American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.

Mission: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

Our fabulous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, LTD/STD, Vacation, Sick, Holiday pay, 401K/403B, Health and Wellness Reimbursement Program, Goal Achievement Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts.

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Jun 02, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a flexible team player to join our Meetings and Travel team to process and coordinate registrations and exhibit applications for all assigned AAP meetings, including the National Conference & Exhibition (National Conference). This position will provide excellent customer service support to registrants, as well as administrative support for Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, the National Conference, and other meetings. Ideally, this individual will have fluency in Spanish with the ability to read, write, speak, and translate between English and Spanish. This position will work onsite at our Itasca office and will require some travel, evening/weekend work, and overtime. Some tasks include: 1. Coordinate the registration process for assigned courses, including advance, on-site, faculty, and other invited guests. Maintain list of one day, amount due,...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
May 18, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an innovative researcher to develop, implement, and analyze the wide range of pediatric health topics covered through the AAP Periodic Survey of Fellows. Some tasks include: 1. Direct all aspects of the AAP Periodic Survey research program. 2. Collaborate with staff and pediatrician subject matter experts to conceptualize and develop high-quality Periodic Survey questionnaires. 3. Develop, test, and implement survey methodologies to increase response rates, decrease data collection time, and reduce costs of data collection. 4. Supervise assigned staff and coordinate data collection schedules. Encourage a work environment that promotes inclusion and belonging of all staff. 5. Synthesize background information and conduct literature reviews on various child health topics relevant to the Periodic Survey. 6. Direct, design, and carry out statistical analyses of...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
May 04, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has a newly created position to manage the creation and coordination of deliverables for cause alliance\sponsorship campaigns targeting AAP members, other pediatric clinicians, and parents. This position will execute multi-platform campaigns, manage consulting agreements with external communications vendors, coordinate with partner organizations, ensure accuracy and appropriateness of messages, oversee budget, analyze effectiveness, edit and review content, contribute to content creation, and steward relationships with sponsors. Some tasks include: 1. Collaborate with staff teams to create multimedia content, social media, web content, newsletters, news releases, educational content and other public relations materials. 2. Write, edit, and review content for various communications platforms, ensuring accuracy, message alignment and communications effectiveness. 3....
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Apr 28, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an editor to manage the content and editorial development of our HealthyChildren.org Español website. This site provides up-to-the-minute pediatric health information created to educate parents on a variety of topics. This position requires fluency in Spanish, both oral and written, and able to translate from English to Spanish and vice versa. Some tasks include: 1. Implement daily content updates, monitor functionality, usability, editorial quality, and governance to support the organizational and editorial plan for the website. Collaborate with the appropriate AAP staff on overall planning for website content. 2. Work with AAP staff to develop and translate new and revised HealthyChildren.org content. Edit, proofread, and ensure externally translated content adheres to website style guidelines, is culturally relevant, is presented at appropriate reading...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Feb 10, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a creative Instructional Designer to oversee the research, development, and implementation of initiatives to enhance the quality of virtual continuing medical education (CME) activities and to support related products and services. This position will work with subject matter experts (SMEs), editorial board members, and AAP staff to manage the design, development, and evaluation of instructionally sound, innovative, and engaging content for virtual delivery. Some tasks include: 1. Manage the project workflow and lead the design, development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of virtual education course offerings. 2. Work directly with course authors, volunteers, SMEs, contractors, and AAP staff to design and develop engaging virtual courses that use accepted virtual learning concepts. 3. Identify critical gaps in courses through evaluation feedback and...
