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 450 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.

The AAP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans. The AAP actively recruits all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other protected class. EEO is the Law.


Positions available in Elk Grove Village, IL


.NET/SharePoint Developer

Seeking a team oriented individual with strong technical, problem solving, and analytical skills to join our IT department. The selected individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining interactive Web-based programs and database applications using a variety of program languages and tools, including: using MS Visual Studio 2012 to develop solutions in ASP.NET and C#; coding, testing, and implementing solutions in a SharePoint 2010/2013 environment; SQL query writing and developing stored procedures for SQL servers; HTML and Web page design; and performing graphic design and page layout as needed. Qualified candidates must have: • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or MCSD, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience • At least 4 years' experience with C# and .NET/ASP.NET development required. • Experience with SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 development • Experience with MS SQL Server and stored procedures • Ability to analyze development requirements, participate in the assessment of development requests, and resolve technical problems with web based applications. • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with end-users and colleagues regarding technical issues • Willingness to learn and apply emerging technologies and techniques to Web development • Familiarity with MS 2008/2012 server, MS Internet Information Server, and graphic creation/conversion/manipulation tools (e.g. Illustrator and Photoshop) • Experience with AJAX, and/or SOAP a plus. Occasional weekend work may be required

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/436 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Application Developer

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.


Bilingual Customer Service Representative I

The American Academy of Pediatrics has an excellent opportunity in our Customer Service Center for an individual who must be English/Spanish bilingual, and able to fluently read, write, speak and translate both languages to provide premier service to our members and other customers, ensuring quality and efficiency in every contact. The individual in this position will have primary responsibilities for a variety of customer service functions including order entry, respond to and resolve inquiries from members and customers (via phone, e-mail, fax, regular mail), as well as providing web site technical assistance. The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent (some college courses preferred) and at least 2 years customer service experience required preferably in a multi-channel (e.g. phone and e-mail) environment. Must have excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills. PC literate (MS Office, Internet, e-mail) and the ability to learn new software products required. Some overtime may be necessary.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/713 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Director, Division of Chapter Quality Improvement Initiatives

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare, has an excellent opportunity for a self-directed professional to direct the development and implementation of programs and tools to assist AAP Chapters increase their capacity to lead QI efforts of member practices. This individual will serve as the primary quality liaison between Chapters, other AAP leadership, and staff, and oversee the project management of assigned quality projects; write/manage grants to support these projects; develop and implement data collection, reporting and analysis strategy; design, develop and maintain of we resources; and keep current on maintenance of certification requirements and national policy related to QI. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in public health or a related field with a focus on health education, program evaluation or measurement, and four to six years experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation related to medical education, QI or health systems. Healthcare and clinical experience a plus; child health in particular. Must have knowledge of quality improvement measurement, variation and data interpretation. Excellent project management, facilitation, collaboration, interpersonal, written/verbal communication and organizational, and computer (MS Office, especially Excel) skills required. Some weekend work and travel required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/715 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Director, Division of Membership Service, Data and Analytics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional membership organization supporting 62,000 pediatricians as well as the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare. The AAP has an excellent opportunity for a self-directed professional to lead the design and implementation of membership services and operations, and provide member data analytics in an effort to develop informed strategic initiatives. Responsibilities include: - Oversee the design, implementation and ongoing enhancement of the membership database and tracking system. - Direct billing of national, chapter, section and council membership dues. Provide collections reporting and trends analysis. - Develop new or enhanced data reports and analyses to inform and support AAP's strategies and decisions related to membership. - Serve as liaison to the IT department on matters relating to member data and membership data processing, database enhancement, and functionality. - Oversee national, section, and council membership application and approval process. - Oversee membership revisions and amendments to national, section and council bylaws and Board policy. - Direct the analysis and development of membership demographic profile and statistical reports. - Supervise assigned division staff, and develop/maintain division budgets. - Provide staff support for advisory committee meetings and deliver necessary reports/background on all aspects of division activities. - Work with assigned member sections to design, develop, and implement member needs assessments, member satisfaction surveys, and focus groups. - Represent the Academy, including direct interaction with AAP members at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, the Annual Leadership Forum, and other meetings. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in business, administration, information science, or customer service; Master's degree and/or CAE designation is highly desirable. At least five years experience in membership services administration, preferably for a medical specialty society or other not-for-profit organization; and familiarity with membership databases and/or CMS required. Supervisory experience strongly preferred. Excellent analytical, diplomacy, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required. Must be an effective team leader and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Travel and weekend work required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/113 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Director, National Center for Medical Home Implementation

