Job no: 235489-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: SMPH/OB-GYN/OB-GYN
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology's mission is to improve the quality of life for women in the state of Wisconsin and beyond by providing compassionate patient care and by advancing knowledge through research, education, and advocacy. The Outreach Specialist promotes and supports the department's mission through collaboration, engagement, advocacy, promoting equity, and building connections internally and externally.

The Ob/Gyn Outreach Specialist plans and delivers outreach program activities across the spectrum of women's reproductive health throughout the lifespan, including pregnancy and birth outcomes, gynecologic conditions, gynecologic cancers, pelvic floor disorders, infertility/reproductive endocrinology, contraception, health promotion and public health, health equity, and research; in coordination with community partners. They also strive to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.

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:

Required Education:
- Bachelor's degree.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The Department recognizes and values applicant experience and skillsets gained through paid positions, volunteerism, and independent personal projects. We encourage applications from individuals who have developed their expertise in an academic setting, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, or community settings.

Required Qualifications:
- Lived experience and/or professional experience working with historically marginalized communities (i.e. groups that experience discrimination and exclusion due to unequal power relationships across economic, political, social and cultural dimensions).
-Professional, academic or service experience in public health, public policy, social work, healthcare, community organizing, outreach, non-profit administration or a related field.
- Ability to work effectively and compassionately with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies.
-Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
-Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attentive listening skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Working knowledge of women's health, health equity, and community health priorities.
-Experience working with virtual platforms.
- Existing rapport with local and/or statewide organizations and coalitions addressing women's reproductive health and/or social determinants of health.

Desired Attributes:
- Self-motivated with the ability to operate successfully independently, while also collaboratively contributing to a project team.
- Committed to regular team communication.
- Sensitive to detail while appreciating the bigger picture.

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.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 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.


Kirsten Gragg
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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: Jun 10 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 24 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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