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  • January 18, 2022 2:11 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Annual Giving Associate

    Organizational Overview 

    The mission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation is to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin, we manage, interpret, and preserve the renowned Leopold Shack and Farm (a National Historic Landmark), which receives thousands of visitors each year. Our care of this special place continues the Leopold family tradition while demonstrating on-the-ground conservation relevance for the 21st Century. Offsite, too, we reach regional, domestic, and international audiences through a variety of education and land stewardship programs. We impart Leopold’s land ethic as described in A Sand County Almanac—the book for which Leopold is most widely known—actively engaging educators, citizens, natural resource professionals, and landowners to improve land health in their own communities. 


    The Aldo Leopold Foundation headquarters is in an idyllic setting surrounded by 600 acres of foundation-owned property and an additional 16,000 acres managed collaboratively among public and private landowners as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Leopold Center, constructed in 2007, is a LEED Certified Platinum “green” building that is home to the foundation’s office space and visitor center. 

    Diversity Statement

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that just as a healthy ecosystem depends on biodiversity, cultural and social diversity are also essential to a healthy human society. We are committed to expanding the conversation on land ethics by acting to achieve a rich diversity of staff, board, volunteers, members, supporters and those we seek to engage with our programming. We encourage applicants to address this foundation goal in their application materials.

    Position Impact Statement

    This position advances the foundation’s mission by increasing total revenue through charitable giving and growing the number of committed donors and advocates.  Using donor portfolio management,  recognition, and cultivation strategies, this individual recruits, retains, and increases giving from supporters and prospects through electronic and in-person communications and relationship building.  

    Position Summary

    In collaboration with the marketing and communications team, the Annual Giving Associate works primarily to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donors.  Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, this position coordinates digital and direct mail annual fundraising campaigns, coordinates new member recruitment campaigns, develops philanthropy-based messages and stories for the foundation’s communications, and builds personal connections with mid-range donors ($500 - $2,500) to improve retention and increased giving.  The Annual Giving Associate will be competent within a highly participatory and interactive marketing and communications team.  This position will also collaborate with the Executive Director and Development Associate in the functions of prospect research donor engagement.  The primary goal is to drive sustainable financial growth through increasing donations and donor cultivation. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Annual Giving: Donor Cultivation & Retention 

    • Responsible for building strong relationships with all donors and specifically managing a portfolio of qualified donors in order to increase their giving.  These tactics may include using normal communication channels such as email, phone, and letters as well as planning and hosting in-person and virtual meetings and highly personalized events and field trips.

    • Conceive, organize, manage and often participate in events and field trips for prospective and current donors.

    • Convey persuasively the mission of ALF to diverse groups including donors, corporate executives, board members and other who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.

    • Act as initial contact and liaison for donor inquiries via responding to incoming calls and emails. Assist donor and/or pass along to appropriate contact and follow up as needed to ensure donor satisfaction.

    • Plan and manage stewardship and recognition methods and activities for annual donors (e.g., regularly update the donor acknowledgment and new donor materials).

    • Work with the Marketing & Communications Team to: 

      • Coordinate and plan all aspects of the foundation’s annual fundraising campaigns, including the creation of print and electronic materials (e.g., solicitation, pledge confirmations, and gift acknowledgements) and coordination of their design and production.

      • Identify and deliver content related to the impact of philanthropy through video, social media, and digital platforms.

      • Support social media content creation and online giving opportunities. 

      • Collaborate and implement a successful donor relations program that targets annual giving and organizing stewardship and recognition activities.

    • Specifically responsible for cultivating mid-level ($500 - $2,500) donor prospects.

    • Support Executive Director in engagement of major donors.

    Administrative

    • Assist the Executive Director and collaborate with the Development Associate in database management, to include but not limited to support in prospect research and documentation of donor interactions (e.g., contact reports and bio construction). 

    • Contribute content to the development calendar. 

    • Assist with special projects and events, as needed and other duties, as assigned. 

    Qualifications & Job Expectations, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

    Required: 

    • One to three years of fundraising, philanthropy, sales, or customer service experience. 

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, editing, and organizational abilities. 

    • Strong command of Microsoft Office and email marketing platforms. (MailChimp experience preferred.) 

    • Proficiency with Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.

    • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and in a team environment. 

    • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for others; ability to inspire trust and work with integrity. 

    • Demonstrated understanding of the value of inclusiveness and diversity in all its forms: racial and cultural, political, age, gender, economic, and social. 

    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities. 

    • Ability to adapt to a rapid work pace with frequent deadlines. 

    Desired: 

    • Familiarity with not-for-profit fundraising practices and principles including engagement and stewardship experience with supporters.

