American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Employment Opportunities

If you're a talented individual interested in working with caring physicians within a growing member association, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) may be the place for you. Send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Department of Human Resources, American Osteopathic Association, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864; or email recruiter@osteopathic.org. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.  

Director of Certification
Education
Grade: 16

The AOA seeks a Director of Certification who manages daily activities of Certification, which include but are not limited to the management of quality assurance of the verification of credentials process, the upload and processing of certifying board recommendations to certify osteopathic physicians, answering questions regarding requirements for all aspects of certification from osteopathic physicians, management and administration of the certification portion of the AOA website; and oversight of staff that directly administer these efforts. This position will also help assist in the operations and administration of the Department of Education.

Education: Master’s degree preferred in a health-related discipline or in education

Experience: General administrative and management abilities acquired from at least 5-7 years of management experience in a health care or other professional association along with certification experience.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1wsd4el

Senior Certification Manager
State, Affiliate & International Affairs
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a Senior Certification Manager with the skill set necessary to interact seamlessly with professionals on all levels within the association and the certification process; the ability to handle confidential material with the utmost discretion; the ability to deal with highly sensitive situations; and possess scrupulous attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be able to understand a complex system of inter-related activities; to demonstrate critical thinking skills that allow the candidate to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates and board members; and be prepared to interact meaningfully with the Associate Vice President for Certifying Board Services (CBS) based on these assessments at a moment’s notice. This person will be able to partner with appropriate internal and external resources to advance the scope of osteopathic certification and to pursue opportunities to strengthen the AOA brand with new and existing partners. Overall, this role requires a highly collaborative approach to leadership. The Director or Senior Certifying Board Manager is an integral member of the AOA’s CBS team.

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Minimum 10 years of experience in the arena of high-stakes examination association/nonprofit management process experience.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link:

http://bit.ly/1unHCy7

Senior Certification Coordinator
State, Affiliate & International Affairs
Grade: 10

The AOA seeks a Senior Certification Coordinator to assist Certification Managers and Specialists in providing certifying services to the osteopathic certifying boards. This person will independently perform an array of tasks, functions and activities in carrying out the responsibilities and achieving the goals of Certifying Board Services (CBS).This position requires project management skills and the ability to interact tactfully with professionals on all levels within the association and the certification process; ability to handle confidential material; deal with sensitive situations; and exhibit a high degree of attention to detail. The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand a complex system of inter-related activities and be able to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates/board members and to interact professionally based on those assessments.

Education: Some college. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience:5 to 7 years administrative experience and at least 1 year high-stakes examination knowledge.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1unHONG

Administrative Assistant 
Legal/Human Resources

Grade: 9

The AOA seeks an Administrative Assistant to manage the legal and the HR department's administrative needs to include meetings, invoices, correspondence and all other administrative requests. This includes support to the legal and HR department along with responding to general internal and external requests.

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: 1 to 3 years administrative experience.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link:
http://bit.ly/1CgyFeC

Certification Coordinator
State, Affiliate & International Affairs - Certifying Boards
Grade: 9

The AOA seeks a Certification Coordinator to assist in providing certifying services to boards contracting with the association and those involved in certification with those boards. This person will perform an array of functions and activities in carrying out the responsibilities and achieving the goals of the division. This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with professionals on all levels within the association and the certification process; ability to handle confidential material; deal with sensitive situations; and exhibit a high degree of attention to detail. The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand a complex system of inter-related activities and be able to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates/board members and to interact professionally based on those assessments.

Location:
330 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred; some college

Experience: 5 to 7 years secretarial experience

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1zWSGnD

Associate Vice President of IT Infrastructure & Support
Information Technology
Grade: 17

The AOA seeks an Associate Vice President of IT Infrastructure & Support who will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the infrastructure and support teams; management of assigned projects; supervision of staff members; vendor management; and recommendations to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) regarding IT policy and procedures.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in information systems or computer science or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree desired.

Experience: Minimum of 7 years of experience directing IT client services and infrastructure operations.

​Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link:
http://bit.ly/1zWT9pM

Media Relations Manager
Communications
Grade: 13

The AOA seeks a Media Relations Manager who will work with the Media Relations Director to promote the work of osteopathic physicians and enhance visibility and understanding of the profession. This person must have a proven track record of developing effective storylines and successfully pitching media. Experience promoting branded professional services is preferred. Responsibilities include identifying proactive placement opportunities; pitching stories; writing news releases, talking points and backgrounders; assisting in development of team strategy and metrics; engaging with key influencers via social media and working with colleagues in the communications department to identify trends and issues pertinent to the profession.

