Career Opportunities at ADEA

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 research, higher education, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is seeking an experienced Administrative Manager to support the work of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO) and the activities of the Office of the President and CEO. The mission of ADEA is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public.


The position will involve a results oriented/outcome emphasis; relationship management; familiarity with and ease of serving in an office that is at the center of high levels of activity and engagement; project and program management and oversight; logistics management and data analysis (related to organizational and division performance). The incumbent will be responsible for coordination and execution on behalf of the EVP/COO with the ADEA Leadership Team to collaborate with finance, information technology, human capital management, foundation and philanthropic activities, and interaction with the CEO’s unit to ensure alignment and ongoing adherence to the strategic plan.


Responsibilities include: frequent communication with ADEA staff, internal volunteer leaders and consultants on behalf of the EVP/COO, calendar management, expense reporting and reconciliation, travel arrangements, service on committees representing the EVP/COO, management of logistics, agendas and calendaring for ADEA all-staff meetings, and special projects and initiatives of the EVP/COO.

 

REQUIREMENTS

The incumbent must possess a range of talents, attributes, and significant experience to successfully serve in this role. Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience required. Candidates must be proficient in communication, writing and editorial skills and Microsoft Office. Candidates should also be skilled and experienced in working effectively with people, managing competing agendas, ambiguity, and thinking in a critical, creative, and constructive fashion. An ability to focus, maintain high levels of concentration, and have a tolerance/willingness to take risks and make mistakes in pursuit of great outcomes is desired. A demonstrated ability to execute responsibilities with minimal supervision, a capacity to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the organizational hierarchy, a high level of discretion and trustworthiness, and an ample and available sense of humor are vital.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet and can demonstrate all of these qualifications may submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hrjobs@raffa.com, Subject line: Administrative Manager. The Association offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and a Metro-accessible location in downtown DC. No phone calls.

 

 


SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Chief Policy Officer. The Chief Policy Officer (CPO) at ADEA leads a policy unit that, like the academic dental institutions it serves, seeks to operate at the intersection of the dental education, health professions education, and higher education communities. The CPO plays a critical role in advancing ADEA’s overall work as the voice of dental education by conducting and monitoring educational and health professions policy research and conducting studies in areas relevant to the needs of allied, predoctoral, and postdoctoral dental education.


The Policy Unit is one of six functional units within the ADEA Central Office that also includes Advocacy, Communications and Membership, Finance, Learning, and Technology, each of which is led by a Chief Officer. The Policy Unit includes subunits of Access, Diversity and Inclusion as well as Educational Research and Analysis.


The CPO is responsible for providing strategic leadership for ADEA’s policy research, development, and collaboration efforts throughout all areas of dental education; predoctoral, allied, and advanced dental education. The CPO helps guide and support the work of the policy staff in the pursuit of ADEA’s key strategic initiatives. The CPO has significant responsibilities as ADEA’s policy liaison to external organizations in dentistry, dental education, health professions education, and higher education. The CPO seeks to lead and support ADEA staff in elevating the profile and integration of dental education on the academic campus. The ADEA CPO focuses on expanding the presence and influence of ADEA in the higher education policy arena through the establishment of strategic partnerships with various higher education organizations and through the representation of ADEA at various higher education policy and research meetings in the U.S. and internationally.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for this position include, Doctoral level degree in a health profession, higher education, or a related field; fifteen (15) years of policy research experience as well as substantive experience at the management/administrative level required. The successful candidate will be an effective organizational leader with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, the ability to think strategically and articulate ADEA’s vision, mission and goals internally and externally.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: ADEAPositions@adea.org.  No phone calls, please.

 


SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

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 research, higher education, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA is seeking an organized and responsible person to fill the role of Research Manager in the Educational Research and Analysis (ERA) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center.


The Research Manager provides support and assistance to the research and programmatic activities of ERA. Assistance with research activities will include, but not be limited to, helping to develop and administer surveys, analyzing institutional data, and creation of descriptive and complex statistical tables. The Research Manager will provide project management support for ERA research activities and will be involved in organizing, writing, and posting content on the website.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree (or degree in progress) with 3-5 years research experience. The position requires strong research, analytical, and writing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Professional Office (high level Excel), SPSS and web-based technology is necessary.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: hrjobs@raffa.com (subject Research Manager). No phone calls, please.

 


SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

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 research, higher education, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA seeks an experienced professional to fill the newly created role of Senior Director for Institutional Innovation and Development in the Division of Learning, Professional Development and Meetings.


The Senior Director for Institutional Innovation and Development leads and supports initiatives that strengthen the skills, competencies and abilities of ADEA’s predoctoral, allied and advanced dental education communities. The Senior Director promotes the scholarship of teaching and learning, broadening the scope and content of educational resources available to members, fostering integration and interprofessional education, and promoting the role of inter-institutional collaboration and promotes member-to member dialogue through its conferences and meetings.


S/he will: identify current trends in developing institutional programs and resources that will assist schools and programs achieve institutional effectiveness consistent with dental education accreditation standards, produce occasional papers and briefs for ADEA members in the areas of institutional capacity building, organizational development and change management, and strategic planning and assessment to support innovation in dental education, contribute to developing educational content and programming for the Office for Learning related meetings and conferences, and establish collaborative relationships with other ADEA offices and external experts

 

REQUIREMENTS

The position requires a strategic thinker with an advanced degree in educational leadership or a related field, with a focus in educational administration, along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years administrative or project management experience. Additional qualifications include excellent judgment, tact, diplomacy, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others and to remain positive and productive in demanding situations. The ability to travel to external meetings and conferences is required.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: hrjobs@raffa.com (subject: Senior Director). No phone calls, please.