The POHRPC Project Coordinator will assist in carrying out the day-to-day operations of the AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center. This individual with serve as staff liaison to the Safety Committee, conduct literature reviews and write/edit policy statements and other Center materials, coordinate grant procurement activities, and provide general staff support for policy center-related projects.
Conducts health, dental and public policy research employing various sources and methodologies; evaluate research; create annotated bibliographies.
Assists in development of written reports, technical briefs, web page updates, and correspondence by developing outlines, drafting content, and editing copy.
Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Safety Committee, coordinating educational projects and managing online resources.
Works with volunteer leadership and staff to develop project objectives, timelines, and coordinate needed resources.
Tracks projects to ensure they stay on point and on schedule.
Plans and implements communication activities, including conference calls, call/meeting summaries, and logistical support for meetings.
Creates copy and power-point slides for oral presentations for volunteer leaders
Assists in tracking project-related expenses and the development of reports.
Conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to federal government, foundation, and corporate sources
Performs prospect research on federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations to evaluate prospects for grants from such entities.
Works with the business services department to gather information necessary to report to federal government/foundation/corporate funders on current grant programs.
Complies with all grant reporting as required by federal government/foundation/corporate grantors.
Provides stewardship including regular written updates (reports etc.) to federal government, corporate and foundation grantors.
Maintains current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
Assists in the development of new strategies and policies that can modify or improve upon existing policies in a way that leads to improved results.
Researches and advocates various issues and concepts which will help to improve the pediatric oral health care system.
Represent the Policy Center and the AAPD at meetings; serve as liaison with other healthcare organizations.
Provide staff support to the Policy Center Advisory Board.
Perform other duties as directed by the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Director.
The POHRPC Project Coordinator must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, multi-tasking abilities, a willingness and aptitude to learn, strong ability to research policy-related topics; excellent computer literacy in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and minimum of three years’ work experience, preferably in association or non-profit organizations.
Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, health policy, health communication or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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About American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the non-profit membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD’s 10,500 members are primary care providers who also provide comprehensive specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. The AAPD's related foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, promotes pediatric oral health through a variety of education, research, service, and consumer awareness initiatives.