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Request for Proposals for Executive Director of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)

Founded in 1937, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health among the public. AAPHD membership is open to all individuals concerned with improving the oral health of the public. The organization is currently seeking an Executive Director to work with the Association's Board of Directors to help ensure that AAPHD is a leading advocate for the nation's oral health and provides value to our members.

Applicants for Executive Director must have content expertise in dental public health and association management. The Executive Director must have the ability to create and communicate a shared vision for the future; inspire trust and motivate members and other key stakeholders; and use core competency expertise in oral health to develop evidence-based strategies that enhance the essential public health services to improve oral health.


  • A candidate for this position should have Master's level training in public health or a related area and 5 years of experience or a Bachelor's degree in public health and 8-10 years of experience 
  • Five years of management experience in not-for-profit or service organizations
  • Demonstrate experience and skills in strategic planning
  • Experience in fund-raising, grant-writing, and event planning
  • Experience working with governance boards and coalitions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and general computer skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency with issues in oral health, health care, or public health

Proposals are due Thursday, February 10, 2018. Click here for more details about the position.

Please send proposal and questions to:

Dr. Jeff Chaffin
Please include in the subject line: "AAPHD RFP-Executive Director"

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of AAPHD to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

Posted: 1/17/2018