Position Announcement

Grassroots Engagement Coordinator

Smile Spokane, through the Spokane District Dental Society Foundation as fiscal sponsor, is seeking resumes from interested parties for a part-time, 6-month temporary position to serve as the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator for a community education and awareness project led by Smile Spokane leadership, titled “Healthy Smiles”. Smile Spokane, is a collaborative effort of many organizations working to improve community oral health through community education, outreach and engagement on the importance of oral health.


The successful candidate will work with the project manager and the subcommittee of Smile Spokane to design, coordinate, and implement a grassroots outreach plan to educate and engage communities on oral disease prevention strategies:

  • Recruit volunteers to engage with grassroots networks, including neighborhoods, schools, health professionals, community groups, and faith organizations, among other targeted grassroots opportunities.
  • Support volunteers to reach 200 or more in-person contacts with tailored education on how to make oral health happen for themselves, families and the community, this includes the coordination of their training, keeping up with their progress, celebrating their success, and tracking results.
  • Book and coordinate speakers for 30 or more grassroots outreach events or speaking engagements.
  • Track and manage all contacts and activities via a database.
  • Provide regular progress updates to the project manager and the committee.
  • Work closely with project manager to recommend next steps to the committee.

Successful candidates will need the following skills and attributes 

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for the mission of this work.
  • Experience with grassroots organizing/community work.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and diplomacy when disagreements occur.
  • Proven ability to work in a variety of settings – independently, with a team and with volunteers
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.
  • Excellent judgement, time management, and follow through.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • A proactive “can do” attitude and the ability to take initiative.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, primarily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • High school diploma preferred; some experience from an accredited university preferred; two-three years of experience of public or community engagement preferred


Physical Abilities:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to:

  • Sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard
  • Utilize verbal and written communication to exchange information
  • Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors
  • Occasionally stand, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; climb stairs
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 20 pounds

Other Requirements

Successful candidates are expected to provide their own office space and office equipment, transportation and communication equipment (phone and computer).

To submit:

Candidate review begins immediately with the intent of the work beginning on or before July 1, 2019. Interested parties are to submit a resume, cover letter and three references via email to Jerrie Allard at:



The number of hours per week is expected to range between 10 to 15 hours per week. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required. Compensation range is $22 to $30 per hour.