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Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are listed no longer than six months and with the most recent submittal first.  Listing on this web site is a service to our students and graduates but in no way indicates the MPH program endorsement of the organization or position.

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Positions by Location

Milwaukee, WI

Madison, WI

Other Parts of Wisconsin

Other Parts of the US


Positions near Milwaukee, WI

Program Coordinator II - Violence Prevention Initiative, Medical College of Wisconsin

The Program Coordinator II independently coordinates and manages the day-to-day administrative and project activities for two community partnership teams, United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee and Safe Schools Healthy Students Lindsay Heights Initiative.  The PCII provides support to VPI partners to facilitate the achievement of the VPI’s project goals in the areas of: research, evaluation, education and community prevention. The Coordinator will provide technical assistance to the community partners in the areas of violence prevention program planning, implementation and evaluation. The Coordinator will support and provide guidance to the community partners on the administrative requirements for MCW’s Institutional Review Board, as well as the reporting requirements for the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). The Coordinator will also assist with the coordination of internal and external grant submissions. The Coordinator will help with the development and writing of progress reports to various community and academic stakeholders, along with serving as an advocate for the Violence Prevention Initiative in the community.

Job Duties:

  • ​Collaborate on the development of program and educational materials for the VPI, including progress reports, evaluation materials, marketing materials, and website.
  • Collaborate on the development of program resources through literature and web searches, contacts with outside programs, and querying violence prevention data from sources like Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH), Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), the Census Bureau.
  • Collaborate with the Program Manager to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive databases and files related to the program. This includes tracking Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certifications and tracking consents and assessments with partnership teams and Research and Evaluation Team (RET).
  • Maintain program timelines which includes tracking deadlines, offering support and technical assistance with partnership teams to meet those deadlines, and coordinating data collection with the Research and Evaluation Team to meet analysis timelines.
  • Coordinate and provide administrative and program support to the VPI’s Administrative Team, Research and Evaluation Team, and Community Partnership Teams and their relevant subcommittees, including following up with core projects, scheduling additional meetings, and tracking and responding to requests for additional information.
  • Coordinate speakers/presenters for VPI-sponsored events and conferences as well as collaborate on conference format, goals, learning objectives, targeted audiences, etc. that addresses community needs.
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions to MCW. Coordinate VPI staff compliance with mandatory IRB requirements with Co-Investigator.
  • Organize internal and external meetings, site visits, and special events, including VPI Core meetings, VPI Research and Evaluation meetings, HWPP site visits, Communication Committee meetings, Community Partnership team meetings, etc.
  • Coordinate and facilitate program outreach activities including acting as a liaison with community organizations, public health departments, and other governmental agencies in Milwaukee.
  • Coordinate and assist in identifying funding opportunities and supporting the grant application process for the VPI and its community partners.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and Faculty Directors to support additional workgroups that advance the VPI priorities and goals.
  • Participate on appropriate committees relevant to the advancement of the program and the profession.
  • Assist and coordinate presentations regarding VPI outcomes and findings at local and national conferences or meetings which includes writing presentation abstracts and creation of power point slides.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to the program.
  • Experience: 3 years of progressively responsible experience coordinating prevention and public health programs. Experience with program management in a medical, research or educational environment preferred.

To learn more, or to apply, please visit the MCW Career Opportunities page.

Posted: 03/17/14

Program Manager, Evaluation Specialist - Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

The Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking a highly qualified candidate to manage the evaluation activities of the Violence Prevention Initiative’s Research and Evaluation Team. The Evaluation Specialist will identify, conduct, and contribute to the evaluation of violence prevention programs and research, including identifying short, intermediate, and long-term evaluation indicators. The Specialist will organize and facilitate the collection and analysis of violence prevention evaluation data.  The Specialist will work with community and academic partners to communicate and disseminate evaluation findings and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer review journals. The Evaluation Specialist will develop collaborative partnerships with violence prevention groups both internally and externally and at local, state, and national levels. The Specialist will mentor and supervise medical and graduate students working on related violence-prevention evaluation projects. The Specialist will also oversee the budget for VPI evaluation activities. 

The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, organizational and computer skills with a strong background in program planning, evaluation, and database management.  A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences or equivalent is highly recommended. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in public health program planning, evaluation and database management is required. Previous experience working in the field of injury or violence prevention and control strongly desired. 

