Job no: 229028-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Project Management, Research, Scientific, Training, Employee Development, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Management/Supervisory, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Lead-Safe Homes Program (LSHP) is located in the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Lead and Asbestos Section. Under the direction of the Lead and Asbestos Section Manager, the incumbent serves as the LSHP Program Manager. The LSHP Program Manager is being hired through a contract and ongoing partnership with the UW Madison's Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS). LSHP is funded by state and federal funding sources (federal sources include funding from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development).
The LSHP Program Manager coordinates the administration of the statewide multi-million dollar LSHP to make housing lead-safe for low-income children and pregnant women. Overall responsibilities of the position include:
-Setting and implementing program priorities, policies, procedures, reporting and documentation requirements, and ensure that these meet statutory and funding agency requirements;
-Identifying new initiatives and partners, and coordinating all program activities to expand program enrollment within priority communities;
-Building and maintaining key cross-agency, intra-agency and organizational partnerships with regional and local housing agencies, local health departments, local and regional community organizations, and other stakeholders to carry out program objectives;
-Overseeing and supervising the work of LSHP staff, including: a marketing specialist, grants specialist, environmental health specialists, financial specialist, and strategic communications specialist; and
-Reporting program outcomes to DHS and federal agency management.
The work performed under the LSHP has statewide impact, is complex, and includes implementing fiscal and operational policies and oversight procedures to ensure federal and state funds are used appropriately, that the number of enrolled properties abated under the program increases as the program matures, and that all contracts, policies and procedures meet Department policies and regulatory requirements.

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:

Master's degree and four years of experience in public health, environmental health, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences (such as local health staff, property owners, housing agency staff, contractors and the general public).
- Minimum two years of experience in program management or leadership roles, including grant and budget development and monitoring, contract oversight, federal reporting, and program planning and implementation; supervisory experience a plus.
- Knowledge or experience in state government systems.
- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (in Wisconsin and out of state).

Preferred qualifications:
- Thorough knowledge of the science and research behind lead poisoning and its effects, lead exposure pathways, lead hazard remediation techniques, data utilization, and report writing.
- Knowledge or experience in lead poisoning prevention programs.
- Skill in outreach and consultation techniques and ability to work with a variety of professional groups and individuals.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,318 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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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).

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: Dec 28 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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