Job no: 232160-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific, Youth Programming/Development

Position Summary:

We seek an Early Adolescent Health Consultant to join the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Unit 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, 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 incumbent uses a health equity lens and promotes diversity and inclusion in program development, implementation, and evaluation.

The Consultant will work with a myriad of external partners including non-traditional partners. Topic areas may include healthy behaviors, sexual health, healthy relationships, physical and nutritional health, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and injury and violence prevention. 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 coordinating the Tile V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program with a focus on using an evidence based social emotional learning curriculum. 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. Experience related to adolescent health is required.
2. At least one year of experience working on grants and projects focused on public health is strongly preferred.
3. Experience preparing and monitoring contracts and budgets is strongly preferred.
4. Knowledge of public health systems is preferred.
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 programs.
7. Knowledge of the principles of consultant and the role of the consultant in providing technical assistance to a variety of agencies and organizations.
8. Knowledge to interpret and communicate data that is meaningful and understandable.
9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of agencies and personnel on a statewide basis.
10. Ability to communicate effectively and interpret detailed policies and procedures both oral and written.
11. Ability to lead and facilitate the work of others in collaborative team settings.



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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Official Title:


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. 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: Mar 17 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 7 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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