Career Opportunities at ADEA
Director of Outreach and Advocacy
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues impacting dental education and dental and craniofacial research, higher education, and the delivery of oral health care for the health and well-being of the public. ADEA is seeking an experienced, responsible person to fill the role of Director of Outreach and Advocacy in the ADEA Policy Center, Advocacy and Government Relations (AGR) portfolio.
The AGR portfolio ensures that ADEA is heard by policymakers on the federal, state, and local government level as the primary organization representing academic dentistry. Also, this position maintains relationships with higher education and health professions associations, organized dentistry, industry and others to collaborate and advance ADEA objectives. The AGR portfolio monitors activities of dental education and higher education policy at the state, congressional, federal agency level and with all related associations representing organized dentistry.
The Director of Outreach and Advocacy is an integral senior position on the AGR team. He or she assists in executing ADEA public policy activities and initiatives through grassroots advocacy that are pertinent to academic dentistry. The incumbent will be responsible for outreach efforts to academic dental schools, dental students, and oral health organizations regarding issues of importance in the oral health community. He or she directs all functions related to the efficient operation of Association’s advocacy workshops, Hill Days and is responsible for achieving the operating goals of the AGR team. Through presentations and communications, such as blogs and social media and the ADEA Washington Update, a monthly newsletter to dental schools, dental students and other constituencies, the Director relates constantly with membership and is responsible for keeping ADEA membership abreast of federal and state legislative and grassroots advocacy priorities as approved by the ADEA Board of Directors.
The position requires at least eight years of relevant experience with a minimum of a BA or BS degree. A background in congressional relations, health care, and familiarity of the Affordable Care Act would be helpful. A mastery of grassroots advocacy, excellent writing ability and pubic presentation skills and an understanding of the intricacies of public policy-making are essential. The position requires the ability to work at a fast pace effectively and in a team and cross-functional environment. The ability to travel, on a frequent basis, to external meetings and conferences is required.
The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: email@example.com (subject: Outreach and Advocacy). Applicants who have previously applied need not reapply for this position. No phone calls, please.