American Academy of Pediatrics

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American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA
Research AssociateItasca, IL, USa month agoRequisition ID : 1145APPLYResearch AssociateREPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Primary Care ResearchBASIC FUNCTIONS:Manage scientific operations of research activities for assigned studies, analyze data, and provide professional support for research activities in the AAPs practice-based research network, Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS).DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Manage the development and execution of research projects by the PROS network. 2. Provide oversight and support for the development of proposals for future funding, continuation applications, progress reports, and other materials as assigned.3. Develop, oversee and maintain data and process management systems and manage PROS projects as assigned to ensure scientific and financial integrity and progress of these efforts. 4. Develop and manage comprehensive communication plans to maximize recruitment and retention of participants in PROS studies.5. Establish and maintain effective communications with Fellows and other PROS investigators on project work.6. Oversee activities to ensure ongoing compliance of assigned studies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for assigned projects.7. Develop, oversee and maintain systems to track status of contracts, budgets, and expenses for assigned projects and ensure compliance with funder and federal requirements.8. Develop, execute and present results of statistical analyses for selected projects. 9. Prepare scientific products for peer-reviewed journals and professional research meetings and represent the network and/or division at these meetings as appropriate. 10. Develop agendas and materials for PROS research meetings and attend/present at these meetings.11. Train and supervise assigned staff.12. Perform other duties as assigned.EDUCATION:Master’s degree in social/behavioral/clinical sciences, public health, business, or related discipline required.EXPERIENCE:Three years of clinical/public health or social science research experience required, including research project management, all aspects of research planning and data analysis, and some peer-reviewed research products. Supervisory experience preferred.ESSENTIAL SKILLS:In-depth understanding of all phases of research required, as well as excellent communication, analytic and organizational skills. Proficiency with MS Office and experience with database (i.e.: Access) and statistical software (i.e.: SAS, SPSS) required. Must be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting. Interest in a variety of child health research issues preferred. Some evening/weekend work and travel required.To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employmentOpens a New Window..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. 
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA
Program Coord, Immunization Practice ImprvmntGrant FundedItasca, IL, US7 days agoRequisition ID : 1146APPLYThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks an organized, detail-oriented Program Coordinator to provide administrative support and coordinate assigned program activities to support the completion of outcomes specific to the HPV vaccination improvement project.Some duties include:1. Coordinate, track and process agreements with consultants and sub-recipients, as well as grant award agreements with AAP Chapters. Create and maintain a system to track deadlines, deliverables, and submission of invoices.2. Coordinate the promotion and dissemination of project materials and educational offerings, including printing and shipping.3. Provide technical support for project-related webinars and conference calls.4. Provide resources and technical assistance to AAP Chapters. Manage follow-up communications and refer inquiries to program staff and advisory group members as needed. Assist in responding to and tracking technical assistance inquiries.5. Assist in developing, maintaining, and monitoring of HPV-related pages on the AAP.org and healthychildren.org Web sites, including posting content, testing links, and working with consultants and program managers to develop new Web pages.6. Coordinate and participate in project meetings and conference calls, including scheduling appointments and preparing related agendas, materials, and minutes. Assist in coordinating follow up.7. Plan and coordinate administrative and logistical details for meetings and travel. Work with AAP Convention and Meeting Services staff and/or external groups as needed to manage meeting logistics such as invitations, registration, hotel, catering, audiovisual, and transportation arrangements. Provide onsite meeting assistance as needed. 8. Assist in data collection and tracking for project evaluation activities.9. Assist with managing and processing the various applications, approvals, documentation, and certifications required by the project, including Continuing Medical Education, Institutional Review Board, Maintenance of Certification, and the AAP Quality Improvement Data Aggregator. Maintain databases related to tracking participant completion of project requirements.10. Assist in the preparation of grant materials including, but not limited to, funding proposals, continuation application materials, progress reports, and funder updates. Participate in the development of grant applications, creating lists of required elements, personnel responsibilities, deadlines, and other relevant information, tracking progress and serving as the central repository for proposal components.11. Process expense forms, check requests, credit card statements, and invoices.Qualifications Needed:1. Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, social sciences, health education, health policy, public health, or a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required.2. At least two years’ administrative or project coordination experience required, preferably related to public health programs. 3. Experience with educational programming, online project tracking systems/database management, meeting planning, and Web site maintenance strongly preferred. 4. Experience working with health professionals, state- or community-based programs, and grants management highly desired.5. Strong technical acumen with proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,) essential; experience with Web editing software (SharePoint, Publisher) and databases preferred. Some overtime, weekend work and travel required.To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employmentOpens a New Window..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.
