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Director of Organizational Planning & Governance (Hybrid)

Dental Assisting National
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Who You Are

We are looking for a motivated and conscientious Director of Organizational Planning and Governance who is ready to jump in and take the lead on multiple organizational planning and governance operations projects. To succeed in this role, you should be equally strong in organizing and managing projects, bringing both strong collaboration and effective communication skills. You will need business acumen and strategic thinking, along with initiative and superb problem-solving skills. You should be comfortable working on projects that are well-defined, as well as ones with ambiguity or limited direction. This position is primarily remote, but you may be expected to come into our Chicago office for meetings or other events on occasion with notice.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven to ten years of relevant experience in organizational planning or board governance, including experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Advanced technology skills in Microsoft 365, including MS Teams

Who We Are

We are the Dental Assisting National Board and the DALE Foundation, two affiliated nonprofit organizations that provide professional development opportunities for dental assistants and other dental team members through certification, certificates and online education. We are a small, friendly group that is driven by our mission. We offer work/life balance with a 37.5-hour work week, plus benefits including health insurance, 100% company-paid dental/vision coverage for employees, generous flexible benefits reimbursement, professional development assistance, generous vacation/PTO, 401(k) matching and more. We are located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, although most of our team is working a remote or hybrid schedule.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We actively seek to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that celebrates and values each person’s unique background. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and treat all employees and applicants equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other individual characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We encourage applications from individuals from historically marginalized communities, individuals with disabilities, women, veterans and all other qualified applicants.

Detailed Job Description

Organizational Planning (60%)
  • Coordinates and supports the planning, implementation, reporting and ongoing evaluation of the organization’s strategic plan
  • Facilitates cross-departmental communication and information sharing to advance organizational and strategic planning goals
  • In partnership with the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, develops and manages strategic plan dashboard for internal and board reporting
  • Serves as Project Manager for priority or select organizational projects, including process transition and change management initiatives
  • Updates and issues organizational monitoring report with input from across the organization
  • Coordinates ownership of and manages progress on key/new initiatives identified in leadership, board or strategic discussions
  • Serves on team, possibly leading the team, to develop document/information management system to increase collaboration opportunities and increase information sharing
  • Assesses current project planning processes to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Governance Operations (40%)

  • Manage, with the CEO, the comprehensive review of DANB and DALE Foundation governance document review
  • Manage the updates and compliance of DANB and the DALE Foundation’s Bylaws and organizational governing documents, including Policy Manual
  • Oversee board and officer nomination timeline and process for both DANB and the DALE Foundation
  • Draft and process meeting minutes for DANB Board of Directors’ and the DALE Foundation Board of Trustees’ meetings, and draft summaries or minutes for Board committees or task forces to which the CEO is staff liaison
  • Serve as Staff Liaison on DANB Governance Committee and associated DALE Foundation Bylaws and Nominating Committees
  • Manage Board Assessment/Evaluation Process
  • Develop and manage board and committee member database/matrix

Skills and Attributes:

  • Innovative and creative thinker with a passion for improvement
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with solid attention to detail
  • Strong desire to work in an innovative and dynamic environment delivering creative solutions and measurable results
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems and technologies
  • Highly collaborative contributor to improvement of team processes and culture
  • Critical thinking and decision-making abilities
  • Able to work independently to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks and expectations in a team-oriented environment
  • Service minded, results focused, and skilled at working closely with colleagues and volunteers across the organization

Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Seven to ten years of relevant experience in organizational planning or board governance, including experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Advanced technology skills in Microsoft 365, including MS Teams

Physical Demands:

Required to sit for extended periods of time; may need to walk or stand in the course of work as well as light (10-30lbs) to medium (30-40lbs) levels of lifting of supplies and/or equipment

Work Environment:

Work performed in an office environment, either onsite or offsite; occasional travel required

Dental Assisting National


Chicago, IL
60611 USA