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.

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:

Associate Vice President
Meetings and Travel
Grade: 17

The AOA seeks an Associate Vice President responsible for developing and executing strategy for the Association’s body of meetings including OMED Conference, OME/CME meetings, Midyear Board of Trustee Meeting, Annual Meeting, Cluster Meetings, ROME Regional Conferences, National Osteopathic Advocacy Center (NOAC) Meetings, plus special meetings and events as assigned. This position holds the responsibility for all meeting contracts for external events and ensures that all contracts are negotiated appropriately. Provides leadership and direction to the Meetings and Travel staff. Has full oversight for internal meetings and logistics. Holds a leadership role in meetings project management.

Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: At least seven to 10 years’ experience in meetings management, exposition services, and related fields; not-for-profit or health care experience preferred. Expertise and experience in overseeing large (4,000+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors), complex events and conventions.

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

Legislative Associate, State Government Affairs
State, Affiliate & International Affairs
Grade 12

The AOA seeks a Legislative Senior Associate who tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory trends impacting the osteopathic medical profession. Works with the state and specialty affiliates to coordinate a united response to legislative and regulatory proposals. Develops written responses to proposed legislative or regulatory changes, on behalf of the AOA. Conducts research on legislative trends as requested by the AOA's Bureau of State Government Affairs (BSGA), osteopathic state and specialty affiliates and AOA members, and develops resources on these topics to support osteopathic advocacy efforts at the state level. Assists the Associate Vice President of State Government Affairs in developing agendas and content for the BSGA meetings. Works with the Associate Vice President of State Government Affairs to provide support to the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, public health or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum of three years previous experience in a health care related field as well as experience in state government affairs or legislative advocacy. Experience with health and medical issues is strongly preferred. Sophisticated knowledge of the state legislative process and well-developed analytical skills is required.

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

Director, Grassroots and Advocacy
Government Relations
Grade 16

The AOA seeks a Director who serves the membership by directing advocacy efforts such as grassroots and federal legislative and regulatory communications to Members of Congress. The Director augments the implementation of federal legislative and regulatory strategies that advance and strengthen the osteopathic medical profession. In support of these activities, the Director leads membership advocacy education, grassroots recruitment and retention, and supervises efforts to publicize program activities through all available communication resources (including web and social media initiatives). Essential staff support is provided to the major meetings and fly-ins of the AOA and key state and specialty affiliate organizations, as well any other advocacy related programs that fall within the responsibility of the Government Relations department. Close coordination with staff in the Washington office and Chicago headquarters, as well as AOA leadership, leaders and members of state and specialty affiliate organizations.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications or related field. Advanced degree in political science, public policy, health care policy, government law or related field highly desirable.

Experience: Minimum of five years previous experience in similar position; at least three years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill or with health care trade association highly desirable. 

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

Director of Certification
Grade: 16

The AOA seeks a Director of Certification who manages daily activities of Certification, which include but are not limited to the management of quality assurance of the verification of credentials process, the upload and processing of certifying board recommendations to certify osteopathic physicians, answering questions regarding requirements for all aspects of certification from osteopathic physicians, management and administration of the certification portion of the AOA website; and oversight of staff that directly administer these efforts. This position will also help assist in the operations and administration of the Department of Education.

Education: Master’s degree preferred in a health-related discipline or in education

Experience: General administrative and management abilities acquired from at least 5-7 years of management experience in a health care or other professional association along with certification 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:

Certification Coordinator
State, Affiliate & International Affairs - Certifying Boards
Grade: 9

The AOA seeks a Certification Coordinator to assist in providing certifying services to boards contracting with the association and those involved in certification with those boards. This person will perform an array of functions and activities in carrying out the responsibilities and achieving the goals of the division. This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with professionals on all levels within the association and the certification process; ability to handle confidential material; deal with sensitive situations; and exhibit a high degree of attention to detail. The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand a complex system of inter-related activities and be able to draw independent conclusions based on information provided by candidates/board members and to interact professionally based on those assessments.

330 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred; some college

Experience: 5 to 7 years secretarial experience

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Government Relations Associate (ACOFP)
Government Relations
Grade: 16

The AOA seeks a Government Relations Associate responsible for advancing the legislative agenda of the American Osteopathic Association on Capitol Hill.  The individual will establish and strengthen relationships between the Association and members of Congress, physician groups, and organizations. The position is accountable for monitoring, analyzing, and influencing legislation that is relevant to the osteopathic profession. This position is also responsible for carrying out the duties in representing the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) as their Director of Government Relations. In this role, the individual provides government relations support for ACOFP and its Board of Governors. The position is accountable for monitoring, analyzing, and influencing legislation that is relevant to osteopathic family physicians and their priorities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, minimum. 

Experience: Minimum of three to five years of work in health care industry, federal/state health care legislation/regulation arenas. Experience on Capitol Hill preferred, and/or experience with a health care trade association.

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

Director, Reputation Management
Grade: 14

The AOA seeks a Director who will work with the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) to build and manage multi-stakeholder relationships, providing strategic engagement and visibility opportunities for the AOA, the Board of Trustees and Executive Director/CEO, both inside and outside the osteopathic medical profession. Helps to build stakeholder trust in all its dimensions, working to strengthen, protect and defend the reputation of osteopathic medicine through executive communications. Develops key messages, talking points, reports, and bi-weekly leader communications in line with AOA’s Strategic Plan. Reviews and edits all correspondence on behalf of AOA leadership to ensure alignment with AOA brand and message.

Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, political science or related field of study. Master's degree in related field preferred.

Experience: 10+ years of progressive experience in public relations, politics or corporate environment. Ideal candidates has experience building coalitions and managing relationships with diverse constituencies on behalf of organizations and/or leaders; experience managing narrative/message development and building thought leadership through digital/social media; experience in issues/crisis management; and experience working with senior executives and board members.