Recruitment #2305-5160-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Research and Policy Coordinator performs research on a variety of public health policies, leads advocacy efforts, collects and analyzes information, and uses data to lead and implement a comprehensive, equity-driven policy agenda.

Essential Functions


  • Develop and execute analyses of public health data to measure trends in areas impacting health equity.
  • Gather, track, and analyze data and information for public health strategies to measure the success of program initiatives and to inform program/policy recommendations and decisions.
  • Evaluate and compare existing MHD policies and programs with those of other comparable employers and local municipalities by analyzing program service areas, survey reports, and other sources of information.
  • Summarize highly complex data into comprehensive and easy to understand reports and organize and develop data tracking worksheets. Communicate data analyses and findings to guide and facilitate informed and timely decisions.
  • Support the coordination of MHD’s legislative agenda and serve as liaison to City of Milwaukee Inter-governmental Relations Office on public health legislative review and development.
  • Identify and analyze existing and proposed federal, state, and local policies; help develop MHD’s public policy positions.
  • Create policy briefs and white papers on issues that impact public health and advance health equity.
  • Design and conduct surveys of comparable jurisdictions on a broad range of issues; maintain survey results.


  • Establish collaborative relationships with public health agencies; develop and manage cross-unit workgroups to enhance data management and analysis approaches.
  • Provide project management and operations activities, such as monitoring, designing, and implementing tools and processes to help organize and manage data.
  • Identify areas for future focus and opportunities to develop impactful public health policies.
  • Participate in area and industry public health surveys.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, statistics or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two years of progressively responsible experience conducting research or policy and statistical analysis performing duties related to this position.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications


  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the collection of research data and data manipulation, including assembling and correlating information using mathematics and statistical techniques.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods to interpret and measure data trends from utilization reports and surveys and report findings.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to analyze complex issues, solve problems, and respond to a variety of requests for data and information.
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of financial and other data, to draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to read and apply complex documents such as laws, policies, and technical publications.
  • Proficiency using software applications for research, analysis, and data management.
  • Skill in using the advanced features of standard computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite.


  • Verbal communication skills to effectively share information with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Written communication skills to compose clear correspondence and comprehensive reports. 
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with team members, departmental representatives, outside agencies, vendor partners, and City officials.
  • Ability to lead and accomplish work projects and produce deliverables in coordination with multiple colleagues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and public groups.
  • Ability to gather information needed for an issue, seeking information from appropriate sources, and working with others to obtain necessary information.


  • Decision-making skills and sound judgment.
  • Organizational skills to be able to maintain information and data that is accurate, complete, accessible, and useable.
  • Ability to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and initiate and complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential employee information with discretion and good judgment in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2HX) is $59,912-$79,909 annually, and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $61,709-$82,306Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

The Selection Process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.