Health, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a collaborative professional to develop process and outcome evaluation for programs within the Pediatric Population Health (PPH) team using both quantitative and qualitative methods. This position will design and execute quality improvement (QI) projects, and advise the collecting, analyzing, and reporting of quality data to support grantees’ improvement. The individual in this role will write manuscripts for peer-reviewed and other publications, develop and present scientific abstracts for professional conferences, and participate in the development of grant proposals.
Some duties include: 1. Serve as the evaluation staff expert for the PPH programs, supporting the translation of research and policy into practice by providing the requisite scientific data and analytic support. Provide expertise in dissemination and implementation science to ensure broad adaptation and uptake of initiatives. 2. Design and implement process and outcome evaluation protocols for PPH programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods as appropriate. Inform program development based on evaluation science, and lead data analysis and reporting in conjunction with external experts as needed. 3. Advise on the design and implementation of projects by informing the project protocol, systems to collect and summarize QI data, and reports for project participants. 4. Develop comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans to assess goals and objectives for the overall program with input from members and other stakeholders, including the development of timelines and tasks, providing continuous quality improvement support to other staff and participants, and monitoring progress of goals and objectives. 5. Manage the development of the design and evaluation of quality improvement learning collaboratives, including American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) based on activities within program applications, including data collection tools, development of materials (change packages, project charters, key driver diagrams), and pre/post-testing program participants. 6. Support the development of Institutional Review Board (IRB), Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Continuing Medical Education (CME), and AAP Quality Improvement Data Aggregator (QIDA) applications, as needed. 7. Assist in the development and implementation of the AAP QIDA workspace, including designing questions, assisting with participant onboarding, analyzing run chart reports, and providing monthly recommendations for improvement. 8. Support the planning, implementation, and development of materials and sessions for in-person and virtual QI learning collaboratives, including ECHO programs. 9. Provide regular QI coaching and guidance to pediatric practice participants taking part in virtual QI learning collaboratives, including ECHO programs. Support the implementation of provider/local and state-level QI and evaluation activities through monthly one-on-one meetings and email communications to guide improvement throughout projects. 10. Identify or design new tools to assist program participants in implementing and measuring change, as needed. 11. Analyze data and prepare reports for various stakeholders summarizing the results of the overall programs and learning collaboratives. 12. Manage the development of articles and abstracts for publication and/or presentation at national pediatric and quality improvement meetings. 13. Assist in sustainability planning and identification of future iterations of programs. 14. Manage and conduct background research to support project development and implementation, as needed, including conducting qualitative research such as key informant interviews and focus groups. 15. Serve as a scientific liaison on behalf of the programs to external organizations, including federal agencies, foundations, academic organizations, and universities. Participate in meetings as requested.
Qualifications Needed: 1. Master’s degree in health care administration, health policy, health education, public health, or a related field required, with a focus on program evaluation or measurement. 2. At least four years’ experience in program evaluation and quality improvement, preferably in a health- related setting or non-profit association. Experience working with health professionals, state- or community-based programs, and grants management highly desired. 3. Proficiency with qualitative and quantitative data analysis methodology and related statistical software applications. Must be able to handle a heavy workload, work both independently and as part of a team, think creatively, take initiative, and coordinate multiple projects in a time-efficient manner. Some travel and weekend work may be required.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
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.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 475 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.