Project Manager, Evidence Based Medicine Initiatives
American Academy of Pediatrics
Location: Itasca, IL
Type: Full Time
Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has a newly created position for a diplomatic, critical thinker to provide project management and support for the development and revision of AAP Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and related Quality activities.
Some tasks include:
Manage the assembly of subcommittees for the authorship of assigned CPGs.
Provide project management for the development, review and revision of AAP policy, guidelines and reports.
Maintain project timelines, dashboards, and report documentation of project progress.
Work collaboratively with AAP members, Clinical Guidelines Methodologist, and other AAP relevant staff to coordinate policy and guideline development, review, and revision.
Manage the coordination of applicable CPG subcommittee(s) including planning and facilitating committee agendas and meetings as requested.
Work with methodologist to manage literature and systematic evidence reviews.
Provide technical assistance and serve as primary point of contact for inquiries regarding the status of assigned CPGs.
Maintain guideline related online resources on websites, collaboration sites, and project work sites.
Assist with the development of requests for proposals, funding applications, manuscripts, reports, and other documents as requested.
Support member workgroups as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, education, or related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Strong project management experience required, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
At least two years’ related experience in project management related to health care, quality, education, or research activities required. Experience working with clinical guidelines or policy development within a medical association with physician members strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, critical thinking, diplomacy, and written/oral communication skills required. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with web maintenance software (eg, SharePoint), project management software (eg, Smartsheet), document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint), reference management software (eg, EndNote), and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred. Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously within established deadlines, manage a heavy workload, pay close attention to detail, work both independently and as part of a team, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Some evening/weekend work and travel required, as well as the ability to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.
Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.
All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding 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.