University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 242364-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Envision Healthy Equitable Communities Community Health Workers Training and Technical Assistance Center (Envision EHC) supports the critical role of Community Health Workers and their role in health equity in COVID response and recovery. Envision EHC provides training and technical assistance nationwide for 68 organizations implementing Community Health Workers for COVID-19 Response and Resilient Communities - a national program of CHWs who support populations at high risk and communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Envision EHC is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CHW focused efforts under the CARES act.

The funding is intended to address:
-Disparities in access to COVID-19 related services, such as testing, contact tracing, and immunization.
-Factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness, such as chronic diseases, smoking, and pregnancy.
-Community needs that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, such as health and mental health care access and food insecurity.

The Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in the School of Medicine and Public Health, partners with the WI Department of Health Services to provide leadership to Envision EHC. The Envision Center aims to enhance public health's capacity to train, deploy, and engage the Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce and create a sustained structure that will continue to impact health equity long after this CDC project ends.

This outreach specialist position is part of the MATCH team at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The position is located at the University of Wisconsin and statewide travel is required.

This mission-driven position works collaboratively with a dynamic team of staff and community partners. The MATCH work environment is collaborative and supports ongoing professional development.

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.

About the Job:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)

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


H.S. Diploma
High school diploma or equivalent. Specialization in Community Health Worker Workforce capacity building required. Ability to manage relationships with collaborators and subject matter experts.


Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
1. 5 years of experience working as a Community Health Worker engagement and collaboration. Experience working with community advisory boards preferred.
2. Experience building community capacity to advance health and health equity at the state or local level
3. Experience with CHW project planning and management.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Strong preference will be given to candidates with the following:
1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community leaders, Community Health Worker (CHWs), CHW experts and allies, diverse community partners and local and state public health professionals.
2. Experience in community leadership development
3. Knowledge of public health systems and systems change.
4. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills; including meeting, group and process facilitation and conflict mediation.
5. Experience engaging community advisory boards.
6. Demonstrated ability to think creatively, identify root causes, systems of influence and synthesize inter-disciplinary approaches to conceptualizing and addressing health equity work.
7. Experience with public health issue campaigns and/or community organizing and advocacy.
8. Fluency in Spanish is desired.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 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:



Minimum $43,000 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
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:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

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:

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: Nov 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 29 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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