Aug 01, 2022

Program Manager, PEHSU Public Health Outreach (Grant Funded)

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

Job Description

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, desires a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) to manage the development and implementation of population public health education and marketing communications for the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) program. This position will manage the website, including educational and training content development and maintenance. 


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.


Some job duties include:

1.    Manage all aspects of National Program Office PEHSU public health outreach and marketing. Provide marketing and outreach expertise in the development and implementation of printed and online publications, websites, presentations, and other program materials.

2.    Develop and disseminate clearly written, well-designed health communication and education materials for health care providers, children’s environmental health partners and families in a variety of formats such as web content, social media posts, blogs, posters, training materials, fact sheets, etc.

3.    Manage the website, including content development and maintenance. Manage the web-based PEHSU National Classroom, partnering with web contractors as well as PEHSU program sites to refresh existing content and develop new e-learning courses and resources. 

4.    Partner with organizations and stakeholders to develop effective and cost-efficient opportunities for message planning, research, education, message development, and message delivery. 

5.    Oversee development and implementation of educational program activities, such as fact sheets, webpages, webinars, podcasts, and/or online learning modules. 

6.    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, contractors, and stakeholders.

7.    Develop content for posting on various digital media outlets and ensure message consistency across communication channels working within AAP requirements and guidelines.  

8.    Work with project evaluation staff to evaluate existing and new message strategies that meet the mission and goals of the PEHSU program. 

9.    Ensure communication activities are based on the most current accepted principles, methods, and best practices.

10.    Prepare project progress and funding reports, and other written materials to provide updates on the status of project activities.

11.    Participate in program-related calls, meetings, and online events as requested.


Qualifications include:

1.             Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public health, health administration, public administration, education, or related field required or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Master’s degree and/or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.

2.            At least two years’ related experience in program coordination/management in a public health setting; including drafting/editing marketing and educational communications and materials and managing website content. Experience with engaging public health partners, grants management/reporting, digital media strategy and implementation, developing/delivering webinars, and working with telemedicine technology preferred.  Experience working in a medical association, state public health agency, or national advocacy organization a plus. 

3.            Excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, project management, critical thinking, and verbal/written communication skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel); web maintenance/document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint), and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) and social media platforms preferred. Knowledge of 508 compliance and accessibility strongly preferred. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work both independently and as part of a team, take initiative, 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 travel and evening/weekend work required.

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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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