    • Donor or CRM database experience.

    • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms to grow and engage communities. 

    • Experience working with print houses on jobs requiring supervision and press check. 

    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

    • Familiarity with the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Aldo Leopold’s history and legacy. 

    • Familiarity with a wide range of current issues in natural resources and conservation. 

    Compensation and Benefits

    Pay range:  $35,000-$40,000 annually depending on education and/or years of related work experience, with benefits including health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and short-term disability insurance, SimpleIRA retirement plan (when eligible), Health Savings Account, and paid time off (vacation, floating holidays, and sick leave).


    Hours and Schedule

    Full-time; Exempt

    M-F; Some Saturdays may be required

    Travel on occasion and at times on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.


    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk and must be able lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Position Reports to:  Marketing & Communications Manager


    Application Instructions 

    Please submit application materials through this link https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6692516/giving and direct any questions to janstett@aldoleopold.org. Use the subject line “Annual Giving Associate.” The application deadline is Sunday, February 6, 2022.  

    For the full position description, application link and to learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation, please visit our website:  https://www.aldoleopold.org/employment/


    The Aldo Leopold Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, ALF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



  • January 18, 2022 2:05 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    My Wisconsin Woods Coordinator  

    Organizational Overview 

    The mission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation is to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin, we manage, interpret, and preserve the renowned Leopold Shack and Farm (a National Historic Landmark), which receives thousands of visitors each year. Our care of this special place continues the Leopold family tradition while demonstrating on-the-ground conservation relevance for the 21st Century. Offsite, too, we reach regional, domestic, and international audiences through a variety of education and land stewardship programs. We impart Leopold’s land ethic as described in A Sand County Almanac—the book for which Leopold is most widely known—actively engaging educators, citizens, natural resource professionals, and landowners to improve land health in their own communities. 


    The Aldo Leopold Foundation headquarters is in an idyllic setting surrounded by 600 acres of foundation-owned property and an additional 16,000 acres managed collaboratively among public and private landowners as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Leopold Center, constructed in 2007, is a LEED Certified Platinum “green” building that is home to the foundation’s office space and visitor center. 


    My Wisconsin Woods

    My Wisconsin Woods is a public-private partnership led by the Aldo Leopold Foundation in strong collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). My Wisconsin Woods began as a pilot project in 2010 with the aim to recruit new landowners to conservation and sustainable management. Our primary activities include marketing and on-going communications designed to attract and engage woodland owners across Wisconsin. We accomplish this through mass communications of direct-mail, digital marketing, social media, and email communications. Landowners participating in My Wisconsin Woods are introduced to public agencies and private organizations–our partners–able to serve them along their pathway toward active stewardship. My Wisconsin Woods is contributing significantly toward the five-year goal among forestry partners to procure 20,000 forester property visits. Future efforts would anticipate a subsequent goal to move these landowners the next step toward action. My Wisconsin Woods represents the largest network of woodland owners in Wisconsin and within private lands conservation at-large, an exemplary effort to intentionally attract and serve more people!   



    Position Impact Statement 

    The My Wisconsin Woods Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all day-to-day operations and activities for My Wisconsin Woods–the largest network of woodland owners in Wisconsin. This position is directly responsible for advancing program plans through the execution of all day-to-day activities, which tend to focus on one-to-many interactions typical of mass communications such as website, e-newsletters, direct-mail, and social media. Also, this position is responsible for the minor but steady one-on-one communications with landowners to address questions and inquiries. There is a lot of programmatic growth potential within My Wisconsin Woods, accessible through this position as time and planning allows. Successful activities through My Wisconsin Woods will maintain the interest and engagement of landowners while moving some of them toward action.


    Diversity Statement

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that just as a healthy ecosystem depends on biodiversity, cultural and social diversity are also essential to a healthy human society. We are committed to expanding the conversation on land ethics by acting to achieve a rich diversity of staff, board, volunteers, members, supporters and those we seek to engage with our programming. We encourage applicants to address this foundation goal in their application materials.




    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    Communications 

    • Coordinate, lead, or assist in the procurement and execution of My Wisconsin Woods communications through all channels including e-newsletter, social media, website, and direct-mail. 

    • Maintain content grid based on communications calendar to ensure desired content placement and deadlines are met. 

    • Monitor and evaluate desired communication metrics to maintain and improve desired project outputs and outcomes. 

    • Work with teammates to execute additional email marketing, acquisition, and engagement strategies targeting subscribers for My Wisconsin Woods. 

    • Monitor, manage, and respond to comments and messages on social platforms. 

    • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to execute and track paid social media campaigns. Act as point person with print houses and vendors for majority of print projects. 

    • Participate and contribute to annual program planning led by program and communications staff. 

    • Prepare and circulate updates that summarize achievement within and through My Wisconsin Woods for internal and external audiences, usually quarterly or annually. 

    • Nurture landowners’ inquiries and insecurities with the patience, time, and attention necessary to earn their trust and confidence in My Wisconsin Woods, partners, and fellow participants.

    • Answer all phone calls (to the best of ability and circumstances) that come into My Wisconsin Woods; our partners and customers want to hear a live voice that is friendly, cheerful and genuine.

    • Answer emails within 24-48 hours, weekends excluded.  

    • Design, create, and update visually compelling education and promotional materials within existing brand and style parameters.


    Partnership

    • Serve as the liaison between My Wisconsin Woods and our partners. 

    • Collaborate with critical conservation and forestry partners in Wisconsin, such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, among others.  

    • Cultivate current partnerships and develop new ones through mutually beneficial pursuits and relationship building. 

    • Collaborate on appropriate grant writing and implementation. 

    • Solicit, compile, and maintain information for the partnership-driven landowner database from campaigns, programs, partners, and landowners. Prompting and tracking landowner engagement over time is a critical measure of project success. 

    • Assist with training of partners through My Wisconsin Woods and the landowner database. Providing continued support of partners as they use the database and request information from it. (Database training will be provided.)

    • Apply excellent time management and organizational skills to all aspects of the job. Attention to detail is critical.


    Content

    • Collaborate and brainstorm with teammates on themes, strategies, and content for annual communications and marketing plan to reach, engage, and grow woodland owner interest and engagement.   

    • Provide insight and ideas for content themes and topics, authors, assignments, placements, and timelines. 

    • Assist with writing news articles and blog posts for the website, as well as other content specific to programs, projects, or other communications channels. 

    • Assist with editing of written content for all communications channels. 


    Qualifications 

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation seeks a candidate with a degree in environmental education, natural resources/environmental studies, and/or communications with a strong interest in conservation and the environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and to multitask, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and a proclivity for focusing on strategic outcomes. Applicants should be creative, professional, and eager to learn. 


    Required: 

    • Degree in environmental education, natural resources/environmental studies and/or communications with a strong interest in conservation and the environment.

    • One to three years of environmental education and/or communications education, experience and/or training. 

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, editing, and organizational abilities. 

    • Strong command of Microsoft Office and email marketing platforms. (MailChimp experience preferred.) 

    • Proficiency with Wordpress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.

    • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms to grow and engage communities, as well as with management tools to curate content, pull metrics, and monitor audiences via social listening. 

    • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and in a team environment. 

    • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for others; ability to inspire trust and work with integrity. 

    • Demonstrated understanding of the value of inclusiveness and diversity in all its forms: racial and cultural, political, age, gender, economic, and social. 

    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities. 

    • Ability to adapt to a rapid work pace with frequent deadlines. 


    Desired: 

    • Experience working with print houses on jobs requiring supervision and press check. 

    • Familiarity with the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Aldo Leopold’s history and legacy. 

    • Familiarity with a wide range of current issues in natural resources and conservation. 


    Compensation and Benefits 

    Pay range:  $38,000-$42,000 annually depending on education and/or years of related work experience, with benefits including health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and short-term disability insurance, SIMPLE IRA retirement plan (when eligible), Health Savings Account, and paid time off (vacation, floating holidays, and sick leave).


    Hours and Schedule

    Full-time; Exempt

    M-F; Some Saturdays may be required


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk and must be able lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Position Reports to: Program Manager


    Application Instructions 

    Please submit application materials through this link https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6692537/MWW and direct any questions to janstett@aldoleopold.org. Use the subject line “My Wisconsin Woods Coordinator.” The application deadline is Sunday, February 6, 2022.  

    For the full position description, application link and to learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation, please visit our website:  https://www.aldoleopold.org/employment/ 

    _____________________________________________________________________________________ 

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, ALF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



  • January 18, 2022 2:01 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Marketing and Communications Associate

    Organizational Overview 

    The mission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation is to foster the land ethic through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Based in Baraboo, Wisconsin, we manage, interpret, and preserve the renowned Leopold Shack and Farm (a National Historic Landmark), which receives thousands of visitors each year. Our care of this special place continues the Leopold family tradition while demonstrating on-the-ground conservation relevance for the 21st Century. Offsite, too, we reach regional, domestic, and international audiences through a variety of education and land stewardship programs. We impart Leopold’s land ethic as described in A Sand County Almanac—the book for which Leopold is most widely known—actively engaging educators, citizens, natural resource professionals, and landowners to improve land health in their own communities. 


