Department/Unit: Residency and Fellowships/Education
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
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’s primary responsibility will be to provide day-to-day oversight of accreditation activities and customer service to physical therapist residency and fellowship education programs, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) governing board, and volunteers, in support of a national accreditation process for physical therapist residency and fellowship programs. A member of the Education unit that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Residency and Fellowships department. Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to the education strategy for the Association. Supports preparation of compliance requirements, continuing education standards and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission, and brand.
Responsible for communicating with residency and fellowship program administrators and educators regarding ABPTRFE accreditation procedures and standards, including responding to inquiries from programs.
Initiate requests for information on programmatic changes.
Provide guidance on submission of reports.
Responsible for marketing and outreach activities related to accreditation.
Provide staff support to ABPTRFE committees and be a team player.
Implements work plans related to respective activities of the Residency and Fellowship Education department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s education and certification 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 leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above.
Supports the Education 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
Licensed Physical Therapist preferred, or other degreed professional in a related healthcare field(s), with 5+ years of professional experience.
Working knowledge of accreditation and/or program monitoring strongly preferred.
Experience working in the health professions, higher education, and/or nonprofit organizations a plus.
Must be detail oriented.
Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational, and analytical skills.
Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively with constituents and colleagues.
The ability to manage simultaneous tasks and prioritize competing deadlines is required.
Project management skills a plus.
Experience in management and/or leadership.
Training and/or workshop facilitation experience preferred.
10%, local and 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.
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.