Manager, Advanced Dental Education
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 month 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 is sure to put (or hopefully keep!) a smile on your face. The ADA's headquarters is located just steps from Chicago's Magnificent Mile and is easily accessible by 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 areas!

We have been named as a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in both 2019 and 2021 - come join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

The Manager, Advanced Dental Education provides the primary staff support for five (5) advanced dental education disciplines (dental public health, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics) including: 1) developing policy reports and completing post-meeting follow-up; 2) preparing accreditation site visit reports and correspondence, monitoring and processing accreditation applications and program reports, and providing related responses and general correspondence; 3) maintaining current, accurate accreditation documents, templates and files, ensuring electronic records are up to date, and public information is available on the Commission's website; 4) overseeing site visits in the assigned disciplines; 5) formulating and implementing polices related to dental education; 6) utilizing research and Commission policy to make appropriate decisions; 7) serving as staff secretary for the five review committees and other committees as assigned; 8) serving as a liaison and resource to other agencies; 9) providing continuity and consistency in understanding, interpreting and applying Commission policies and standards necessary to act as a resource for programs, site visitors and Commission volunteers; and 10) maintaining site visitor documents, and developing and providing training and information to Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) volunteers. This position staffs several accreditation site visits each year and writes site visit reports. This position also supervises the two (2) site visit coordinators who coordinate all CODA site visits and assign site visitors for approximately 270 site evaluation visits conducted annually for the Commission's accreditation program. Additionally, this position works with the other managers to plan and coordinate site visitor training and provides consultation to programs preparing for their site visits. The Manager is required to be trained annually in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance policies and procedures.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience supervisory experience managing staff, effective report writing, tracking details, and managing large volumes of information; or 3 years' experience with a Master's degree
  • Effective communication with and management of groups and/or committees
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication, report writing, interpersonal, analytical, creative problem solving, organizational, project management, and time management skills
  • 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
  • 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
  • Travel/Evening/Weekend work required for CODA site visits, national meetings, and to participate in CODA or committee meetings

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 (2-3 days from home)
  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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