The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has an exciting opportunity in the Division of Children with Special Needs for a relationship builder with strong project management and writing skills. This position will provide direction and guidance to an expansive cooperative agreement focused on ensuring that all children and youth receive care within the context of a family-centered medical home.
Responsibilities include providing direction and technical assistance to pediatricians, other health care professionals, parents/families and stakeholders involved in developing integrated, community-based, family-centered initiatives that improve access to health care services for children via the medical home. In addition, this position will oversee the efficient completion of activities supporting the National Center’s goals and objectives. This position will develop methodologies for collaboration with local, state, and national leaders of public and private programs, family organizations, professional associations, and other organizations to ensure awareness and integration of medical home activities.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in health policy administration, public health, maternal and child health, training and development, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Three to five years’ experience providing management and health policy analysis in the planning and implementation of program priorities required. Knowledge of pediatric health care systems required, including familiarity with family-centered medical home issues, particularly as they relate to local, state and federal programs, services, and policy initiatives. Non-profit management and/or medical association work and grant writing/management experience essential. Supervisory experience preferred. 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.
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.
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