October 2020


AAFP New Position Available

(Senior Vice President for Education - Job #31-20)

As a key member of the Executive Management Team (EMT), the Senior Vice President for Education assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and has responsibility for several key strategic objectives of the organization; such as the development of both clinical and non-clinical education & professional development content and services, medical student choice of family medicine, family medicine residency growth and support, AAFP journal media activity, and the AAFP CME accreditation program. The incumbent will supervise the activities of the AAFP Divisions of Journal Media, Medical Education, and Continuing Professional Development as well as the Credit System and Compliance Department, with five direct reports, a total staff of approximately 90, and an annual budget of over $29M in gross revenue and over $6M in net revenue. The incumbent will oversee staff support for the AAFP’s Commissions on Education and Continuing Professional Development and their subcommittees. The SVP will also serve as a resource to members and staff, and represent the AAFP to external organizations, foundations, and agencies, both public and private, involved with medical education and continuing professional development. This position is located in Leawood, KS and required approximately 100 days travel per year pre-pandemic. The position reports to the Executive Vice President/CEO.

Key responsibilities include:

Organizational Leadership: Participates in key strategic and operational decisions as a member of the executive management team. Provides vision and direction for AAFP’s educational initiatives to maximize their value for stakeholders and assure appropriate business planning, financial stewardship and regulatory compliance. Demonstrates and models leadership consistent with AAFP culture; holds directors accountable to manage and develop their employees for optimal performance; promotes collaboration across all segments to achieve the AAFP’s mission. Attends and participates in meetings of the Board of Directors; and provides subject matter expertise to the Board through the Executive Vice President/CEO.

AAFP Representation: Provides staff support on AAFP policies and positions on educational issues to the AAFP Board of Directors, and the AAFP’s Delegation to the American Medical Association. Represents AAFP policies and positions to the family medicine community, other physician organizations, related health care organizations, foundations, and other agencies, public and private. Serves as a resource to the organization’s policy and advocacy functions; including representing the AAFP, as appropriate, before federal and state agencies and legislatures.

Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have completed an ACGME or AOA- accredited family medicine residency or be the holder of a terminal degree with extensive and applicable education experience. MD/DO candidates must possess a license in good standing to practice medicine in one or more states; and be active in the Maintenance of Certification process of the American Board of Family Medicine MC-FP or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Must know standards, criteria, requirements and guidelines governing medical education at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level, and be capable of overseeing regulatory and policy compliance related to the AAFP’s dual roles as an accreditor and an accredited provider of continuing medical education. Successful candidates must have demonstrated executive-level leadership experience that includes a proven record of success in promoting innovation and creativity, production of tangible year-over-year results and the ability to drive revenue. History of managing budgets that exceed $25 million and large staff teams needed. Knowledge of medical journals, research and peer reviewed medical literature. Understanding of compliance associated with CME and medical publishing. Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities that will enhance member value and contribute to the financial performance of the association. Must be experienced and comfortable in presenting to various audiences and be well-evaluated as a presenter. Effective written and verbal communication skills, leadership and management experience, and collaborative interpersonal skills are essential. Previous experience in an academic setting is desired, but not required. The individual must be able to operate with a great deal of autonomy and make decisions subject to the oversight of the EVP/CEO.


Internal candidates: To express interest in this position, please apply online through the Workday employee portal.
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