: Nov 17 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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