The AAP has an excellent opportunity for a self-directed public health professional to direct the activities of the National Center for Medical Home Implementation, an expansive cooperative agreement focused on ensuring that all children and youth have a medical home. Responsibilities include: - Provide strategic direction and technical assistance to pediatricians, parents, and other stakeholders involved in developing integrated, community-based initiatives that improve access to health care services for children via medical home. - Develop methodologies for collaboration with local, state and national leaders to ensure awareness and integration of medical home activities, and direct strategic planning among state leaders and programs to develop medical home initiatives. - Develop and manage the National Center operating budget and the development of National Center grant progress reports and continuation applications in accordance with federal requirements. - Oversee and direct strategic alignment with Maternal and Child Health Bureau grantees and other organizations using established technical assistance protocol including needs assessment and resource sharing. - Develop and implement a methodological approach for assessment and evaluation of National Center programs and resources to assess their effectiveness. - Lead and manage the identification and/or development of resources for use in clinical practices and at the systems level to improve delivery of care to children within a medical home. - Develop, implement and manage innovative marketing strategies to promote awareness of National Center and medical home activities and resources. - Disseminate information on National Center initiatives and priorities to AAP staff, and collaborate with them on issues, programs and activities related to medical home, including analysis of demonstration programs and delivery models and their impact on child health outcomes and policy. - Direct National Center medical home QI initiatives. Qualified candidates must have a Master's degree in health policy administration, public or maternal/child health, training and development or related field, and at least 5 years experience providing strategic direction and health policy analysis in the planning and implementation of program priorities. Supervisory and grant writing/management experience required, as well as knowledge of pediatric health care systems, including familiarity with family-centered medical home issues, particularly as they relate to local, state and federal program, services and policy initiatives. Non-profit management and/or medical association work essential. Must have well-developed skills in program oversight, leadership, and the support of integrated programs, and strong ability to collaborate, lead and establish consensus among multiple agencies and individuals, incorporating varied perspectives. Must possess excellent research, analytical, interpersonal, collaboration, public speaking, and written/verbal communication skills. Ability to handle a heavy workload with tight deadlines, work independently, think creatively and strategically, and oversee and direct multiple projects essential. Proficiency with MS Office and statistical software required; database management and Web design experience highly desirable. Travel and some weekend work required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/714 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Life Support Simulation & Course Specialist

How would you like the opportunity to manage pediatric simulators that will allow health care professionals improve team work and patient outcomes? This exciting and cutting edge position will assist in the coordination of simulation-based education, life support courses, and online offerings. This individual will manage inventory, simulators, and medical equipment; coordinate the planning, development, implementation, marketing and evaluation of live and electronic courses and products (i.e. seminars, Webcasts). Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in EMS, education, public health, nursing or allied health, 2-5 years in program coordination or continuing medical education required, as well as an understanding of anatomy and physiology and medical/clinical practice essential. Experience with simulation methodology highly preferred and a background in a professional association is highly desirable. Ability to handle heavy workload, manage multiple projects autonomously, and adapt to changing priorities is essential. 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/518 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Manager, International Affairs

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation's leading advocacy organization for children's healthcare, has an excellent opportunity for an organized individual with project management skills to forge Academy-wide international relationships with internal and external partners. This is a collaborative position that will bridge departments throughout the Academy to coordinate international relationships, meetings, and activities, and support the daily activities of the International Pediatric Association (IPA) and other partners. Responsibilities will include nurturing relationships with key partners from international pediatric societies and providing timely communication to staff members about relevant activities, meetings, and communications; act as key staff and provide management support for the IPA, including administrative support for the Executive Director, staff and organize annual meetings for various committees, develop and manage the IPA budget and financial reports, manage the membership program for IPA member organizations, and implement data and collection surveys of member organizations. Additional responsibilities include serving as a key staff contact for international activities at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE), including assisting international attendees at the meeting, developing agendas, and arranging meetings with AAP departments and international guests; manage meeting logistics for the NCE international reception and other events. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in international studies, public health, business or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience required; and at least 3 years' experience working in international programs and activities, including business development, relationship building, and event management. Experience working in an international health setting a plus. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, project management and PC skills (Microsoft Office) required; demonstrated skills with diplomacy, protocols and a good understanding of international culture and social practices. Fluency in a foreign language is helpful. Travel (national and international) and some weekend work required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/495 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Program Assistant (grant funded)

The Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Preventive Services at the American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking an individual who can work independently on multiple projects while maintaining a high level of detail and providing administrative support for the Head Start National Center on Health (NCH) and Bright Futures National Center (BFNC). Reporting to the Manager, Head Start National Center on Health, this individual will plan and coordinate staff and member travel arrangements; process expense forms and reimbursements; gather and ship training materials and equipment; arrange NCH and BFNC conference calls and internal meetings and appointment logistics; maintain NCH and BFNC staff calendars; take notes/minutes during NCH and BFNC calls and meetings; process contract/consultant invoices; review and process monthly staff credit card statements; draft and format correspondence, reports, minutes, proposals, drafts, and other materials; and assist in the implementation of other NCH and BFNC project activities as requested. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent (some college course work preferred), 1 year general administrative experience required, proficiency with MS Office required, and experience with meeting planning preferred. Some travel, weekend work and overtime may be required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/709 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Program Manager (PT) (Grant Funded)

The Division of Children with Special Needs at the American Academy of Pediatrics seeks a part time Program Manager to manage the early hearing detection and intervention program. 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 activities. Reporting to the Director, National Center for Medical Home Implementation, this individual will provide support to program goals and objectives related to early hearing detection and intervention. The successful candidate will coordinate and implement educational and outreach initiatives to support a network of pediatricians and other health professionals with providing comprehensive, family-centered care to children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. The successful candidate will support efforts to advance policies related to early hearing detection and intervention in the medical home. We are seeking an experienced program manager to coordinate multiple program activities including oversight and support to the project leadership team and regional liaisons, webinar development and implementation, development and dissemination of best practice tools, and overseeing 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 early hearing detection and intervention. Bachelor's degree in public health, health administration, public administration, health policy, or related field required, Master's degree preferred. Two years' experience in program coordination and management, including budget management, is 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, screening and/or surveillance concepts preferred. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and some travel and weekend work will be required.

We offer an excellent work environment, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please reference HR/W/552 and visit our "How To Apply" page.


Positions available in Washington, DC


Assistant Director

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.


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