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American Academy of Family Physicians CPD Accreditation Senior Strategist in Leawood, Kansas

Thank you for your interest in careers at AAFP!

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: Possible 15 days travel annually

Job Description

The CPD Accreditation Senior Strategist is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) accountable for working with the Commission on Continuing Professional Development, CME faculty, staff, and other SMEs to continuously strengthen the AAFP's CME credit system policies and practices, and to ensure the AAFP demonstrates compliance with current guidelines governing accredited CME.

This position is responsible for AAFP’s CME compliance program including the program and activity level strategy for ensuring AAFP compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requirements and all other applicable regulations pertaining to certified CME. This position will work closely with staff across the organization to build consensus, help unify objectives among multiple stakeholders, and provide essential training to staff responsible for accrediting and producing CME activities.

This position is also responsible for working with the Director of CPD Accreditation to identify, set and implement the financial and business strategy for AAFP Credit System.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or knowledge acquired through equivalent work experience, plus a minimum of six years related work experience. Understanding of ACCME criteria and other applicable laws and regulations and experience managing the compliance of a CME program required. This position requires critical thinking skills and the ability to synthesize regulatory guidelines that impact Continuing Medical Education to ensure compliance. The ability to follow guidelines with specific deliverables and timelines is a must. Must be self-directed and able to manage multiple priorities. Strong public speaking skills, as well as strong verbal and written skills are needed.

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