Dec 26, 2018

Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Coordinator (Grant Funded)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Itasca, IL, USA
Full-Time Administration Marketing Nonprofit - Social Services Program Management

Job Description


Perfect entry-level position for someone interested in impacting the larger vision of children’s health.  Must be a self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple tasks when coordinating the operational aspects of the Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.  Some tasks would include: 

  • Monitor and track budgets and expenses for Institute sponsorships and grants, as well as related compliance requirements.
  • Develop and maintain systems to document and monitor project milestones and deadlines.
  • Support the creation and dissemination of Institute communication materials for internal and external constituencies in partnership with Institute staff.

Qualifications needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in program or project coordination required, including some marketing and/or communication design/development required.
  • Experience with Web site editing/maintenance, budget coordination, and/or database management strongly preferred.
  • Experience with obesity initiatives or in a health-related setting helpful.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required, including strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to work independently, think creatively, and coordinate multiple projects in a time-efficient manner.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) essential; experience with Web editing software, listserv management, databases, and meeting conferencing software (i.e., WebEx) preferred.
  • Some weekend work and travel required.


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The American Academy of Pediatrics 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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