Apply now to be a Global Surgery Coordinator at UW-Madison

At a time when travel is still on hold, the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring a coordinator to help leverage telehealth and maintain strong connections with global partners. In the department, faculty, staff and trainees regularly support international clinical, research and education collaborations with partners around the world. SMPH supports and engages trainees in opportunities to serve and learn abroad and is proud to work with scholars across the globe on a variety of research projects.

The coordinator will be responsible for supporting existing partnerships with international schools and organizations, interdisciplinary research programs and collaborating with the Global Health Institute to improve health care training and delivery systems across the globe. The coordinator will also engage in initiating and monitoring activities to advance this international research program, and the future development of a center for global surgery.

Further, the coordinator will play an active role in writing research grants to support Global Surgery initiatives, monitoring grant budgets, writing grant reports, assessing programs, serving as a point of contact for other institutions, building partnerships and supporting collaboration with UW-Madison global health programs and serving as the Department point of contact regarding University and Departmental Global Learning policies and procedures.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged.

For a more specific list of responsibilities, find out more information here.


Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in international studies, global health, public health, or related filed. A Master’s Degree is preferred, and we encourage applicants who have earned their Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Global Health, or similar degrees or certifications.

Minimum 4 years professional work experience required.

Experience writing and managing grants, contributing to global or public health research, budget management, program implementation and evaluation is required. Experience with global health-related grants preferred.

Experience working in a non-profit organization or higher education is highly preferred and prior experience with international collaborations is desired. Candidates who demonstrate experience driving program development and management, developing collaborative internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders, and/or experience managing volunteer programs and initiatives strongly desired.

Experience working with diverse populations, international partnership collaboration, ability to work in a matrixed organization, and project or program management experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, while also building and fostering collaborative relationships with others in the Department, School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and others, also preferred.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years of experience is required for an appointment at the senior level.

Salary is at minimum $50,000 annually and dependent upon qualifications.

How to apply:

Learn more about the position and start an application here.


Joy Benz