The American Physical Therapy Association strives to improve the health and life quality of the communities through promoting and advancing physical therapist practice through research, education, and awareness. The institution is committed to increase the understanding of the role of physical therapy in the national health care system. With regard to its members, it provides resources for career advancement and improvement, such as free or discounted courses, events, conferences, articles, payment guidance, and discounts. These are also available for students and early-career physical therapists. Additional benefits include full-text access to scientific literature, board certification in specialty areas, partnership and fellowship opportunities, professional, business, and personal insurance options, and more.
In coordination with the Vice President of Government Affairs and the advocacy staff, this position formulates and implements the public policy and advocacy initiatives of the Association.
In consultation and supervision of the Vice President of Government Affairs, legislative policy and strategy in implementing APTA’s public policy priorities.
Represents the Association in lobbying efforts directed at the legislative branch of the Federal Government.
Coordinates with the APTA Regulatory Affairs staff in the development of public policy and strategies as it relates to APTA’s legislative agenda.
Monitors federal publications, congressional schedule, and legislation for opportunities to protect and promote the interests of physical therapy.
Participate in legislative and political activities with other stakeholder organizations and as necessary and in consultation with the Director.
Writes articles for Association and Departmental publications.
Provides presentations at APTA events, webinars, and members groups.
Develops testimony represented before congressional committees.
Develops sign-on letters for members of Congress aimed at federal agencies.
Develops content and resources for federal legislative portion of the APTA website.
Attends political events to represent the Association.
Responds to member inquiries relating to federal legislative concerns.
Assists with the management of APTA’s grassroots, including key contacts and federal liaisons.
Represents APTA at meetings related to federal legislative concerns.
Serves as the liaison to selected APTA sections and APTA member groups on legislative issues.
Assists the Director in responding to inquiries from members of Congress and various government agencies.
Speaks to various associations, educational institutions and APTA sections.
Actively contributes to the establishment of a positive working environment in promoting Staff Aspirations and commitment to the goals and objectives of APTA.
All other duties as required by management related to the orderly, efficient, and safe operation of APTA.
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Respond to requests for information from the media or designate an appropriate spokesperson or information source.
Write press releases or other media communications to promote clients.
Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups.
Plan or direct development or communication of programs to maintain favorable public or stockholder perceptions of an organization's accomplishments, agenda, or environmental responsibility.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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