Employment

The following two (2) positions are open at CDHP:

Associate Director for Family Initiatives

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general direction of the Director of Policy, the Associate Director for Family Initiatives leads the strategic development and excellence of a new family oral health initiative at CDHP. General responsibilities include identifying, supporting, and communicating key research regarding any connection of oral health of children and their parents/caregivers that would support the organization’s policy initiatives in the area..

NATURE OF WORK

This is a highly skilled position responsible for leading the exploration of the feasibility of a permanent family oral health initiative at CDHP. The Associate Director is a leader with appropriate experience who is positive, energetic, forward thinking and creative. The Associate Director works under the direction of the Director of Policy, and closely with other senior management, CDHP staff, and external partners. The individual in this position customarily and regularly exercises discretionary authority and independent judgment to advance the goals of CDHP and the goals identified for the family oral health initiative.

WORK DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Research and Analysis

  • Design, direct and supervise research, analysis, and reporting on major initiatives, policies, and strategies to improve the oral health of families;
  • Identify and write issue briefs, blog posts and other types of resources that most efficiently and effectively promote results of research and/or data, policy analysis, and recommendations for action;
  • Analyze trends occurring at the state and federal level that directly or indirectly support or have the potential to support the oral health of children and families;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of organizations and partners to advance mutual interests; and
  • Identify opportunities to support and integrate policy/issue research and analysis activities across CDHP activities.

Organizational Leadership/Management and Resource Development

  • Create and implement, in partnership with CDHP staff, a family oral health initiative strategic plan and programs;
  • Guide strong working relationships with federal agencies and external partners;
  • Coach and supervise consultants to build oral health content knowledge, policy analysis and development skills, and maintain CDHP’s reputation for accuracy and excellence;
  • Conduct ongoing, strategic assessments with leaders internal and external to the oral health community to identify emerging issues and develop recommendations for possible involvement; and
  • Work collaboratively with senior management to evaluate CDHP’s long-range plans, and to assess the feasibility of new programs/strategies

Policy, Program and Systems Development

  • Develop priorities, strategies, research, analysis and implementation efforts focused on a family-centered approach to improving the oral health of children and parents/caregivers;
  • Develop strong working relationships with a wide range of organizations at the national, state and federal level; and
  • Identify opportunities to support and integrate policy, program, and systems development activities across CDHP activities.

Other CDHP Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned. Possible projects include assisting the Executive Director in further development of identification of additional resources and other duties to advance the organization’s mission.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health policy, economics, public health,or other related field and at least seven (7) years full-time relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree or higher preferred
  • Experience working in health services research, preferred

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of health issues at the local, state and/or federal level
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods

Abilities

  • Ability to anticipate and troubleshoot challenges and identify proactive solutions/options
  • Ability to make independent decisions with little oversight
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, including interacting effectively with co-workers, members, funders, partners, vendors, etc.
  • Excellent ability to establish and maintain credibility with a variety of external partners
  • Ability to adapt to and assist with significant organizational change
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Full accountability for all work responsibilities and outcomes, and for input to team(s)

Skills

  • Excellent skills in identifying and leading solutions
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong individual accountability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • Detail orientation; high degree of accuracy in all aspects of work

HOW TO APPLY

employment@cdhp.org

https://www.cdhp.org/about/jobs

Please email all of the following required application materials in PDF to employment@cdhp.org with “2017AD” in the subject line:

  1. Resume with desired salary range/requirement
  2. Cover letter summarizing what you would bring to this position and why you want to work for CDHP
  3. At least two (2) writing samples of any research briefs, abstracts, issue briefs, articles, web content, reports, or similar material you drafted, focusing on content that is relevant to this position
  4. Three professional references

BENEFITS

CDHP currently offers employees a robust benefits package including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision (CDHP pays 82% of all plan premiums)
  • Pre-tax deduction for employee portion of health, dental, & vision premiums
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Retirement plan with a 4% company match (after 3 months)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health, Transit, and Dependent Care
  • Annual Paid Leave (3 Personal Days, 12 Vacation Days, 10 Federal Holidays)
  • Parental Leave (when applicable)
  • Community Service Leave (pre-approved)
  • Telecommuting two days per week (Monday & Friday)

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Managerial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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Policy Communications Manager

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under supervision of the Director of Communications and Outreach (DCO), the Policy Communications Manager will develop, manage and execute a robust communications strategy for CDHP, its contracts and projects. General responsibilities include enhancing the visibility of CDHP's brand; effectively communicating to advance the mission and priorities of CDHP; and proactively identifying communications strategies to engage and expand partnerships.

NATURE OF WORK

This is a highly skilled position requiring excellent analytic, interpersonal and writing skills. The work involves partnerships with fellow staff and collaboration with a wide range of professional organizations and groups. The position requires someone who is experienced in translating public policy issues into clear, concise and compelling language. The position calls for someone who is energetic, strategic and creative. The work also requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop, manage, implement and evaluate communications strategies to effectively promote and advance CDHP’s mission and its policy initiatives to key audiences (including donors) and to maximize the impact and visibility of CDHP’s work. 
  • Assist the DCO in ensuring editorial and branding consistency across CDHP’s various platforms, including our website, social media channels, blog and reports.
  • Devise communications strategy in collaboration with project leads, choosing and writing appropriate collateral materials for CDHP grants and contracts.
  • Work closely with policy and program staff to translate public policy issues for a broader audience.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to enhance CDHP’s brand and reputation as a thought leader in children’s and families oral health.
  • Other duties as assigned, to support the advancement of CDHP’s mission & priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, journalism, English, political science, public health or related field of study
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in advocacy, policy, nonprofit or association communications
  • Interest in or familiarity with children’s health or oral/dental health issues

Knowledge, Abilities & Skills

  • Solid analytical thinker with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, demonstrating the ability to translate public policy issues for a broader audience (familiarity with the AP Stylebook is a plus)
  • Ability to learn, understand and integrate technical or policy-related information quickly and effectively
  • A proven track record in establishing effective working relationships with diverse groups including colleagues, funders, partners and colleagues in other organizations
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, set priorities, adapt to changing priorities and manage outreach to partner organizations and vendors
  • Good working knowledge of major social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, and the blogosphere
  • Ability to handle media calls or inquiries, and monitor media coverage of CDHP’s work
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

HOW TO APPLY

employment@cdhp.org

To apply please email all of the following required application materials in PDF format to employment@cdhp.org with “2017Comms” in the subject line:

  1. Resume with desired salary range/requirement
  2. Cover letter summarizing what you would bring to this position and why you want to work for CDHP
  3. At least two (2) writing samples of any fact sheets, web content, reports, or similar material you drafted, focusing on content that is relevant to this position
  4. Three professional references

BENEFITS

  • CDHP currently offers employees a robust benefits package including:
  • Health, Dental & Vision (CDHP pays 82% of all plan premiums)
  • Pre-tax deduction for employee portion of health, dental, & vision premiums
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Retirement plan with a 4% company match (after 3 months)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health, Transit, and Dependent Care
  • Annual Paid Leave (3 Personal Days, 12 Vacation Days, 10 Federal Holidays)
  • Parental Leave (when applicable)
  • Community Service Leave (pre-approved)
  • Telecommuting two days per week (Monday & Friday)

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Managerial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

The Children's Dental Health Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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