Program Manager, Evidence Based Medicine Initiatives

American Academy of Pediatrics

About the organization

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.

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 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a collaborative team member to join the Quality team at the Itasca IL location. This position will provide project management expertise supporting the development and revision of clinical practice guidelines and related activities.

Some tasks include:
1. Provide project management for the development and revision of AAP Clinical Practice Guidelines.
2. Maintain guideline related online resources on websites including CPG timelines, dashboards, SharePoint sites and report documentation of CPGs progress.
3. Work collaboratively with physician members and staff across departments to coordinate clinical practice guideline (CPG) development and dissemination activities in alignment with publications (eg, webinars and presentations of research findings).
4. Assist with the coordination of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guideline subcommittee(s), including planning and facilitating committee agendas, minutes, and meetings as requested.
5. Manage the activities of guideline development and implementation workgroups, including the coordination of conference calls, developing agendas, and drafting meeting minutes.
6. Manage the submission of AAP policy statements and evidence-based practice guidelines to the ECRI Guidelines Trust.
7. Provide technical assistance and serve as primary point of contact for inquiries regarding practice guidelines.


Qualifications needed:
1. Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, education, or related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience. Project Management Professional certification a plus.
2. Two to three years of experience in project management related to health care, quality, education, or research activities required. Experience working with clinical guidelines or policy development within a medical association with physician members is strongly preferred.
3. Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, and written/oral communication skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with web maintenance software (eg, SharePoint), project management software (eg, Smartsheets), reference management software (eg, EndNote), and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred. Must be detail oriented, able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously within established deadlines, manage a heavy workload, take initiative, work both independently and as part of a team, 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. Some evening/weekend work and travel required.

Application instructions

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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.

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