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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified applicants will be considered; no telephone calls or search firms, please. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.
The AOA is accepting applications for its 2019 Summer Internship Program. The program offers undergraduate college students an opportunity to gain insight and valuable work experience in health care administration, physician education and training administration. Interns also get exposure to a variety of job opportunities that support the osteopathic medical profession as well as insight into careers and models of service delivery in health care and medicine.
The internship program will provide a paid, eight-week summer opportunity for students who have demonstrated interest in medicine, public health, public policy, health or business administration disciplines that support the mission of the AOA. During the internship, students work under the guidance of division supervisors and mentors.
The program is built upon educational and cultural enrichment components. The educational component incorporates research projects, daily work and career-related activities within the student’s assigned area. The cultural enrichment component serves as a vehicle through which the student will experience the civic and cultural treasures that the host city has to offer.
Internship period: June 7 to Aug. 2, 2019
Education: Students who have completed their third year of college, and are currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate college or university.
Work hours: Five days a week, typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The AOA’s offices in Chicago or Washington, D.C. Note participants are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation. Both AOA offices are easily accessible by public transportation.
Compensation: $4,000 stipend
Send your resume and cover letter specifying why you are interested in applying to Jean Boisson, director of human resources, at email@example.com by Friday, April 5. Offers will be extended by Monday, April 29.
The Assistant Director of Educational Business Opportunities (AD) will support the AOA’s growth opportunities in osteopathic medical education. The AD must have in-depth knowledge of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the process for becoming an osteopathically recognized program. In addition, the AD will be familiar with continuing medical education for physicians, AOA and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) continuing medical education (CME) accreditation requirements; 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. The AD also will engage in activities around educational and research grants that facilitate the AOA’s ability to provide programs to our constituents as well as leverage their knowledge.
Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (GME) Initiatives
ACCME Joint Providership Program
Education: Master’s Degree strongly preferred. Degree should be in business administration or health administration.
Experience: Minimum of 5-8 years of demonstrated experience in health care association or non-profit environment. Extensive experience in program and project management including assessing needs; collecting and analyzing data; generating metrics; prioritizing and completing tasks; effectively managing time; and developing new educational programs and products. Demonstrate sound judgement, credibility, creativity, innovation, tolerance for ambiguity, and flexibility. Reputation of being a strategic thinker and having a strong business acumen, budget management, project management, and ability to organize, manage and lead a large multi-faceted program. Effectively work with various internal and external constituents in a collaborative and customer-oriented fashion. Excellent communication skills including presentations, internal team training, public speaking, writing, active listening, and synthesizing information from diverse sources when working with colleagues, members, and volunteers. Multifaceted knowledge of ACGME, ACCME, AOA, and any applicable federal policies, regulations, and guidelines that govern graduate medical education and continuing medical education activities.
Special skills: Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience building training manuals for internal and external use and creating dashboards to summarize outcomes.
Schedule: This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings.
The Publications Specialist is an integral member of the AOA’s Communications (JAOA) team. Acts as the primary contact in all issues related to print and online circulation of the AOA’s publications, including the JAOA, The DO, and all AOA custom publications, including overseeing the distribution lists, updating subscription records in the AOA’s database iMIS, processing subscription payments, and responding to claims for back issues; serves as the primary contact for all outside JAOA vendors and contractors and processes invoices; works with website vendor to post the JAOA and ensure that content is translated correctly to digital form; coordinates reprint permissions of AOA publications.
Essential functions: The following description of job responsibilities and standards is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be assigned as needed.
Print and online production responsibilities:
Administrative and other responsibilities:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Experience: One to three years of experience, preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Access, Excel, and Word), required. Knowledge of HTML, required. Familiarity with XML, preferred. Familiarity with association databases (especially iMIS), preferred. Familiarity with publishing and circulation standards, required. Knowledge of association or trade organizations, desirable.
Special skills: Highly organized individual with a working knowledge of association membership databases (eg, iMIS), Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and HTML. Good writing skills. Attention to detail. Ability to adjust priorities to meet deadlines and effectively manage relationships with vendors. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on his or her own as well as in a team environment. Basic design skills a plus.
Physical demands: This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings. Physical demands include the ability to remain in a stationary position and the ability to operate office equipment
Evaluation & assessment: This position description reflects the assignment of essential functions. It does not restrict additional tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change based on the needs of the organization.
The Associate Director, Congressional Affairs is responsible for helping lead the legislative agenda of the American Osteopathic Association on Capitol Hill and cultivating public policy collaboration with other stakeholders. The individual will establish and strengthen relationships between the association and members of Congress, physician groups and organizations. Congressional engagement in this role will be focused on the U.S. House of Representatives. The position is accountable for monitoring, analyzing and influencing legislation that is relevant to the osteopathic profession.
Education: Bachelor’s degree.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in health care industry/federal health care legislative arena. Experience on Capitol Hill preferred and/or experience with a health care trade association.
Special skills: Knowledge of Congressional procedures. Contacts on committees of jurisdiction highly desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking to a variety of internal and external audiences on a regular basis. Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation. Pro-active, professional member service orientation. Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Travel: The ability to work out of the office locally and occasionally out of state. This work may include weekday and weekend travel. Extended workday hours may be necessary around major meetings and other high-volume work periods
The Medical Editor is an integral member of the AOA’s Certifying Board Services (CBS) team. This position requires the ability 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; and requires meticulous attention to detail.
The Medical Editor will support the development of medical board certification assessments by providing expertise in editing and proofreading of examination related material and test items for both initial and continuous medical certification programs.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is preferred, particularly in education, language arts, instructional design or related field.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience in medical editing/writing/proofing in a medical/health care related field
Special skills: Exemplary spelling and grammar, recognition and comprehension of medical terminology; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; superb attention to detail; ability to multitask; ability to train and learn item banking software programming; MS Office Suite proficiency; ability to work independently and within a multi-faceted team of test development specialists and subject matter experts; and familiarity with utilization of resources, such as AMA Manual of Style and medical dictionaries.
Travel: The ability to work and travel nationally on weekends may be required (estimate 25% effort). This position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings.
Physical demands: Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires occasional standing, walking, lifting and moving objects (up to 25 pounds). Requires manual dexterity to use office equipment.
The Digital Content Specialist plays a pivotal role in promoting a cohesive and consistent digital brand identity supporting the AOA’s mission and strategic objectives. Key skills include strategic content development, project management and SEO. The Specialist also provides education and guidance for internal content producers, ensuring adherence to best practices for digital engagement.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, digital marketing, or related field of study.
Experience: Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in a digital content publishing environment.
Special skills: Position requires exceptional written and verbal communications skills; a strong understanding of SEO and how it shapes the content development process; a working knowledge of content management systems, basic HTML, Google Analytics and AP Style; the ability to manage multiple projects and work effectively with internal and external subject matter experts; advanced organizational skills and attention to detail; and the ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner. Knowledge of video editing software tools and Photoshop a plus.
Travel: This position requires occasional work on weekend and evenings.
Physical demands: Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires occasional standing, walking lifting and moving objects (up to 25 pounds). Requires manual dexterity to use office equipment.