The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a self-starter and strategic thinker to design and manage clinical initiatives, such as quality improvement projects, continuing education, resource design, and guideline development. These activities will advance the strategic goals encompassing obesity prevention, assessment and treatment. This position will package, test, implement, and spread evidence-based treatment options that address the needs of clinicians in a variety of contexts and settings, plus serve as a lead participant in writing grant proposals and scientific articles for peer-reviewed publications.
Some duties include: 1. Manage Institute quality improvement projects, collaborating with the Evaluation Manager and other relevant staff. Develop and implement key driver diagrams and project protocols, provide input on the development of measures and data collection instruments, and take primary responsibility for communicating with and advising project participants on findings. 2. Lead efforts to design, scale and disseminate Institute clinical resources and programs, working with the Institute member leaders to craft and implement a concerted strategy. 3. Manage specific programs and initiatives focused on advancing obesity treatment, such as revision of expert recommendations, assessment of pediatricians’ needs regarding resources and skill building, studying the effectiveness of evidence-based clinical approaches, and promoting effective models for payment. 4. Collaborate with supervisor and Senior Director in developing grant proposals and program budgets for Institute clinical programs. As needed, partner with obesity experts, academic institutions, hospital systems, and national associations on related grant proposals, dissemination of findings, and scaling of interventions. 5. Supervise assigned staff supporting clinical initiatives. 6. With participation from Institute staff and leadership, write project-related articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as other media that reach Institute constituents and stakeholders. 7. Serve as a liaison on behalf of the Institute to external organizations, including federal agencies, foundations, academic organizations, and universities. Participate in Institute Advisory Board and other leadership meetings. 8. Provide guidance on work activities to Institute staff as needed and oversee the work of external consultants and subcontractors hired for clinical projects. 9. Work with other areas of the AAP as appropriate on QI projects.
Qualifications Needed: 1. Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, public health, child development, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Masters preferred. 2. At least three years work experience in health services or public health program management required, including program implementation and evaluation, translating and communicating data findings, and some work with quality improvement programs. Experience writing grant proposals and scientific papers desirable, as well as experience with advisory committee management. Knowledge of obesity is beneficial. 3. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, both qualitative and quantitative, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency with MS Office required; knowledge of data collection instruments highly desirable. Some travel and weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/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.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
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.
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