Iowa Public Health Association

Career Opportunities

To submit a position for considered posting, please e-mail a brief position description to the Iowa Public Health Association at  This service is offered free-of-charge to current IPHA members (individuals and organizations).  Non-members may request positions to be posted for a fee of $150.  As a non-profit professional association, IPHA seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa's public health community, and this funding mechanism helps to support this service and the mission-driven work of IPHA. 

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Registered Dental Hygienist - I-Smile Coordinator

Washington County Public Health

Primary Functions: Coordinates the I-Smile Program. Responsible for building relationships with local dentists and providers in Washington and Henry Counties. Responsible for implementing the I-Smile At School Sealant program. Provides direct services such as Fluoride Varnish 3x/year in preschools. Provides screening and education at WIC Clinics 7 days/month. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an American Dental Association accredited Dental Hygiene Program. Must have a current Dental Hygiene Licensure in the State of Iowa. Minimum of three years of experience in general dental practice required to fulfill public health supervision agreement. Must possess valid BLS and Mandatory Reporter training for Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. Must be able to read, speak, and write fluent English. 


Washington County Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A competitive salary and benefits package is available.  If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Danielle Pettit-Majewski at Call 319-653-7758 for more information. 

For complete job description, click here.

Application deadline 4.7.17

Americorp Position - Community Food Security Waterloo/Cedar Falls

University of Northern Iowa

AmeriCorps members receive living stipend of roughly $11,800, plus $5800 in education award. Training in late April 2017, work start May 2017 through April 2018. 

 Improve access to good food for vulnerable populations 

 Work with many area organizations leading this work 

 Help develop community gardens for people in need 

 Assist recent immigrants and refugees develop roots in gardening/farming 

 Assist the Northeast Iowa Food Bank develop a 20 acre farm 

 Help bring fresh, local vegetables to underserved neighborhoods

Requirement: Completed undergraduate degree, commitment to community service.

For more information and contact information, click here

Health Policy Research Scholars

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership development program for first-or-second-year doctoral students in any academic discipline who want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.  We need far greater diversity in future generations of researchers and policymakers. With more voices in the conversation, policies and solutions can be more inclusive and relevant to a broader range of communities. That’s why we intentionally designed Health Policy Research Scholars for students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds—students whose ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability and other factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research.  Our scholars gain access to the tools, insights and diversity of mentors needed to accelerate and distinguish their research. And because we know that pursuing a graduate degree is intense and time-consuming in and of itself, we provide an annual stipend to give our scholars added research funds, or simply greater financial stability.   Alumni from this program will carry the unique distinction of being a graduate of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership program and become a part of a tightly knit network of visionary change agents across sectors and disciplines.

Application deadline 3.29.17

For more information and application, click here.


Johnson County Public Health

Johnson County Public Health seeks a part-time (20 hour/week) grant funded Nutritionist to provide nutrition assessment and education to participants of the WIC and Maternal/Child Health Programs. Experience in WIC and/or speaks Spanish or French preferred. 

Special requirements: Must be licensed as a Dietitian in the State of Iowa. Valid driver's license and insurable under County liability coverage. $22.57 - $26.55/per hour to start plus outstanding benefits. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online @ Cover letter and resume required. AA/EOE

HHS Emerging Leaders Program   

US Department of Health and Human Services

The Next Generation of Leaders in HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recruiting for the next generation of leaders to join the federal ranks and support our mission to serve the American public.  The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS. The program provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills in one of the largest federal agencys in the nation. HHS is looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals with a commitment to public service. The program provides an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in HHS.

Click here to view more information and application details. 


 Alumni from this program will carry the unique distinction of being a graduate of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation leadership program and become a part of a tightly knit network of visionary change agents across sectors and disciplines.

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