Director & Senior Associate Dean

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment / Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US)
October 09 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
All Industry

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) seeks a strategic and influential leader to serve as its next Director.  The incumbent of this position also holds the title of Senior Associate Dean in the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Medicine (SOM).  This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a premier foundation which has the vision to promote Wisconsin to be the healthiest state in the nation.  AHW provides support for community programs, research and education initiatives, and growth of an outstanding health care workforce with the overarching goal of improving the health of Wisconsin communities. The Director of AHW will be a strategic thinker and possess skills to build consensus among a diverse set of stakeholders.  The director must also be able to lead effectively in an academic medical center setting, be outcome-oriented, an excellent communicator, and act in a transparent manner.

AHW is dedicated to changing lives for a healthier Wisconsin through serving as a partner with community-based health initiatives and through investing in strategic research and education initiatives spearheaded by MCW faculty.  A fundamental principle of AHW is that the greatest impact is achieved through the combined power of research, education, public health, policy, and system change.  AHW launched its first funded initiatives in community health, research, and education in 2004 and over $243 million has been awarded to more than 400 initiatives dedicated to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.  AHW recently launched a cross-cutting initiative that brings together the strengths of community with MCW research and educational programs to address breast and lung cancer disparities in Wisconsin.  It has also committed to investing $20 million to improve behavioral health outcomes in the state.  AHW’s initial value of $318.6 million was awarded to the SOM at MCW in 2004 and totaled $467 million in May 2018 through MCW’s stewardship.

MCW is a private, health sciences academic institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  MCW consists of a SOM with campuses in Green Bay and central Wisconsin as well as Milwaukee, a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a Pharmacy School.  MCW is a major national research center ranking in the top third of U.S. medical schools in NIH funding and is the second-largest research institution in Wisconsin. 

Candidates must possess an MD, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in a field relevant to biomedical research, education of those in health-related professions, public health or related fields that would allow a faculty appointment in the SOM at MCW.  The successful candidate will be distinguished in a relevant research field or practice and will demonstrate progressive leadership experience in fields relevant to the assigned responsibilities in an academic medical center setting.  The experience of the candidate should include program design and development, and networking.  Importantly, the candidate should possess a history of engagement with community partners and aligning academic and community priorities to conduct impactful research and/or develop programs that impact community health and systems of care.  Exceptional communication, consensus building and strategic skills are essential, as is a clear vision for advancing the health of populations through community partnerships, innovative research, and effective educational programs.

Please direct all nominations, inquiries, and applications to Jeff Schroetlin and Dr. Joyce De Leo, with Witt/Kieffer, via email to; or via phone at 630-575-6972.

The Medical College of Wisconsin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.