Openings in Elk Grove Village, IL
The AAP is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, and maintains a staff of approximately 350 employees. Activities of the Academy include advocacy for children and youth; public education; research; professional education; membership services and advocacy for pediatricians.
Openings in Washington, DC
The Washington DC office was established in 1970 to ensure that children's needs would be addressed by the federal government. The Washington Office, known as our Department of Federal Affairs, has 15 full-time professionals and administrative staff covering a multitude of complex child health and related issues.
Positions available in Elk Grove Village, IL
Would you like to work for an organization that is truly focused on improving peoples' lives? At the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's health, we have an exciting new position for an experienced professional to develop technical specifications, write software code, conduct functionality testing of new applications, and provide technical leadership and support to the user community. Reporting to the Manager, Applications Support this individual will participate in a variety of key activities including participating in project status meetings, leading technical brainstorming sessions, developing technical design specifications from the ground up, developing software application in C# and SQL, and implementing various testing procedures to verify changes. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience , 3-5 years experience in software development using an object oriented language and application design is required, experience using relational databases (SQL Server or above), Visual Studio (.net 2010 and above), and C# as a development language essential. Proficiency with transact SQL programming (2008 and 2012) and C# is required, along with an ability to learn other languages and applications. Knowledge of .net and SharePoint are highly desirable. The chosen candidate needs to possess excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, and be willing to work on some weekends when required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/707 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
The Human Resources area of the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare seeks a highly detail oriented and customer service focused individual to join our fun team as our Benefits Coordinator. Reporting to the Director, Division of Compensation & Benefits this individual will assist with all aspects of the administration of the organization's benefit and compensation plans including but not limited to processing all benefit application, change and reimbursement requests, assisting with communicating employee benefit information to staff, conduct new hire benefit orientations, reconcile and prepare monthly insurance bills, process and prepare bi-weekly reports and spreadsheets for retirement contributions, and review, process and track Family Medical Leave requests. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required, at least 1 year benefit administration experience in a HR environment, including strong technical skills. Must be able to work discretely with confidential data, have superb written/verbal communication skills, and be extremely detail oriented and organized. Some overtime may be required. The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran) that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, the AAP was distinguished as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/257 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Program Coordinator(Grant Funded)
The nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare seeks a team player with a passion for public health to coordinate programmatic activities and provide administrative support for the Coordinating Center on Children and Youth with Epilepsy in the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for meeting/event planning and implementation including scheduling, development and dissemination of meeting materials, preparing agendas and meeting minutes, and follow up. In addition, this individual with coordinate educational webinars for projects in concert with the Center Manager and subject matter experts consistent with content and learning objectives as well as implement marketing and promotion initiatives, and provide technical assistance as needed to support the Center. The Program Coordinator will produce and maintain program materials including writing draft content, securing input from members/experts, developing marketing pieces, and working with graphic design and print vendors, and then disseminate the program information through the various AAP communication channels and social media outlets. This position will have the vital job responsibility of tracking communications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in health/business administration, public policy/health, health education, or related field; at least 2 to 3 years experience in coordination, development, and implementation of multiple projects essential, preferably in a health-related setting or non-profit association. Demonstrated experience in grants and community program/project coordination is highly desired. Candidates must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication skills, plus strong writing and proofreading skills. We are seeking a detail-oriented individual with proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Sharepoint, and online learning. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, work both independently and as part of a team, think creatively, and coordinate multiple projects in a time-efficient manner. Some travel may be required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/708 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Program Manager (Grant Funded)
The Division of Children with Special Needs at the American Academy of Pediatrics seeks a Program Manager to manage the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis. A successful candidate will be an independent self-starter with strong writing and multi-tasking skills who has the ability to implement program objectives and deliverables. Reporting to the Manager, Medical Home Initiatives, this individual will provide support to program goals and objectives related to adoption and implementation of the medical home for children and youth with asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis. The successful candidate will also coordinate and implement educational and quality improvement initiatives to support a network of pediatricians and other health professionals with providing comprehensive, team-based, family-centered care. The successful candidate will support efforts to advance policies that support family-centered asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care within the medical home. We are seeking an experienced program manager to coordinate multiple program activities including oversight and support to the project expert group, webinar series implementation, the development of best practice tools, and directing chapter/practice involvement. Responsibilities also include meeting planning, writing of reports and project communications, meeting minutes preparation, budgeting and supporting the established network of chapter-level project leadership on medical home, asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis. Bachelors degree in public health, health administration, public administration, health policy, education or related field required, Masters degree preferred. Three to five years experience in program coordination and management, including budget management, required; preferably in a medical association or national advocacy organization. Public health planning and administration experience is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of public health issues, health education strategies, prevention, asthma, allergies and other chronic conditions, and medical home concepts. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and some travel and weekend work may be required. The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran) that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace. 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.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/554 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Quality Assurance Analyst