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA
Quality Assurance Analyst IIItasca, IL, US6 days agoRequisition ID : 1147APPLYThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a team player to design, develop and lead quality assurance processes and methods to test software applications. Develop measures for testing all aspects of a software solution, both functionally and technically, in order to meet the requirements and overall quality of the intended solution.Some duties include:1.   Develop and coordinate test plans for applications, data-drive reports and databases to ensure plans are complete and will validate that deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements. Evaluate and test new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines. Write, revise, and verify quality standards and test procedures for program design and product evaluation to attain accurate, reliable, economic and efficient quality software development that conforms to established standards.2.   Lead the software quality assurance function and perform final signoff with our business partners as a condition of production system release.3.   Provide post‐implementation support for all deliverables.4.   Manage test environment for integration testing activities.5.   Develop, manage and automate testing software scripts.6.   Develop functional specifications and new customer report templates for technical analysis.7.   Effectively collaborate with Business Analysts and Project Managers to meet deliverable deadlines for various projects.8.   Determine root cause of defects to prevent recurrence of the issues and quality problems, and make recommendations to improve systems development life cycle (SDLC) process.Qualifications Needed:1.Bachelors degree in computer science, business or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education/certifications and work experience required.  2.Three to four years application testing experience required, including report and data validation testing with functional test execution. Some experience writing queries to verify backend functionality preferred. 3.Experience with Association Management System (AMS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms and association or non-profit organizations preferred. 4.Must be able to manage a heavy workload within tight deadlines and possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills essential, with the ability to write clear test plans and test cases, and to communicate bugs to developers and business partners. Must have basic knowledge of HTML, SQL, .net, ASP.net; an understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC); and familiarity with quality assurance principles, inspection techniques and testing procedures. 5.Proficiency with MS Office and familiarity with issue tracking software programs essential. Some evening and weekend work required.To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employmentOpens a New Window..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.
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA
JOB DESCRIPTIONTITLE: Grant AdministratorREPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Grants Management BASIC FUNCTION: Manage assigned grants and contracts in liaison with departmental program staff. Assist with preparation and review of budgets, budget narratives, and expenditure reports to ensure pre- and post-award compliance with legal and reporting requirements for federal and non-federal funders. Maintain data and documents for assigned programs.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure compliance with AAP policies, finance procedures, GAAP, and award and contract regulations and reporting requirements on assigned federal and non-federal grants and contracts (e.g., OMB Circulars, Uniform Guidance, FASB standards). Track deadlines and submit timely progress and financial reports, continuation applications, prior approval requests, and other required filings.Advise staff on grant compliance and interpretation of federal and sponsor regulations, policies and procedures, as well as fiscal allowability.Ensure integrity of data and conduct ongoing budget review meetings with program staff to analyze variances and effectively manage the financial activities of assigned programs. Monitor proper charging of costs and allocations and process cost transfers.Assist departments in preparing grant or contract proposals and submitting application packages in accordance with funder requirements.Maintain grant account codes, budgets and other pertinent information in accounting systems and required documentation on the Grants Management collaboration site.Ensure procurements are competitive and comply with AAP’s Grant Procurement Policy and are properly documented in the Grants Management collaboration site.Assess subrecipients’ risk of non-compliance and determine monitoring requirements, submit required Transparency Act reports and execute the annual certification process.Verify effort and salary allocations and cost sharing commitments meet funder requirements.Prepare journal entries, invoices, electronic payment requests, account reconciliations and reports required for AAP’s monthly closes and grant reporting periods.Prepare work papers and documentation for Federal Single Audit and Indirect Cost Proposal.Continuously evaluate grant and contract related processes and systems to improve overall efficiencies and effectiveness of related activities.Maintain expertise and keep abreast of changes to regulations to provide information and training to AAP staff on regulations, grant procedures, and best practices.Act as liaison between funders and departments and ensure a high degree of customer focus and satisfaction.Perform all other duties as assigned.EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field with some accounting coursework required.EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years grants management or accounting experience required, including budget preparation, reporting, and using financial database systems. Experience in public accounting, a plus. Strong working knowledge of governmental regulations and reporting websites essential. Demonstrated success in building teams and collaborations required. Experience within in a non-profit and with grants management software strongly preferred.ESSENTIAL SKILLS:Excellent communication, interpersonal, project management, organizational, mathematical, and analytical skills required. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel required. Must be able to maintain a high level of accuracy, secure confidential information, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, meet tight deadlines, and work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to interpret grant and contract language and use non-financial terminology to effectively communicate regulations and fiscal matters to program staff essential. Some evening and weekend work may be required, particularly around month and year-end close. To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employmentOpens a New Window..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. ​