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Director of Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties
Company: American Academy of Pediatrics
Location: Itasca, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/28/2023
Expire Date: 05/28/2023
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Director of Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nationís leading advocacy organization for childrenís healthcare, is seeking a Director of Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties. This newly created position will direct the operations of the Hospital and Surgical Specialties team and oversee the administrative management of its constituent committees, sections, and applicable groups, and the programs and projects emanating from those groups. Working in concert with AAP national advisory committees, specialty sections, task forces, and other clinical specialists/consultants, this role will implement the strategic objectives and child health priorities through the establishment of policy, advocacy, professional education, and outreach. The successful candidate will engage in a high level of day-to-day interaction with AAP members, allied health professionals, policy makers, regulators, and industry spokespersons in matters pertaining to the practice of pediatrics, AAP policy, and quality of care as they apply to the teamís disciplines.

Some tasks include:
1. Direct the operations and functions of assigned programs and constituent committees, sections, and councils, including budgeting, strategic planning, and program development, monitoring, and evaluation.
2. Contribute to the coordination of the work of the Subspeciality Initiatives team to align activities of constituent groups with AAP priorities, including the integration of Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties initiatives into the AAP efforts to advance team-based care and specialty care integration into primary care. Provide primary staff support to assigned committees, councils, sections, and other relevant constituent groups, including leading and directing staff in agenda development, meeting planning, meeting minutes, newsletters, and completion of proposals, projects, and other action items.
3. Develop and manage assigned budgets and collaborate with the Sr Director on the development and management of other team budgets and equipment requests.
4. Collaborate with Sr Director and Development staff in identifying corporate, foundation, and other funding sources to support team initiatives. Prepare and/or assist with drafting grant and contract proposals and manage implementation of project activities and compliance with reporting requirements.
5. Collaborate with relevant staff on the planning and implementation of committee, council, and section continuing medical education (CME) courses.
6. Collaborate and coordinate with AAP Federal Advocacy staff in matters pertaining to legislation, coalition activity, Congressional hearings, and proposed rulemaking with child health implications.
7. Respond to inquiries from AAP members, allied health professionals, governmental agencies, and others regarding Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties activities.
8. Oversee the development of annual committee and section reports, including goals and objectives for committees, councils, and sections.
9. Analyze clinical and public health issues and policies and provide technical and editorial assistance to committees, councils, and sections in the development of AAP policy, programs, projects, and publications; supervise the production of policy statements, clinical reports, and manuals. Support the team managers with production, content development, editing, and technical review requirements of AAP publications in the area of Hospital and Surgical Subspecialties.
10. Work with Marketing, Publishing, and other staff in the design, production, and promotion of committee and section publications and in the development, promotion, and implementation of patient education initiatives.
11. Represent the department and/or AAP at meetings with outside organizations and agencies as requested. Represent the team in selected meetings with other areas of the AAP as determined by the needs of the program or project.
12. Supervise and mentor assigned staff. Encourage a work environment that promotes inclusion and belonging of all staff. Support ongoing staff development, help set objectives, evaluate performance, and promote and enhance staff capacity in skills necessary to achieve goals. Ensure staff operate in a fiscally prudent manner, maintain confidentiality, operate with the highest ethical standards, and provide excellent service to members and volunteers.
13. Develop materials and reports for senior leadership and the AAP Board of Directors.
14. Assume an active role in developing, maintaining, and formatting online content.

Qualified candidates will possess:
1. Bachelorís degree in public health, health education, health policy, administration, or related field required. Masterís degree preferred.
2. At least six yearsí related experience in public health administration management, including budget management and supervising staff. Knowledge of medical terminology and experience with grant or contract development and management and working in a medical association and with physicians preferred.
3. Excellent organizational, verbal/written communication, interpersonal, diplomacy, critical thinking, negotiation, project management, budget oversight, grant management, and leadership skills required. as well as proficiency with MS Office. Must be able to handle a varied and heavy workload, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, take initiative to advance a large portfolio of work, lead teams, facilitate and coordinate efforts among partner organizations, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-orientated 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 to advance work initiatives; experience with virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams), document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint), and budgeting software (eg, Acumatica) preferred. Some travel and evening/weekend work required, as well as the ability to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate physiciansí availability.

Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.

All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.

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 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.
Contact Information
Company Name: American Academy of Pediatrics
Website: https://www.aap.org/employment...
Company Description:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 500 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.
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