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Public Health Education Narrative Strategist

Company: Spherion-Madison, WI
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: $30 - 35 per hour + noneReference: S_131539Spherion, in partnership with the State of Wisconsin's Department of Health Services, is seeking a Public Health Education Narrative Strategist!This position offers the option to work remotely (for WI residents) or in a hybrid model. Funded by American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars, the anticipated contract length is through September of 2024, possibly longer. Spherion offers benefits, PTO, and paid holidays.The Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources (BADR) serves as the State Unit on Aging (SUA) and Designated State Entity (DSE) for Independent Living. BADR is required under federal law to serve as an effective and visible advocate for older people and people with disabilities, playing a significant role in shaping public policy, providing systems change leadership, and leading broad advocacy efforts that promote improvements in government and community-based programs to ensure the rights of these populations.How issues and solutions are framed through narrative can have an impact on outcomes. Narratives are values-based meta-stories about how and why the world operates that can shape public consciousness, including our collective sense of responsibility and possibility (Human Impact Partners, Population Health Institute). Shifting dominant harmful narratives is critical for transforming ourselves, the systems around us, and the health outcomes that impact older adults and people with disabilities.Public Health Education Narrative Strategist will serve as the Bureau expert in the use of narrative to address systemic aging and disability issues, advance equity, and promote positive attitudes about older adults and people with disabilities and their abilities and potential. The incumbent will be responsible for providing training, technical assistance, and capacity-building about the ways to leverage narrative as a tool in the work of BADR and the Division of Public Health (DPH).Duties of the position include the following:Lead initiatives, provide education, training, and technical assistance, and serve as the Bureau expert in the use of narrative to address complex aging and disability issues to inform systemic changesAssist the Bureau in using effective narrative to develop, modify, and center equity in Bureau programs and policiesDevelop narrative and provide orientation and training regarding aging and disability network founding values and guiding principles to rebuild and maintain a cohesive, mission-driven aging and disability networkDevelop and distribute narrative aimed at reducing stigma and shifting negative public perceptions about growing older and living with a disabilityProvide consultation, training, and technical assistance on Bureau communications and outreach effortsImplement a process for regularly receiving input from a diverse set of older adults and people with disabilities to shape narrative and connect individual experiences to issues being addressed within the Bureau and networkAssist with other projects as neededEssential Qualifications and Skills:Ability to foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusionExperience developing social movement narratives and health communications, including narrative analysis, narrative development, policy communications, and public-will buildingExperience with public health/aging/disability issue campaigns and/or community organizing and advocacyKnowledge of and experience related to developing communication objectives, audience segmentation, researching, and developing messagesSkill in planning, organizing, coordinating, implementing, and managing complex analysis, communication, and education projectsSkill in oral and written communication, including the ability to write well on complex subjects in broad policy and program areas for a wide variety of audiences both internal and external to the Bureau, Division, and DepartmentAbility to use clear communication, plain language, and data visualization principles and best practicesKnowledge of adult education principles, practices, and materials developmentExtensive knowledge of the principles of inclusion and equity and the social determinants of health including knowledge of the equity and inclusion challenges encountered by older adults and people with disabilitiesKnowledge of the system of programs, services, and advocacy targeted toward the needs of older adults and people with disabilitiesAbility to communicate with a wide variety of people, including members of underserved communities, public health and social services professionals, and government officialsAbility to work effectively with and develop/maintain relationships with community leaders partners, local and state policymakers, and other partnersKnowledge of the principles of technical support and strategies for providing technical assistance to a broad variety of communities, agencies, and individualsAbility to constructively and effectively guide and facilitate the work of professional colleagues and provide constructive guidanceKnowledge of the Department's State Aging Plan, State Assistive Technology Plan, and State Health Improvement PlanKnowledge and skill in coordinating activities across organizations and managing work groupsAbility to gather and incorporate information and perspectives from a wide range of interests in the presentation and analysis of issuesPreferred Qualifications:Lived experience in a marginalized or underserved communityBilingual skills in Spanish, Hmong, and/or American Sign LanguageSpherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion.Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Spherion, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact Callcenter@spherion.com.Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Spherion offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, and an incentive and recognition program (all benefits are based on eligibility).For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Spherion's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Spherion representative for more information.

Keywords: Spherion-Madison, WI, Madison , Public Health Education Narrative Strategist, Education / Teaching , Madison, Wisconsin

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