The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking a highly collaborative and skilled communicator to manage our IT QA initiatives. Reporting to the Director, Division of IT Project Management, this individual will design, develop and lead QA processes and methods to test software applications. Key responsibilities include: develop and coordinate test plans, data-driven reports, and databases to validate that deliverables meet functional and design specification; write, revise and verify quality standards and test procedures for program design and product evaluation; provide post-implementation support; manage test environments; develop, manage, and automate testing software scripts; and develop functional specs and new customer report templates for technical analysis. This individual must be able to develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationship with IT team members and the users. Must have bachelor's degree in computer science, business or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education/certifications and work experience. Three to four years of application testing experience required, including report and data validation testing with functional test execution. Some experience writing queries to verify backend functionality preferred. Experience with AMS or ERP platforms and association or non-profit organizations preferred. Must be able to manage a heavy workload within tight deadlines and possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, collaboration and communication skills essential, with the ability to write clear test plans and test cases, and to communicate bugs to developers and business partners. Must have basic knowledge of HTML, SQL, .net, ASP.net; an understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC); and familiarity with quality assurance principles, inspection techniques and testing procedures. Proficiency with MS Office and familiarity with issue tracking software programs essential. Some evening and weekend work required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/679 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading national healthcare organization, has an excellent opportunity for an individual to provide analytical and programming support, develop and maintain databases, conduct bivariate and multivariate analysis, and conduct /coordinate the fielding of surveys. Candidates will have a have a Master's degree in social sciences or Bachelor's degree with extensive experience in survey research and at least 2 years of survey research experience required, including computer programming and data analysis. Proficiency in SPSS required and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with other computer software such as ASKSAM and ACCESS desirable. Must have knowledge of survey field techniques and the ability to work independently and envision analysis needs. Excellent organizational and communication skills necessary.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/208 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Special Assignment Assistant
Seeking a highly motivated and organized mult-tasker to join the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare to provide administrative support for assigned projects throughout the organization. The Special Assignment Assistant will work with various departments and divisions within the Academy and will provide help with meeting preparations, data entry projects, assist with travel arrangements, draft and edit letters, minutes and other correspondence, assist with monitoring account budgets, updating the web site, and provide general administrative support. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent, some college level course work is preferred and at least one year general administrative or customer service experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required, as well as high proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Some weekend work and travel may be required
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/670 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a national health care association, seeks a highly talented person for Assistant Director in our Department of Federal Affairs located in Washington DC. Responsibilities include representing Academy child health policies and positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues to governmental entities, individuals, organizations, coalitions and AAP members. Ideal candidate will have at least five to seven years of demonstrated experience on Capitol Hill, with the federal government or an advocacy organization. JD or other advanced degree in liberal arts, science, health, government or other related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and federal legislative and regulatory work experience. Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills are essential, along with exceptional interpersonal capabilities, strong analytical and interpretive abilities and supervisory experience. Experience working on child health issues preferred. Must be available for weekend work and travel.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference MM/DC and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Manager, Social Media Community
The Washington, DC office of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) seeks a highly motivated person to join its public affairs team as a Social Media Community Manager. This is a new position to the AAP whose primary responsibilities will be to develop, maintain, monitor and analyze the AAP's presence on all social media platforms. This includes working with AAP staff and pediatricians to ensure consistent messaging across all social media platforms with the goal of cultivating a proactive, engaging social media presence. Reporting to the Director of the Division of Advocacy Communications in the Department of Public Affairs, the Manager will create social media concepts and detailed implementation plans and make recommendations for tactics, resources and timelines to advance child health priorities on social media. While based in Washington, DC, this position is highly collaborative with AAP colleagues based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, so regular travel is required. The Manager will regularly and proactively engage with AAP members on social media platforms and provide technical assistance and training on how to effectively use social media. A primary role of the Manager will be to manage and maintain the voice of the Academy's brand, and build and maintain positive relationships while engaging in direct dialogue with relevant social media constituents. The candidate should have an interest in children's health, a Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related discipline, and have at least three years of previous work experience managing social media platforms, including the development, execution and analysis of social communications. Digital advocacy and non-profit medical association experience are preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to draft clear and concise social media content and articulate unfamiliar social media concepts, are a must. The candidate should also have knowledge of current best practices on managing social-media driven crises and be able to leverage social media management and web-based analytic tools. Proficiency with MS Office and Internet sourcing are required, as well as a mastery of core social media platforms and blogs, with a desire and technical acumen to learn new and trending platforms. The ideal candidate will be a creative, strategic thinker, highly energized and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, respond quickly to time-sensitive matters, and work both independently and collaboratively. Some weekend work and regular travel required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference MM/DC and visit our "How To Apply" page.
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