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 Qualified applicants will be considered; no telephone calls or search firms, please. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.

Associate Vice President, Accreditation

Reporting to the Vice President of Accreditation, this individual will assist in managing all aspects of the accreditation program for colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), including the educational programs provided to the COMs and evaluators. The position works collaboratively with the Accreditation team, and also requires extensive contact with COM administrators, COCA commissioners, and COM evaluators. The successful candidate will have experience in association or postsecondary institutions, preferably in education or accreditation in the health care field.

Responsibilities of this position includes: Represent the AOA and COCA at accreditation meetings. Participate in Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) meetings. Participate in Chicago Area Accreditors (CAA) meetings. Participate in work groups on interprofessional education. Attend National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) meetings. Oversee the accreditation process from COM development through maintenance of accreditation. Maintain internal and external policies and procedures for accreditation. Answer questions and serve as a resource to COMs regarding the accreditation process. Oversee all needed reports and activities of COM accreditation. Create the staff reports for COCA meetings. Assist in the development of the COCA meeting and conference agendas. Oversee the creation of the COCA meeting agendas. Attend COCA meetings. Present staff findings at COCA meetings. Attend and help lead the COM and evaluator training programs. Maintain a working knowledge of accreditation policies and procedures of the U.S. Secretary of Education. Complete the petition for continuing recognition and other material as required by the US Secretary of Education

Skills: Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Experience with developing and maintaining databases. Experience with collecting, organizing and reporting data. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with electronic accreditation systems. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, a team player. Work in a team based environment.

Education: Master’s degree in health care or education field; doctorate degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum three years of accreditation experience; five or more years of career experience required. Experience with the U.S. Department of Education is preferred.

This is an office-based exempt position. There will be travel and meeting attendance requirements on both weekdays and weekends. Travel may include on-site visits to the COMs, attendance at AOA meetings and participation at the accreditation meetings.

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Manager, Media Relations

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Manager, Media Relations is responsible for the development and execution of media strategies focused on amplifying the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) brand, visibility and mission in a coordinated and consistent manner.  The AOA seeks a Manager, Media Relations to enhance the visibility of the osteopathic profession through proactive media placement and engagement with key influencers.  The successful candidate will demonstrate proven success in developing storylines, pitching media and promoting branded professional services.  This role collaborates across the organization in the development and execution of high impact media placements that support and promote AOA programs, services, products and events.

Responsibilities of this positions include: Communicate brand value proposition.  Support, participate and ensure effective communication to external audiences through broadcast, print and social media outlets. Pitch and place stories with osteopathic messaging in Tier 1 consumer outlets and trade media.  Cultivates relationships with key influencers and members of the media. Promote The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association studies to consumer and trade publications through press releases and targeted pitches. Develop materials including storylines, press releases, messaging and talking points. Executes the AOA’s media plan, identifies media hooks and develops materials and messaging.  Identify and train media spokespeople and develop appropriate messaging for media opportunities. Successfully plan and execute deskside briefings and media tours with targeted outlets. Proactively identify placement opportunities pertinent to key trends and issues for the osteopathic profession. Partner with Communications team members in the development and measurement of team strategy, metrics, special projects and initiatives. Support the development of strong media plans and materials for AOA initiatives. Scans media and monitoring services to curate and produce timely media coverage.

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

Experience: 5-8 years of progressive media relations experience, preferably in a high-performing, results-based environment.

Skills: Superior written and oral communications skills are required. Proven track record of success in media relations, preferably in professional services associations, health care organizations and/or agencies. Excellent project and time management skills, deadline-oriented. Experience working with senior executives and board/volunteer leaders and committees; experience working in health care is preferred.

Normal office environment.  Requires 10-15 days of out-of-town travel annually. Extended work hours may be necessary around major meetings and other high-volume work periods

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HR Specialist - Talent Acquisition
Human Resources

The Human Resources Specialist- Talent Acquisition position will have full oversight of the recruitment process for open positions both internally and externally, oversight of orientation and onboarding, and ensuring that all employees have all needs met as it relates to general employment requests and access to the building. Manages and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, office/desk moves and medical and personal leaves.

This position will manage full life-cycle recruitment and onboarding for internal and external recruitment, including posting, sourcing, phone screenings and setting up interviews; partner with hiring managers to gain a full understanding of the job requirements to ensure a targeted recruitment process; fill positions in a timely manner, escalating any issues to the VP of Human Resources and/or hiring manager as needed; greet all candidates for in-person interviews; be responsible for all aspects of onboarding new employees to include delivering new hire orientation and providing benefits summaries and onboarding materials; orient new employees to policies and employee benefits; manage all routine requests from employees and applicants about employment procedures and policies, benefits and other HR-related topics; conduct exit interviews and communicates separations regarding notifying appropriate departments; review and revise the employee Dashboard as open positions are filled and/or added; work with the Communications department to update and edit staff directory to be distributed bi-weekly; provide oversight of Security to include processing badges and sign-off on items being removed from the facility; post positions on industry- and job function-specific websites; and proactively source candidates from related companies as needed.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

Experience: 3+ years in a Human Resources recruitment function; health care recruiting strongly preferred.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to maintain quality relations with coworkers, other departments, visitors, and prospective candidates. Strong written and verbal communication skills, a service excellence standard for all internal and external customers, the ability to keep employee information confidential and the ability to multi-task, remain organized and prioritize tasks as needed are all required.

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