American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Employment Opportunities

If you're a talented individual interested in working with caring physicians within a growing member association, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) may be the place for you. Send a 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 The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.

Systems Engineer
Information Technology

The AOA seeks a Systems Engineer responsible for the administration and maintenance of the AOA data center, systems and network consisting of IBM blade centers and HP servers running MS Windows and Red Hat Linux, backbone hardware, routers and switches, workstations and network printers. This position will work closely with Help Desk in both administration, and support, mentoring and directing Help Desk activities regarding specific technical support issues. Responsibilities include working to resolve technical support issues, analyze systems and data to make recommendations and improvements for the development or purchase of hardware, operating systems and application programs. This position will also work with email relays, Spam filters, anti-virus, and network monitoring software.

Install, configure and maintain IBM Blade servers, Linux and Windows physical and virtual servers, VMWare and Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition, network switches and routers including Cisco and Avaya, network security equipment including Cisco PIX and ASA firewalls, and network WiFi access points, routers and firewalls. Monitor and perform basic maintenance on server room power and HVAC systems. Support and administer mail services including Exchange, Spam filters and Anti-virus and list servers, and also web services including scripts and blogs. Support and administer database systems and services including MySQL, and MS SQL as well as their web connectors. Support and administer application systems and services including, but not limited to iMIS, ColdFusion, SharePoint, IIS, and Apache. Monitor, tune and perform capacity planning of the production servers. Install, support and administer any new services which could include Help Desk, Network Monitoring, File Sharing, Kerberos realm and/or LDAP. Provide timely and accurate on-call support. Keep abreast of technology advances. Review on an on-going basis appropriate trade publications to ensure awareness of emerging technologies, and obtain appropriate training. Foster an environment of cooperation between users and providers of AOA administered internal/external portal infrastructure/applications.

Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or equivalent work experience.

Experience: Three years professional experience in systems/network engineering and administration. Professional experience working with Microsoft and Linux operating systems. Understanding of Blade server hardware & SAN’s. Cisco PIX firewall, routers and switches.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system with the following link:

Director of Brand Marketing

The AOA is seeking a Director, Brand Marketing who is responsible for elevating stakeholder awareness of, and engagement with, the AOA/osteopathic brand. This role will lead development and execution of marketing strategies that promote AOA membership and certification to physicians and medical students and build awareness of osteopathic medicine among consumers. A dynamic strategist and leader, the Director will collaborate with multiple departments to develop, execute and measure high-impact marketing and advertising that supports strategic priorities and promotes AOA programs, services, products and events. The successful candidate will bring a passion for advancing the AOA brand and osteopathic professions to membership, affiliate and specialty organizations, and to consumers. Key relationships include the CEO, Senior Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and consultants.

Partner with Communications and Publications team members, including the CCO, Associate Vice President of Media Relations, Director of Content and Director of Publications to develop, execute and evaluate integrated marketing plans. Collaborate with multiple departments, including Membership, Education, Research & Development, Physician Services, Certification Board Services, Information Technology, Public Policy, Meetings & Travel and Executive Administration to develop marketing strategies and tactics to support strategic priorities. Develop and manage the creation, design and production of all marketing collateral and promotional materials, including digital and social media/marketing, e-newsletters, brochures, website content, videos, print advertisements, direct mail and other channels. Work with the CCO to manage the consumer brand awareness campaign, including management of market research and creative agencies. Oversee marketing of AOA live events including OMED and Annual Meeting, manage development and production of communications elements, including themes and general session videos, scripts and presentations. Oversee development and production of AOA Annual Report/Osteopathic Medical Profession Report and other publications. Manage Marketing, Communications and Production staff.  Oversee management of vendors and freelancers. Develop and track metrics for all marketing programs and adapt/optimize strategies and tactics as necessary to maximize impact and achieve goals. Under the direction of the CCO, interact with executive directors of osteopathic state/specialty organizations, CEO, President, President-elect, Board of Trustees, as well as various bureaus, councils and committees. Ongoing contact with members, AOA Senior Leadership Team and vendors. Develop and manage the marketing budget.

This position requires two to three weeks of travel per year. Extended work hours will be required around major meetings and other high-volume work periods.

Education: Bachelor's degree required

Experience: 10+ years of progressive marketing management experience, proven track record of success in brand marketing, preferably in professional services associations, health care organizations and/or agencies. Experience managing creative teams is required. Experience working with senior executives and board/volunteer leaders is required. Experience with physicians is highly desirable. Experience with brand management in a nonprofit is highly desirable.

Please follow this link to complete the application process: