Maternal Mortality Review Coordinator

Website University of Wisconsin

JOB NO:258459-AS

JOB SUMMARY: We seek a program coordinator to lead the Maternal Mortality Review (MMR) program at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Hired collaboratively with the UW Population Health Institute, this position will be based in the Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health, DHS.

Under the supervision of the Maternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Unit Supervisor, the program coordinator oversees all operational aspects of the MMR program. This includes coordinating the activities and meetings of the internal staff team, the MMR executive team, and the review team meetings; serving as the primary MMR contact to review team members and external partners; and maintaining the policies and procedures of the MMR committee. In addition, the program coordinator will work with the epidemiologist and abstractors to obtain records for abstraction (death certificates, clinic and hospital records, autopsies, and social services records) and prioritize and track cases through the abstraction and review process. This position will also coordinate with oversight implementation activities, aimed at putting team recommendations into practice, in collaboration with the other MMR staff, review team members, and key partners.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans are strongly encouraged.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, analyzes, manages, coordinates, and tracks projects and quality improvement efforts for processes, procedures, and systems. Provides management consulting to improve organizational results.

  • 30% Develops, schedules, coordinates, and prioritizes project work plans in accordance with specifications and resource limitations
  • 15% Develops, enhances, and maintains operational standards and systems to support project teams
  • 5% Analyzes data and trends, compiles progress reports, and provides appropriate recommendations or conclusions
  • 10% Establishes, monitors, coordinates, and controls project budgets versus actual expenditures and budget reporting
  • 20% Serves as the initial point of contact for the project(s), serves on committees, and attends meetings representing the interests of the project(s)
  • 10% Serves as team lead for DHS MMR program
  • 10% Builds and maintains external partnerships on behalf of the MMR program
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.

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EDUCATION: Preferred
Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree in public health, social work, population health, or related field.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications
– Excellent project management skills
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of agencies and personnel, including other state, local, and federal agencies, researchers, stakeholders, and the public
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Attention to detail
– Ability to work independently and effectively under general supervision

Preferred qualifications
– Knowledge of 1) Wisconsin’s public health system and private health care systems, 2) maternal and child health, and 3) maternal mortality surveillance and review.
– Ability to approach situations objectively and recognize potential bias
– Demonstrated understanding of social and structural determinants contributing to maternal mortality
– Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws

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 or Part Time: 75% – 100%

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.

SALARY: Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
HOW TO APPLY: To begin the application process please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.
CONTACT: Nick Harding
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

OFFICIAL TITLE: Project Coordinator(AD035)
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable
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).

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APPLICATIONS OPEN:MAY 23 2022 Central Daylight Time

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