Chief Programmatic Officer

AIM is seeking qualified candidates for its Chief Programmatic Officer (CPO) position. The CPO reports directly to the Executive Director.  The CPO position is a senior level position and joins other senior leaders working with the Executive Director and the AIM Executive Committee to provide direction and guidance to the organization.  The CPO leads a dynamic team to implement the activities associated with cooperative agreements awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The cooperative agreement activities intend to develop, enhance, and manage the network of AIM members to successfully lead state and local efforts to improve overall national immunization programs. The CPO works to increase collaboration between state and local jurisdictions and federal partners, increasing immunization rates and decreasing vaccine-preventable disease.  The CPO oversees federal grant activities from grant-writing to implementation to evaluation, providing direction and oversight to AIM programmatic activities. The CPO oversees the communications team, which is responsible for the organization’s social media, website, and ongoing communications.

Position Location: Rockville, MD (remote work possible)
Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hour work week) with benefits, exempt
Salary and Benefits: $125k-$145k, commensurate with experience, competitive benefit package
Approximate Start Date: November 14, 2022
This is a grant-funded position and funding is currently available through September 2023. Subsequent years of funding for this position are expected, but not guaranteed.


Strategy and Leadership

  • Serves on AIM Senior Leadership Team with Executive Director
  • Works with AIM Executive Committee to develop strategic direction for AIM organization, prioritize activities, and operationalize vision and ideas
  • Continually evaluates existing programs and activities based on value to members and sustainability
  • Represents AIM in stakeholder meetings, provides AIM input to stakeholder initiatives.


AIM-CDC Cooperative Agreements

  • Oversees all aspects of multiple AIM cooperative agreements with CDC, including annual application, implementation, evaluation and reporting, budget and adherence to budget and federal spending and reporting requirements [AIM currently has 6 projects funded through 3 CDC Cooperative Agreements.]
  • Leads a team of immunization policy professionals, directly supervising 3 Project Managers (3 FTEs), and 1 Director (1 FTE), as well as overseeing additional support and team staff.
  • Coordinates CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) application; coordinates supervision of PHAPs (2 FTEs)
  • Serves as primary contact for AIM-CDC Cooperative Agreement Project Officer
  • Establishes and staffs a work group of AIM members and external partners to provide guidance on how to improve identified practice areas
  • Assures AIM-CDC Cooperative Agreement progress reports and briefing materials are provided to AIM members and staff


Membership Services

  • Supervises Membership Services Specialist (Consultant, 0.5 FTE)
  • Oversees membership peer-to-peer learning and support
  • Establishes and staffs Member Engagement Committee
  • Coordinates AIM member regional meetings
  • Cultivates the values of membership service
  • Integrates member support into CDC cooperative agreement activities
  • Oversees annual member activities, such as elections and awards



  • Works with communications director to communicate AIM-CDC activities, accomplishments, and member activities
  • Prepares updates and weekly newsletter articles
  • Assists with developing and writing funding proposals
  • Assists organization with membership and strategic growth activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MPA, MPP, MPH, MBA or related experience
  • 10 years prior related experience in public health, public policy, membership association, or related field
  • Experience working with federal and/or Institutional grants
  • Knowledge of and experience with immunization policy or programs at the state or national level preferred
  • Policy and public health experience at local, state, and/or federal level desirable
  • Supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Grant writing experience desirable

The ideal candidate is:

  • Passionate, friendly and committed to the mission of public health and the mission and vision of AIM
  • An excellent communicator (both written and oral)
  • Organized and detail-oriented with good planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Adept at meeting short- and long-term goals and objectives
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Tech savvy
  • Willing to work closely with AIM members and staff, CDC, and other external partners to achieve success
  • Able to maintain a professional online appearance and manner
  • Willing to work closely with association colleagues, partners, and members in a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative manner
  • Willing to work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of colleagues, partners, and members in a collaborative, collegial, and cooperative manner
  • Knowledgeable of communication theory and practices

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) at [email protected]. Please state “Chief Programmatic Officer” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

About the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)

The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) is the only professional public health association for all federally funded immunization program managers in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1999, AIM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that enables immunization managers to work together to effectively prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases and improve immunization coverage in the U.S.; promotes adequate and efficient allocation of resources to immunization efforts; promotes development and implementation of sound immunization policies and programs; and provides a forum for development and dissemination of information among its members.

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