MOSDOH - Director - Dentistry in the Community (DIC)

A.T. Still University
March 18, 2023
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Job Details Description

A.T. Still University's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU- MOSDOH) is seeking an exempt Director - Dentistry in the Community at the St. Louis Dental Center. The position reports to the Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Advanced Dental Education. It is responsible for developing and directing courses, projects, seminars, and participation opportunities related to the Dentistry in the Community program in Kirksville, MO, and in St. Louis, MO. The Director - Dentistry in the Community is also responsible for developing and managing ICSP programs with community health centers in Missouri and the midwest.

The position is 85% Administration and 15% Instructional. The instructional portion of this job description includes teaching the three Dentistry in the Community courses (DIC D2, DIC D3, and DIC D4).

This position will be housed at the St. Louis Dental Center, and most of the job duties will take place in St. Louis. However, some travel to Kirksville is required.

Major Job Duties

  • Supervise, train, develop, and direct Dentistry in the Community Coordinators. Act on employee problems, delegate work, and maintain work standards and quality.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships in Kirksville, St. Louis, and Dexter.
  • Supervise multiple programs: Dentistry in the Community and the ICSP programs.
  • Manage Dentistry in the Community course budget, apply for grants and solicit gifts to support outreach events.
  • Write and administer grants that fund community service programs for second, third, and fourth-year dental students.
  • Develop reports biannually on the accomplishments and outcomes of Dentistry in the Community.
  • Evaluate Dentistry in the Community courses and programs.
  • Contribute to the development of Commission on Dental Accreditation documents and reports.
  • Develop, revise and improve programs, assignments, and syllabi for Dentistry in the Community lectures embedded within the Oral Healthcare Delivery Course.

  • Evaluate student performance on assignments, community involvement, and professionalism.

  • Direct activities with dental students related to community projects, participation opportunities, module requirements, concerns, and problems.

  • Direct activities with community partners for student involvement in community activities.

  • Develop and manage ICSP rotation affiliation agreements, supervision requirements, budgets, funding, insurance coverage, and institutional review board applications for community projects.

  • Direct and mentor students in the development of public health concepts and implementation of community projects. Guide students and serve as a resource for the development, execution, completion, and evaluation of student projects.

  • Develop and maintain a database for Dentistry in the Community activities and outcomes.
  • Maintained community project files with progress notes, progress reporting schedules, and student credit.
  • Ensure completion of module grading, assignments, evaluations, and community commitments.
  • Oversee and contribute to additional MOSDOH and ATSU community projects and events, such as GKAS and MO Mission of Mercy.

  • Contribute to relevant MOSDOH and ATSU committees and liaison with stakeholders promoting and advocating oral health literacy and access to care, such as the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health, Missouri Dental Director's Office, and other public health officials.

  • Serve as a faculty advisor for student clubs.

  • Represent ATSU MOSDOH and Dentistry in the Community by presenting and/or attending at local, regional and national conferences.

  • Collaborate with other ATSU schools to create interprofessional/interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

  • Collaborate with Institutional Advancement, Institutional Review Board, Sponsored Programs, and Controller's Office to implement University policies within Dentistry in the Community.

  • Plan and implement Dentistry in the Community strategies and support MOSDOH's overall strategic decisions. Ensure Dentistry in the Community works in accordance with the goals of ATSU and MOSDOH.

  • Maintain professional and organizational customs and enforce ethical practices among employees.

  • Participate in research as appropriate and apply for service grants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Skills/Requirements

  • Master in Education, Public Health, or Health-related field
  • Dental background
  • Public Health background
  • Knowledge of the following areas:
  • Administration, leadership, strategic planning, policy development, and collaboration
  • Community resources
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Budget management
  • Institutional Review Board and Research
  • Adult learning and education
  • Knowledge of development and implementation of new programs
  • Must have 3-5 experience in the following areas:
  • Directing a community health program
  • Developing partnerships
  • Writing grants
  • Managing budgets
  • Institutional review board/research protocol
  • Online adult education
  • Public health concepts
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating community projects
  • Working with community groups and organizations
  • Developing education materials
  • Dental or dental hygiene education
  • Developing syllabi
  • Coordinating classroom group activities and guest speakers
  • Lesson planning
  • Delivering lecture material
  • Ability to collaborate, listen, and communicate
  • Education administration skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced Computer and technology skills (Word, Excel, internet, Blackboard, PubMed, and E-value)
  • Strong organizational and planning skills (setting targets and timelines)
  • Ability to implement and evaluate community projects and student work
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to stimulate and engage employees
  • Ability to work in small and large groups
  • Must have an interest in working for a non-profit organization that emphasizes public health, serving the underserved, and mentoring students in public health endeavors
  • Independent thinker
  • Responsive
  • Able to develop and implement
  • Adaptable to change
  • Personable
  • ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following the hire date. For more information, please visit

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