Contact Information:
     Ann Christiansen, MPH
     Assistant Director, IRC-MCW
     8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
     Milwaukee, WI 53226
     Phone - 414-955-7670
     Fax – 414-955-6470

To learn more about this position or to apply, please visit the MCW Career Opportunities page.

Posted: 03/10/14

Public Health Nurse - City of Milwaukee Health Department

Public Health Nurses assigned to the Maternal and Child Health Division in the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) engage in a variety of population-based and individual nursing activities in homes, schools, clinics and community settings designed to assure that health care is accessible and available to residents. While the majority of the positions are dedicated to maternal and child health care outcomes, additional employment opportunities in more specialized nursing assignments may also be available. These include Empowering Families of Milwaukee, Nurse Family Partnership, Communicable and Infectious Disease, Home Environmental Health, Immunization, and Women’s HIV Program.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.
  • Current permit or license to practice professional nursing in Wisconsin OR eligibility to receive such permit or license. License must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  • Residence in the City of Milwaukee within six months of appointment and throughout employment.
  • Properly insured personal vehicle for use on the job is required. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, the public, various City of Milwaukee officials, and other agencies.
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner and ability to maintain confidentiality.

For more information, visit the City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations - Public Health Nurse posting.

Posted 2/15/13


Positions in Madison, WI

Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Program Manager - University of Wisconsin Madison

The Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is a statewide practice-based research network of over 300 primary care clinicians and academic researchers. Founded in 1987, WREN is one of the oldest and most respected practice-based research networks in the United States. WREN members conduct high-quality translational research projects in "real-world" family practices across Wisconsin. WREN staff is located in Madison, Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Rapids area.

The mission of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) is to improve health outcomes for the people of Wisconsin through education, and through promoting and conducting primary care research in partnership with primary care clinicians and the communities they serve.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) program, staff and project management. The primary responsibility is oversight of all WREN projects, including external projects working with Principal Investigators and internal WREN projects such as the WREN annual meeting. For the new and current external projects, the Program Manager will be primarily responsible for adaptation of research methods to be consistent with WREN staff infrastructure and practice-based research methods. Program Manager will also be primarily responsible for marketing WREN to collaborators and funders. This position will report to, and work under the general direction of, the WREN director.



  • Hire and supervise WREN staff to ensure objectives, goals and outcomes are attained for WREN external and internal projects. Facilitate communication with regional WREN staff to coordinate statewide activities and projects. Provide coaching and evaluation of WREN staff. Allocate WREN staff time to specific projects as needed based on project time lines and WREN priorities. Provide oversight of WREN staff development of presentations at regional and national meetings.
  • Facilitate annual review of WREN Strategic Plan and associated metrics for ongoing assessment and assurance of growth and sustainability of program.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with External stakeholders, including through the WREN Steering Committee, and WREN Advisory Committee. Assist in planning overall direction of committees. Develop meeting agendas in conjunction with WREN Director and Steering Committee Chair.
  • Work with WREN Steering Committee and WREN Director, and program staff to develop a vision and structure for a Patient Advisory Board.
  • Develop and manage the WREN yearly operating budget, which currently consists of multiple funded projects totaling approximately 725K annually, in collaboration with WREN Director. Manage financial resources to meet projected organizational and individual project needs, and respond to unanticipated needs. Provide monthly updates of expenditure variances and issues to WREN Director.
  • Work with Principal Investigators and WREN staff to adapt research methods to be consistent with WREN staff infrastructure and practice-based research methods for new project ideas and/or conduct of projects for successful grant applications. Identify and address barriers to implementation of WREN projects.
  • Oversight of all WREN project activities related to UW Institution Review Board (IRB) and other WREN project related IRBs, including development of protocols and other required documents for initial applications. Serve or designate WREN staff as contact person to UW IRB, and serve or designate WREN staff as liaison between other IRBs and the UW IRB for WREN projects.
  • Resolve concerns relating to WREN projects as may be expressed by WREN staff and staff at study sites, taking direct action to address issues in a timely manner and/or bringing them to the attention of the Principal Investigator and/or WREN Director as necessary.
  • Provide oversight and work with UW computer personnel and WREN staff to maintain research and other WREN databases, including the membership database. Supervise data entry, data cleaning and data presentation in tabular and graphic format from the studies. Provide oversight of WREN staff analysis of project data.
  • Provide oversight and assist in writing, reviewing and editing grant initiatives, reports and manuscripts for submission for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Represent WREN at administrative meetings with other organizations, groups and individuals.


