The Assistant Director of Professional Psychology Programs supports programs and initiatives to enhance the quality of graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology and advises the Deputy Director, Education; Executive Director, Education; and the Board of Educational Affairs about issues regarding graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology. The incumbent facilitates and monitors the work of APA governance and external organizations related to graduate and postgraduate programs in professional psychology. This includes a direct role with the APA Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (RxP Designation Committee) and the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC) and other groups as assigned. Further, the incumbent will implement projects and initiatives that provide information, products, and services to graduate and postgraduate faculty and supervisors and to trainees. The incumbent will prepare and monitor the budget for programs related to graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology. The incumbent will be familiar with state, national, and association policy and developments related to graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology, monitor developments in education and training in other health professions, and prepare executive reports that summarize these policies.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology/education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience in association management. Education/teaching experience or expertise in program development and implementation.
- Advance user of MS Office
- Works with the Deputy Executive Director, Education to provide support for governance groups including Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) and the RxP Designation Committee, governance task forces and working groups, and organizations within and external to the APA that address issues related to education and training in professional psychology. Responsibilities include the conduct of research on issues prior to meetings or conference calls, development of agendas, drafting reports and maintaining minutes and other records of the meetings, working with the group’s chair to schedule all meeting arrangements and conference calls, maintaining current rosters of group members and regularly updating listservs, and planning special programs related professional psychology education and training for national and regional conventions. Prepares agenda items related to initiatives of these groups for action by or information to APA governance groups as appropriate (i.e., BEA, Board of Directors, and Council of Representatives).
- Serves as the principle staff liaison for the APA RxP Designation Committee, managing all administrative aspects of the designation process within the APA. The responsibilities include; providing information to the public about the designation process; coordinating and managing the application review process, ensuring appropriate venues of public notice and review of applications by the committee, and notifying applicants and the public of actions taken.
- Tracks policy and other developments at the state and national levels related to graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology and prepares executive summaries and reports for dissemination to stakeholders. Provides updates on policy and works with staff within and across APA directorates to respond to policy and other issues relevant to education and training in professional psychology.
- Manages administrative functions related to professional psychology such as budgeting and tracking expenses for ongoing programs and special projects, preparing annual and periodic reports of program activities for APA governance, preparing communication materials related to program initiatives, responding to general inquiries by email or other forms of correspondence from APA members, students, and the public about graduate and postgraduate education and training in professional psychology, and ensuring information on the APA website is updated.
- Monitors, collects, and advises on education and training resources and developments from other health professions, including interprofessional education to inform possible future initiatives. Examples include the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Physical Therapy Association, the Macy Foundation, and Institute of Medicine.
- Other duties, as assigned, by the Deputy Executive Director, Education.
Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary requirements. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.
The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.