Marketing & Communications Director, Health and Wellbeing

University Health Services

University Health Services (UHS) at The University of Wisconsin Madison celebrated its 110-year anniversary in December 2020. UHS has been voted, by students and The Princeton Review, a top student health center for the previous five years. An integrated health center, UHS provides high-quality care to more than 100,000 annual clinical visits, including medical and mental health services. In a typical year, more than 50 percent of 48,000 students use our clinical services. Ninety percent of undergraduates will utilize clinical services during their time at UW Madison, and all students participate and benefit from our prevention services. UHS' mission is to promote, protect, and restore the health and wellbeing of the campus community. To read more about the services UHS provides, please visit:

Recreation & Wellbeing serves all students on campus and offers community memberships. With more than one million visits to their facilities each year, RecWell offers a space for people to build a movement of healthy habits through inclusion, education, innovation, and connection. RecWell opened their new facility, the Nicholas Recreation Center, one year ago, and construction is underway for a new westside facility, the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Read more about RecWell's additional spaces and master plan here:

This is an incredible opportunity for a skilled marketing and communications professional who is ready to lead teams committed to advancing, protecting, and restoring health and wellbeing at UW Madison. The successful candidate will have a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a lens to health equity and public health frameworks. Read the UHS diversity and inclusion statement here: UHS:; and RecWell's here:

Position Details

Marketing & Communications Director, Health and Wellbeing
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Director of Marketing & Communications, Health and Wellbeing, will lead communications for the health and wellbeing theme area within Student Affairs, which is comprised of University Health Services (UHS) and University Recreation & Wellbeing (RecWell). The health and wellbeing theme area is focused on connecting all students to primary prevention programming, world-class recreation and wellbeing, and evidence-based practices to support their overall health and wellbeing.

Directs communications strategic planning, and execution. Provides approval and guidance for communications including staffing and budgetary planning in support of communication goals.

25% - Develops, implements, and monitors strategic communication initiatives for designated audiences and internal stakeholders to maximize engagement and strengthen collaboration efforts

25% - Identifies, establishes, and directs media relationships and partnerships with internal and external sources

15% - Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revived operational policies and procedures

20% - Audits and directs day-to-day operational plans to align with strategic initiatives and to meet established objectives

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


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • More than seven years of professional experience in communications, marketing, public relations or related field
  • Minimum $90,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
  • Depending on Qualifications.

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