The Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT), the country’s preeminent nonprofit funding research in physical therapy, seeks a Marketing & Communications Manager. This person will lead marketing and communications for the organization on a leadership team with the Development Director, Scientific Program Manager, and CEO. Candidates should be organized; self-starting; happy in a cooperative nonprofit environment; excellent at multi-tasking; and have a good sense of humor. Candidates must be fluent in English and have strong writing skills.
The marketing and communications leader will:
Provide leadership and execute strategic marketing and communications priorities to create engagement for the Foundation’s programs within and related to the physical therapy marketplace.
Target engagement at key audiences to ensure a strong return on effort in terms of increased awareness, engagement, retention as well as new and increased donations.
Partner with communications and marketing teams at the Foundation’s related organization, the American Physical Therapy Association, to develop opportunities for APTA staff and members to engage with and donate to the Foundation’s work.
Clarify and strengthen the FPT brand through strong messaging, audience targeting, and effective use of tools and techniques that are brand-relevant and audience-appropriate.
Supervise the Communications Associate. Work with the Associate to develop and produce promotional and conference materials; digital and print outreach tools and content; and materials to support the marketing communications efforts of the CEO and the Board of Trustees.
Collaborate with internal teams and develop external partnerships to increase awareness of and support for the organization.
Measure results of marketing communications efforts and make data-driven decisions about how to invest resources for maximum impact.
Manages the organization’s digital marketing strategy and execution (website, Twitter, etc.)
Advanced degree in English/Communications, Marketing/PR, or equivalent combination of education and related experience
7+ years’ experience in professional level position
Experience in communicating scientific, technical or research topics
Foundation or nonprofit marketing communications background preferred
A strong working knowledge of design, brand development, and creative process
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly
Demonstrated competency in leadership and management
Knowledge of and proficiency with email marketing, digital communications, and web publishing platforms a plus
About the Foundation
The FPT is an independent 501(c) (3) charitable organization governed by a Board of Trustees and dedicated to funding physical therapist researchers through grants, scholarships and fellowships. The Foundation does not have members but rather relies on the donations of individuals, corporations and organizations to advance its mission.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a 501(c) (6) organization whose purpose is to represent and promote the profession of physical therapy and to meet the needs of its members, APTA is a benefactor of the Foundation.
The FPT and APTA are separate, but philosophically linked organizations. The FPT contracts with APTA for certain services including human resources and staffing, as such, Foundation staff are employed by APTA and receive the same employee benefits.
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The Foundation for Physical Therapy is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome those who are willing to work hard to help strengthen the physical therapy profession.
About American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 93,000 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.