Careers at ADCES

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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, among others, ADCES has 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.

Kimberly Terrell

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

Open Positions

Meeting Services Intern - Summer 2023

Will provide support for the Meeting Services Department including administrative support for the Annual Conference (ADCES23) held in Houston, TX on August 4 -17, 2023.

Staff Accountant

Responsible for all billing, cash posting and accounts receivable using both NetForum membership database and Microsoft SL (Solomon) financial software.

Director of Learning and Education

Responsible for directing the strategy, operations, and tactics in areas of distance learning, continuing education accreditation, and educational publications. Also responsible for assessing opportunities for new product development in learning and education, with the goal of driving sales and revenue through innovative and customer-valued products and services.

To apply for any of our available positions, 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.


Our Team Values

Staff at the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists value the vibrant and diverse cultures which 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:

Mutual Respect

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.

The culture at ADCES is connected, welcoming and nurturing. Our culture and staff are my favorite things about working here and have allowed me to grow both professionally and personally over the past 8 years.

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

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
  • 401k plan -- employees are fully vested at 100% from the first day of employment, with ADCES contributing 6% of an employee's salary to employee 401k account.
  • 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 1 x 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


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

A Welcoming Environment

ADCES Welcoming Environment Award 2022
We are 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 they serve. The following programs are staff-driven initiatives that recognize and support ADCES staff while further building our ADCES community.

Health & Wellness

The committee's mission is to positively contribute to ADCES’s 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

Annual opportunity for staff to recognize a colleague who contributes to our organizational culture and exemplifies the Team Values in their daily professional activities.

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