Oral Health Program Manager

Website Maine Primary Care Association

Oral Health Program Manager

Reports to: Director of Workforce Initiatives

Salary Range: $55,000-65,000 /year

Are you passionate about community health, quality improvement, and health equity? Do you want to work for a successful nonprofit whose staff say is “dynamic, flexible and supportive”? If so, consider applying for the position of MPCA’s Oral Health Program Manager! This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a qualified and enthusiastic individual to join our team for a one-year term, funded through a CareQuest grant, with the potential for renewal based on continued funding.

Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a membership organization that represents the collective voices of Maine’s Community Health Centers (CHCs), which provide high quality, primary and preventive medical, behavioral health, and dental services for 1 in 6 Mainers.

MPCA is seeking an Oral Health Program Manager who will collaborate with various stakeholders to optimize Oral Health initiatives in CHCs by facilitating technical assistance, trainings, dissemination of resources and peer-to-peer connections to support CHC priorities and goals.

The individual will balance multiple priorities and creatively use available resources to drive programmatic developments and transformation. Excellent training and meeting-facilitation skills are a must, as is the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders across multiple disciplines. This professional will possess a customer-service orientation, with enthusiasm for finding solutions and connecting resources in support of CHC Oral Health goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and carries out work plan activities as part of MPCA’s CareQuest grant.
  • Assists in the development of agendas and follow up training and support for MPCA’s oral health peer group.
  • Coordinates and conducts needs assessment activities to determine the oral health training and TA needs of the community health centers, and identify oral health gaps for vulnerable populations.
  • Leads and participates in oral health planning and needs assessments.
  • Coordinates oral health education and outreach activities.
  • Assists in the development of partnerships, referral networks, and linkages to care/services.
  • Researches and establishes best practices related to oral health operations, value-based models, and person-centered care.
  • Tracks dental policy changes on the local, state and national level to support dental practices, community health centers and MPCA’s Public Policy team develop and implement policy priorities for increasing access to oral health care.
  • Develops and prepares documents, reports, surveys, and program evaluations.
  • Participates in coalitions and workgroups to coordinate work plan activities and program directives.
  • Participates in calls, webinars, and meetings for ongoing training in oral health best practices.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Accredited undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Prior dental or public health experience.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, organizational, and verbal communication skills. Must be detail- oriented and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a diverse workforce.
  • Individual must be self-motivated, disciplined and believe in the values, mission and philosophy of the community health center movement.
  • Familiarity with safety net services, including familiarity with issues that impact the health and well-being of high-risk populations.
  • Knowledge of various computer software packages, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical/dental records a plus.

MPCA offers a highly competitive salary based on experience and skills of employees. Additionally, MPCA provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, 403b match, ancillary benefits, and generous paid time off benefits.

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@mepca.org.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@mepca.org