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Senior Program Manager, Digital Health Solutions and Informatics

To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.  Join the AMA team as the Senior Program Manager, Digital Health Solutions and Informatics in Improving Health Outcomes .  As part of the team, you will work closely with Improving Health Outcomes (IHO) leadership. You will manage a portfolio of projects focused on initiatives identified in the AMA’s areas of focus.  You will facilitate the strategic planning process and provide input on setting priorities and defining the tactics to execute the strategic plan. You will identify key collaborators and opportunities to collaborate in development, and dissemination of products to support initiatives in the IHO areas of focus. You will develop and maintain effective working relationships with external organizations viewed as key collaborators and/or relevant stakeholders. 

Other Responsibilities will include:

  • Program Development and Management
    • Manage a portfolio of projects focused on improving intermediate and long-term health outcomes identified in the AMA’s areas of focus for Improving Health Outcomes. Provide expertise and leadership to AMA’s initiatives involving collaboration with public and private entities whose goals and objectives align with the AMA strategic focus areas, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations and governmental agencies. Provide day-to-day leadership, planning and management support for the comprehensive portfolio of projects.  Follow a defined process for project execution which includes, development of project charters, assembling of project teams, project planning, task coordination, and issue management.  Deliver project tasks on time, with high quality and ensure that deliverables/milestones are met. Budgets associated with the project work are adhered to; the scope of work is adhered to as defined within the project charter.  Identify and pre-empt barriers to a project’s successful execution; coordinate activities with other teams from the IHO focus area, across the AMA, and external collaborators, as applicable.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Under the direction of IHO management, facilitate the strategic planning process to achieve objectives set for the areas of responsibility and defined project portfolio. Provide input in drafting and setting priorities, defining testing and prototyping methods, identifying internal and external project collaborators, and identification of tools, educational offerings and resources needed for the strategy to be executed effectively.  Review, analyze, and interpret relevant federal, state, and local regulatory policies, as needed. Identify, assess and capitalize on opportunities to engage other health professionals on a care team, e.g., nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Ensure that strategies and tactics comply with AMA policies and procedures. 
  • Manage Relationships with Key Collaborators and Relevant Stakeholders 
    • Identify key collaborators and opportunities to collaborate in development, and dissemination of products which support initiatives around the IHO areas of focus.  Support IHO management in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with external organizations viewed as key collaborators and/or relevant stakeholders.  Define the project responsibilities, project activities and deliverables for collaborative work with external entities, as appropriate.
  • Staff Management 
    • Provide support to IHO management in: 1) assigning tasks and responsibilities to staff; 2) assuring that work products are of high quality and completed in adherence with established work plans and deadlines; 3) directing and managing staff assigned to projects; and 4) evaluating the job performance of direct or indirect reports. 
    • Completes other tasks and projects as directed, including, but not limited to supporting other departments working with IHO on related activity, projects that include external stakeholders and AMA committees. Identify funding opportunities and contributing grant writing expertise.


  • Master’s degree preferred, preferably in public health, healthcare management, public policy, business administration, related fields or equivalent, applicable work experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience; strong preference for experience in health promotion and chronic disease prevention and forming collaborations with physicians, other healthcare professionals and other relevant external groups or organizations.  Experience in cardiovascular and/or diabetes health a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in Project Planning and Project Management practices.  Advanced knowledge of strategic planning, budget planning, implementation and evaluation of multiple, complex projects including, convening project teams, organizing multi-faceted project plans, managing towards established time lines and project deliverables.  PMP Certification Preferred
  • Knowledgeable in quality improvement principles and practice, preferably in an ambulatory clinical practice setting; exposure to organized medicine and related organizations strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated creative, analytic and strategic approach to issues; ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment; ability to implement and conduct multi-faceted projects with time pressure and high quality standards, including project planning, data analysis, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from different disciplines, contributing as a team member, as well as, being self-motivated and a strong individual contributor.
  • Strong writing skills required, especially in the ability to conceptualize issues, synthesize a response and write/develop reports.
  • Interpersonal skills and temperament to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a matrixed organization and complex work environment.
  • Strong presentation and public speak skills required, including experience presenting in a large group setting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Some travel required.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. Please apply for the position at https://ama-assn.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=2&c=ama-assn&id=845&source=BLTIN. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.   

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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