Jun 05, 2024

Manager, Pediatric Readiness Initiatives (Grant Funded)

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

Job Description

Manage and implement assigned American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) activities within the Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) and other disaster readiness activities. Collaborate with partners within the PPN and other related initiatives (e.g., Emergency Medicaid Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center) to integrate project activities, disseminate knowledge, and support partnerships/collaborations that maximize the role of AAP members in disaster planning efforts, including improving pediatric readiness in the hospital and pre-hospital settings.


Seeking the following qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, emergency management, or a related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Master’s degree preferred.

·       At least three years’ related experience in public health program planning and administration, including fiscal/budget responsibility, facilitating collaboration between various partners, editing/drafting correspondence and reports, and developing educational materials/resources, preferably related to disaster management activities.

·       Experience with technical writing/editing, grants management/writing, pediatric public health issues, and working in a medical association, state public health agency, or national advocacy organization strongly preferred.

·       Excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, critical thinking, project management, verbal/written communication skills required.

·        Must be able to handle a heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously within established deadlines, work both independently and as part of a team, think creatively, take initiative, pay close attention to details, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, quickly pivot as disaster response needs arise, 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 document collaboration platforms (e.g., SharePoint) and virtual meeting platforms (e.g., WebEx, Teams) preferred.

·        Some travel and evening/weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate availability of physicians and other subject matter experts.

To learn more about the organization, see the full job description, and apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.


Why work for the AAP?

·       Flexible hours and a focus on work/life balance.

·       State-of-the-art building equipped with standing desks, treadmill desks, cycle desks, on-site fitness center, and on-site exercise classes.

·       An on-site cafeteria with food costs that are subsidized by AAP.

·       Strong focus on mental health and wellness.

·       Tuition reimbursement.

·       Competitive PTO and sick leave.

·       Excellent parental benefits, including adoption assistance.

·       A full list of benefits can be found here.

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

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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