Come work for the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), to manage the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and projects for assigned AAP medical subspecialty sections, including overseeing policy development and administration; development of professional resources, education and member affinity programs, liaison appointments/relationships; and implementation of grants and subcontract agreements. This organized and diplomat role will also support other AAP initiatives and child health priorities that align with or draw from assigned constituent disciplines, as well as, pursue opportunities to support section initiatives to advance/augment subspecialty care and optimal delivery of child health services.
Qualified candidates will possess:
Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, allied health sciences or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. Master’s degree in related discipline preferred.
At least three years’ related experience in public health program planning and administration required, including some experience with child health. Experience with technical writing/editing, needs assessment, budgeting, grants management/writing, and working in a medical association preferred.
Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx) and document collaboration platforms (eg SharePoint) preferred.
Must be able to review and synthesize published articles, data, and other materials to inform policy and project management; manage multiple priorities simultaneously; take initiative; work both independently and as part of a team; collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents; and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Knowledge of health care industry and medical education issues highly desirable.
Some travel and evening/weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.
Why work for the AAP?
Flexible hours and a focus on work/life balance.
State-of-the-art building equipped with standing desks, treadmill desks, cycle desks, on-site fitness center, and on-site exercise classes.
An on-site cafeteria with food costs that are subsidized by AAP.
Strong focus on mental health and wellness.
Competitive PTO and sick leave.
Excellent parental benefits, including adoption assistance.
Hybrid work environment of 40% of work time in the office per month.
All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for a medical or religious accommodation in regard to this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.