American Academy of Pediatrics Initially remote but must live in IL from date of hire Full-Time
Feb 04, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a public health professional with early childhood systems experience. This position will manage select AAP early childhood initiatives, including programs that catalyze communities and empower families to address early childhood drivers of health, and that support quality improvement (QI). In addition, this role will partner with the Director, Early Childhood Initiatives (ECI) and other AAP staff to design and implement early childhood strategies across target audiences such as pediatricians, home visiting programs, early childhood providers, and early nutrition services providers. Some tasks include: 1. Manage assigned early childhood programs, supporting program development and implementation, stakeholder/participant engagement, and management of related project advisory teams. 2. Using needs assessment and other available data, guide the development of a...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL: Initially remote but must live in IL from first day of employment Full-Time
Feb 04, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an entry-level help desk technician to deliver quality technical services and support to end-users by researching and answering questions, tracking and troubleshooting problems, and configuring and maintaining hardware and software. This position will also manage vendor relationships pertaining to maintenance and next-level support for IT products and services. This person should be a good communicator who enjoys working with people from all levels of the AAP and interested in making a difference in the lives of children. Some tasks include: 1. Accept and prioritize staff requests via phone, email, walk-up and web. Ensure all requests are entered into ticketing system and resolved or escalated in accordance with service level agreements. 2. Install and configure approved staff hardware and software. Stay abreast of current technology roadmaps to plan and...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL: Initially remote but must live in IL from first day of employment Full-Time
Feb 01, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a flexible individual to manage the development and review of new and revised content for AAP digital publications, including websites, mobile apps, videos, ebooks, and tool kits. This role is not purely editorial, this hybrid role will include developing new content and expanding digital publications and products. Some tasks include: 1. Work with AAP staff and vendors on the development, updating, and maintenance of content for digital AAP publication platforms. 2. Assist with the development, review, and posting of new content to AAP publications websites as needed. 3. Work with medical editors on the overall management and direction of digital AAP publications. 4. Assist with identifying and developing proposals for new digital publications and products that address the AAP Editorial Plan and that complement and supplement existing product lines. 5. Work...
American Academy of Pediatrics Initially remote but need to live in IL. Eventually this position will be 5 days per week at Itasca, IL location. Full-Time
Jan 29, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) seeks an administrative assistant with a jump in and help kind of attitude to support team projects, as well as, coordinate the production and revision of newsletters, webpages, and other materials, assist with budget maintenance and process expense reports, assist with mailings, and coordinate all aspects of meeting planning. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communication, or related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. At least one-year related general administrative experience required, preferably including meeting planning, website updating, and/or budget coordination/ tracking. Experience in a medical association preferred. Must take initiative, pay close attention to detail, be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, work both independently and as part of a team, and collaborate effectively with various internal and external...
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time
Jan 11, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, has an entry-level accounting position to provide administrative and accounting support for sponsored and grant-funded programs.  Some tasks include: 1. Maintain sponsored programs accounts with effective start and end dates and assign access rights within the financial systems and collaboration sites. 2. Ensure procurement and subrecipient contracts have the required attachments and approvals and supporting documentation is saved to the collaboration site; encumber/unencumber related transactions. 3. Assist Sponsored Programs Administrators in preparing budgets, proposals, and other documents required for timely submission of application packages and other reports. 4. Prepare invoices, process cost transfers and other journal entries. 5. Review sponsored programs accounts payable for accurate coding and appropriate level of approval. 6. Maintain a master schedule of...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Jan 11, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a strong communicator to coordinate the day-to-day implementation of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) COVID-19 project activities. This position will track and coordinate reporting requirements, record and disseminate key information, facilitate information sharing via AAP and PEHSU communication channels, coordinate communication efforts, and process and track financial and contractual documentation. Some tasks include: 1. Plan and coordinate project meetings and conference calls, including developing and disseminating agendas and notes, presentation materials, and meeting invitations; developing and maintaining participant rosters/information. 2. Attend and participate in meetings and/or conference calls, draft minutes and assist in coordinating meeting discussion follow up, as necessary. 3. Administer the sub-contractual...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Jan 11, 2021
Seeking a candidate with excellent analytical, organizational, and written/verbal communication skills with a deep understanding of the managed care industry to manage the Committee on Child Health Financing (COCHF) and its subcommittee, the Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee (PAAC), and the Pediatric Council. This position will work with COCHF in identifying, developing and revising new policy statements and technical reports related to child health financing; partner closely with federal advocacy and state advocacy to address issues related to child health financing across Medicaid, state Medicaid programs and Medicaid Managed Care; work with general pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and pediatric surgeons to identify problems and to implement solutions associated with payer application of payment and clinical policies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition, this Senior Health Policy Analyst will develop and promote materials, financial models,...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Jan 08, 2021
Seeking someone with strong payroll management experience, preferably with ADP. This position will manage payroll and general accounting functions, state sales tax, and year-end audit support, as well as assist with managing tax returns, month-end close, and major account reconciliations.   Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. CPA preferred. 4+ years’ related accounting experience required, including payroll, tax filings, fiscal year-end processing and general ledger. This position has 2 direct reports, a Staff Accountant and Payroll Coordinator, so must have experience supervising staff and/or serving as a team lead required. Experience with financial reporting and working in the non-profit sector strongly preferred. Must take initiative, maintain confidentiality, pay close attention to detail, be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, effectively manage a team, and complete work with a high degree of accuracy within...
