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AOD Prevention Specialist


Business Title:        AOD Prevention Specialist

Official title:            Population Health Specialist(HS082)



Preferred qualification:

  • Experience working towards improving health and safety in a diverse population with a focus on and commitment to health equity
  • Experience with facilitation, training delivery, presenting
  • Content expertise around substance misuse and/or recovery
  • Skilled at navigating complex and nuanced conversations
  • Understanding of evidence-based prevention and health promotion strategies, approaches, and guiding frameworks
  • Experience using project management software such as: Qualtrics, Box, Zoom, Canvas, Teams and university-sponsored technologies
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience working in a higher education or health care setting

Job Summary:

UHS strives to promote, protect, and restore health and well-being. We are an integrated health  care facility with prevention, medical, and mental health services. Within UHS, the Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives team is committed to creating a safe and healthy campus community. This work is informed by our values of empowerment, authenticity, creativity, data-informed practice,  and equity.Across prevention, staff focus on violence prevention, high-risk drinking prevention, and mental health promotion and suicide prevention. While your work will primarily focus on developing and delivering high-risk drinking prevention training and programming, as a team we are all working together to reduce the root causes of many of our campus health concerns including power,  privilege, and discrimination.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum Development and Training - develop, deliver, and evaluate alcohol and/or other drug trainings (online and in-person), provide subject matter consultation customized to the needs of specific audiences/constituencies which may include students, faculty and staff, apply continuous improvement processes to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programs
  • Student Engagement - consult and partner with student organizations and student leaders, support student development around effective advocacy for high-risk drinking prevention, recovery, and  drug misuse prevention, contribute to the training, onboarding, and support of student hourly employees in prevention
  • Messaging and Communications ¿ collaborate with UHS communications team to develop and disseminate population health campaigns including social norms clarification strategies, content- specific education, and resource sharing, represent UHS and UW-Madison in relevant groups which may include campus, local, or national organizations

Standard Summary: HS082 Population Health Specialist

Improves well-being of the campus community by engaging with community and campus  stakeholders and using population-level data to prioritize, design, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve measurable health improvements by creating health-supporting systems, policies, and environments.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • 10% Gathers and evaluates population-level health data and engages with stakeholders to discern needs and interests and build capacity for population-level health improvement
  • 10% Applies evidence-based theories, frameworks, and assessments according to current health research and practice
  • 30% Develops, implements, organizes, and evaluates population-health initiatives based on sound data, theory, and evidence
  • 50% Provides consultation, training, and capacity-building resources for stakeholders to advance a health-promoting setting with respect to policies, learning and working environments, physical spaces, services and support, student development, and/or opportunities for social connectedness


Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Additional Information:

Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. acitizen 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


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.

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. 

A period of evaluation will be required.


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.


Job Group: Health and Wellness Services      Job Subgroup: Community and Employee Health, Education

FLSA Status: Exempt

Employee class: Academic Staff

Department(s): A577000  /  UHS/CAMPUS HLTH INIT & PREV

Full time salary rate:      Minimum $57,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Appointment Percent: 100%

Anticipated begin date: December 4, 2022

Number of positions: 1

Department Contact:

Sara Carrillo

333 East Campus Mall

East Campus Mall 333

Madison, WI 53715-0000

Phone: 608-890-2860

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