    The Aldo Leopold Foundation headquarters is in an idyllic setting surrounded by 600 acres of foundation-owned property and an additional 16,000 acres managed collaboratively among public and private landowners as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The Leopold Center, constructed in 2007, is a LEED Certified Platinum “green” building that is home to the foundation’s office space and visitor center. 


    Diversity Statement

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that just as a healthy ecosystem depends on biodiversity, cultural and social diversity are also essential to a healthy human society. We are committed to expanding the conversation on land ethics by acting to achieve a rich diversity of staff, board, volunteers, members, supporters and those we seek to engage with our programming. We encourage applicants to address this foundation goal in their application materials.


    Position Impact Statement 

    The Marketing and Communications Associate is responsible for developing content to engage and grow the foundation’s social communities. Work will require outstanding visual and written communication to accomplish the intended impact and to reflect the brand and mission of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The Marketing and Communications Associate will support the work of the Marketing and Communications Manager to grow awareness and support for the foundation’s mission and work, increase participation in the organization’s programs with new and diverse audiences, and increase revenue. 


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    Email & Social Media 

    • Collaborate with teammates on strategies to cultivate and grow social communities to achieve aggressive growth targets annually. 

    • Work with teammates to execute additional email marketing, acquisition, and engagement strategies targeting subscribers and donors for Aldo Leopold Foundation and My Wisconsin Woods. 

    • Ensure email newsletter is drafted with compelling and informative material and delivered each month in a timely manner to sustain engagement. 

    • Maintain content grid based on communications calendar to ensure desired content placement and deadlines are met. 

    • Develop the day-to-day social media plan (Facebook and Twitter primarily, also YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn) within direction provided by the communications and marketing plan and/or Marketing and Communications Manager. 

    • Create and curate daily social media content; collaborate with teammates that can provide support. 

    • Monitor, manage, and respond to comments and messages on social platforms. 

    • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to execute and track paid social media campaigns. 

    • Track key performance indicators for email and social media; assist with compiling results for reporting. 


    Graphic Design & Media 

    • Design, create, and update visually compelling materials within existing brand and style parameters that promote the work and offerings of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, including but not limited to: 

      • Layout and design for any full-color, hard-copy showcase production. 

      • Flyers and brochures to inform and promote programs (e.g., crane viewing tours) and projects (e.g., My Wisconsin Woods). 

      • Interpretive, informative, and way-finding signage to enhance the visitor experience (exhibit hall, hiking trails, gift shop). 

      • Digital assets for website, email, social media that educate and inspire. 

    • Act as point person with print houses and vendors for majority of print projects. 

    • Create and edit short videos that inform and engage audience(s) about a land ethic, the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the Leopold Shack and Leopold Center, projects like My Wisconsin Woods, and programs like crane viewing tours. 


    Content

    • Collaborate and brainstorm with teammates on themes, strategies, and content for annual communications and marketing plan to reach, engage, and grow various audience segments including environmentally conscious citizens, young conservation professionals, and landowners. 

    • Provide insight and ideas for content themes and topics, authors, assignments, placements, and timelines. 

    • Assist with writing news articles and blog posts for the website, as well as other content specific to programs, projects, or other communications channels. 

    • Assist with editing of written content for all communications channels. 


    Qualifications 

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation seeks a candidate with a degree in graphic design, marketing, and/or communications and a strong interest in conservation and the environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and to multitask, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and a proclivity for focusing on strategic outcomes. Applicants should be creative, professional, and eager to learn. 


    Required: 

    • One to three years of related graphic design, communications, marketing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, editing, and organizational abilities. 

    • Proficiency and strong command of Adobe Creative Suite demonstrated by submitted portfolio. 

    • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms to grow and engage communities, as well as with management tools to curate content, pull metrics, and monitor audiences via social listening. 

    • Strong command of Microsoft Office and email marketing platforms. (MailChimp experience preferred.) 

    • Ability to work both independently with little supervision and in a team environment. 

    • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for others; ability to inspire trust and work with integrity. 

    • Demonstrated understanding of the value of inclusiveness and diversity in all its forms: racial and cultural, political, age, gender, economic, and social. 

    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities. 

    • Ability to adapt to a rapid work pace with frequent deadlines. 


    Desired: 

    • Experience creating and editing short films and animations. 

    • Experience working with print houses on jobs requiring supervision and press check. 

    • Familiarity with the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Aldo Leopold’s history and legacy. 

    • Familiarity with a wide range of current issues in natural resources and conservation. 


