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American Academy of Family Physicians Public Relations Coordinator 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 10 days per year

Job Description

The public relations coordinator is responsible for implementing public relations plans that promote the AAFP brand and specialty of family medicine to key media audiences.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Press releases, public statements, media pitching/reporter briefings, press kits, satellite/radio media tours, press events, op-eds or letters to the editor, public speaking engagements, and social media.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key journalists that can help further the AAFP brand and specialty of family medicine. This includes:

  • Evaluate and respond to media inquiries.

  • Determine AAFP spokesperson participation, coordinating interview/quote, preparing spokespeople and providing supplemental material to journalist (as appropriate).

  • Other duties, as assigned.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in public relations, journalism, English, and/or communications, plus at least one year related work experience. Must be effective and comfortable communicating with diverse groups, both public and professional. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communications skills; aptitude for detail and accuracy; have a professional demeanor; and possess strong computer skills.

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.

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