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American Academy of Family Physicians Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer 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 133,500 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 5-10 days travel annually

Job Description

This Vice President level position provides a strategic vision of human resources for the AAFP, creates a positive environment for staff through human resources policies and programs, promotes the development of staff for optimal productivity and retention, enhances staff experience and engagement, minimizes AAFP’s exposure for legal risk, and manages the staff and budget for the Human Resources Division. The position supports approximately 370 employees.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a related academic field plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible human resources experience in a corporate environment. Applicants must have substantial knowledge and expertise in all facets of human resources management including organizational development, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations and managing HR staff. Experience speaking before large groups of employees necessary. The successful candidate must possess exceptional management/leadership skills, be an excellent communicator (both oral and written), function independently, contribute effectively to a senior management team, and support and model a collaborative work style. The ideal candidate must have the ability to effectively lead people in an organization. Professional certification such as SPHR, SHRM-SCP or similar HR certification preferred.

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

  • Service-oriented

  • Takes Ownership

  • Collaborative

  • Outcome-focused

  • Transparent

  • Innovative

  • Balanced

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