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Specialist, Career Advancement
American Physical Therapy Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
4 Year Degree
Title: Specialist, Career Advancement
Department/Unit: Career Advancement/Scientific Affairs
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Alexandria, VA
Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?
Then you want to work for APTA!
APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.
Lead staff within the Career Advancement department in the area of physical therapy practice. Utilizes adult learning principles in the design and recommendation of learning activities. Implements strategies to support organizational priorities with focus on departmental contributions to finance strategy, operations strategy, systems and data strategy, membership strategy, education and certification strategy, business strategy, and scientific strategy for the Association. Supports appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Prepares for approval compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.
Contributes to the advancement of adult learning principles and continued competency education.
Contributes to implementing finance strategy, operations strategy, systems and data strategy, membership strategy, education and certification strategy, business strategy, and scientific strategy for the Association.
Accountable for meeting performance expectations and metrics for department and respective budget activities.
Assures preparation of compliance requirements as outlined below including timely submission of all required forms.
Provides recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, grow revenue, and provide stewardship of association resources.
Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above.
Supports the Scientific Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects
Manages implementation of appointed and volunteer groups efforts in partnership with unit lead and staff colleagues
Provides department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy respective jurisdictional budget activities.
Provides strategic insight, counsel, data and intelligence to unit leader and executive leadership as appropriate on best practices related to the work of through briefings, reports and presentations.
Supports external relationship growth and collaboration through relationship building with external counterparts.
Contributes to unit efforts to seek business opportunities which align with finance strategy, operations strategy, systems and data strategy, membership strategy, education and certification strategy, business strategy, and scientific strategy, the APTA brand, and organizational priorities.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of association priorities
Bachelor’s degree required
Organizational management skills
Scholarly track record
Educational experience in continuing education or PT/PTA entry level education
Strategic thinking abilities
Strategic planning skills
Project management skills
Time management skills
10% - local, national
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information, please visit e-verify.uscis.gov.
APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.
APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff commUNITY.