    Compensation and Benefits 

    Pay range:  $35,000-$40,000 annually depending on education and/or years of related work experience, with benefits including health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, and short-term disability insurance, SimpleIRA retirement plan (when eligible), Health Savings Account, and paid time off (vacation, floating holidays, and sick leave).


    Hours and Schedule

    Full-time; Exempt

    M-F; Some Saturdays may be required


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.

    While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk and must be able lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    Position Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager


    Application Instructions 

    Please submit application materials through this link  https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6688428/ALF-MarCom and direct any questions to janstett@aldoleopold.org. Use the subject line “Marketing & Communications Associate.” The application deadline is Sunday, February 6, 2022.  

    For the full position description, application link and to learn more about the Aldo Leopold Foundation, please visit our website:  https://www.aldoleopold.org/employment/ 

    _____________________________________________________________________________________ 

    The Aldo Leopold Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, ALF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



  • January 14, 2022 12:47 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. 

    Position Description

    ______________________________________________________________________


    Position Title:  Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorney

    Reports to:  Legal Services Manager

    Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt position


    Position Summary:

    The Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorney provides legal supervision and training for the elder benefit specialists in an approximately 15-county region within the state. This position is part of the legal services team located in the Madison office GWAAR Elder Law & Advocacy Center.     

    Essential Job Functions:

    1. Provide legal supervision and training to elder benefit specialists in a designated region.

    2. Conduct county site visits and annual performance evaluations of elder benefit specialist staff in the designated region.

    3. Develop and maintain an expertise in federal and state public benefits programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, FoodShare, housing, consumer law, and general civil litigation.

    4. Research and analyze benefit entitlement and client rights issues as they pertain to the facts of each individual case.  

    5. Provide direct legal representation to clients in small claims court and at fair hearings.

    6. Develop and present materials for the benefit specialists’ monthly trainings and newsletter.

    7. Comply with reporting requirements as required by funding sources.

    8. Develop project outreach and educational materials.

    9. Occasional overnight statewide travel is required with this position.  A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin.

    2. Demonstrated experience working with people aged 60+, people with disabilities, and/or low-income clients.

    3. Desire to function as an ambassador of the agency in a wide variety of venues and circumstances.

    4. Ability to articulate and relay legal concepts to non-attorney benefit specialists in a clear and concise manner.  

    5. Understanding of and adherence to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys.

    6. Strong organizational skills with strict adherence to deadlines.

    7. Effective communication skills—both verbally and in writing—and a desire to engage in public speaking.

    8. Proficiency in email, Internet research, Excel, Word, and creating consumer-friendly publications.

    9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Two years of legal experience representing clients in general civil litigation and/or fair hearings. 

    2. Experience with public benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. 

    3. Previous public speaking experience.

    4. Understanding of long-term care Medicaid programs such as Family Care and IRIS.

    5. Fluency in other languages desirable. 

    ________________________________________________________

    Due to recent growth, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) is hiring an additional full-time Benefit Specialist Supervising Attorney.  The attorney will assist in the supervision of elder benefit specialists in an approximately 15-county region within the state, and provide monthly training and legal assistance on state and federal public benefit programs.  This position will also provide direct legal representation to older adults.


    This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin.  We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to working with clients aged 60 and older, people with disabilities, and/or individuals with low-income.  Knowledge of state and federal benefit programs and health insurance options is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will have direct client experience in estate planning, consumer law, or general civil litigation.  It is preferred that the person live in the Madison area and work at our Madison office; however, we may consider a remote work situation.  Occasional overnight statewide travel required.  


    Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered.  


    The positions will remain open until filled.  Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed as they are received.  Send cover letter and resume to the following:


    Attorney Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager

    Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources

    1414 MacArthur Road, Suite A

    Madison, WI  53714

    Email:  Kate.schilling@gwaar.org


    GWAAR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. GWAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.


    ​​Website: gwaar.org

    Job Postings: https://gwaar.org/jobs

  • January 12, 2022 6:12 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Job Title:  Director of Commercial Services

    Division and/or Department: Commercial Services

    Date Most Recently Reviewed/Updated:  12/28/2021

    Pay Type:  Salaried 

    Workforce Classification:  Full time

    JOB SUMMARY 

    • Reports directly to:  Chief Operating Officer
    • Direct reports to this position include:
      • Performance Measurement (PM) Audit Program Manager
      • Privacy and Security Lead
      • Contracted Vendors (Coding Firms, Subcontractors, etc.)
    • Other individuals or MetaStar staff with whom the person works on a regular basis: 
      • Audit Program Leads -- HEDIS compliance audits (HEDIS), Medicare Part C&D Data Validation (DVA) Risk Adjusted Initial Validation Audit (IVA), URAC Accreditation Data Validation (URAC) service lines
      • Audit Systems Analyst
      • Operations Specialist
      • External Partners (PSRx, Acentrus, etc.)
      • IT Staff
      • Communication and Marketing Staff
      • Operations Team
      • External Regulators (NCQA, CMS, URAC, etc.)
    • Essential duties and responsibilities: 

