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Join the ADCES team and become a part of the inspiring work we do in diabetes care and education.

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Explore Careers at ADCES

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through education.

With more than 12,000 members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, we have a vast network of practitioners involved in the daily treatment of people with diabetes. 

Collectively, our alliances, member practitioner networks and academic partners uniquely position ADCES® at the locus of change for the future treatment of diabetes. 

You too can become a part of this inspiring work by exploring open careers at ADCES, applying for one of our association jobs that match your skill set, and ultimately joining the ADCES team. 

Why ADCES Is a Great Place to Work

"We all work to maintain a positive and healthy work environment. Our recent Welcoming Environment Award serves as motivation to continue celebrating individuals and their contributions to the association." 

Kimberly, HR, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Nonprofit Careers

Open Association Jobs

Manages the development, implementation, evaluation and expansion of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network of the Diabetes MATCH Initiative, a Strategic Approach to Advancing Health Equity for Priority Populations With or at Risk for Diabetes.

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Will oversee and facilitate the strategy and direction of the operations of ADCES events throughout the year, including the Annual Conference, Diabetes Technology Conference, Board of Directors and other assigned meetings.

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Will support the operational functions of the Meeting Services Department in planning and executing logistics of all association meetings and events. 

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Will be responsible for supporting administrative activities related to the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network development and the planning of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA), working closely with the SME Network and TTA teams.

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Will be responsible for assisting with the organization, logistics and execution of meetings related to the MATCH Program and other related meetings and events.

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Will support components of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) funding opportunity to advance health equity for priority populations with or at risk for diabetes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Will be responsible for developing and supporting an integrated communications and content strategy plan to ensure alignment across all participant organizations.

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Will direct and manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the subject matter expert (SME) network to support training, technical assistance (TA), guidance documents development and resource management for DP23-0020 recipients.

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Will help to develop the training, technical assistance (TA), learning strategies that build capacity and advance health equity across program recipient sites.

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Will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the association's member recruitment and retention strategies.

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Will play a key role in supporting the research and proposal development efforts of ADCES.

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How to Apply for Our Nonprofit Jobs

To apply for any of our open nonprofit jobs, please forward your resume and salary requirements to: 

Attn.: Human Resources 
125 Wacker Drive, Suite 600 
Chicago, IL 60606 
Email: [email protected]

ADCES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage and support diversity in our workforce.

The ADCES Team

ADCES Staff 2023

Our Team Values

Staff at the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists value the vibrant and diverse cultures that exemplify the people and communities we serve. We prioritize learning and collaboration to grow both professionally and personally as we work towards our shared mission. We seek to exceed the expectations of our members, customers and co-workers by embodying the following core values:

We celebrate the unique qualities and strengths of our coworkers to collectively build a supportive community that is diverse and inclusive.

We take ownership of our projects and responsibilities, welcome different perspectives with an open mind and trust each other to execute to the best of their abilities.

We foster an environment where all voices are heard and valued, leading to new ideas, creative problem-solving and adaptability.

We advocate for both the work of the association and each other as we strive to reach our highest potential.

We assume good intent as we maintain a solution and service-focused approach for our members and customers.

Total Rewards Program


Our comprehensive total rewards package is designed to attract, reward and retain talented individuals who will deliver superior service to our members and business partners:

• Competitive base pay

• 401(k) plan – employees are fully vested at 100% from the first day of employment with ADCES contributing 6% of an employee's salary to the employee’s 401(k) account without requiring an employee contribution.

• Professional development plans

• Tuition reimbursement policy



• Medical insurance – 6 options (HMOs, PPOs and High Deductible options) available through BlueCross Blue Shield

• Dental insurance – PPO dental insurance, allowing employees access to the dentist of their choice

• Vision insurance

• Life/AD&D insurance – insured amount is 1x salary with a minimum of $50,000 value, 100% paid by ADCES

• Short-term disability insurance

• Long-term disability insurance

• Flexible spending accounts – healthcare, dependent care

Work-Life Balance

Vacation – employees initially accrue at least two weeks' vacation annually

Holidays – employees receive 11 paid holidays per year

Personal/Sick days – employees accrue 10 personal/sick days per year

Flexible scheduling and remote work program

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – comprehensive resource offering assistance on a wide range of issues as employees balance work and personal responsibilities

Additional Benefits

• Convenient Chicago Loop location

• Pre-tax commuter program

• Casual dress code

• Employee referral program

• Summer hours schedule

• Fitness center access with on-demand fitness classes (located onsite at the Chicago office)

Staff Initiatives

A Welcoming Environment

We're committed to building and developing inclusive, diverse teams so that we can better understand and serve our members and the full range of identities and populations affected by diabetes. 

See why we received the 2022 Welcoming Environment Award from Association Forum.

The following programs are staff-driven initiatives that recognize and support staff while further building our ADCES community.

Health & Wellness Committee

The committee's mission is to positively contribute to ADCES’ culture by offering access to information and activities that support and promote healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The goal of the Staff Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is to take proactive steps to foster a welcoming environment at ADCES where individual differences are both valued and respected.

Chuck Macfarlane Staff Values Award

This is an annual opportunity for staff to recognize a colleague who contributes to our organizational culture and exemplifies the team values in their daily professional activities.

Our culture and staff are connected, welcoming and nurturing. As my favorite things about working here, they've allowed me to grow professionally and personally over the past 8 years.


Diabetes Education & Prevention Program Administrator, 2022 Chuck Macfarlane Staff Values Award Winner