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field of study.

Experience: The ideal candidate will have 5 to 8 years of progressive media relations experience, preferably in a high-performing, results-based environment. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to perform well within a team while being a strong individual contributor. Health care experience is helpful.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1vZWn9Z

Software Development Engineer
Information Technology
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a Software Development Engineer to be proficient in web development, SQL Server, and systems integration. Experienced in designing, building, stabilizing, and deploying applications using SQL server and any of various web development technologies, for example .NET, SharePoint, ColdFusion. Full life-cycle experience is required, from gathering requirements to designing, coding, and testing, deployment and support. Ability to interpret and maintain pre-existing and 3rd-party code is a must. Must be able to develop complex, custom software to address new organization requirements, legacy systems integration, and new versions of existing systems and continually adapt to new technologies and incorporate them into new and existing applications.

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar discipline, or equivalent in technical training/experience

Experience: Three to five years of experience in software development

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1BGD3mP

Government Relations Associate (ACOFP)
Government Relations
Grade: 16

The AOA seeks a Government Relations Associate responsible for advancing the legislative agenda of the American Osteopathic Association on Capitol Hill.  The individual will establish and strengthen relationships between the Association and members of Congress, physician groups, and organizations. The position is accountable for monitoring, analyzing, and influencing legislation that is relevant to the osteopathic profession. This position is also responsible for carrying out the duties in representing the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) as their Director of Government Relations. In this role, the individual provides government relations support for ACOFP and its Board of Governors. The position is accountable for monitoring, analyzing, and influencing legislation that is relevant to osteopathic family physicians and their priorities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, minimum. 

Experience: Minimum of three to five years of work in health care industry, federal/state health care legislation/regulation arenas. Experience on Capitol Hill preferred, and/or experience with a health care trade association.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link: http://bit.ly/1GM1PTV

Data Quality and Report Specialist
Member and Client Services
Grade: 11

The AOA seeks a Data Quality and Report Specialist as a resource and expert on AOA data standards. The position requires an understanding of AOA’s continuing medical education (CME) and membership standards and policies. This position is responsible for the maintenance of data quality related to AOA’s osteopathic physician- and CME-related data. Creates and supports CME reporting needs related to AOA policy. Monitors and reviews data for compliance with data entry and naming convention standards; creates and issues error reports for correction. Assists with defining data requirements (input and output); provides troubleshooting and data validation support when Web-based applications using or capturing AOA data are created, updated, or undergo a fix. Provides backup support to Customer Resource Center (CRC) responsibilities when needed. Must demonstrate teamwork, initiative, adaptability and a willingness to gain new knowledge.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer- or business-related field

Experience: At least three to five years of experience in data management and reporting, with a focus on strong customer service. Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, Access. Experience with SQL preferred. Experience with learning management systems a plus.

Director, Reputation Management
Communications
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a Director who will work with the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) to build and manage multi-stakeholder relationships, providing strategic engagement and visibility opportunities for the AOA, the Board of Trustees and Executive Director/CEO, both inside and outside the osteopathic medical profession. Helps to build stakeholder trust in all its dimensions, working to strengthen, protect and defend the reputation of osteopathic medicine through executive communications. Develops key messages, talking points, reports, and bi-weekly leader communications in line with AOA’s Strategic Plan. Reviews and edits all correspondence on behalf of AOA leadership to ensure alignment with AOA brand and message.

Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, political science or related field of study. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Experience: 10+ years of progressive experience in public relations, politics or corporate environment. Ideal candidates has experience building coalitions and managing relationships with diverse constituencies on behalf of organizations and/or leaders; experience managing narrative/message development and building thought leadership through digital/social media; experience in issues/crisis management; and experience working with senior executives and board members.

Marketing Communications Manager
Communications
Grade: 13

The AOA seeks a Marketing Communications Manager to develop strategies to market AOA programs and services to members and nonmembers. Works collaboratively with AOA departments to create, execute and measure marketing programs designed to recruit and retain members. Provides counsel to osteopathic state/specialty organizations on communications activities; and contributes to external outreach to the public including through the AOA’s brand visibility campaign.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field of study.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Five to eight years' related experience. Health care experience helpful.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link:
http://bit.ly/1xXO1A6