Apr 06, 2022

Director, Accreditation Services

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Itasca, IL, USA
Full-Time Health Care Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

Director, Accreditation Services


Do you want to be a part of the big puzzle for improving children’s healthcare?  Reporting to the SVP, Education, we are seeking a leader who has superb critical thinking and problem solving ability to oversee the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regulatory/certification requirements and direct policies and procedures related to all accreditation, AAP requirements, and quality standards impacting the AAP continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CPD) program; direct the joint providership submission process; manage the annual AAP Education Award process and staff the Committee on Continuing Medical Education (COCME) AAP Education Award Subcommittee; develop and implement activities that enhance the AAP CME program; and oversee the AAP credit application process and the annual CME/CPD Award.


Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, communication, or other relevant discipline required. Master’s degree in adult education or related discipline preferred.
  • At least six years’ related experience managing accreditation systems for CME or adult continuing education programs required, preferably in a non-profit or professional association environment.
  • Experience with ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support and AMA PRA standards and policies and supervising staff or serving as a team lead required.
  • Experience with professional practice gap identification, needs assessment, evaluation and outcomes measurement, educational design, faculty development, and educational research are essential.
  • Excellent leadership, diplomacy, critical thinking, interpersonal, problem solving, written/verbal communication, and organizational skills required.
  • Must pay close attention to detail and be able to take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously, manage a heavy workload, 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.
  • Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies.
  • Experience with databases, web maintenance software (eg, SharePoint), ADAMS, and Adobe Pro strongly preferred.
  • Some travel and evening/weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.


Hybrid work environment of 40% of work time in the office per month.

All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for a medical or religious accommodation in regard to this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.


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.



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