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
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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
.NET Developer Seeking entry-level, team oriented individuals with strong technical, problem solving, and analytical skills to join our IT department. The selected individuals will be responsible for designing, developing, and enhancing rich-client and Web based business applications. The individual will follow best practices while being active in all phases of the application development lifecycle. Qualified candidates will have: • Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. • A minimum of three months experience in software design and programming with: C#.NET/ASP.NET • Experience programming with relational databases • Ability to communicate and document technical concepts and ideas to a non-technical audience. Occasional weekend work required. Preferred candidates will have: • Experience using SharePoint 2013, HTML, ActiveX, Visual Studio, XML and Web Services. • Excellent learning, adaptation, and problem solving skills • An inherent drive to make a positive difference in the world
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/694 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Director, Division of Primary Care Research
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking a Director, Division of Primary Care Research to lead the staff team for the highly successful Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network. ABOUT THE AAP AND PROS: The AAP, based in the Chicago area, is a professional membership organization of 60,000 pediatricians dedicated to the health of all children. In 1986 the AAP created PROS, a primary care, practice-based research network to bring together practitioners and leading pediatric researchers to conduct national, collaborative research that will lead to improved pediatric care. PROS has a distinguished record of success in obtaining federal funding and publishing in leading journals. PROS studies issues of high relevance to pediatric primary care, such as onset of puberty, management of febrile infants, diagnosis of child abuse, treatment of obesity, and smoking cessation (see: www.aap.org/pros). ABOUT THE POSITION: The Director, Primary Care Research will lead the staff team that works with leading pediatric researchers and practitioners from around the US. Key responsibilities include: • In collaboration with the pediatrician leadership of PROS, guide the strategic and scientific direction of the network. • Direct staff in the execution of multi-site practice-based research projects and in accomplishing network goals and objectives. • Collaborate in conceptualizing, developing, and writing grant proposals. • Oversee dissemination of PROS findings to audiences within and outside the AAP. • Author and coauthor reports, papers, and research articles for peer-reviewed journals. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate in health related field such as social sciences, health services research, or public health, and 7-10 years' experience in health research required. Background in pediatrics and practice-based research preferred. Experience in administration and execution of multi-site, collaborative research is essential, as well as in grant-writing and authorship of peer-reviewed publications. The ideal candidate will have a passion for research and improving health and health care, and a willingness to work collaboratively with physicians and other professionals. The position is a rare opportunity for candidates with excellent research leadership, managerial, analytic and communication skills. Some travel required. The position is supported with core AAP funding, and offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/117 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Director, Division of Quality
The nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare has a new opportunity for a Director, Division of Quality to lead the Division of Quality and provide strategic direction and management of the operational functions of this division; oversee staff supporting the three core functions of this division; Maintenance of Certification related activities, data analytics, and the activities related to the council for Quality Improvement and HIT; and strengthen relations with external organizations, and facilitate the growth of grants and funding related to QI. Qualified candidates will have a Masters degree in health care administration with emphasis in biostatistics or a related field ( PhD in the area of health care data analytics highly preferred), 7+ years experience in the financing, organization, and/or management of health care services required, with demonstrated supervisory experience. Experience in grants management and medical association leadership highly desireable. Must be able to effectively prioritize a heavy workload, work well under pressure, and possess strong leadership, verbal and written communication skills, and understanding of the health care needs of children and young adults. PC skills (MS Office) required, as well as analytical skills with proficiency in statistical software such as SAS or SPSS . Experience in data mining techniques will be essential, and familiarity with decision analytics techniques and related software is highly desirable. Must have solid understanding of quality improvement principles such as the Improvement Model, Six Sigma, and LEAN. Some travel and weekend work required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/700 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
The American Academy of Pediatrics seeks a detail-orientated individual with excellent communication skills for our fast-paced Division of Scholarly Journals and Professional Periodicals to provide editorial support for existing research journals. Reporting to the Senior Managing Editor, Scholarly Journals, the Editorial Assistant will assist in the daily management of journals and be a liaison to editors and editorial office staff; coordinate the preparation of monthly issues and publish ahead of print articles; track copyright and disclosure forms, manuscripts and handle correspondence with authors; prepare reports; and provide editorial support to editors. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, publishing or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience; 1-2 years editorial experience or administrative experience in an editorial or publishing environment required, with knowledge of electronic publishing, copy editing guidelines, and publishing stages preferred. Peer-review submission experience preferred and some overtime and travel may be required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/583 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Information Technology Project Manager
Seeking a well organized, self-starter to join the Department of Information Technology at the American Academy of Pediatrics in this newly created IT Project Manager role. This individual will be able to simultaneously manage the entire life cycle of Information Technology related projects with minimal supervision; and update and track appropriate metrics and information for each project. This individual will also serve as liaison between AAP technical staff, other AAP staff, and external consultants and be able to interpret and communicate technical terminology and concepts to non-technical staff. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or business related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required, at least 4 years experience managing IT Projects (at least 2 projects from beginning to end), and experience in managing project budgets and specification change management required. PMP or other project management certification and/or working knowledge of Avectra's netFORUM system highly desired.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/688 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Manager, Bright Futures Implementation (GF)
