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Job Title: Asthma and Climate and Health Program Outreach and Communications Specialist
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Organization: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Posted: 10/30/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Madison,  WI   
Position Description: This position is located in the Department of of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Occupational Health (BEOH), Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance 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 outreach specialist is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the health communications and public health education activities for the Wisconsin Asthma Program and the Wisconsin Climate and Health Program. Working closely with program staff, the incumbent will develop and manage strategies for increasing awareness of both programs. The Asthma Program works to improve the reach, quality, effectiveness and sustainability of asthma control services and to reduce asthma morbidity, mortality and disparities by implementing evidence-based strategies. The Climate and He Health Program works to better understand how climate change impacts public health in Wisconsin and uses this information to create strategies, tools and trainings to help communities prepare for health outcomes related to climate change using the CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework.

The outreach specialist will lead activities related to health communications and public health education as specified in the CDC's Asthma Control and Climate and Health cooperative agreements as identified by the Section Chief and program leadership. Specific activities will include: revising and maintaining the communication plans for both the Asthma Program and the Climate and Health Program to include DHS website content, printed outreach materials and other outreach avenues; implementing social marketing and data visualization best practices to create and disseminate program- specific behavioral communication products and messaging for outreach materials (e.g., fact sheets, infographics, etc.); maintaining program websites; tracking dissemination activities through monitoring of DHS website and usage of p posted materials (Google analytics); contributing communications communications and education content to annual cooperative cooperative agreement applications and interim progress progress reports to secure and maintain program funding funding; serving on the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition Coalition Advisory Committee, Climate and Health's Health's Science Advisory Team and other appropriate appropriate teams; and leading efforts to collaborate collaborate with other environmental health and chronic chronic disease control initiatives.

List of Position Duties: mmaryCond.aspx?pvl_num=100832

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.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in public health or related environmental or social sciences field preferred. Minimum of one year of experience working in the field of communications, health education, environmental health or chronic disease prevention and control;

Ability to apply scientific data for public heal health purposes, utilizing data visualization be best practices;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience working with diverse audiences (such as epidemiologists, researchers, policy policymakers and the public);

Ability to coordinate and maintain new and ongoing partnerships with public and private entities;

Technical expertise in standard Microsoft Office applications and web content management software;

Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (in Wisconsin and out of state).

Ability to conduct a communications needs assessment and apply the results to guide design and implementation of projects. (in Wisconsin and out of state).

Ability to conduct a communications needs assessment and apply the results to guide design and implementation of projects.

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Closing Date: 2/4/2020
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Contact Name: Nick Harding,  UW HR Specialist
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How to Apply: Apply through website listed above.

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