Feb 15, 2019

Manager, Child and Family Health Initiatives

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

Job Description


The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking an energetic and strategic focused individual to manage projects related to psychosocial and developmental-behavioral issues, including the activities of the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health (COPACFH), and the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP).

Some tasks would include:  
1.    Provide primary staff support to the COPACFH and SODBP, including agenda development, meeting planning, report writing, development of minutes, and support for policy development.  Lead, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate COPACFH and SODBP programs and assigned mental health projects utilizing the AAP policies and procedures for approval and implementation of programs.
2.    Provide analysis of policy and educational issues related to psychosocial child health and developmental and behavioral issues.
3.    Represent assigned committees and sections in a liaison capacity in internal staff meetings and to the Board of Directors, other medical/child advocacy organizations, and through child health and welfare coalitions. Coordinate activities of assigned sections with medical specialty societies.
4.    Manage initiatives of the assigned committees and sections with corresponding chapter-level committees, the Committee on CME, and others.
5.    Organize, implement, and facilitate the activities of section CME courses as required, including the National Conference and Exhibition education offerings.
6.    Lead the preparation, development, editing, proofreading of section by-laws, newsletters, and annual reports.
7.    Work with appropriate AAP staff and external groups in the design, production, and promotion/dissemination of publications and assigned resources, including parent educational material.
8.    Develop grant applications, contracts, and proposals in collaboration with appropriate committees, sections, task forces, and partner organizations, and in coordination with Development staff.
9.    Develop and manage assigned budgets, contracts, and subcontracts. Oversee work of consultants and sub-contractors.

Qualifications needed:
1.    Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, social work, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Master’s degree preferred.
2.    Minimum three years’ experience in public health program planning and administration, adult education, technical writing and/or editing required, preferably involving mental health as it relates to children and adolescents. Medical association and grants management/writing experience highly desirable, as well as knowledge of developmental and behavioral issues.
3.    Must be able to handle heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, pay close attention to detail, and effectively collaborate with various internal and external constituents. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, verbal/written communication skills required, and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and weekend work required, and flexibility to schedule work 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 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.

Occupations

General-Other: Medical-Health,   Mental Health,   Program Management,   Public Health Administration  

States

IL  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, social work, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Master’s degree preferred.
2.    Minimum three years’ experience in public health program planning and administration, adult education, technical writing and/or editing required, preferably involving mental health as it relates to children and adolescents. Medical association and grants management/writing experience highly desirable, as well as knowledge of developmental and behavioral issues.
3.    Must be able to handle heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, pay close attention to detail, and effectively collaborate with various internal and external constituents. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, verbal/written communication skills required, and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and weekend work required, and flexibility to schedule work to accommodate physicians’ availability.


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