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Position: Outreach Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Dental Programs

Location: Belton, Missouri

Hours: Part-time at 32 hours/week with potential to increase to 40 hours based on funding

Position Summary

The Outreach Coordinator represents Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) in the community and creates partnerships that assist the organization in achieving its mission to empower the community through improved health. S/he is responsible for managing the school-based dental screening program, acting as a liaison between CCHF's Cass County Dental Clinic (CCDC) and community groups/individuals, and coordinating community outreach and education.

The Outreach Coordinator works in collaboration with the Director of Dental Programs and Practice Manager to identify potential partners, create relationships, and foster collaboration to expand oral health services and improve the oral health of underserved children and adolescents in Cass County and Grandview.

The Outreach Coordinator works with families, school nurses, and Cass County Dental Clinic’s Patient Care Coordinator to facilitate follow-up dental care for children identified as having unmet dental needs through the school-based dental screening program.

The Outreach Coordinator will office out of Cass County Dental Clinic in Belton but will need to travel to community events as described below.

  • > Outreach Coordinator job description

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Manages Cass Community Health Foundation’s school-based dental screening progran
      • Collaborates with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) to coordinate and expand the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in all 10 school districts in Cass County and the Grandview School District
      • Maintains relationships with school nurses and health paras by effectively communicating procedures and timeline of dental screening events
      • Recruits and trains volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, and community members
      • Partners with local dental hygiene programs to provide community outreach experiences for dental hygiene students
      • Ensures compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines among volunteers and staff during outreach events
      • Evaluates program and implements appropriate changes, when needed
      • Regularly files required reports to DHSS
      • Provides data to Director of Dental Programs as required for internal and external reports
      • Updates website with upcoming volunteer opportunities and promotes via social media
      • Works with Patient Care Coordinator and school personnel to coordinate care at CCDC for eligible students
      • Operates program within project budget
    • Acts as liaison with community groups and individuals
      • Contacts and receives inquiries from outside agencies and explains procedure for obtaining dental services
      • Updates referral information with other agencies
      • Coordinates with community groups/social service organizations for referrals
      • Represents the Clinic in community groups and at community outreach events
    • Coordinates outreach and education throughout the community
      • Schedules presentations to civic clubs and school boards throughout Cass County and Grandview
      • Recruits and prepares members of the Board and Coalition to represent CCHF/CCDC at outreach events that occur outside of regular business hours
      • Serves on the annual “5K for Health” fundraising committee
      • Provides oral health presentations to students, care givers, and staff in schools and childcare facilities
      • Assesses the return on investment (ROI) of community outreach activities
      • Assists with the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan
      • Solicits donations from community organizations
    • Other project management as needed

     

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail, accuracy
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • Passionate individual who is committed to expanding access to care for the underserved
    • Must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
    • Able to lift 35 lbs
    • Able to walk up and down stairs, sometimes while carrying boxes of supplies
    • Innovative thinker with focus on CCHF’s vision & mission
    • Motivated self-starter
    • Able to work independently with little supervision but excels at collaboration
    • Strong network within the dental public health community and/or Cass County
    • Willingness to educate community organizations and individuals
    • Effective time management
    • Confident public speaker
    • Knowledgeable about dental disease and prevention strategies
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to relate well with community members/organizations and build relationships with patients, school nurses, volunteers, and community organizations
    • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base

    Education and experience:

    • Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene, communications, social work, or other related field
    • Experience working in the non-profit sector, in a public health setting, or in a private dental practice
    • Knowledge of dental procedures, the importance of oral health, and strategies to improve oral health and reduce risk of disease
    • Experience providing community presentations as a health educator, preferred but not required