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Child & Community Health Specialist (Grant Funded)
American Academy of Pediatrics (Regular Full Time)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Itasca, Illinois


American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics

Job Description

American Academy of Pediatrics

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 a Child & Community Health Specialist to provide administrative and project coordination support for Child and Community Health (CCH) activities, with a particular focus on digital communications, content resources development and review, grant budget tracking and monitoring, and on-site and virtual education programs. This person will serve as team specialist for web and collaboration sites and virtual meetings and trainings.

Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, with a 1-hour lunch.

Qualifications needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, marketing, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. Knowledge of public health principles and approaches helpful.
  • At least three years’ related project coordination and/or administrative experience required, including creating and maintaining tracking systems, managing project components, budget monitoring and expense processing, updating web content, and drafting correspondence. Experience with website development and developing and implementing communication/marketing materials preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, oral/written communication, interpersonal, diplomacy, and critical thinking skills required.
  • Some overtime, weekend work, and travel required.


Some tasks include:

  • Create, edit, and disseminate project communications, including newsletters, e-bulletins, brochures, and educational materials. As needed, collaborate with other AAP staff and external agencies to identify, design, and implement innovative communication tools and strategies (e.g., newsletters, social media, infographics, etc.) to promote team projects and initiatives.
  • Manage the CCH websites, including design and content updates, in collaboration with related managers and IT staff. Develop and maintain collaboration sites for grant projects, and support developing and maintaining the patient care pages.
  • Coordinate budget development, expense monitoring, variance reporting, and forecasting for project accounts. Develop and maintain internal budget monitoring systems to ensure consistency across the area, and train CCH staff on implementing these systems.
  • Serve as the team lead on virtual meeting software, providing technical assistance and training to team members and assisting with meeting set up and facilitation.
  • Coordinate the development of continuing medical education (CME), maintenance of certification (MOC), and Pedialink applications and final reports for team projects and initiatives.


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.
  • Annual year-end company-wide week off the last week of December.
  • Excellent parental benefits, including adoption assistance.
  • A full list of benefits can be found here (


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

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.


Job Details


Location: Itasca, Illinois

Required Education: Bachelors

Sector: Advocacy / Not-For-Profit Organization

Discipline: Clerical / Administrative Support

Posted: March 22, 2023

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