The Wisconsin Dental Association is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Government Services. The position is based out of the WDA’s legislative office (5325 Wall St., Suite 200) in Madison.
The Director of Government Services leads the WDA’s Madison team (which includes a full-time dental practice/government relations associate and a part-time government services assistant) and serves as a senior member of association staff. This position is responsible for overseeing all facets of WDA governmental activity, including developing and implementing advocacy and public policy strategy, managing the WDA’s contract lobbying team, cultivating positive government and stakeholder relationships and keeping WDA leadership and dentist members engaged and informed about WDA legislative priorities, activities and achievements. The Director of Government Services also oversees the WDA Political Action Committee and Direct Giver conduit programs, including fundraising, disbursement of funds and managing the WDA’s work with a third-party consultant to ensure compliance with all reporting/filing laws.
This a collaborative position for an experienced government professional who values initiative, open communication and being part of a team. The Director of Government Services works closely with WDA officers, trustees and committee members (all of them volunteer dentists) and staff including the Executive Director, Director of Membership & Communications, Director of Finance and the WDA communications team. Some travel (mostly in-state, approximately 2-3 days/month) is required, with some events going into the evening and occasional overnight stays.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements by March 31, 2023, to WDA Executive Director Mark Paget at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions, please call 414-755-4100.
Competitive compensation; insurance benefits including health, life, and short-and long-term disability; dental reimbursement; 401(k) plan with generous annual employer contribution; flexible spending plan and dependent care on a pre-tax basis. Paid PTO and summer hours.
The Wisconsin Dental Association, with over 3,100 member dentists and a number of dental hygienists, is the leading voice for dentistry in the Badger State. WDA members are committed to promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care.
Established in 1870, the WDA is headquartered in West Allis in suburban Milwaukee and has a legislative office in Madison. The WDA is affiliated with the American Dental Association, the largest and oldest national dental association in the world.
Volunteer dentists serving as officers and regional trustees lead the organization and direct 18 employees to provide members with programs that support the association’s mission and advocate, educate, empower and serve.