Mar 13, 2023

Manager, Senior Member Engagement

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Hybrid (Itasca, IL, USA)
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Job Description

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a manager to guide all aspects of AAP senior member engagement, including advocacy, career and leadership transitions, recognition, and support of chapter, section, council, and committee involvement across the organization. This role will collaborate across the AAP on senior member initiatives and manage the implementation of a centralized senior member engagement strategy, and support key programs across all member segments within the Chapter, District, and Member Engagement (CDME) team.


Some tasks include:

1.        Manage the Section on Senior Members (SOSM), including project planning facilitation, agenda development, meeting planning, minutes, bylaws, annual report, and budget preparation and tracking. Ensure work is completed in accordance with AAP policies.

2.       Guide the development and implementation of the annual strategic plan for SOSM, including oversight of the section’s subcommittees.

3.        Lead the election and appointment processes for leadership positions within SOSM governance structures.

4.       Facilitate, implement, and evaluate section initiatives and projects, including written publications, child advocacy award, and CME activities, such as the SOSM educational program at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition (National Conference).

5.        Develop and support innovative strategies to engage senior members as they transition out of practice, as well as transition leadership roles within the organization.

6.       Serve as subject matter expert on senior member engagement, collaborating with AAP chapter, section, council, and committee staff and member leaders, to create innovative ways to continue to engage and include senior members in AAP activities and initiatives.

7.        Manage key communication processes supporting the SOSM, including the Senior Bulletin, collaboration spaces, and email outreach.

8.       Collaborate with staff to support and deliver member value to senior members.

9.       Prepare and present data and information on senior members to staff, member leaders, and funders as needed.

10.   Facilitate, implement, and evaluate CDME member segment programs, such as the Advocacy Conference Scholarships, chapter engagement/representative lists, and the Health Equity Grant program to include mentorship support from the SOSM.

11.     Support leadership development programs within CDME.

12.    Support the annual trainee program delegate selection process, including travel support for the National Conference.

13.    Manage assigned budgets and provide variance reports as requested.

14.    Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications needed:

1.             Bachelor's degree in education, health care administration or a related discipline required, or an equivalent combination or relevant education and work experience.

2.            At least three years’ related experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation in a medical association environment required, including experience with managing member leader groups.

3.            Excellent diplomacy, organization, verbal/written communication, leadership, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, take initiative, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, work both independently and as part of a team, 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 membership data systems/CRM (eg, netForum) and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend work 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.


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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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