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Job Title: Program Specialist (Grant funded)
Job Number:
Organization: American Academy of Pediatrics
Posted: 8/7/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Elk Grove Village,  IL    USA
Position Description: The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a detail-oriented individual to provide project management support for the Coordinating Center on Increasing Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy (CYE) and telehealth initiatives, including the AAP Section on Telehealth Care, and the CYE ECHO grantees. This position will ensure timely and efficient completion of activities designed to accomplish program objectives.

Reporting to the Director of the Division of Innovation, this individual will perform the following job duties:

1. Manage the planning of all Center and telehealth activity-specific meetings and trainings, including scheduling conference calls, assisting with meeting material development and dissemination, and managing the travel logistics. 2. Manage the CYE ECHO grantee activities, including the call for proposals, review process, training, monitoring sessions to ensure fidelity to the model, offering ongoing technology assistance using the tools offered through Project ECHO. Develop a reporting template and process for ensuring the CYE ECHO grantees are meeting the objectives and reporting requirements. 3. Co-manage AAP Project ECHO trainings, including planning, conducting, and implementing the training, and providing ongoing support to programmatic grantees. 4. Participate in related meetings and conference calls; prepare agendas, materials, and minutes, and assist with follow up, as necessary. 5. Coordinate educational webinars and teleconferences for projects, including working with relevant workgroups on content and learning objectives; implementing marketing and promotion initiatives; providing technical assistance via webinar format; and conducting evaluation efforts. 6. Produce and disseminate program materials including writing draft content, securing input from members/experts, developing marketing pieces, and working with graphic design and print vendors as needed. Disseminate materials through various AAP communication channels, including AAP News OnCall, SmartBrief, Chapter Connections, newsletters, and approved AAP social networking opportunities. 7. Provide resources and technical assistance to pediatricians, grantees, and other project stakeholders. Track requests in the Technical Assistance Database, identify additional follow-up needs, and refer inquiries to program staff and members as needed. 8. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and maintain online content and resources for the Center, Section on Telehealth, and CYE ECHO.

Qualifications: Qualifications: 1. Bachelors degree in health care administration, health policy, health education, public health, or a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. 2. Two to three years’ experience in related program coordination, including meeting coordination, preferably in a health-related setting or non-profit association. 3. Work experience with health professionals, state- or community-based programs, and grants management highly desired. 4. Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and e-mail required; experience with SharePoint preferred. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, work both independently and as part of a team, think creatively, and coordinate multiple projects in a time-efficient manner. 5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, diplomacy, communication, and strong writing and proofreading skills required.

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 11/7/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: American Academy Pediatrics,  Program Specialist (Grant funded)
Contact Location: 141 Northwest Point Blvd.

Elk Grove Village   IL  60007
Contact Location: 141 Northwest Point Blvd.
  Elk Grove Village   IL  60007
Contact Phone: 847-434-4000 
Contact Fax: 847-228-5099
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To apply for this position and learn more about the AAP, please visit

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Web Site Delete Date: 11/7/2017