    To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • Oversight of all commercial services, including HEDIS, DVA, URAC, IVA, other audit work, and Privacy and Security risk assessments
    • Monitor staff performance, and work with direct reports to establish performance expectations
    • Build and maintain business partner and customer relationships 
    • Have and maintain a strong working knowledge of the commercial services performed (HEDIS, DVA, IVA, URAC, Privacy and Security)
    • Serve as primary contact for regulatory agencies (NCQA, CMS) 
    • Responsible for developing budgets and meeting department financial performance expectations 
    • Grow and develop commercial services service lines including identifying opportunities, attending appropriate conferences, leading the proposal process, contracting and renewals, maintenance of CRM, and coordination of marketing and outreach efforts
    • Monitor landscape and stay up-to-date with regulatory and compliance requirements to be responsive to new opportunities
    • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking
    • Provide strategic direction and guidance to leadership for all commercial service lines
    • Recruit, train, develop, and provide oversight of all personnel in the department, supported by the Manager/Lead(s)
    • Lead in accordance with MetaStar’s values and culture
    • Ensure adequate resources to efficiently and effectively perform the work
    • Participate in organization-wide leadership teams such as Operations 
    • Oversee and project manage IT projects for all Commercial Service lines.
    • Utilize the Baldrige Excellence Framework to promote standardized processes, improvement, innovation, and measurement and reporting, including the development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators
    • Resolve any potential conflict of interest situations proactively and collaboratively
    • All other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, ETC. 

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job at the minimum level. Additional requirements are listed as preferred.

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in health care, business administration, or related field  
    • 5+ years of previous leadership experience including involvement in strategic planning 
    • Specific experience related to HEDIS, DVA, URAC, IVA, other health care related audit work, and/or Privacy and Security risk assessments is preferred.
    • Experience with staff development and resource management
    • Experience managing multiple projects/priorities and complex activities
    • Must be able to troubleshoot issues and propose solutions
    • Ability to establish and maintain credibility with the team
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Includes experience making presentations and exhibiting at conventions
    • Self-motivated, critical thinker with a strong desire to learn and apply existing and new skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications include Dynamics CRM 
    • Strong initiative and a proactive approach to work and challenges
    • Ability to apply quality improvement mindset and approaches
    • Strong analytical, process improvement, team building, and project management skills
    • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with customers
    • Valid driver’s license or ability and means to travel, and availability for in-state and overnight travel as needed (it is anticipated that travel would not exceed 15% of the work schedule)
    • As a federal contractor proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees

    ORGANIZATIONAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

    • Exemplifies MetaStar’s Mission, Vision, Values
    • Uses Quality Improvement Concepts in Daily Practice
    • Provides Excellent Customer Service
    • Shows Initiative
    • Applies MetaStar’s Management Philosophy

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    The requirements and conditions described below are representative of the general environment the individual is exposed to on a day-to-day basis while performing this job.


    Manual Dexterity: Ability to operate computer and telephone

    Physical Effort: Ability to sit or stand for five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE); occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds.

    Equipment Used: Computer and telephone

    Working Conditions: Traditional office environment; required to work on a computer five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE)


    MetaStar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


    Please send your resume to jobs@metastar.com.  Additional information on our benefits and culture can be found at Careers - MetaStar.

  • January 12, 2022 6:02 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Job Title:  Marketing and Communications Manager

