Jason Fischer, Communications Director from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is looking for a Communications Outreach Specialist. Find out more about the role here.
Give us an overview of your role and what it entails on a daily basis
I'm responsible for the development and management of a four-person Communications Section focused on internal and external communications projects for 13 work units that manage and support seven care and treatment facilities, community mental health and substance use services, community forensic treatment services, and the protection of client rights for individuals receiving services for developmental disability, mental health, and substance use. Additionally, this position serves on the division leadership team, providing communications counsel to staff at all levels of the organization.
Tell us about the role you are hiring for and what you're looking for in a new hire
The communications outreach specialist position is a new position designed to help us achieve our goals of attracting a diverse applicant pool for our many career opportunities in health and human services. In collaboration with hiring managers, this person hired for this position will help develop and implementing campaigns to raise awareness of our jobs. This work may include marketing/advertising, outreach to schools/colleges, and other strategic partnerships with community groups.
What do you love about about your job?
I work with a dedicated team of health and human services professional focused on helping all Wisconsin residents live their best lives.
What’s the hardest thing about your job?
Explaining complex subjects and programs in a simple way.
What is it about communications, media or crisis comms that interests you so much?
I enjoy collecting, summarizing, and disseminating information, especially information that can have a positive impact on an individual's or community's well-being. Additionally, the variety of my day-to-day is a plus.