University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 226964

Position Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Hazard Assessment Section and is maintained through a contract with UW's School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences. Under the direction of the Hazard Assessment Section Chief and the State Indoor Air Program Manager, the incumbent: plans and delivers communication and outreach activities; strengthens and creates community and statewide partnerships; promotes public health policies and requirements; and assists with program administration to foster productive relationships between DHS, the university, and local communities.

This position will coordinate statewide trainings, develop public health guidance, and develop, implement and evaluate communications plans for the DHS Indoor Air Program. This position will work with a variety of audiences and members of the public from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The incumbent will incorporate perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of policy, health impacts, and outcomes of decision-making for the program. The incumbent will support local public health agencies by creating outreach, education, and trainings that will address common indoor air contaminant issues, such as carbon monoxide, radon, mold, chemical vapors, and particulates. This position will also work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external partners on issues such as climate change, healthy homes, and asthma. The incumbent will also research funding opportunities, write grants, and contribute to required reporting for existing federal grant commitments.

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.

Principal duties:
RESP 1: Assists in organizing statewide conferences and trainings, guidance development, outreach coordination, and communications planning for the Indoor Air Program. - 20%

RESP 2: Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships with nonprofit groups, local health departments, state and federal agencies, and private sector contractors to support the Indoor Air Program's outreach goals. - 20%

RESP 3: Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of the Indoor Air Program's outreach activities. - 10%

RESP 4: Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members by developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive communications plans which increase awareness and behavior change strategies to address health disparities and improve indoor air quality. - 10%

RESP 5: Creates, updates, and disseminates outreach content using plain language and clear communication principles via the DHS website, print materials, social media, data visualization, infographics, radio and T.V. scripts, digital ads, and other communications channels. - 15%

RESP 6: Evaluates the impact of communication campaigns and ongoing outreach using Google Analytics web metrics and other evaluation measures and provides recommendations for improvement. - 10%

RESP 7: Assists with the development and monitoring of outreach program budget spending. - 5%

RESP 8: Assists with implementation and development of programs policies, and procedures by supporting local public health partners with technical advice and training. - 5%

RESP 9: Participate in cross-program communications work groups (e.g., with programs focused on asthma, climate and health, and healthy homes) and occasionally assisting in response activities as part of the Incident Management System (IMS) within the Bureau, Division and Department. - 5%

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