The focus of this position is to support the community of APA Graduate Students, serve as Director of the Office on Graduate Students and as the primary staff liaison to the APAGS Committee.
The Director manages two-way communications with the larger Graduate Student constituency. Assists the AED with tracking and coordinating areas of interest to students that involve internal and external groups. Provides support on any policy initiatives and serves as a resource to internal units and other governance groups on issues related to graduate students.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum educational level is a BA or BS. A background in Psychology, one of the social sciences or other science is an asset. Masters or CAE a plus.
Ten years past experience as an association staff liaison with significant responsibilities may be substituted for education.
Experience with Associations and membership concerns.
Evidence of excellent conceptual / creative thinking leading to practical results.
Ability to work well in an environment in which ambiguity and uncertainty are the norm.
Provide staff support to APAGS Committee (including sub-committees and work groups), Executive Committee and Chair
Oversight of planning for all Committee functions and meetings.
Work with staff APAGS members to ensure strong Convention programming
Work with OPD and APAGS editorial board to ensure high-quality content and timely publication of Translational Issues in Psychological Science
Provide direction for APAGS messaging and communication channels, including social media,
Ensure Nominations and Elections occur as required
Work with on efforts to recruit and retain APA Graduate Students, and to ensure smooth conversion to ECP status upon graduation
Works collaboratively within the GS & ECP Affairs Office on issues of mutual interest.
Works collaboratively across APA with other Directorates, especially Membership.
Helps to coordinate student-related activities across APA.
Works with AED on issues arising from external groups relevant to GS
Works with AED and ED on issues going before the Board or Council
Works in concert with AED & Committee on advocacy efforts
Has responsibility for APAGS Grant program
Leads, supervises and evaluates performance of seasonal interns.
Functions as Team Leader coordinating GS & ECP Affairs staff working on APAGS-related projects.
Other duties as assigned
Experienced user of Microsoft Office including OneNote
Experienced user of virtual meeting and webinar technology
Comfort with current technology, especially communication channels
Ability to master new software as needed
Data analysis and communication skills a necessity - excellent spreadsheet skills, superior attention to detail, and regular production and communication of results.
Other duties as assigned.
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