Manager, Advanced Dental Education
Chicago, IL 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Who We Are: It all starts with purpose.

We are a purpose-driven nonprofit with a dynamic staff culture.

With a meaningful purpose, motivated staff, and excellent benefits, working here will definitely have you smiling! The ADA's headquarters is located just steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile and close to public transportation. With more than 400 colleagues, the ADA Staff are some of the most talented people in the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Maryland area.

We were named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and 2021! Come join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

The Manager, Advanced Dental Education provides the primary staff support for six (6) advanced dental education disciplines (endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery fellowship, periodontics, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics residency, and craniofacial and special care orthodontics fellowship) and their four (4) respective review committees; researches information and participates in implementing special projects; serves as a resource to the CODA Director in order to provide information to other agencies of the Association, Council on Dental Education and Licensure, Board of Trustees, and House of Delegates in matters related to advanced dental education, serves as liaison with the advanced dental sponsoring organizations regarding accreditation standards and other accreditation issues; and manages the Commission's accreditation documents of these disciplines. This position staffs several accreditation site visits each year and writes site visit reports. In addition, this position researches information and participates in the development of reports for the CODA. The manager is required to be trained annually in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance policies and procedures. The manager has access to protected health information (PHI) on site visits, in self-studies, and in progress reports.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience or Master's degree and 3 years of experience. Experience must include:
  • Effective report writing; tracking details; managing large volumes of information

  • Effective communication with and management of groups and/or committees, experience working in a team environment

  • Supervisory experience managing staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, creative problem-solving, organizational, project management, and time management skills
  • Must have the ability to exercise independent judgement in decision-making, work independently to manage several projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; prioritize and execute accurate and complete work products with limited supervision
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and apply relevant policies and procedures; analyze causes and synthesize related information to formulate strategies for enhancing the accreditation process
  • Proficiency in MicroSoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL & PowerPoint, databases, websites, Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint or other web-based document retention and meeting platforms
  • Evening and weekend work may be necessary while traveling for CODA site visits, to attend national meetings, and to participate in CODA or committee meetings, for example; 10-25% travel may be required.

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of dentistry
  • Public speaking skills
  • Experience working in a health care organization or educational institution that includes report writing/editing
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with accreditation
  • Familiarity with development of training materials and structure of workshops.
  • Occupational experience with an accreditation agency, preferably in the healthcare field

Just a few of the benefits offered to employees:

  • Promotes Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (2 days in office/3 days WFH)
  • Health insurance/ dental reimbursement plan
  • Ample Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Pension
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Refinance
  • 2 days off to work at a charity event of your choice

The American Dental Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The American Dental Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

EOE of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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