Program Manager, Immunization Initiatives (Grant Funded)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Location: Itasca, IL
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Project Management/Program Development
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a robust, 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 were named one of the winners of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation in 2020. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength which diversity brings to our workplace.
We are working remotely until at least January 18, 2022 with most likely a hybrid re-entry plan.
Would you like to work at one of the nation’s most respected, mission-driven organizations? If so, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking an experienced individual to Manage Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded cooperative agreement activities related to supporting immunization program needs of pediatricians and increased vaccination rates, particularly among populations experiencing barriers or with less resources, through education, programs and services, dissemination of resources, and forming of partnerships, rooted in evidence-based/informed best practices. Represent the program(s) in a staff liaison capacity and work to integrate activities with related efforts within and outside the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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Qualified individuals will provide staff support and coordinate activities for programs or grants that support immunization program needs of pediatricians across settings and increased vaccination rates particularly in areas with low immunization rates and/or identified disparities in vaccination coverage; Promote strategies that increase the ability of pediatricians and nonphysician clinicians to make a strong recommendation and decrease missed opportunities for immunization. Support AAP chapters and their immunization representatives as they implement changes to address immunization needs of pediatricians and improve immunization rates under cooperative agreement activities, ensuring timely and efficient achievement of program objectives. As necessary, manage recruitment for, and operations of, a project oversight group and other relevant advisory groups, including development of a program implementation and evaluation plan; follow-up on relevant action items; Manage evaluation of program activities and assessment of overall effectiveness of the program. Provide analysis of issues related to cooperative agreement activities to a project oversight group, CDC project officers, and other relevant advisory groups; Identify and oversee the work of program consultants; execute and oversee contracts necessary to complete program activities; Manage development of strategies, tools, resources, and communication materials related to cooperative agreement activities; Promote the availability of tools, resources, and communication materials around cooperative agreement topics via Web pages, social media, and other communication channels both internal and external to the AAP; Collaborate with other AAP staff and groups as needed to leverage expertise, information, and resources related to program activities; Establish and maintain relationships with CDC project officers and other key stakeholders and partners related to immunization; Attend national meetings and work closely with the CDC and other groups to promote national collaboration and avoid duplication of efforts; Develop and monitor the program budget and prepare reports, continuation applications, and other required federal documents; Perform other duties as assigned.
Our ideal candidate will have a have Bachelor's degree in health administration, public health, education, nursing, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of educational and work experience required. Two to three years’ related program coordination/management experience required, preferably related to public health programs. Experience working with health professionals, state-or community-based programs, grants management, and program evaluation highly desired. They will possess excellent organizational, time management, oral/written communication, and critical thinking skills required, including strong writing and proofreading skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to handle a heavy workload, work both independently and as part of a team, think creatively, take initiative, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented 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; experience with web editing software (eg, SharePoint, Publisher), virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx), social media platforms, and databases strongly preferred. Some evening/weekend work and travel required.
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.