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Program and Engagement Manager-Virginia Oral Health Coalition

25 Jan 2016 5:47 PM | Michael Royster

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition ( is an alliance of organizations and individuals striving to improve the health and well being of all Virginians by ensuring oral health is part of comprehensive health care. The Coalition seeks a Program & Engagement Manager to oversee development and successful implementation of Coalition initiatives, including health care integration efforts and a state-specific report card, while managing engagement efforts with new and existing community partners.  

Specific responsibilities and job requirements are listed below.


  • ·         Collaborate with executive director to lead VaOHC advocacy and integration efforts, including development of a Virginia-specific report card
  • ·         Manage project workgroups
  • ·        Develop policy statements
  • ·         Facilitate development of tools and resources to support integrated health care in safety net clinics, private practice, large health systems and academic institutions in Virginia
  • ·         Conduct research related to oral health access, delivery of care and health policy issues at the state and national level
  • ·         Identify and engage traditional and non-traditional partners and maintain relationships
  • ·         Provide succinct program reports to funders, Coalition board and executive director, and initiative participants
  • ·         Provide oversight to Coalition’s program assistant and student interns

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • ·         Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly, and make well-organized verbal presentations
  • ·         An understanding of state and national health policy
  • ·         The ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize competing demands in a fast changing environment
  • ·         The ability to seek and engage new partners while maintaining existing relationships
  • ·         Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • ·         A commitment to producing consistently high quality, detailed work, even under deadline pressure
  • ·         Excellent computer skills
  • ·         Experience with or dedicated interest in oral health access issues
  • ·         Previous experience managing and developing statewide initiatives (a plus)
  • ·         Flexibility, a sense of humor and desire to work in a drama-free, collaborative, hard-working and fun environment


  • ·         Bachelor’s degree required, Masters in related field preferred
  • ·         Academic or safety net experience a plus


To apply, please submit all materials below by February 1:

  • ·         Cover letter
  • ·         Resume
  • ·         Two writing samples
  • ·         Salary history


No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.

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