  • With WREN Director, educate internal stakeholders, such as investigators, research personnel, and department leadership, and external stakeholders such as sponsors, foundations, and community organizations regarding the research capabilities and benefits of collaboration with WREN.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and disseminating WREN findings and projects using multiple venues and methods, including an annual conference of WREN members, meetings, newsletters, advisory publications, and other sources.
  • Monitor ongoing relationships with WREN members and practices.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with network staff of other practice-based networks.
  • Actively build the WREN program in both study numbers and support dollars by creating and implementing a marketing plan to increase the program reach and opportunities for investigators in Wisconsin.
  • Serve as first point of contact for public and press inquiries regarding WREN program, projects, and publications.

OTHER (5%)

  • Perform other WREN activities as necessary.

Application must be received by March 6, 2014.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78772 to:

     Todd Schry
     1100 Delaplaine Court
     Madison, WI 53715-1840
     Phone: 608-265-0641


Positions in Other Parts of Wisconsin

Substance Abuse Prevention Educator - UW Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The university enrolls over 9,600 students in a variety of undergraduate and a select number of graduate programs. The University has been highly ranked among Midwestern public comprehensive institutions by the US News and World Report. The community of Stevens Point is located in the center of the state and is home to over 25,000 residents. The larger metropolitan area population is approximately 60,000. More information can be obtained on the University's web site:

Job Details: Responsible for fostering a comprehensive campus program to prevent excessive alcohol and other drug abuse. Daily duties include coordinating and facilitating myriad programs and services for the Center for Prevention including educational and campus-wide programs. The position is .75 FTE.


  • Bachelor's degree in health-related field.
  • Experience with college programming (planning, implementation, and evaluation).
  • Experience with presenting and public speaking.
  • Experience working with college students who engage in high-risk substance use.
  • Knowledge of the current literature regarding college student AOD abuse, dependence and addiction, as well as current developments and trends in the fields of AOD intervention and education.

To learn more, or to apply, please visit the Substance Abuse Prevention Educator job opening.

Posted: 03/10/14

Health Promotion Wellness Specialist - Aspirus Wausau Hospital

The Aspirus Health Promotion and Wellness Specialist develops, promotes, implements, evaluates and markets a broad spectrum of programs designed to promote health and wellness, environmental change, behavioral change strategies and prevent illness/disease which reflect the needs of employees and their families.

Knowledge and experience in adult education theory and behavior change strategies normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in health promotion, health education or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred. Two (2) years of health education work experience required. Experience in implementing wellness programs highly recommended. Experience with Population Health analysis and program development preferred.  Demonstrated experience in implementing a health promotion and wellness program in a clinical setting preferred.         

Certification or enrollment in certification program in health coaching highly desirable. In addition to the above requirements, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following:

  • Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to write technical reports and objectively evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Possesses excellent customer service and communication skills.

To learn more or apply, visit the Aspirus Health Promotion Wellness Specialist job opening

Posted: 02/19/14


Positions in Other Parts of the US

West Virginia University School of Public Health Faculty Positions - Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia University School of Public Health is pleased to announce several open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the following departments.

For more information, click on the department names listed above for position descriptions or visit the WVU School of Public Health Employment Opportunities webpage.

Posted 08/13/13

Part Time Public Health Officer - Air National Guard - Various Locations

There are currently openings for part-time public health officers in various locations with the Air National Guard.  These locations include:

  • Meridian, AL
  • Hickham, HI
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Terre Haute, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Springfield, MI
  • Newington, NH
  • Kirkland AFB, NM
  • Scotia, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Columbus, OH
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Horsham, PA

The initial commitment will be 4 years (one weekend per month and two weeks per year).  In return, the Air National Guard offers a $45,000 cash sign-on bonus, plus a benefits package, which includes:

  • Weekend Pay
  • Inexpensive Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401K)
  • Other benefits as a military member


Apply preventive and public health knowledge, techniques, and skills to promote health and to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases, occupational illnesses, food borne diseases, and disease and non-battle injuries at the military unit, or when deployed. Promote the public health through epidemiological surveillance of health and disease trends in populations, as well as monitoring food safety practices, and sanitation levels in public and food service facilities.


  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD), Public Health (DrPH), or Epidemiology (PhD) OR Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH/MSPH) or Epidemiology (MS) and a bachelor’s degree in a biological science
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must meet height/weight standards of military members, be in good health
  • Must be 46 or less (prior service officer may have a different age requirement)

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Sheila Jessen at JBR Resources, LLC

Posted 8/29/12
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