Under the supervision of the Health Systems Development Department Director, the position is responsible for planning, developing, and administering activities of the California Dental Clinical and Preventive Support Center (CDCPSC). Duties require the exercise of considerable independent judgment and initiative in the oversight of program activities, which include dental education programs, media and public relations, training development, and evaluation activities. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all activity conducted on behalf of the dental support program as well as enforcing the timeline planned for activity throughout the grant period. The Program Coordinator will represent visits to the state Capital, and all other appropriate events. In addition the Program Coordinator will approve invoices, staff/contractor/consultant changes, ensure timely progress on contract obligations, and act as contact person and representative to all collaborating agencies and various statewide activities and other position duties as required.
Directs and administers the program activities of the CDCPSC grant in order to ensure timely progress on contract obligations.
In conjunction with HSD Director, supervises activities of staff/contractors/consultants under the CDCPSC grant, which includes: training, planning, assigning, and directing activities.
Oversees evaluation activities including the planning, development, and condition of evaluation methodologies as they relate to specific CDCPSC campaigns and /or projects.
Coordinates the development, production, and dissemination of CDCPSC educational materials and promotional items.
Develop and maintains public relations, media relations, and related tasks to CDCPSC.
Networks and coordinates services with agencies associated with dental related issues such as tribes and their services agencies, Local Lead Agencies, Regional Linkages, American Indian agencies.
Writes and submits required reports, documentation, and other written communication to the funding agency. Communicates on a frequent basis with the Indian Health Services regarding program functions.
Performs specific administrative duties as necessary.
Oversees all activity conducted on behalf of all dental programs as well as enforcing the timeline planned for activity throughout the grant periods.
Regular and predictable attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintain a valid, unrestricted California Driver’s license and ability to be insurable under CRIHB’s automobile insurance. If employee has a valid license from another state, he/she must obtain a CA license within 2 months of hiring date.
Position requires occasional over night travel within CRIHB’s service area.
Requires ability to drive up to 7 hours a day.
Masters degree in Public Health or social science discipline; OR Bachelors degree in social science discipline and five years minimum experience in a health related position. Prefer dental-related experience or credential, such as Dental Assistant.
Previous experience with coordinating national or statewide dental programs or intervention activity.
Previous experience with supervising employees, working with community boards and interagency communication.
This position requires an awareness and keen appreciation of American Indian traditions, customs and socioeconomic needs and the ability at all times to meet and deal effectively in contacts with Indian organizations which requires tact, courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature.
Preference in hiring is given to qualified American Indians in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Sections 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit Indian verification, certified by Tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage to email@example.com.
The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB) is a network of Tribal Health Programs, which are controlled and sanctioned by Indian people, and their Tribal Governments.
We are committed to the needs and interests that elevate and promote the health status and social conditions of the Indian People of California.
CRIHB does this by providing advocacy, shared resources, training and technical assistance that enhances the delivery of quality comprehensive health related services.