The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking a member physician leader to: Provide strategic guidance and executive management of AAP global health and all life support initiatives (i.e., APLS, NRP, Helping Babies Breathe and Survive and Thrive), including educational products and programs; and oversee, implement, and consistently evaluate the effectiveness of the AAP international strategic plan to facilitate the growth of AAP’s mission. This executive-level role is responsible for:
Providing guidance to the CEO, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee on key global health care needs.
Developing and fostering relationships with external national and international organizations and pediatric societies to engage in collaborative efforts that improve global pediatric care.
Managing assigned budgets and actively pursuing and overseeing contracts and grants, as appropriate, to support global child health programs and initiatives. Collaborate with Chief Development Officer on philanthropy and fundraising efforts, and attend donor and corporate/foundation meetings as needed. -Implementing the policies of the Board of Directors as contained in the AAP Board of Directors Policy and Procedures Manual and assisting in the development and dissemination of policy statements and AAP manuals.
Providing information, consultation, and advice to AAP members and other health care organizations regarding AAP policy related to global child health initiatives.
Advising AAP staff on global child health initiatives needed to effectively support committees, councils, sections, task forces, and other constituent groups.
Representing the AAP in a leadership capacity and as a lead pediatric clinical expert to the public, other professional organizations, foundations, governmental agencies, and industry.
Qualified candidates must be a Fellow of the AAP and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in pediatric practice, teaching or research, and serving in a leadership capacity in child health care and/or program implementation, planning and/or education, and administration. Experience with global child health issues; adult education; strategic planning and implementation; identifying, securing, and implementing grants; and contract management. Must be current with advances in pediatrics, and have well established relationships with leaders in other health care organizations and government agencies, including international groups.
Good understanding of international cultures and social practices essential. Excellent negotiation, collaboration, conflict resolution, leadership, managerial, and communication skills required, as well as demonstrated public speaking capabilities and experience as an effective liaison between various and diverse groups. Weekend work and frequent travel required, and the ability to respond quickly to urgent issues outside core business hours.
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, Chief Administrative Officer/SVP, HR and Corporate Services.
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