Location: This position is located on-site at the APTA headquarters in 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.
This position is a part of APTA’s Public Relations team within the Public Affairs Unit and is responsible for managing all APTA’s strategic alliances with external entities. Among other duties, this position will implement efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Public Relations department. It supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to Public Affairs and public engagement strategy for the Association; Participates and supports efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership; Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities; And is an effective champion of the Association vision, mission, and brand.
Serve as first point of contact and lead for the APTA Strategic Alliances Program.
Conduct annual audit of all strategic alliances to ensure they are delivering value to support APTA’s mission and provide staff leads and their VPs the opportunity to review and evaluate their strategic alliances. Work with staff leads to sunset alliances that are no longer viable.
Create a master map of the strategic alliances in which the sections and academies are involved.
Maintain master list of strategic alliances.
Maintain Strategic Alliances web page on www.apta.org.
Manage existing partnerships with Memorandums of Understanding/Contracts. Ensure they are kept up-to-date and manage renewal process to ensure new MoU’s are in place prior to expiration of existing ones.
Implements work plans related to respective activities of the Public Relations department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s Public Affairs and public engagement strategy.
Prepares and completes required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required forms.
Contributes to and implements recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable.
Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting department director, and unit leaders in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above.
Supports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues
Prepares, in consultation with the Director, department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy
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
3-5 years of relevant work experience
Communications, marketing or business experience preferred
Project management skills highly desired
Experience in developing outreach strategies and working with external partners
Experience in budget development and execution
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Office forms
Strong written and oral communication skills
Up to 10% - local, National
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when submitting your application.
Principals only: no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.