    Division and/or Department: Healthcare Transformation

    Date most recently reviewed/updated:  1/6/2022

    Pay type:  Salaried 

    Workforce Classification:  Full time 

    JOB SUMMARY 

    • Reports directly to: Vice President of Healthcare Transformation
    • Direct reports to this position include:
      • Senior Marketing & Communications Specialists
    • Other individuals or MetaStar staff with whom the person works on a regular basis: 
      • MetaStar Vice Presidents
      • MetaStar Directors
      • MetaStar President & CEO
      • MetaStar COO
      • MetaStar Managers (Healthcare Transformation, Managed Health and Long-Term Care, Performance Measurement, Human Resources, etc.)
      • Service Line Managers 
      • Operations Team
      • Leaders in partner/member organizations (e.g., Super Health Quality Alliance Leadership Team)
    • Essential Duties and responsibilities: 
      • To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
      • Responsible for all marketing and communications deliverables under the MetaStar and Superior Health brands.
      • Responsible for all external marketing and communication activities of the organization, including all corporate marketing and communication initiatives and support for all service lines. 
      • Provide support to vice presidents and senior leaders in business development activities for the organization.
      • Identify and utilize outside marketing and communications resources as needed, and provide oversight to their activities.
      • Work with the Director of Commercial Services to develop and implement marketing plans for each commercial service line (including, but not limited to HEDIS, Medicare Data Validation, IVA, URAC, security risk assessments) and assist with provision of marketing materials, as needed. 
      • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing plans and strategies for new and existing state government contracts.
        • Ensure understanding of and compliance with all contract-specific communication policies and standards, including CMS, DHS, and other contractors. 
      • Supervise Communications Specialists, providing coaching and direction during regularly scheduled check-ins and as needed. 
      • Serve as the Superior Health Quality Alliance Communications Director
        • Manage the ongoing communications needs for Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health).   
        • Provide direction to and supervise the work of the Superior Health communications team
        • Ensure consistent messaging and use of branding guidelines across all partners including talking points and other support materials.   
        • Serve on the Superior Health Enterprise-wide Systems Workgroup to identify platforms and communication tools that will assist in maximizing consistency, efficiency, and reporting of communications activity.   
        • Recommend a communications operating structure and/or approach for Superior Health.   
        • Launch and lead the External Communication Work Group with developing plans to communicate with external audiences and stakeholders about the overall goals and efforts of specific task orders, in coordination with the TOD and TOMT.   
        • Develop and oversee regular communication and identify efficiencies across Superior Health.  
        • Lead Superior Health website and SharePoint updates.  
        • Ensure that Superior Health complies with CMS communication requirements, as outlined in QIO Communications Handbook, QIO Program Brand Guidelines, task order proposals, and other CMS sources, including outreach/numbering system, accessibility/508 compliance, quarterly integrated communications plans, peer review publishing, and business cases for social media platforms.  
        • Perform all duties incident to the communications process and other such duties as from time to time assigned by the CEO.  
        • Ensure engagement and communication across teams, member organizations, and Superior Health leadership.   
      • Participate in strategic planning retreats, as requested, to represent the marketing and communications perspective.
      • Oversee website development and ongoing updates.
      • Review and update marketing and communications standard operating procedures, key performance indicators, etc.
      • Understand and apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework, continuous quality improvement, and Lean methodologies in daily work and department operations.
      • Support communication efforts related to activities and business practices that support diversity and inclusion within MetaStar and externally related to the organization’s employer brand and customer relations.
      • Develop/maintain positive working relationships with external customers, federal and state agencies, and various other stakeholders, groups, and associations.
      • Prepare and present information to small and large groups of internal and external customers.
      • Assist with the development of MetaStar proposals and responses to RFPs, as requested. 
      • All other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, ETC. 

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job at the minimum level. 

    Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field 
    • Minimum five years of experience in marketing & communications planning, materials development, public relations and media relations.
    • Ability to work well with others in team environment.
    • Understanding of health care and quality improvement.
    • Windows and MS Office Suite competency. Experience using survey software platforms (e.g., Alchemer).
    • Excellent writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
    • Effective time management skills to prioritize activities.
    • Ability to integrate information and practices and use critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to develop professional relationships with customers, vendors, and other stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information.
    • Valid Driver’s License or ability and means to travel as required.
    • Interest and availability for limited in-state and overnight travel (5%).
    • As a federal contractor, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees.
    Preferred
    • Five to eight years of supervisory experience
    • Previous experience leading communications for government contract proposals and/or knowledge of Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) health care communications


    CORE ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES: 

    • Exemplifies MetaStar’s Mission, Vision, Values
    • Uses Quality Improvement Concepts in Daily Practice
    • Provides Excellent Customer Service
    • Shows Initiative
    • Applies MetaStar’s Management Philosophy


    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    The requirements and conditions described below are representative of the general environment the individual is exposed to on a day-to-day basis while performing this job.

    Manual Dexterity: Ability to operate computer and telephone

    Physical Effort: Ability to sit or stand for five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE); occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds.

    Equipment Used: Computer and telephone

    Working Conditions: Traditional office environment; required to work on a computer five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE)


    MetaStar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


    Please send your resume to jobs@metastar.com.  Additional information on our benefits and culture can be found at Careers - MetaStar.

