Assistant Director for Violence Prevention

University Health Services (UHS) is looking for an experienced, passionate leader for violence prevention on the UW-Madison campus. UHS strives to promote, protect, and restore health and well-being. We are an integrated health care facility that fully integrates our prevention, medical, and mental health services. Within UHS, the Prevention and Campus Health Initiatives teams committed to creating a healthy and safe campus and community using public health tools of data, communications, capacity building and policy, systems and environmental change. This work is informed by our values of empowerment, authenticity, creativity, data-informed practice, and equity. This Assistant Director for Violence Prevention will be one of three Assistant Directors focusing on violence prevention, high risk drinking prevention and mental health promotion. While your work will focus on reducing relationship and sexual violence and misconduct on our campus and in our community, as a team, we are all working together to reduce the root causes of many of our campus’ health concerns including power, privilege, racism, and discrimination. Your team members will work across all our issue areas in functional teams focusing on data, communications, coalition building, training and education, policy and health equity.

This position’s primary responsibilities will include:

-Supervise a team focusing on capacity building, policy advocacy and development, data, and communications.
-Serve as campus leader for violence prevention through membership on campus committees and workgroups, available for consultation to campus and community partners, and representation at public events focused on violence prevention.
-Participate in the coordination of work ongoing at UHS related to survivor services and violence prevention, including medical and mental health services and advocacy.
-Provide leadership for the Prevention and Campus Health Initiative teams by developing and aligning with a strategic direction for our work, ensuring continuous quality improvement in our efforts, and aligning our work with our efforts towards health equity.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Improves well-being of the campus community by engaging with campus and community 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. Supports and directs the work of others.

  • 10% Assists in the development of unit focused strategic planning initiatives and objectives
  • 10% Assists in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures to promote well-being of the campus community in alignment with the strategic plan
  • 10% Identifies, develops, and monitors staff performance and goals
  • 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
  • 10% Develops, implements, organizes, and evaluates population-health initiatives based on sound data, theory, and evidence
  • 25% 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
  • 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

Master’s Degree
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications:
-Professional experience working in public health, injury or violence prevention or survivor advocacy

Preferred qualifications:
-Experience working in a higher education or health care setting
-Experience working towards improving health and safety in a diverse population with healthy equity and social justice at the center
-1 or more years management or supervisory experience
-Experience or training in assessment, quality improvement or evaluation
-1 or more examples of project management tools or processes used
-Experience working with coalitions towards collective policy, systems, or environmental change.
-Experience working with survivors of sexual assault
-Experience designing, implementing and evaluating universal education trainings for large numbers of participants.

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%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, on-site, at a designated campus work location.

SALARY: Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. You will be required to login 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
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