Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 230391-FTF
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The position will support various inter-related programmatic initiatives in the area of dementia and caregiver outreach, particularly for the Strength & Resilience Brain Health & Wellness Program. The Strength & Resilience Program translates scientific evidence regarding modifiable risk factors for brain health promotion into a practical, weekly community-based program that focuses on brain health, wellness, and fitness. This position will facilitate development of materials and weekly instruction for the Strength & Resilience Program. The program includes a group physical activity session with exercises tailored to older adults, as well as information on brain health and healthy aging.

The Strength & Resilience Program is part of the Brain Health Equity Initiative, led by Dr. Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN. The Brain Health Equity Initiative represents a commitment to alleviating disparities in brain health by strengthening agency, equity and inclusion for people with and at risk for dementia and their care partners in care and research. The Initiative exists within Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi's larger research program which exhibits a high level of productivity and quality work.

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:

* Associate's degree and a minimum of six months of experience in fitness, health wellness and/or community-based programming required.
* Bachelor's degree in exercise science, health education, adult fitness, physical education, nursing or related field is preferred.
* Nationally Recognized Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Certification are preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* At least 6 months of previous experience developing and coordinating fitness, health, wellness or community-based programs and activities, preferably with older adult populations
* A combination of experience and education may be considered.

Additional Information:

* The ideal candidate is proactive, a self-starter, energetic, empathetic, creative and a skilled collaborator with demonstrated experience engaging people from diverse backgrounds in communities, non-profit organizations, and/or academic research.
* Must be competent in technical teaching skills of a variety of group fitness activities, and in the use of a variety of cardiovascular, strength and functional training fitness equipment.
* Must be skilled in lifesaving procedures and instruction; and in supervising, training, evaluating and motivating employees.
* Ability to research and apply evidence-based tenants for brain health promotion, and in development of physical exercises and brain health activities.
* Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, collaborate effectively as a member of a small work group, and communicate diplomatically with internal and external constituents through written and verbal communication required.
* Work environment is highly team-oriented and involves regular small group meetings, joint writing projects, and frequent email communication.
* This person will work primarily at the UW-Madison School of Nursing with other work duties taking place at the Madison Veterans Hospital and UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, both located on Highland Avenue in Madison, WI.
* Position requires occasional travel. Must provide own transportation or meet eligibility criteria for Car Fleet usage.
* Position requires some physical activity (occasional walking, sitting, standing, carrying); frequent talking and hearing; and repetitive motion (typing).
* Applied knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Access), Qualtrics software, and Windows operating system.
* Within 14 days of hire, the candidate must obtain HIPAA and CITI certification by completing the University's electronic training.
* Within 30 days of hire, the candidate must obtain Adult CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.

* A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

This is a 1 year position with the possibility of renewal if additional funding is available.



Work Schedule:

To be determined upon hire

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $17.00 Maximum $25.54 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click, from , to begin the application process. Please submit ONE pdf file containing the following:

1) A letter of interest which highlights relevant work experience or related area.
2) A resume/CV

For questions regarding this position, please contact Laura Block at .

Online applications must be received by 11:55 pm on the application deadline for ensured consideration.

Failure to submit complete application materials may result in ineligibility for this position.

Eligibility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship is required by the anticipated start date of the position.


Laura Block
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:

University Staff-Fixed Term

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jan 20 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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