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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is looking for talented individuals to join us as we build the premier organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) everywhere. In addition to competitive benefits, AANP offers a creative work environment with the opportunity for personal growth and success. Do you have the skills and attitude to make a positive impact for our organization? Then apply now!

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  • Systems Engineer — Project Manager (75/25)

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is seeking a qualified professional to serve as its Systems Engineer – Project Manager. The Systems Engineer role oversees all aspects of a project or system in a variety of areas, such as software design, application development, maintenance and implementation. Coordination with various stakeholders including business analysts, application developers and business owners is essential to produce quality and sustainable business solutions. The role of the Project Manager is to plan, organize, staff, evaluate, direct, control and lead the project from conceptualization to completion. This position is comprised of 75% Systems Engineer duties and 25% Project Manager duties. The position will be based in Austin, TX, is eligible for telecommuting and will report to the Vice President of Strategic Operations.

    Duties include:

    • Lead meetings to identify business needs and solutions, scope of work and implementation plans.
    • Meet with stakeholders to gather, document and communicate the details of a project charter.
    • Serve as the liaison between the IT development and business owners to translate business workflow requirements into technical requirements and project tasks.
    • Develop quality assurance test plans and cases and execute testing. Ensure all issues are identified, documented, tracked and resolved. Verify resolution and escalate issues promptly.
    • Participate in reviewing and documenting business processes and in identifying, documenting and implementing business process improvements.
    • Lead project teams and provide guidance to keep the team focused on the project vision through implementation.
    • Responsible for breaking projects into achievable tasks and milestones, effectively explaining those tasks to the responsible parties to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
    • Ensure all significant risks are identified and that mitigation plans are developed and incorporated into project activities.
    • Manage internal customer and external vendor expectations on all project requirements, activities and deliverables.
    • Work with software developers on development and testing of applications, including association management software, mobile app, web pages and microsites.
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, along with awareness of the overall project scope and departmental goals.
    • Host staff training events, as needed.
    • Create and deliver presentations to executive leadership, as needed.
    • Travel and staff AANP conferences, as assigned.

    Qualifications for this position include:

    • Bachelor’s degree or four years of professional experience in computer science, engineering, business management, project management or a related discipline.
    • Two to five years of progressive, broad-based project management experience (i.e., plan, evaluate, design, develop and implement), including IT and business experience.
    • Previous experience as a system engineer or comparable experience in testing and documentation is preferred.
    • Extensive experience working in a fast-paced environment and handling changing initiatives.
    • Experience with projects for software installations, upgrades, site maintenance and, ideally, application development.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
    • Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding.
    • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; very detailed oriented, while fully understanding the big picture.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and shift priorities, as needed.
    • Use of strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
    • Experience working with multiple applications simultaneously (e.g., relational databases, ServiceNow, JIRA, Teamwork, Spiceworks, CRM systems, Outlook, Skype, Zoom) is strongly preferred.
    • Experience creating and delivering training on systems and applications is strongly preferred.

    AANP offers attractive compensation; health, dental and vision insurance; employer 401(K) match; generous paid time-off; an on-site gym; free coffee bars and snacks; and a great work environment. AANP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to

    About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, with more than 119,000 individual members. AANP is unique among NP organizations by its number of members, well-established education department and network of relationships with state‐level groups. With a network of more than 200 NP Organization members, including other national, state and local NP organizations, it provides a unique reach to NPs in a wide range of communities and settings.

    As The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®, AANP represents the interests of more than 325,000 NPs around the country, advocating for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care. AANP is committed to empowering all NPs to advance accessible, person-centered, high-quality health care for diverse communities through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership.