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30 Sep 2020

Full-Time Licensing Manager

American Medical Association – Posted by Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Licensing Manager
Chicago, IL

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness.

Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Licensing Manager on our Health Solutions team.  As the Licensing Manager, you will develop and manage direct licensing arrangements for AMA assigned business products including business development, licensee liaison, contract development and administration, and licensee performance.


  • Develop intellectual property licensing arrangements. Represent the AMA in negotiations with licensees for direct licensing agreements for assigned AMA business products to provide the best possible outcome to meet AMA’s overall goals and objectives. Identify, investigate, and resolve potential copyright infringement of AMA intellectual property. Analyze proposed uses of AMA intellectual property. Structure arrangements to comply with AMA licensing guidelines.
  • Analyze and monitor licensee performance to ensure contract compliance. Maintain strong and effective ongoing relationships with licensees by working with and communicating to licensees on a regular basis about appropriate use of AMA content, obtaining a license for use of the content, complying with the terms of the license agreement and permitted use. Ensure the proper Licensing Model is a applied to the business use.  Monitor industry trends in licensee market segments.
  • Assist in managing relationships with other areas within the AMA, including legal, business, finance and advocacy units, to ensure a coordinated and informed intellectual asset management strategy for the AMA.
  • Educate internal and external audiences on licensing of AMA intellectual property including software developers, publishers, specialty societies, federal and state government agencies, and healthcare providers and payers regarding license of AMA intellectual property.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  2. At least five years’ experience in related areas such as accounting, contract administration or compliance programs. Experience in non-profits and/or licensing preferred.
  3. Advanced level Microsoft Office skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  4. Demonstrated ability to learn and effectively communicate complex material.
  5. Demonstrated ability to think critically and speak persuasively extemporaneously.
  6. Strong negotiation and writing skills.
  7. Well-developed analytical and problem solving, project management and planning skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with challenging situations and people.
  9. Well-developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability for effective organization and management of multiple priorities within deadlines.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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