Job no: 237007-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Web Design/Development, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Lead-Safe Homes Program (LSHP) Director within the Lead and Asbestos Section, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Division of Public Health (DPH), this position is responsible for marketing and outreach for the LSHP in order to meet program goals and objectives. This position will work with BEOH staff and stakeholders to formulate strategies and marketing plans through a wide array of digital, social, and traditional (print, audiovisual) programs and materials. The LSHP works with a diverse set of program stakeholders, including: local health and housing agencies, homeowners, rental property owners, lead abatement contractors, trainers, the general public and general construction tradespeople.

The LSHP provides over $14 million in funding annually through a Health Services Initiative from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and matching state GPR funds to abate lead hazards in homes of Medicaid or CHIP-eligible children and pregnant women statewide. The Marketing Specialist will comply with the Department's administrative rules, policies, and regulatory requirements.

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, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, English, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Characteristics:
Minimum of three years of professional experience or its equivalent in business or marketing in health care, public health, and/or a non-profit setting required, with an emphasis on strategic communications, content development across multiple platforms, and to a variety of audiences.

Preferred Characteristics:
-Knowledge of the principles and practices of marketing, market research, advertising, graphic design, website development, and printing.
-Ability to develop and implement strategic marketing communications plans and evaluate their effectiveness.
-Ability to creatively use multiple communication platforms, including: print, web, social media, multi-media, and face to face presentation
-Experience using social media sites and tools, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Hootsuite as effective marketing tools.
-Excellent organizational and project management skills required including attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and strict deadlines.
-Excellent business, creative writing, advertising and editing skills required.
-Excellent oral communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision including skills leading the work of others.
-Demonstrated ability to work well independently, on teams and across organizational units.
-Experience working with diverse audiences and stakeholders, including local and state governmental organizations, the general public, rental property owners, and the construction industry.
-Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

License or Certificate:

Preferred Licensure:
Certified Health Education Specialist
Certified Communicator in Public Health



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 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

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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.

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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: Jul 13 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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