Feb 08, 2023

Director of Medical Subspecialties

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Hybrid (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, is seeking a Director of Medical Subspecialties. This newly created position will direct the operations of the Medical Subspecialties team and oversee the administrative management of its constituent committees, sections, and applicable groups, and the programs and projects emanating from those groups. Represent the team and its constituent groups in a liaison capacity to senior leadership, the Board of Directors, and other applicable medical/child advocacy organizations and coalitions. Working in concert with AAP national advisory committees, medical specialty sections, and other clinical specialists/consultants, implement the strategic objectives and child health priorities of the AAP through the establishment of policy, advocacy, professional education, and outreach. Engage in a high level of day-to-day interaction with AAP members, allied health professionals, policy makers, regulators, and industry spokespersons in matters pertaining to the practice of pediatrics, AAP policy, and quality of care as they apply to the team’s disciplines. 


Qualified candidates will possess:

1.            At least six years’ related experience in public health administration management, including managing budgets and supervising staff. Knowledge of medical terminology and experience with grant or contract development and management and working in a medical association and with physicians preferred.

2.           Bachelor’s degree in health policy, administration, public health, social sciences, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

3.           Excellent organizational, verbal/written communication, interpersonal, diplomacy, critical thinking, negotiation, project management, budget oversight, grant management, and leadership skills required, as well as proficiency with MS Office. Must be able to handle a varied and heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, take initiative to advance a large portfolio of work, lead teams, facilitate and coordinate efforts among partner organizations, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-orientated 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 to advance work initiatives; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams), document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint), and budgeting software (eg, Acumatica) preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend work required, as well as the ability to be flexible with 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.


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.



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