Senior Director, Sponsored Programs


Reporting to the CFO/SVP, Finance and leading a team of 5 this role will oversee and direct all financial and administrative activities related to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sponsored programs, including the reporting, writing, and compliance management, and the administration of all-related vendor, collaborative, and partnership contracts and agreements.


Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business required; CPA, MBA, or MPA preferred.
  • At least seven years’ related experience managing sponsored program activities required, including preparing and reviewing proposals, budgets, and progress reports; managing contracts; applying sponsored programs accounting principles; and managing the Single Audit.
  • Experience with federal funding, grant/contract administration, and compliance systems.
  • Experience supervising staff required.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, project management, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, change management, and analytical skills required. 
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with competing deadlines, handle a large volume of work, take initiative, collaborate with various internal and external constituents, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment, with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, databases, and sponsored program or project management accounting software and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with Acumatica, virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams), and document collaboration platforms (e.g., SharePoint) preferred.
  • Some travel and evening/weekend work required, as well as the ability to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate time sensitive deliverables.


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Why work for the AAP?

  • Flexible hours and a focus on work/life balance.
  • State-of-the-art building equipped with standing desks, treadmill desks, cycle desks, on-site fitness center, and on-site exercise classes.
  • An on-site cafeteria with food costs that are subsidized by AAP.
  • Strong focus on mental health and wellness.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Competitive PTO and sick leave.
  • Excellent parental benefits, including adoption assistance.
  • A full list of benefits can be found here (chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

Hybrid work environment of 40% of work time in the office per month.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.


Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Contact Information

American Academy of Pediatrics
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • Non-Profit
  • Finance, Operations
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
Work Authorization
Authorized to work in the US
Security Clearance

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  • Full Time