The nation’s leading advocacy organizations for children’s healthcare, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is seeking a Sr Manager to oversee operations and staff for assigned AAP National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center activities, as well as, provide clinical insight into related infection prevention and control educational efforts.


Some responsibilities include:

·       Manage and lead strategic planning efforts for the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center management operations, functions, and programs and constituent groups, including administration, budgeting, planning, monitoring, evaluation, and program development.

·       Oversee translation of Project Firstline curriculum materials into resources for pediatricians and families in various formats from the clinical perspective. Ensure clinical accuracy and consistency of all educational resources developed through the National Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control Training Center, working with member experts as needed.

·       Lead relevant grant and cooperative agreement activities specific to infection prevention and control education and training. Provide infection prevention and control training based on Project Firstline curriculum, including at train-the-trainers events.

·       Interface with members at both the national and chapter level to explore opportunities for improved infection prevention and control in the pediatric health care setting, including areas where additional clinical or infection prevention and control guidance is needed by pediatricians or members of the medical home team.

Qualified candidates will possess:

·       Bachelors’ degree in nursing, public health, or related field required. Master’s in public health, research, or other related discipline preferred.

·       At least five years’ related work experience in health care or public health administration required, including experience with clinical education and program evaluation/needs assessment, with an emphasis on quality improvement and/or maternal and child health.

·       Experience as a supervisor required.

·        Program management/development technical writing, and grants management preferred.

·       Experience with infection prevention and control desired.

·       Knowledge of medical terminology required, as well as excellent organizational, verbal/writing communication, interpersonal, budget management, critical thinking, project management, and leadership skills.

·        Must be able to oversee a heavy workload including multiple programs and projects simultaneously within deadlines, work both independently and as part of a team, take initiative, effectively collaborate with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to diversity.

·       Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; knowledge of web collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint) and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred.

·        Knowledge of the health care industry with an interest in programs designed to promote child health highly desirable.

·       Travel and occasional evening/weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.


Why work for the AAP?

·       Flexible hours and a focus on work/life balance.

·       State-of-the-art building equipped with standing desks, treadmill desks, cycle desks, on-site fitness center, and on-site exercise classes.

·       An on-site cafeteria with food costs that are subsidized by AAP.

·       Strong focus on mental health and wellness.

·       Tuition reimbursement.

·       Competitive PTO and sick leave.

·       Excellent parental benefits, including adoption assistance.

·       A full list of benefits can be found here (https://downloads.aap.org/DOHRAS/BenefitsAtAAP.pdf).

Hybrid work environment of 40% of work time in the office per month.

All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for a medical or religious accommodation in regard to 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.

About 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.