In this leadership role, we seek an excellent communicator who has diplomacy and the demonstrated ability to communicate with cultural sensitivity with various constituents to manage all aspects of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) newborn global health portfolio, including clinical skills training, implementation, evaluation, and research. In addition, this position will be responsible for identifying new funding opportunities and write grants to sustain assigned programs.
Ideal candidates will possess:
Bachelor’s degree in education, international affairs, public health, business or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
5+ years’ related experience in public health program administration required, including international programs, adult or continuing education, budget management/development, and collaborating with multiple partners, preferably in a professional association setting.
Grant writing experience strongly preferred.
Experience with grant applications/management and supervising staff or serving as a team lead required.
Proficiency in foreign language(s) highly desirable.
Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with databases, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with web maintenance software (eg, SharePoint) and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx) preferred.
Some evening/weekend work and travel required, including international travel to resource limited areas.
Internal Number: 947
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 450 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.
Mission: The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this mission, the AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
The AAP atmosphere is more like a business office, not a doctor’s office; and we work on behalf of children, not with children. Our two locations consist of our main headquarters located in Itasca, IL with approximately 475 employees, and our satellite location in Washington DC with 15 employees. The AAP staff works hard to support our members who dedicate their efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.