Smile New York Outreach School Partnership Coordinator in Bronx, New York
Smile New York Outreach is looking for aSchool Partnership Coordinatorto drive participation at our partner schools while engaging children in the importance of oral health. Serving children in over 400 NY area schools, Smile New York Outreach brings dental care to those students with the highest need in a comfortable and effective way.
In this role, you will be traveling to 2-4 schools per day within all boroughs of New York City to build critical school partnerships and school investment in the dental program. Working collaboratively with the Director of Smile NY, you will plan best ways to engage more students in struggling schools to enroll in the program. Strategies may include, but are not limited to:
Discussions with school leaders such as principals, parent coordinators, school nursesand social workers
Presentations about oral health to classrooms and/or grade levels
Attendance at parent meetings, PTA meetings, school fairs, back to school nights,teacher conferences, career fairs, and any other school events
Pre-visits to schools to assure logistics/space can accommodate dental services
You will be reporting to our New York Program Director, but you will need to be able to manage your day to day schedule without direct supervision.
Background in healthcare or dental care is a plus
Willingness to support Director and Smile America Partners support staff in any way to achieve goals- excellent team player
Daily travel within the five boroughs of New York – comfort with NYC public transportation
Available to work Monday-Friday during school hours, including drop off and dismissal times, and up to 40 hours/week. Availability for evening and weekends for school events (ex: health fairs, back to school nights, conferences).
Self-motivated, able to make and maintain own reliable schedule of school visits
Organized, detail oriented
Passionate about the Smile NY mission and ability to communicate this effectively
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Spanish speaking is a plus
Experience with Excel, Word, email and ability to learn and maintain Smile NY data tracking program and Google calendar
Reliable and consistent communication with the Director and Smile America Partners staff
Background Check and Finger Printing with the Department of Education
Smile New York Outreach Offers:
Unique work experience and flexible scheduling
September – June schedule (traditional school holiday breaks and summers off)
Benefits (Health, Dental, 401k)
Who We Are
Smile New York Outreach is a leader in providing in-school dental care to the children of New York. The founders saw a tremendous need among underserved school aged children in New York who did not have easy access to dental care and who often suffered from poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, pain and associated medical problems. Knowing that many parents could not take their children to the dentist due to issues including time off from work and transportation challenges, they sought to bring the care to the need. Today, through its dental partners, Smile New York Outreach provides preventive and restorative care to children throughout the State of New York.
Tooth decay is the most common, and preventable disease among children, more common than asthma. In fact, each year, over 51 million school hours are lost due to oral health related issues.
Smile New York Outreach affiliates with New York State licensed dentists, hygienists and dental assistants who use state-of-the-art portable equipment to provide all services onsite, directly in the school. Classrooms, auditoriums or other school venues are literally transformed into fully functional dental offices for the day. Our expertise, and our highly qualified staff, enables us to bring exceptional care with minimal disruption to the normal school routine.
Given the ongoing lack of access for many underserved children throughout New York, our services are in great demand and we are always looking for caring, compassionate professionals to join our team and play their part in making a difference in the lives of today's underserved children.
Rewarding Work. Competitive Compensation. Smile New York Outreach.
Smile New York Outreach is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
CompanySmile New York Outreach
CategorySchool Relationship Coordinator