Our mission is to provide quality dental care to the community that we serve every day.

Working at Hope Dental Clinic

We come from a variety of backgrounds, but our mission brings our team together. And that’s why Hope Dental Clinic is a fun and rewarding place to work. The success of our clinic over the years is due to the talent, dedication, and longevity of our staff.

Are you the right fit for Hope Dental Clinic?

We partner with faculty and current students from the Minnesota School of Dentistry, Century College, Metro State University, and Herzing University. Members of the Saint Paul District Dental Society and retired dental professionals also love to volunteer at the Clinic.

If you answer “Yes” to most of the following questions, you may be exactly who we’re looking for.

  • Are you excited about the mission of Hope Dental Clinic?
  • Do you thrive within a team environment?
  • Are you committed to providing healthcare to the underserved?
  • Do you have a passion for your work?
  • Do you stand for humility and integrity in all you do?
  • Can you show leadership and take initiative?

Current Job Opportunities

Board Member

Hope Dental is expanding our board, and you might be the perfect fit.

Are you passionate about oral health justice and access to care for everyone?

Hope Dental Clinic (HDC) is a nonprofit dental clinic that serves individuals & families throughout the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin who fall through other safety nets. Our services are reserved for those who are low-income, uninsured and without the ability to pay. Untreated dental problems that are painful and/or unsightly can profoundly impact an individual’s life – affecting the most basic needs of life, such as eating, sleeping, working, smiling, and engaging in community. Although it should be part of their primary care, many individuals come to us long overdue for treatment (not to mention prevention), and often at risk for other health complications. HDC employs a volunteer-based model and operates as a training site for dental professionals and clinic management. This model allows HDC to leverage the time & skills of private practitioners and students advancing their training to serve those in need.

Hope Dental Board aspires to provide mission-based leadership through strategic & generative governance in addition to fiduciary oversight. We believe our role is to steer HDC towards a sustainable future by providing insight and foresight, as well as oversight to ensure strong fiscal management, legal integrity, and sufficient resources to advance Hope’s mission.

Our need, your experience: We are also looking for leadership skills you have or want to develop in marketing & communications, fundraising, governance, or healthcare.

The Board Member Role is critical to ensuring the health and sustainability of the organization and its ability to fulfill its mission, and as such, requires commitment and active participation of all members. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare for and participate in quarterly board meetings (2 hrs.) as well as bi-monthly committee meetings (1 hr.), barring illness or unforeseen conflicts. (All members are expected to serve on one committee or task force.)
  • Actively engage in learning about the mission and various aspects of the organization to better inform participation in deliberation and decision making for strategic guidance and financial management.
  • Willingness to contribute expertise and leverage connections, networks, and resources to support strategic imperatives.
  • Commitment to personal support by investment of time & donations at a level commensurate with financial resources.
  • Fully engage in advocacy and fund raising or stakeholder initiatives and special events
  • Respect the experiences of all who bring their voices and lived experiences to governance and HDC operations alike.

We appreciate your consideration to determine if this opportunity is a fit for you.

Learn more about Hope and our impact and those we serve at

Apply or seek more information by contacting Jan Hallstrom at or 651-789-7604.

You may submit your resume directly with a brief cover letter or request a board prospectus for more information.

- Hope Dental Board Position Description



If we are not currently hiring for the position you are interested in, please consider volunteering.