Dec 10, 2020

Senior Manager, School Health Initiatives

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Full-Time Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

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 materials, conference proceedings, etc.


       Qualified Candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, or related field required; MPH or other related master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years’ related experience in health policy development, public health program planning and administration, technical writing, and/or editing required, as well as supervising staff or serving a team lead.
  • Experience with coordinated school health issues, grants management/writing, and working within a medical association strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to handle a varied and heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, initiate work priorities independently, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to diversity.
  • Strong technical acumen required with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; knowledge of web collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint) and web conferencing systems (eg, WebEx) preferred.
  • Some travel and weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.



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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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