The purpose of Bright Futures (BF) is to promote and improve infant, child, and adolescent health within the context of family and community. The AAP Bright Futures (BF) National Center promotes preventive care for the nation's children through various channels including material distribution, trainings, and collaboration with other national organizations. If you have a passion for helping pediatric health professionals improve their practices, and can work well with multi-disciplinary groups of professionals, then this role is for you! The Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Preventive Services of the AAP is seeking an organized team player to manage the development of implementation projects and programs incorporating BF materials and health promotion themes using quality improvement approaches and other methods. Additional duties include working with steering and advisory committees, assisting in maintaining and enhancing BF Web site; and coordinating the revisions of BF publications including writing, reviewing and editing drafts. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in public health, health education or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience; Master's degree preferred. Three or more years work experience in public health program planning, program management, evaluation, and administration, technical writing and/or editing. Knowledge of public health, maternal and child health, quality improvement, and grants management is preferred, and medical association or national advocacy organization experience is highly desirable. Additionally, the selected candidate will possess excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and computer skills, and be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Weekend work and travel required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/515 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Meeting Services Coordinator
This individual will serve as the Division of Convention & Meeting Services point person for onsite and off-site committee meetings, including submission of RFP's, contract negotiations, coordination of logistics, and communication with AAP staff. Provide primary oversight of the day-to-day operations of the AAP Conference Center and Deli Robbia. Qualified canddiates will have a Bachelors degree in hospitality management, communications, business or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience required, 1-2 years related experience in the hospitality/meetings industry, and must be detail oriented and able to handle a heavy workload, display exemplary customer service skills, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents. Excellent interpersonal, time management, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills essential, as well as knowledge of industry terminology and familiarity with hotel contract negotiations. Proficiency with MS Office required; experience with Web maintenance software (ie, SharePoint, DreamWeaver) preferred. Weekend work and some travel required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/161 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Program Coordinator, Head Start National Center on Health (Grant funded)
The person in this role will provide staff support to the Head Start National Center on Health (NCH) to coordinate and manage NCH activities. Collaborate with the Office of Head Start on developing technical assistance materials for the Early Child Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) Web site and implement the use of social media for the NCH. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors degree in business administration, health administration, education, child development, or related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required and 2-3 years experience in program coordination required, including coordinating meetings and/or educational presentations, and maintaining/editing Web pages. Experience with community outreach, grants management, and working in an early childhood or health field preferred. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills essential, as well as proficiency with MS Office, and navigating the Internet. Must be able to handle heavy workload, work both independently and as part of a team, and coordinate multiple projects within a timely manner. Some weekend meetings and travel required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/638 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Program Manager (Part-time, grant funded)
The Division of Children with Special Needs at the American Academy of Pediatrics seeks a part-time Program Manager to manage the Shriners Hospitals for Children co-management program. A successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong writing, verbal and organizational skills who has the ability to activate this phase of the program and manage related tasks in a team environment. Reporting to the Manager, Medical Home Initiatives, the successful candidate will provide support to overall quality improvement (QI), research and program implementation goals and objectives related to this program under the purview of the position while providing oversight and support to the expert group involved in the program. We seek an experienced program manager to coordinate and implement multiple program activities, including clinical provider/family team involvement, meeting planning, report writing, and budgeting. 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 required including budget management; 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, chronic conditions, and medical home and QI concepts. Grant management experience is a plus. Must be able to manage multiple activities simultaneously, and some travel and weekend work is required.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/703 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Program Manager, Global Child Survival (Grant funded)
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare, has a new opportunity for a confident professional to manage all aspects of our Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) project. This individual will manage programmatic and financial aspects of multiple complex grants and partnerships for the GDA project; monitor, prepare, and submit all necessary project funding reports; manage and lead meetings and communications with government and international partner agencies, funders, and working groups; serve as liaison between mentors, external GDA partners, as well as be the point of contact for in-country organizational representatives. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors degree in public health, health administration, health policy, health education, health communication or related field required; Master's degree preferred. At least three years' experience managing public health programs, including collaborating effectively with external constituents and partners, program planning, budget tracking, grant management and reports, and internal and external communications. Experience in managing complex multi-partner projects is essential. Experience working on federal grants or contracts and working in a professional association and/or with health care professionals highly desirable. Knowledge of child survival issues preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively with external partners and to take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously, manage projects within tight deadlines, handle a heavy workload, some travel expected (including possible international travel) and weekend work required. Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/704 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
Web Content Assistant
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's health, has two exciting positions for a Web Content Assistant to update and manage content on AAP's various websites. Reporting to the Managing Editor for AAP Web Sites this position will maintain, update, proofread, and post content on websites using the content management system; review web page functionality and ensure all content adheres to style guides; assist with developing e-newsletters and maintaining mailing lists and databases. In addition, this position will work with editors, managers, authors, and publishers to ensure that all content is consistent with AAP policy statements, manuals, and patient education materials. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelors degree in journalism, communications, or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience; plus one to two years web maintenance or editorial experience required. Proficiency with MS Office is required, and knowledge of SharePoint is preferred. Candidates must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work some overtime/weekends.
We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/653 and visit our "How To Apply" page.
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