Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 234264-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, Other

Position Summary:

Wisconsin Voices for Recovery (WIVFR) is Wisconsin's only statewide recovery network currently supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services. Wisconsin has many growing Recovery Community Organizations, businesses, and other non-profit groups that are working to celebrate the strengths and address the needs of their communities.

Some goals of Wisconsin Voices for Recovery include:
1. Reduce addiction and recovery stigma through education and increasing public's personal contact with the individuals in recovery and their family members.
2. Provide technical assistance in rural areas around development of Recovery Support Services
3. Engage in capacity building efforts in order to support other recovery community organizations and individuals
4. Focus on regional training and education

Wisconsin Voices for Recovery will:
BUILD strong, organized recovery communities HOST recovery activities, events, and celebrations
BOOST public-policy debate
ADVANCE Public-policy debate
PARTNER with other statewide Recovery Community Organization

The Outreach Specialist roles & responsibilities are designed to support Wisconsin Voices for Recovery grants projects and initiatives. This position will assist with identifying and working with community-based organizations and leaders within communities of color. The Outreach Specialist will engage with various organizations to gather their input on barriers to recovery and challenges faced by their communities. One goal of the program is to establish and build relationships with African-American and Hispanic stakeholders in Wisconsin through an extensive community-based outreach and engagement plan. This engagement is critical to reach historically-excluded persons and set the groundwork for establishing linkages to care and gathering candid input on preventing opioid overdoses from a diverse group of stakeholders.

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. Preferred areas of study include Sociology, Human Services, Social Work,
or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Relevant work experience in Substance Use Disorder field required
- Experience with substance use disorders and recovery required

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experiences:
- Working with and supporting diverse populations, including minority communities and underrepresented groups
- Experience with social media and community engagement
- Working with Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs), community-based organizations relevant to Substance Use Disorders and recovery from Substance Use Disorders, and other stakeholders
- Experience with Recovery Coaching Model
- Knowledgeable of Recovery Support Services and treatment options for populations of focus
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity through knowledge in diversity, inclusion and social justice issues
- Proficiency in MS Office software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

We prefer to fill this position at full-time at 100% FTE.

Travel is required. Must provide own transportation or provide a valid driver's license and a clean driving record (if fleet car usage is requested).

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 Department of Family Medicine and Community Health does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid work status to work in the United States.

Effective January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be updated to require that positions earning less than $35,568 annually be considered non-exempt under FLSA provisions for overtime (see https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/ ). Based on these rules, if the person selected for this recruitment will earn less than the new salary threshold at January 1, 2020 ($35,568 annually), he/she will be an academic staff non-exempt employee, will be paid hourly, and will receive overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.


Paige Neumeyer
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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. 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: May 11 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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