  • January 12, 2022 3:45 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)


    Job Title: Project Manager Medicaid Managed Care

    Division and/or Department: Managed Health and Long Term Care

    Date Most Recently Reviewed, Updated, etc.:  12/27/2021

    Pay Type:  Salaried 

    Workforce Classification:  Full time (75-100%)

    JOB SUMMARY 

    • Reports directly to: Vice President (VP) of External Quality Review

    • Direct reports to this position include:

      • Co-supervision of Quality Review team
    • Other individuals or MetaStar staff with whom the person works on a regular basis: 

      • State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
      • Managed Care Organization (MCO), Hospital, and Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans Compliance Officers, Quality Directors, and other designated staff 
      • County Waiver and Birth to 3 Agency staff
      • Long Term Care and Review Services Project Managers 
      • External Quality Review Project Coordinators
      • IT Department
      • Finance Department
      • Comagine Health
      • WISe Agencies
      • MetaStar Operations Group
    • Essential duties and responsibilities: 

    To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

      • Serves as a primary contact for DHS and organizations to develop and implement required and optional external quality review activities, as requested by DHS and in collaboration with DHS and program providers. 
      • External quality review is the analysis and evaluation of aggregated information on quality, timeliness, and access to services furnished by these programs. 
      • Collaborates and communicates with VP, PMs, and other team members to develop work plans and assign duties/tasks/responsibilities, such as review activities, to ensure contract deliverables meet timeliness, quality and budget expectations. 
      • In partnership with other internal managers, sets and revises priorities to maximize and leverage staff to create efficiencies and respond to DHS directives. 
      • Coordinates and participates in inter-rater reliability testing in order to achieve standards of accuracy and consistency in applying review guidelines for specific review activities. 
      • Promotes positive internal/external client relations. 
      • Leads, participates and supports department efforts to improve existing processes and develop new processes/standard operating procedures (SOPs) including identification of issues/barriers and methods for improvement. Promotes flexibility in process design, implementing PDSA cycles as needed. 
      • Coaches assigned staff, provides technical advice, and facilitates connections with other subject matter experts. 
      • Serves as a subject matter expert regarding external quality review (EQR) mandatory and optional review activities described in the External Quality Review contracts according to Federal and State requirements. 
      • Reviews written work products prepared by others. 
      • Communicates routinely and proactively regarding project progress, issues and needs, etc. 
      • In cooperation with other managers, develops contingency plans in response to staffing changes.
      • Develops and delivers presentations to internal and external groups, as needed. 
      • Actively participates in and develops team Internal Quality Control (IQC). 
      • Verifies time reporting and approves timesheets for assigned staff.
      • All other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, ETC. 

    • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job at the minimum level.
    • Bachelor’s degree in health related or human service field. 
    • Minimum of five years of supervisory or leadership experience. 
    • Minimum of five years of project management experience managing complex projects.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience working with children with special healthcare needs
    • Minimum of five years’ experience working with adults with special healthcare needs
    • Experience with continuous quality improvement, process improvement and Lean principles. 
    • Experience and knowledge of regulatory reviews and compliance based surveys such as Federal managed care regulations, DHS health care regulations and licensing, health care organization accreditation standards. 
    • Knowledge of the conditions, current philosophies, nationally recognized approaches, and community alternatives for the adult and children’s populations being served under the DHS managed health, long-term care home and community based waiver programs 
    • Effective analytical and communication (oral and written) skills. 
    • Ability to work well independently and within a team structure. 
    • Self-motivated, critical thinker with a strong desire to learn and apply existing and new skills. 
    • Excellent communication (oral and written) and small and large group facilitation skills. 
    • Knowledge of Medicaid policies, data systems and processes. 
    • Knowledge and proficiency in using electronic medical and health records systems. 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. 
    • As federal contractor, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees.
    • Valid Driver’s License or ability and means to travel as required. 
    • Interest and availability for in-state and overnight travel (10 % of the time).
    ORGANIZATIONAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 
    • Exemplifies MetaStar’s Mission, Vision, Values
    • Uses Quality Improvement Concepts in Daily Practice
    • Provides Excellent Customer Service
    • Shows Initiative
    • Applies MetaStar’s Management Philosophy

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

    The requirements and conditions described below are representative of the general environment the individual is exposed to on a day-to-day basis while performing this job.

    Manual Dexterity: Ability to operate computer and telephone

    Physical Effort: Ability to sit or stand for five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE); occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds.

    Equipment Used: Computer and telephone

    Working Conditions:Traditional office environment; required to work on a computer five-to-eight hours per day (depending on scheduled FTE)


    MetaStar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


    Please send your resume to jobs@metastar.com.  Additional information on our benefits and culture can be found at Careers - MetaStar

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