Job no: 242364-AS
Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time,
SMPH/POP HEALTH INST/PHI
Engagement and Outreach
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
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
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:
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
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.
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High school diploma or equivalent. Specialization in Community
Health Worker Workforce capacity building required. Ability to
manage relationships with collaborators and subject matter
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
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
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.
A538400-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH INST/PHI
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:
$43,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
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briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.
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references, including at least one current or former
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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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