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Health Literacy Director Position Opening

Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., is seeking a new Health Literacy Director. The position description covers a wide array of skills and responsibilities, with an emphasis on strong communication skills relating to health care and health literacy principles. In addition, Health Literacy Wisconsin is in the final stages of a newly developed business plan that will guide the division as it sets out to provide health literacy services for health care providers and organizations. This plan will play a major role in shaping the work of the new director. The job description is included below. If you would like to share this information with someone you think would be interested in applying, you can download the job description here as a PDF: Health Literacy Director Job Description.

Health Literacy Director Job Description

Full time (40 hours/week) position located at our Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. statewide office in Madison, WI. Position Summary:

The Health Literacy Director serves as the primary health communication and health literacy resource for Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. The employee provides advice, technical assistance and leadership in planning, developing and evaluating statewide health literacy priorities, interventions, strategies, and practices directed toward a broad audience, including health professionals, literacy professionals and their clients. The director will also lead and manage the division’s newly developed fee for service operations that deliver high quality health literacy training, document review, and communication assessments to health care providers. Supervision of additional staff will be required.

Under the general direction of the Wisconsin Literacy Executive Director, this person will contribute to the development of content and strategy to drive community engagement and support population health behavior change. The individual will play an instrumental role in planning, writing, testing and implementing health literacy interventions for various vulnerable populations in Wisconsin, especially those served by Wisconsin Literacy member agencies.

Additional activities include, but are not limited to: coordination and support of regional literacy consultants and regional health literacy committees; communications and public relations related to health literacy and cultural competency topics, interventions and events; management of Health Literacy Wisconsin’s website, social media outlets and a monthly health literacy newsletter. Every other year, the Health Literacy Director also serves as the primary event planner for the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, a significant national event in the field of health literacy.

Our Vision:
People understand health information and services.

Our Mission:

To promote clear communication between health care consumers and providers.

Job-Specific Qualifications:

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Major course work in health communications, health literacy, public health or a related field.
  2. A minimum of five years of communications-based experience that preferably includes the composition of newsletters, brochures, publications and Web-based media. Some graphic design and/or communications experience a plus.
  3. Experience in a health care environment is strongly preferred.
  4. Strong writing, research, presentation, and leadership skills. Advanced computer skills required.
  5. Project management and event planning experience, including exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (General):

  1. Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating statewide health literacy interventions and strategies, including developing, directing and marketing health literacy services and products (60%)
  2. Communications, public relations and external committee involvement (20%)
  3. Grant management, evaluation and reporting (20%)

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter by October 4 to:

or mail to:

Executive Director

Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.

211 S. Paterson St., Suite 260

Madison, WI 53703