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Executive Director Position

The mission of the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) is to develop, maintain and grow active, statewide partnerships of diverse individuals and organizations who work together to improve the oral health of all Marylanders through increased oral health promotion, disease prevention, education, advocacy, and access to care. The MDAC is a small 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and a member of the American Network of Oral Health Coalitions (ANOHC), a national alliance of oral health coalitions.

Reporting to and working with the MDAC Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading the coalition by engaging and inspiring its members and staff to achieve its mission, vision, goals, and objectives. The ED oversees, builds and guides the coalition as it interacts with constituents, collaborators, funders, and other critical partners within Maryland and throughout the nation. The ED also represents the organization as its primary spokesperson, and continuously works to build the coalition’s membership, image, reputation and relationships throughout the state.

Governance and Infrastructure:
  • Identifies, recruits, orients and energizes board members and supports the board to carry out its leadership, governance, planning, and fundraising responsibilities.
  • Delineates roles and responsibilities of the staff, volunteers, and contractors.
  • Maintains nonprofit status and complies with all federal, state, and local laws.
  • Leads the development of a strategic plan and assures implementation of strategies and tactics.
  • Provides regular progress reports to the board, membership, partners and funders.
  • Assures that board, membership and staff are kept informed.
  • Publicizes programs and activities and builds a strong positive identity for the coalition.
  • Initiates, maintains and grows strong, diverse and active relationships with community groups, organizations, stakeholders and funders.
  • Represents MDAC to the public.
  • Assures communication via (websites, newsletters, social media) are relevant, timely and accurate.
  • Establishes and maintain communication with other health and oral health organizations.
  • Represents the coalition as its primary spokesperson.
  • Maintains knowledge of key legislative issues, developments and trends.
  • Leads the formulation of policy/advocacy agendas.
  • Engages stakeholders and policymakers.
  • Develops a base of support and creates and maintains advocacy efforts.
  • Identifies and recruits experts to testify on legislative initiatives.
  • Assures that adequate funds are available to carry out the coalition’s work.
  • Propose a yearly budget and reports budget activity to the board of directors.
  • Manage the budget to assure maximum value within budget guidelines.
  • Develops and leads the implementation of a fundraising plan.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and submits applications for funding.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of funding and collaboration opportunities
  • Assures independent accounting and regular audits occur in compliance with nonprofit standards.
  • Submits all required tax forms and legal documents.
Human Resources and Employment:
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and terminates, staff, contractors, and volunteers as needed.
  • Develops and updates job descriptions and conducts regular performance evaluations.
  • Assures human resource practices are in place and encourages staff and volunteer development.
  • Assures an effective management team is in place, with appropriate provision for succession.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, maintains, and motivates a diverse, well-qualified staff.
  • Maintains records and documents to assure compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Conducts official correspondence (seeking board and legal advice as needed)
  • Oversees maintenance of a membership and advocate database.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in nonprofit management, health administration or public health is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience in the nonprofit or public health setting. Experience in health care, social services or in policy and advocacy is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated success in grant/proposal writing, management, and reporting.
  • Experience or demonstrated success in fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success in budget development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and grow networks of diverse partners.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and travel within and out of state, as needed.
  • Reliable transportation with all necessary insurance protection.
  • A strong drive to succeed and a well-developed sense of humor.

Qualified candidates should click apply to submit a cover letter that includes salary requirements and a current curriculum vitae or resume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 31, 2017.