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Madison, Wisconsin, Job Summary: The Director of Marketing & Communications, Health and Wellbeing, will lead communications for the health and wellbeing theme area within Student Affairs, which is comprised of University Health Services (UHS) and University Recreation & Wellbeing (RecWell). The health and wellbeing theme area is focused on connecting all students to primary prevention programming, world-class recreation and wellbeing, and evidence-based practices to support their overall health and wellbeing. The position will report to the Chief of Staff for Health and Wellbeing. The Director will collaborate closely with communicators across Student Affairs and with campus partners to amplify the strategic priorities and initiatives of directors at UHS and RecWell. The Director will have oversight of two dynamic teams whose aim is to share effective, relevant, timely, and accurate public health and wellness content for the UW Madison campus community. In an evolving shared service collaboration, the Director will also lead the integration of Marketing and Communications teams of UHS and Rec Well, where each unit will remain autonomous while improving strategic alignment and efficiencies to advance student health and wellbeing. Direct reports from UHS include a graphic designer, two communications specialists, a multimedia designer (video and photography); and from Recreation & Wellbeing, an Assistant Director of Marketing, who supervises a multimedia designer and communications specialist. University Health Services (UHS) at The University of Wisconsin Madison celebrated its 110-year anniversary in December 2020. UHS has been voted, by students and The Princeton Review, a top student health center for the previous five years. An integrated health center, UHS provides high-quality care to more than 100,000 annual clinical visits, including medical and mental health services. In a typical year, more than 50 percent of 48,000 students use our clinical services. Ninety percent of undergraduates will utilize clinical services during their time at UW Madison, and all students participate and benefit from our prevention services. UHS’ mission is to promote, protect, and restore the health and wellbeing of the campus community. To read more about the services UHS provides, please visit: . Recreation & Wellbeing serves all students on campus and offers community memberships. With more than one million visits to their facilities each year, RecWell offers a space for people to build a movement of healthy habits through inclusion, education, innovation, and connection. RecWell opened their new facility, the Nicholas Recreation Center, one year ago, and construction is underway for a new westside facility, the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Read more about RecWell’s additional spaces and master plan here: . This is an incredible opportunity for a skilled marketing and communications professional who is ready to lead teams committed to advancing, protecting, and restoring health and wellbeing at UW Madison. The successful candidate will have a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a lens to health equity and public health frameworks. Read the UHS diversity and inclusion statement here: UHS: ; and RecWell’s here: Responsibilities: Directs communications strategic planning, and execution. Provides approval and guidance for communications including staffing and budgetary planning in support of communication goals. 25% Develops, implements, and monitors strategic communication initiatives for designated audiences and internal stakeholders to maximize engagement and strengthen collaboration efforts 25% Identifies, establishes, and directs media relationships and partnerships with internal and external sources 15% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revived operational policies and procedures 20% Audits and directs day-to-day operational plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives 15% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees 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 goals. 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. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Education: Preferred Bachelor’s Degree Qualifications: Preferred- More than seven years of professional experience in communications, marketing, public relations or related field COVID-19 Considerations: UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information. Work Type: Full Time: 100% This position may require 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: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin Madison is led public land-grant university founded in 1848, located in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is regularly voted as a top city to live, work, and recreate. Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Madison is led by the vice chancellor for student affairs and includes departments that serve students in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs staff collaborate broadly across the many campus units and programs that serve students, such as the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and University Housing, to Enhance UW Madison as a welcoming and inclusive community for all students Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. UHS is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing. A period of evaluation will be required, and a criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. This position may also support training. How to Apply: Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. You will be required to log in or create an account to continue. Please upload a cover letter and resume to apply. You will also be asked to provide the contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a current or former supervisor. Contact: Sara Carrillo 608-890-2860 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. ) Official Title: Communications Director (C)(CM061) Department(s): A577600-UNIV HEALTH SERVICES/HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS Employment Class: Limited Job Number: 257836-LI   The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: 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). The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .