| Associate Executive Director/Director, Department of Primary Care and Subspecialty Pediatrics |
The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking a member physician to: Provide strategic guidance and executive management and support for pediatric practice, subspecialty pediatrics, physician payment, macro system structure of child health financing, and health policy research specific to children’s health insurance status and the changing structure of practice-based operations; Provide support to members to enhance practices for managing the health of populations of patients and expand the practice team to include families and a broader range of professional services, to successfully participate and thrive in emerging value-based payment systems, and to leverage technology, beyond EHRs, in providing quality care, empowering families and demonstrating value. Reporting to the CEO, this executive-level role is responsible for:
- Oversee the development, coordination and management of all Primary Care Practice and Subspecialty Pediatric initiatives, including oversight of various committees, councils, sections and task forces.
- Provide strategic guidance to the CEO, Board of Directors, and volunteer constituent groups on assigned initiatives and organizational management.
- Provide leadership to identify and prioritize key components of the future of pediatric care delivery.
- Collaborate with leadership, volunteers, and staff to develop and manage AAP QI initiatives including the development and implementation of national, state and practice QI measurements.
- Direct the design and execution of projects relating to pediatric socioeconomic, health policy, and health care delivery issues.
- Monitor trends in the delivery of pediatrics care, structural shifts in the design of health organizations and identify innovative and crosscutting opportunities in the area of program and policy development and dissemination related to children’s health care finance and delivery.
- Collaborate with leadership to implement research initiatives on children’s health insurance status, the structure and financing of pediatric practices and coverage trends in private and public health care markets.
- Develop models of engaging pediatric specialists in educational, advocacy and research activities.
- Secure and oversee applicable grants and contracts, and expand funding streams where applicable.
Qualified candidates must be a Fellow of the AAP and have a minimum of 10 years experience in practice in pediatrics, as well as at least 5 years experience in a leadership capacity on child health care policy, planning and/or public policy, and administration. Experience with grant development and management and/or contract administration, grant fundraising implementation, and peer-reviewed research publications required. Broad understanding of the U.S. health care system, pediatric practice issues and contemporary child health issues.
In depth understanding of the general and technical aspects of pediatrics and a strong working knowledge of the AAP. Excellent leadership and managerial skills; and demonstrated public speaking capabilities. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Excellent analytical skills and expertise in public policy and health services research. Travel and weekend work required.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a very comprehensive benefits package. The AAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran) that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
All CV’s and letters of interest should be forwarded to Roberta Bosak, Director of HR and Administrative Services.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007