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Director, Pediatric Population Health Initiatives

American Academy of Pediatrics
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20005
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift

Director, Pediatric Population Health Initiatives
Grant Funded

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s health, is seeking a flexible leader with experience managing CDC grants and programs to direct national programs designed to support a healthy environment for children, youth and adolescents using a population health approach. This position will oversee initiatives that address the needs of children and families specific to COVID-19 response, environmental health, disaster preparedness and response, infection control and prevention, and other emerging threats; oversee operations of related committees, councils, and sections; and guide strategy development, securing of funds, and overseeing implementation and evaluation of assigned initiatives. In addition, the individual in the role will oversee the work of subcontracted partner organizations, facilitate collaboration among partners and ensure interconnectivity among programs; oversee assigned budgets, staff, subcontractors, and consultants; and represent the AAP in a liaison capacity with external organizations and federal agencies.

Some tasks include:
1. Provide strategic oversight for the development, implementation, and evaluation of team initiatives.
2. Lead the growth and development of assigned programs in close collaboration with the Senior Director. Develop and manage advisory structures to inform program strategy and design.
3. Secure funding for new programs, identifying potential funding sources in collaboration with senior leadership and relevant staff. Lead development of grant proposals for new programs and ensure compliance with all reporting and regulatory requirements.
4. For assigned programs, oversee the development and implementation of annual goals, objectives, activities, and work plans to ensure timely implementation and evaluation of program activities.
5. Provide strategic direction to AAP staff, pediatricians, chapters, states, pediatric residency programs, community organizations, and others involved in supporting infants, children, youth, and adolescents.
6. Direct all assigned grant activities. Meet with project officers as needed to discuss ongoing and future activities and represent the AAP in meetings with federal project officers and other grant-related constituents. Oversee the development of program subcontracts, including preparation of licensing agreements/contracts, review of products/materials, and management of expenditures.
7. Develop and monitor assigned grant/cooperative agreement budgets and disbursement of federal and other grant funds. Work with the AAP Finance staff to prepare federally required progress reports and develop internal reports related to public health activities and grants. Ensure appropriate fiscal management procedures are followed, including compliance with expenditure and reporting requirements.
8. Oversee the effective management of relevant AAP committees/councils/sections, advisory committees, task forces, and other constituent groups, including their associated budgets.
9. Supervise assigned staff and oversee the work of assigned programs’ consultants and subcontractors. Ensure all subcontractors and consultants have met the requirements of their deliverables.
10. Foster new and expand existing partnerships with other national organizations, medical specialty societies, federal agencies and foundations. Identify and nurture opportunities for collaboration.
11. Oversee program communications to internal and external stakeholders, including annual and program reports, website, HTML bulletins, social media, status reports, and other vehicles for reporting program activities and progress.
12. As aligned with programs’ strategic priorities, oversee the development and revision of publications and tools that will enhance implementation of related policy, such as professional and public educational materials, training modules, articles, guides, fact sheets, and book chapters.

Qualifications needed:
1. Strong familiarity and experience with managing CDC grants and programs, and experience supervising staff required. At least seven years’ experience managing public health programs required, including grant proposal development, management, and implementation. Experience with programs specific to emerging threats and environmental health strongly preferred.
2. Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, social work, psychology, or a related discipline required. Masters preferred.
3. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, project management, budget oversight, grant management and supervisory skills required. Handle heavy workload, work independently with limited direction, facilitate and coordinate efforts among partner organizations. Strong diplomacy skills essential, able to effectively collaborate with senior level managers and key stakeholders. Frequent travel (when appropriate) and weekend work required.

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.

Posted: 2020-09-04 Expires: 2020-10-04

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 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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