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If you're a talented individual interested in working with caring physicians within a growing member association, the AOA may be the place for you. 

Select a position below to submit an online application or send your 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. Qualified applicants will be considered; no telephone calls or search firms, please. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.

Message from the AOA CEO

Thank you for your interest in joining our AOA team! “We’re building a great future, and we’d love to build it with you,” says the AOA’s new CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, in a welcome message to those applying for jobs at the AOA.

Affiliate Affairs

Vice President, Affiliate Affairs

This position is responsible for providing strategic direction, relationship building and professional management services/support for American Osteopathic Association (AOA) state and specialty college affiliates. This role provides input to the Secretaries of Bureaus, Councils and Committees.  Increase the health and effectiveness of affiliate organizations by providing key association management resources. Provides operational direction to AOA staff in the support of key AOA affiliates in order to work collaboratively with affiliate leaders. Develops, manages and implements tools, programs and resources. Oversees a management services program for contracted AOA affiliates. 

As a member of the AOA’s senior leadership team, the role requires an innovative approach to support and implement programs and strategic plan priority objectives. The role requires exceptional communication and the ability to execute key initiatives across multiple organizations. 

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Certifying Board Services

Senior Certification Coordinator

Under the direction of the Certification Director, Certifying Board Services (CBS), the Senior Certification Coordinator assists in providing certifying services to the CBS and American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with all internal and external stakeholders of the American Osteopathic Association and the board. This position requires the ability to handle confidential material, deal with sensitive situations, and possess a high degree of attention to detail. The successful candidate will need the ability to understand a complex system of inter-related activities, to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates/board members, and to interact meaningfully with the Certification Director based on those assessments. The successful candidate will demonstrate willingness to support the Certifying Board Services team.

This position requires out of state travel approximately 2-3 times per year for attendance at meetings and exam administrations. The Senior Certification Coordinator will need to split their time out of the AOA Arlington Heights office and AOA downtown Chicago office with the expectation of working downtown 100% of the time within one year. The candidate should be able to work with little supervision on given tasks and have the ability to seek assistance in order to troubleshoot and problem solve when necessary.

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Director of Physician Education and Continuing Medical Education

American Osteopathic Association (AOA) seeks a motivated and detailed-oriented Director of Physician Education and Continuing Medical Education to support the organization’s growth of osteopathic medical education opportunities for physicians in training and practicing physicians. The director must be familiar with AOA CME policies, in general, and be an expert in Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation requirements, in particular. Director must be able to provide guidance and technical assistance regarding CME programs, and assess short- and long-term effects of the AOA’s Joint Providership ACCME program.


Data Reports Accreditation Specialist

This individual is responsible for coordinating and organizing data received from proposed Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) applying for accreditation status or existing COMs in order to maintain their continuing accreditation status. This role serves as a resource for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) by using data to inform and drive decision-making and meet COCA standards. This position will focus on streamlining existing data collection and reporting processes and help develop new processes when needed. Candidates must possess the ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities while meeting multiple deadlines. This role requires maintaining confidentiality of COM data.

Meetings & Travel

Meeting Specialist

Under the direction of the Director, Meetings & Convention, performs a wide range of meeting and convention planning and execution necessary to support the Meetings and Travel department.

Certifying Board Services

Assistant Director, Executive Administration

The Assistant Director of Executive Administration (Asst. Director) will be responsible for and will oversee all administrative needs of the SVP and AVP of Policy, Interdepartmental Communications and Strategic Project Management (AVP Policy), as well as the coordination and tracking of strategic project work plans. The Asst. Director will also work with the AVP of Operations for budget reconciliation and identification of exceptions. The professional in this role will play a key role in the administrative, financial and operational success of the CBS Department.


Director, Executive and Internal Communications

Working with the Vice President, Communications and other department leaders, the Director of Executive and Internal Communications develops key messages, talking points, presentations and reports to drive awareness and understanding of the AOA and its strategic priorities. The Director gathers and disseminates news from departments including Certifying Board Services, Education, Membership and Affiliates for organizational stakeholders through various AOA channels. This role also provides presentations, talking points, speeches and thought leadership assistance to the CEO, President and President-elect and AOA Trustees.

Certifying Board Services

Certification Assessment Manager

As a member of the Certifying Board Services (CBS) department, the Certification Assessment Manager will work closely with the certifying boards and conjoint examination committees in all aspects of examination development. In addition, the Assessment Manager will work closely with the AVP of Certifying Board Services and the Director of Psychometrics and Assessment on activities associated with the certifying boards’ exams and other assessment initiatives.


Marketing Communications Manager

The Manager, Brand Marketing serves as a marketing consultant to business units within the organization, to help develop and execute marketing plans that increase awareness and usage of AOA products and services. He/she will collaborate with Department of Communications colleagues to execute integrated, multi-channel campaigns that promote AOA membership, board certification and events to key audiences, and will track and evaluate campaign effectiveness. This role reports to the Director of Brand Marketing.

Certifying Board Services

Certification Analyst

Within the test development group of Certifying Board Services (CBS), the certification analyst assists in providing item banking, exam construction, and exam publication services to our medical specialty boards. This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with board members and professionals within the association, the ability to handle confidential material, deal with sensitive situations, and possess a high degree of attention to detail.

The successful candidate has the ability to understand a complex system of inter-related exam cycle activities and to work independently within that system by synthesizing a variety of inputs, including information from users, vendors, and staff, to develop solutions. Additionally, the successful candidate must be willing to support the Certifying Board Services team and exam committees with technical skills, software support, verbal and written communications, and the ability to use discretion and judgment in the execution of job duties.


Graphic Design Manager

The Graphic Design Manager is the driving force behind the visual brand identity of the American Osteopathic Association, and is responsible for concept development and design execution of integrated marketing campaigns to promote AOA products and services. Requirements include applying brand guidelines across the organization to ensure visual consistency across channels and collaborating with departments to create effective/impactful visuals for print and digital channels (email, web, social, video) that support the brand. Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment is a requirement.


Vice President, Accreditation

The Vice President of Accreditation serves as the secretary to the AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), an independent body, which serves the public by establishing, maintaining and applying accreditation standards and procedures to ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) reflect the evolving practice of osteopathic medicine. The scope of the COCA encompasses the accreditation of the COMs. The Vice President directs the operations and administration of the Department of Accreditation, which is responsible for providing staff support to the AOA’s accreditation program for COMs.

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