Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233040-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Outreach Specialist position is for a creative, enthusiastic individual who is able to represent the All of Us research program in community settings, prepare a range of audiences for making informed decisions about the participation in UW-sponsored research including All of Us and promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. The Outreach Specialist is expected to utilize local community knowledge and practice- based evidence to inform, plan and conduct responsible outreach activities designed to grow partnerships in support of the All of Us Research Program at UW. This includes serving as the AoU UW (MSN) Community Advisory Board (CAB) liaison, ensuring CAB members are kept updated about AoU program achievements and opportunities, working closely with the CAB Chairperson to ensure meeting agendas/meeting follow-up activities occur and, in collaboration with ICTR Fiscal, ensure CAB incentives are processed in a timely manner.

Ability to work some nights and weekend events, as needed, is necessary. Travel to multiple Dane County/SE Wisconsin locations is required. Incumbent must provide own transportation that meets UW-Madison Risk Management standards for which mileage traveled will be reimbursed through project resources at the current state level.

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. Human Services, Social Work, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The ideal candidate for this position will work with considerable independence on a flexible schedule while maintaining the open communication necessary for serving as a member of an active and diverse team operating in Milwaukee and Dane Counties. This position requires a broad skill set centered on cultural awareness, group dynamics and fundamental understanding about the research process and research activities, especially regarding recruitment/retention of participants.

- A minimum of 10 years of post- degree outreach related professional work experience.
- Prior experience working successfully with local healthy living and/or community coalitions.
- Proficiency in meeting facilitation and coaching skills for community work.
- Social skills and knowledge necessary to navigate diverse community settings and networks, and ability to communicate community assets, priorities and needs to diverse academic (researchers, research staff, staff in research support offices) and community partners (lay public, corporate health partners, advocacy organizations).
- Exceptional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques related to designing and utilizing effective engagement strategies, including ability to skillfully ask key questions to facilitate understanding of other perspectives as well as models of operating (in on- and off-campus settings and with All of Us Research teammates), and present knowledgeable perspectives and evidence to support informed decision making about research and/or academic partner activities.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

The AoU-UW team has developed and adopted values that include empathy, community, equity, resourcefulness, accountability, and motivation. Our commitment to conduct community-engaged, equitable research in precision health drives our ambitious goal to partner with 100,000 participants in Wisconsin. The AoU initiative requires a high level of creativity because continuous improvement and change is the norm. This role requires a can-do attitude, openness to new challenges, optimistic/collaborative outlook, active listening complemented by action-orientation, and flexibility.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 60% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Kim Mcfarlane
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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:

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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 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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