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time
Dec 11, 2020
Grant-funded The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a proactive planner to provide administrative and programmatic support for assigned initiatives. This position will link the physician community at the national, state, and practice levels to activities that support health promotion and disease prevention for children with birth defects and other infant disorders. Some tasks include: 1. Coordinate print and social media marketing and promotional activities for assigned program areas, including executing annual marketing campaigns; producing and disseminating program materials and marketing pieces; and working with applicable vendors. 2. Work with staff and volunteers/stakeholders to update, design, and develop content for the AAP.org and HealthyChildren.org websites. 3. Coordinate educational offerings that occur under the auspices of funded projects including meeting coordination for...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Dec 11, 2020
Grant-funded The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a flexible individual to provide administrative and programmatic support for assigned initiatives. This position will link the physician community and other partners and stakeholders at the national, state, and practice levels to activities that support health promotion and disease prevention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, birth defects and other infant disorders. Some tasks include: 1. Coordinate print and social media marketing and promotional activities for assigned program areas, including executing annual marketing campaigns; producing and disseminating program materials and marketing pieces; and working with applicable vendors. 2. Work with staff and volunteers/stakeholders to update, design, and develop content for the AAP.org and HealthyChildren.org websites. 3. Coordinate educational offerings that occur under the...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Dec 10, 2020
Seeking a candidate with excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, project management, leadership, and verbal/written communication skills to manage assigned councils, sections, and grant-funded programs , including primarily the Council on School Health (COSH), the “Promoting Adolescent Health Through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention” project and annual CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) projects; oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of special projects and national health care programs as they relate to school health initiatives, including grant writing, administration, and management; as well as represent assigned entities and funded programs in a liaison capacity within and beyond the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).          In addition, this Senior manager will oversee the development of council, committee and section publications, including policy statements, manuals, professional education...
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time
Dec 02, 2020
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an organized administrative support person with strong time management skills to assist the Systems of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs grant programs. This position will also support assigned operational, committee, section, and council activities, including budget assistance and meeting planning. Some tasks include: 1. Respond to e-mail and phone requests for team and project-specific information and resources. 2. Assist with tracking and monitoring expenses for operational and grant accounts. Monitor and distribute monthly budget detail reports and assist with monitoring committee, section, and council budgets as needed. 3. Assist with the compilation of information and details for consultant and subcontracts; track payment schedules, invoices, disbursements of payment, and other details. 4. Prepare and process monthly staff credit...
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA Full-Time
Nov 18, 2020
In this leadership role, we seek an excellent communicator who has diplomacy and the demonstrated ability to communicate with cultural sensitivity with various constituents to manage all aspects of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) newborn global health portfolio, including clinical skills training, implementation, evaluation, and research.  In addition, this position will be responsible for identifying new funding opportunities and write grants to sustain assigned programs.     Ideal candidates will possess: Bachelor’s degree in education, international affairs, public health, business or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. 5+ years’ related experience in public health program administration required, including international programs, adult or continuing education, budget management/development, and collaborating with multiple partners, preferably in a professional association setting. Grant writing experience strongly preferred. Experience with...
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time
Nov 17, 2020
  This new position will assist the Manager, NICU Verification Program with high level administrative and project management support to the NICU Verification Program.  Some duties will be to serves as the primary point of contact with active and applying facilities on the verification, technical assistance, and other program activities, as well as, manage the planning and scheduling of NICU site visits and provides support to related program activities.   Qualified candidates will have: Bachelor’s degree in health education, health policy, public health, social sciences, communications, or a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. 2-3 years’ related program coordination or advanced administrative experience required, including meeting coordination, drafting communication pieces, project reports and presentations; tracking documents and expenses; and collaborating with external partners, preferably with a health focus....
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time
Nov 13, 2020
Seeking a detailed-oriented leader to manage and oversee key accounting and finance functions including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, receipts and receivables, budgeting, and related financial compliance areas such as tax preparation, charitable registrations, sales tax reporting, and payment card industry (PCI) compliance; prepare and analyze internal and external financial statements and report on financial status; as well as coordinate and manage annual audits.   Qualified candidates will possess: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and CPA required. At least five years’ related experience managing accounting functions required, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, audits, general ledger month-end close processing, payroll, and tax compliance, preferably in the non-profit sector. Supervisory experience required. Experience in budgeting and reporting preferred. Maintain a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, and possess...
American Academy of Pediatrics Full-Time