University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute: Data and Science Managing Director of Production

Overview:

The Data and Science Managing Director of Production will be a senior leader of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program. This position reports to the Director of CHR&R in the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

This position will work with the Director, other program leadership and staff, serving as the Managing Director of Production for the data and science work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program. In this role, the Data and Science Managing Director of Production will support CHR&R’s vision to advance local health transformation and develop and refine strategies to achieve this vision.

Position Summary:

The position has primary responsibility for production of signature work intended to advance the use of data and evidence for creating health and equity in local communities. CHR&R’s work is guided by principles which include embracing a broad definition of health; using data for action with a health equity lens; working through multisector partnerships, including community members; deploying evidence-informed strategies that focus on policy, systems and environmental oriented solutions; maximizing community assets and resources; measuring and sharing progress; and sharing stories and results to advance the local health transformation movement.

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.

Responsibilities:

The Data and Science Managing Director of Production will lead the production of signature work activities including:

  • The County Health Rankings, which provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health.
  • What Works for Health, a nationally recognized resource to support communities trying to find the most effective strategies for improving community health.
  • Associated research and development including Extramural research involving creative uses of the Rankings data, methodological improvements, and evaluative work assessing how the Rankings & Roadmaps are used across the nation.
  • Intramural quantitative and qualitative research around population health assessment and community health improvement leading to scholarly publications.
  • Development of new tools and guidance to support community health assessment and improvement.

Specific tasks will include:

  • 50% Lead the production of signature products including: annual County Health Rankings, which provide a reliable, sustainable source of local data to communities to help them identify opportunities to improve their health along with state and national reports; and What Works for Health, a nationally recognized resource to support communities trying to find the most effective strategies for improving community health.
  • 20% Lead associated research and development including intramural and extramural research involving creative uses of the Rankings data, methodological improvements, development of new tools and guidance to support community health assessment and improvement, and evaluative work assessing how the Rankings & Roadmaps are used across the nation.
  • 20% Manage, coordinate, and supervise teams of researchers conducting quantitative and qualitative research related to the work of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, including teambuilding and capacity building for equity, inclusion, and diversity in practices.
  • 10% Collaborate with CHRR leadership and UWPHI leadership to assure integration, coordination, impact and growth of the program and the Institute.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree required. Public health, policy, social or health sciences, communications or health journalism field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant post-graduate work experience. Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods in population health required.
  • Preferred work experience in a setting or settings focused on one or more of the following areas: public health, policies or programs to improve health, health equity, epidemiology, health journalism. Strong base of knowledge preferred in relevant content areas such as population health, health equity, and multiple determinants of health as illustrated in the County Health Rankings model, as well as knowledge of research methods, statistics, database management, data visualization, and technology solutions.
  • National program leadership experience preferred.
  • Experience working with a national funder preferred.
  • Evidence of high-quality project management and product development, including attention to detail with respect to narrative, data and text. Experience with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Training and experience in applied population health, evidence analysis, statistical and epidemiological research methods, and experience working with national mortality, census, and community health status data sets and evidence resources (including Cochrane and Campbell libraries) is preferred.

Additional Information:

Travel (3-5 trips annually) to conferences, meetings or professional development trainings will be required.

Salary: Minimum $100,000 annual (12 months) Depending on Qualifications

To Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button within the full position description linked below. 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.

View full position description here.

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