Assistant Director of Population Health Sciences

Detailed Description: 

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), Division of Population Science is committed to identifying effective approaches to reduce the burden of cancer for patients, their families, and communities. Our guiding principles in this effort are multidisciplinary collaboration, health equity, passion for our research, partnership with our communities, and innovation. This position will implement and support the research and outreach initiatives of the UWCCC and represent the Associate Director of Population Science and the UWCCC Population Science units.

The primary role of this position includes planning, implementation, and coordination of activities in the:

  1. Population Science division as a whole;
  2. Population Science units including the Cancer Prevention & Control Scientific Program, Cancer Prevention Outcomes Data (C-POD) shared resource, Cancer Health Disparities Initiative (CHDI), and Outreach;
  3. UWCCC as a whole.

The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of UWCCC Population Science and Outreach. This Assistant Director of Population Science and Outreach reports to the Associate Director of Population Science and works with leaders of the Population Science units in performing the duties of the position. The Assistant Director plans and coordinates activities to maximize the strategic position of the division. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the UWCCC Associate Director of Administration.

Qualifications: Skills: 

A successful candidate will also possess the skills below:

Communication: Clearly organizes and expresses information and ideas to meet the needs of the UWCCC and our partnering organizations and communities in an appropriate fashion,

Problem solving: Seeks information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, decision making, and problem solving.

Change resilience: Develops effective approaches for working with colleagues through organizational change.

Teamwork: Works effectively with team/work groups outside the formal line of authority to accomplish organizational goals.

Influence skills: Gains support from others for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions through logical argument, appeal to others? interests, and a variety of other indirect strategies.

Attention to detail: Ensures work and information are complete and accurate by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

***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: Experience: 

Masters required in a health discipline, biological, social or behavioral sciences or related field.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with population science, health care, social services, or behavioral health research, and/or health related outreach program implementation or evaluation required. Additional experience strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years managing staff and supervising employees.
  • A minimum of 4 years managing research and/or outreach grant programs (or) experience with research and/or outreach grant programs is highly desirable.
  • A strong candidate will demonstrate high-level organizational and critical thinking skills and be able to demonstrate a record of superior task management and follow-through. The ability to work independently is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and to speak effectively in a group setting is required.
  • Experience with writing reports and/or grants is required.
How to Apply: 

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. THIS BUTTON IS AT BOTH THE BOTTOM RIGHT AND THE TOP RIGHT OF THE LINKED JOB DESCRIPTION. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Additional Application Instructions: 

A full job description is found on the JOBS at UW website including a list of specific position duties.


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