Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232476-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The mission of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is to find ways to identify Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias early so we can prevent and treat the disease before symptoms occur. The ADRC actively collaborates with individuals from diverse underrepresented communities to identify and address health disparities in the diagnosis and management of dementia. In this new position, the program ambassador will serve as a research advocate with the Gleason Research Lab to empower and encourage persons from underrepresented communities (especially African Americans) to engage in research. In addition, the study ambassador will work closely with ADRC researchers to ensure that research study visits and processes are culturally sensitive.

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:

No degree required - see years of experience section

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates must have:
- Experience working in the African American community.
- Experience working with older adults from underrepresented groups.
- Outreach experience and experience presenting in small groups.

Relevant experience in aging and health related programs preferred.

It is expected that the candidate will have a working knowledge of African American culture and be adept at navigating cultural issues regarding participation in medical research. A person with strong connections within the African American community in Madison is preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a fixed-term terminal appointment that is expected to last for one year from date of hire. Extension for up to one additional year and/or conversion to a renewable appointment is possible, contingent upon funding availability, program need and satisfactory performance.

Position may require attendance at events held in the evenings and/or on weekends.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

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 $39,823 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume/CV. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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.

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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: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 7 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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