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American Academy of Pediatrics Prog Mgr, Immunization Init in Itasca, Illinois

TITLE: Program Manager, Immunization Initiatives (Grant Funded)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Manager, Immunization Initiatives


Manage Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded cooperative agreement activities related to supporting immunization program needs of pediatric healthcare clinicians and increased vaccination rates among vulnerable populations through programs and services, dissemination of resources, and forming of partnerships, in response to emerging public health and infectious diseases threats (eg, coronavirus disease 2019). Represent the project in a staff liaison capacity and work to integrate activities with related efforts within and outside the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


  1. Provide staff support and coordinate activities for programs or grants that support immunization program needs of pediatric healthcare clinicians and increased vaccination rates among vulnerable populations.

  2. Monitor and support AAP chapters and their immunization representatives as they implement changes to address immunization needs of pediatric healthcare clinicians and improve immunization rates under cooperative agreement activities, ensuring timely and efficient achievement of program objectives.

  3. Manage recruitment for, and operations of, a project oversight group and other relevant advisory groups, including development of a program implementation and evaluation plan; follow-up on relevant action items.

  4. Manage evaluation of program activities and assessment of overall effectiveness of the program. Provide analysis of issues related to cooperative agreement activities to a project oversight group, CDC project officers, and other relevant advisory groups.

  5. Identify and oversee the work of program consultants; execute and oversee contracts necessary to complete program activities.

  6. Manage development of strategies, tools, resources, and communication materials related to cooperative agreement activities.

  7. Supervise assigned staff.

  8. Promote the availability of tools, resources, and communication materials around cooperative agreement topics via Web pages, social media, and other communication channels both internal and external to the AAP.

  9. Collaborate with other AAP staff and groups as needed to leverage expertise, information, and resources related to program activities.

  10. Establish and maintain relationships with CDC project officers and other key stakeholders and partners related to immunization.

  11. Attend national meetings and work closely with the CDC and other groups to promote national collaboration and avoid duplication of efforts.

  12. Develop and monitor the program budget and prepare reports, continuation applications, and other required federal documents.

  13. Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in health administration, public health, nursing, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.


Two to three years’ experience in related program coordination/management required, preferably in the public health or child health field. Experience with immunization initiatives, working with pediatricians, community outreach, grants management, program evaluation, and supervising staff or serving as team lead preferred.


Strong critical thinking, organizational, verbal/written communication, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, manage multiple projects simultaneously, take initiative, and effectively collaborate with various internal and external constituents. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with web editing software (eg, SharePoint), virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx), and social media platforms preferred. Some travel and weekend work required.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics 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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