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American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference Program Strategist in Leawood, Kansas

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and its chapters proudly represent more than 136,700 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States.

The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members time, and maximizing the value of membership . Our focus every day is to help family physicians spend more time doing what they do best: providing quality and cost-effective patient care. The AAFP delivers value to its members through each of its strategic priorities.

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Travel: Approximately 5-7 days local travel per year

Job Description

This position serves primarily as strategist for the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students educational programming and as manager of the operations of the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members. This position also supports the AAFP governance process by serving as the Staff Executive to the Subcommittee for National Conference Planning of the Commission on Education. In addition, this position supports experimental learning activities in MED that enhance the quantity and quality of the family medicine workforce.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or knowledge acquired through equivalent work experience, plus a minimum of six years related work experience. A successful candidate should have experience overseeing budgets and educational programming, with strong experience in problem resolution and process optimization. The position requires strong interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as strong verbal and written skills to professionally interact with medical students, residents, and active physicians via phone, email, in small group presentations, and while at meetings and conferences. Ability to work independently, effectively organize work, flexibility to handle multiple tasks, frequent interruptions and changing priorities required.

Helping Family Physicians Advance Health

Why work for us?

The work of the AAFP serves family physicians so they can best care for their patients and communities. Our work is driven by this mission.

Employment Strategy

Attracting good people, and keeping them, is essential to the strategy of a successful organization. We recognize that our success depends on the quality of our staff. We need to attract talented, qualified professionals and provide them with opportunities for advancement in all aspects of their professional life.

Our Staff Model our Organization’s Values and Culture

Achieving our mission requires great people who have high integrity and are creative, energetic, and mission-driven. Our staff model our culture by demonstrating the following:

  • Value the family physician member – our primary customer.

  • Treat each other with mutual respect

  • Deal with conflicts directly and respectfully

  • Take personal responsibility, including accountability for commitments, results and quality

  • Commit to learning and developing self and others

  • Work effectively together in a collaborative manner

  • Keep it fun by enjoying our work, celebrating our successes and maintaining a balanced life

All AAFP work locations and the entire Leawood campus are tobacco free workplaces.

See our career page (https://www.aafp.org/careers/at-aafp/careers.html) for more information about the AAFP