The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI) is committed to developing and supporting innovative programs and partnerships that advance affordable and sustainable quality health services to improve the overall health of communities in North Carolina and beyond.
FHLI is also committed to recruiting and retaining staff that bring diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to their work
Position: WNC Program Specialist
Program: North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative
Founded in 1982, the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization from which programs and partnerships grow to achieve our mission of improving the health of the whole person and whole community. FHLI is a trusted convener and facilitator, creating an open environment for developing collaborative relationships and advancing new ideas and strategies. Through our programs and partnerships, we build leadership, shape practice, affect policy, and drive innovation. The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC) is rooted in FHLI’s mission to advance affordable and sustainable quality health services to improve the overall health of communities in North Carolina and beyond. NCOHC is a program of FHLI that convenes diverse stakeholders to identify and resolve consumer-level and systemic barriers to optimal oral health, and to accelerate implementation of policies and practices that reduce oral health disparities and promote improved oral health outcomes for all North Carolinians.
About the Position
The WNC Program Specialist is a part-time position reporting to the Director of NCOHC. The person in this position will assist the Director in the design, development, and management of WNC Children’s Oral Health Collaborative initiatives and events promoting oral health access and equity across western North Carolina (WNC).
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
- Associate degree in business, nonprofit management, public health or related field required
- 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, with the candidate located in western North Carolina. The position is open for immediate hire.
- 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.
We actively encourage diverse candidates to apply. FHLI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, genetic information, or veteran status.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resumé, and three (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.