Job no: 233483-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

This position is located in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Hazard Assessment Section and is maintained through a contract and ongoing partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS).

The evaluation specialist is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing program evaluation activities for DHS' CDC-funded Environmental Health Capacity project. Through this project, DHS will improve Wisconsin's ability to respond to environmental health hazards that limit access to healthy homes and safe drinking water and prevent successful natural disaster response and recovery. Through this project, DHS will build and strengthen partnerships with traditional and non-traditional health partners, identify factors contributing to hazard, and implement and evaluate interventions to identify, prevent, and control these hazards.

Evaluation activities include developing and leading evaluation measures for this project, providing technical assistance to partners and conducting annual assessments to ensure continuous quality improvement within the program. This position may also work with program leads to develop and conduct evaluation activities in other Hazard Assessment programs.

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:

Master's degree required. Public health or social sciences field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum of three years of experience working in the field of program evaluation.
- Ability to develop and implement evaluation plans for public health initiatives.
- Knowledge and experience in conducting process and outcomes program evaluations, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (in Wisconsin and out of state).

- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of public health with a focus on environmental health and/or chronic diseases.
- Experience with work related to health equity, health disparities in communities of color, and social determinants of health.
- Experience establishing/maintaining collaborative relationships with a wide-variety of statewide, regional and local agencies, organizations, community groups and individuals.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $56,000 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

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).

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Applications Open: Jun 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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