Senior Vice President, Global Child Health and Life Support
The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking a member physician to: Provide strategic guidance and executive management of AAP global health and life support initiatives, including educational products and programs; and oversee, implement, and consistently evaluate the effectiveness of the AAP international strategic and business plans to facilitate the growth of AAP’s mission. Reporting to the CEO/EVP, this executive-level role is responsible for:
Provide guidance to the CEO, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee on key global health care needs.
Develop and foster relationships with external national and international organizations and pediatric societies to engage in collaborative efforts that improve global pediatric care.
Manage assigned budgets, and actively pursue and oversee 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.
Implement the policies of the Board of Directors as contained in the AAP Board of Directors Policy and Procedures Manual and assist in the development and dissemination of policy statements and AAP manuals.
Provide information, consultation, and advice to AAP members and other health care organizations regarding AAP policy related to global child health initiatives.
Advise AAP staff on global child health initiatives needed to effectively support committees, councils, sections, task forces, and other constituent groups.
Represent 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 10 years’ experience in pediatric practice, teaching or research, and at least 5 years’ experience in a leadership capacity in child health care and/or public policy, 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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 62,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.