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.

JAOA Editorial Assistant
Grade: 7

Under general direction of the JAOA’s director, the editorial assistant maintains the online manuscript-tracking system and iMIS records of authors, peer reviewers and general contacts; corresponds with the AOA’s editor in chief, the Journal's associate editors, peer reviewers, and authors via telephone, email, fax, and regular mail to shepherd manuscripts through the peer review process; ensures legally required documentation (e.g., permissions to reprint) are obtained for all accepted manuscripts; generates manuscript processing and continuing medical education credit reports as needed through the online tracking system; oversees the JAOA Northup Award process; and other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, English or related field.

Experience: Two or more years of general office experience, including word processing, database maintenance, and Internet research in a deadline-oriented environment. Solid skills with Microsoft Office programs—especially Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. Experience or an interest in publishing preferred.

Please apply to this position using our online applicant system:

Program Manager
State, Affiliate & International Affairs
Grade: 12

The AOA seeks a Program Manager to provide administrative support to AOA-managed affiliated organizations within the Division of Affiliate Affairs in order to facilitate the development of active, healthy societies. Manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships for purposes of securing support for staff and affiliate organizational needs. Provide subject matter expertise for AOA affiliates in association management areas such as financial management, membership, record-keeping, leadership development and management, organization management, and CME coordination.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Three or more years in association/no-profit work. Experience in association management firm a plus. Demonstrated understanding of all facets of association management and component relations, including membership, educational programs, and organizational development.

Licensure or certification: CAE or equivalent professional credential preferred.

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

SharePoint Developer
Information Technology
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a SharePoint Developer who is proficient in SharePoint 2010+ to work in a team environment on a wide array of public-facing software applications and back-end solutions. Experience designing, building, stabilizing, and deploying applications using several core technologies including SharePoint 2010, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server. Full life-cycle experience is required, from gathering requirements, to designing, coding, testing, deployment, and support.  Comfort maintaining pre-existing and third-party code is a must. Applicant must be willing to learn additional web development technologies and flexible enough to take on unforeseen needs as they evolve with changing technology.

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent technical training or equivalent experience

Experience: Three to five years' SharePoint and/or .NET development experience with a minimum of one year SharePoint application development and delivery experience.

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

Senior Certification Manager
State, Affiliate & International Affairs
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a Senior Certification Manager with the skill set necessary 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; the ability to deal with highly sensitive situations; and possess scrupulous attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be able to understand a complex system of inter-related activities; to demonstrate critical thinking skills that allow the candidate to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates and board members; and be prepared to interact meaningfully with the Associate Vice President for Certifying Board Services (CBS) based on these assessments at a moment’s notice. This person will be able to partner with appropriate internal and external resources to advance the scope of osteopathic certification and to pursue opportunities to strengthen the AOA brand with new and existing partners. Overall, this role requires a highly collaborative approach to leadership. The Director or Senior Certifying Board Manager is an integral member of the AOA’s CBS team.

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Minimum 10 years of experience in the arena of high-stakes examination association/nonprofit management process experience.

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