Career Opportunities at NJAAP

IMMEDIATE OPENING: Program Director, New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN)

The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has an immediate opening for a full-time position as Program Director of the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN).

NJIN is a statewide coalition committed to advancing immunization rates throughout the State by providing healthcare providers, the public, and policy makers with the most current scientifically-sound information pertaining to the importance of safely immunizing infants, children, adolescents, and adults throughout New Jersey. 

NJIN is seeking a director who will work in tandem with the Department of Health (DOH), all divisions working on immunization related issues, and yet independently organize community involvement in immunization issues. The Director will serve as a liaison between NJIN and DOH to promote immunizations and work towards the goals of reducing and eliminating vaccine preventable diseases for all New Jersey citizens. This Director will work closely with NJIN Co-Chairs and officers, NJIN Steering Committee, and Work Groups. A solid functioning coalition under the leadership of the Program Director will enable NJIN to improve the effectiveness of New Jersey’s efforts to increase immunization coverage and assist communities statewide with the planning and implementation of their own immunization networks and programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the NJIN Team to plan logistics, oversee and provide guidance and supervision to the NJIN program manager.
  • Coordinate with Co-Chairs, NJAAP and New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) team members, and membership to develop meeting agendas; facilitate NJIN Steering Committee meetings as well as meetings and teleconferences for NJIN committees and workgroups.
  • Work with the NJIN workgroup, chairpersons, and staff to:
  • Maintain and continue to strengthen infrastructure for NJIN (determine ongoing operating expenses for sustainability)
  • Help recruit and maintain NJIN membership
  • Assist in maintaining the NJIN member database
  • Take the lead in preparing applications to secure funding to support the operation and projects of NJIN as appropriate
  • Assist in planning and implementing immunization outreach, education projects and events
  • Co-Facilitate with NJIN Co-Chairs and officers, the development of a Strategic Plan for the NJIN that corresponds with National and NJ DOH, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program (VPDP) and Infectious Disease Immunization goals and objectives.
  • Oversee communications and marketing related to NJIN to ensure website is updated and membership recruitment and retention is ongoing
  • Attend the Annual National and State Immunization Conferences and other related meetings (pending available funding)
  • Assist Co-lead agencies (NJAAP and NJAFP) in preparing and presenting budgets and reports of NJIN activities 
  • Collaborate with regional coalitions and stakeholders to facilitate education, outreach, and public relations for state and national immunization observances such as National Infant Immunization Week, Child Health Month, Adult Health Week, etc.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in health or a related field. Must have at least 3-5 years of experience in community health education with focus in pediatric health issues.   Experience in grant writing, administration and working as part of an interdisciplinary team. Must have experience in planning and/or conducting continuing medical education opportunities and outreach.  Supervisory experience, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, public speaking and facilitation skills are required. Ability to travel occasionally and adjust schedule for occasional evening meetings. Bilingual candidates are a plus.

NJAAP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Salary comparable with experience.

For additional information or to express interest please send resume or CV and salary requirements to, jclaudio@cjfhc.org with the subject line “NJIN Program Director”, Attn: Felicia K. Taylor, MBA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, NJAAP.