Please enclose cover letter, resume, and salary requirements when submitting your application
Title: Specialist, Public Relations
Department/Unit: Public Relations/Public Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Seeking a team player with a strong communications background and experience with consumer awareness campaigns, strategy, and communications tactics and channels. The right candidate will also have some experience in policy and reaching media that cover issues related to health policy and the Hill to assist in promoting APTA’s policy priorities.
A member of the public relations team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Public Relations department Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association. Participates and support 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. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.
Principal Functions (not all inclusive):
Implements work plans related to respective activities of the public relations department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s 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 leader 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
Undergraduate degree in Public Relations or Communications required
8+ years’ experience in public and media relations both for the consumer and public policy/legislative target markets
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Excellent public speaking skills
Strong computer and public relations database software experience required
Experience using social media to further organizational public and media relations objectives
Experience in a member-oriented association preferred
Established consumer and public policy media contacts.
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.
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.
Principals only. This position is located in Alexandria, VA.
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.