The primary responsibilities of the WNC Program Specialist include, but are not limited to working closely with the NCOHC Director and team to help plan and coordinate the execution of NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative initiatives and events in WNC. NCOHC’s WNC Program Specialist is responsible for region-specific project management and evaluation. The person in this role will serve as the primary point-of-contact for NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative partners and the general public in WNC, connecting them with appropriate information, training opportunities, and resources. Working alongside the NCOHC Director, the WNC Program Specialist is also responsible for building strategic partnerships and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders in WNC. The WNC Program Specialist will work closely with all members of the NCOHC team to ensure effectiveness and community impact in NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative events and initiatives.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assists the NCOHC Director and Program Coordinator in the design, development, management, and performance evaluation of NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative initiatives and events.
• Works with the NCOHC Director in developing strategic partnerships and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders in WNC and across the state.
• In conjunction with the NCOHC Director and team, executes and builds upon the WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative’s Action Plan and subsequent strategic plan(s), including but not limited to assisting in the development of grant proposals for funding sustainability of WNC-specific initiatives.
• Serves as the primary point of contact for all NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative partners and the general public in WNC and serves as liaison to the NCOHC Director in representing NCOHC and WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative at public events.
• Serves to connect partners and the general public with appropriate information, training, and resources, ensuring effective community-based impact.
• Facilitates meetings of the Advisory Team of the WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative, including scheduling conference calls, developing agendas, and compiling and distributing minutes. Provides WNC-specific updates to the Collaborative Acceleration Team (CAT) and FHLI Board of Directors, if requested.
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
• Strong communications skills, including written and verbal communication
• Excellent time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Proven ability to develop, cultivate and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders
• Comfort with public speaking and providing direct education to community groups
• A commitment to diversity and respect for people of all backgrounds and experiences
• Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
• An entrepreneurial approach, emphasizing efficiency and creative problem-solving
• The ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and prioritize competing demands in a fast-changing environment
• A commitment to producing consistently accurate and high-quality work, even under pressure and deadlines
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
• A commitment to continuous learning, self-improvement, and professional development
• Spanish fluency or familiarity is a plus, but is not required
• Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, public health or related field required
o 5+ years’ experience in related field may qualify candidate in lieu of specified degrees listed above.
• Dental Hygiene degree from a CODA-approved program and license to practice dental hygiene in North Carolina preferred
• Occasional travel throughout North Carolina and nationally is required (<25%)
This is a 100% remote position located in western North Carolina. The position is open for immediate hire
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resumé, and 3 professional references to be considered. Please send all requested documents to email@example.com using the subject line “WNC Program Specialist”.
FHLI will only review submissions that include all requested materials. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and they will be accepted until the position is filled.
This position is a grant funded, part-time position, non-exempt to FLSA, working no more than 20 hours / week. Position is eligible for prorated vacation, sick and holiday pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.