COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Job no: 237460-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: SMPH/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Graphic Design, Web Design/Development, Marketing, Public Relations



Position Summary:

This position will work in the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) research program in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine & Public Health at UW-Madison. The SHOW program collects data on a broad set of health determinants and aims to build the infrastructure to support ongoing data collection, follow-up surveys, and support community action and translational research efforts for both community partners and faculty researchers in the school.

The overall goal of this position is to support the SHOW program's communication, social media and outreach efforts. This includes (1) effectively marketing SHOW's services to academic researchers to increase use of the SHOW data and the SHOW infrastructure for grants and research studies (through the website, social media, presentations and meetings), (2) Maintaining good relations and participation among the SHOW cohort through continued communication updates, newsletters, and recruitment opportunities, and (3) continue to expand SHOW's reach via ancillary studies with external researchers, organization and communities.

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:

A Bachelor's degree required, preferred in communications, media studies, public or community health, epidemiology, sociology, health education, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of successful and relevant experience is preferred.

Other Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of the principles of population-based research and public health and the ability to apply it to various communication materials and outreach efforts
Ability to lead communication campaigns, establish communication goals, and identify appropriate audience tailored messaging.
Ability to communicate with diverse audiences, researchers, the general public, community partners.
Fundamental knowledge of science communication
Developing communication materials, such as electronic and paper newsletters, postcards, recruitment flyers, and factsheets
Tailoring communication materials to varying audiences including study participants, hard-to-reach populations, academic researchers, specific communities, and the general public
Experience translating peer-reviewed research studies into news briefs for social media, press releases, newsletters, or presentations
Ability to take an organization's mission, goals and bottom line and sell its services through marketing on the website and through targeted outreach via email, personal meetings, and presentations
Has an eye for aesthetics and design of communication materials and media
Designing materials using Canvas, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator or other design software or platforms
Maintaining and updating website content, design and organization
Coordinating and maintaining an organization's social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) with weekly posts, and tracking and reporting of activity
Collaborating with staff, researchers, and community partners from diverse backgrounds to plan and implement study and project communication needs
Tracking and reporting on outreach efforts and progress toward goals, as well as tracking of SHOW publications, consultations, and presentations
Organizing and scheduling scientific advisory board meetings, and other study meetings

License or Certificate:

Must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license without infractions that would make them ineligible to drive to locations for work

Additional Information:

Other Preferred Characteristics:
Clear and effective written and oral communicator

An interest in communicating health research and promoting SHOW's ability to conduct health research to a wide array of audiences.

Enjoy the challenge of communicating research findings or surveillance and tracking projects in a way that is most effective for the audience at hand.

Demonstrated dependability, flexibility, and maturity.

Demonstrated ability to create personal project timelines, identify deliverables and prioritize tasks in order to reach projects deadlines.

Independent worker.

Ability to collaborate with staff and also work with researchers and community partners.

Comfortable coordinating and leading meetings.

Effective at building interpersonal relationships, facilitating inclusion and growth among colleagues and collaborators, and promoting collegial environments that value accountability.

Department(s):

A538500-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $50,000 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.

Contact:

Nick Harding
neharding@wisc.edu
608-265-3735
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN) or ASSOC UNIV REL SPEC(T54FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

237460-AS

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: Jul 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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