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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.

Job Description

Posted:

January 20, 2019

Location:

Virginia

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Salary:

Type:

Full Time - Experienced

Category:

Government Relations

Job Summary

Assists in the strategic direction of the State Affairs team on efforts to implement the Association's public policy priorities. Acts as representative of the Association in member relations, strategic alliances, and policy development initiatives to advance physical therapy.

Principal Functions

Advocates for effective policies in conjunction with state chapters, sections, strategic organization, and contract lobbyists that allow PTs to practice to full extent of licensure, education, scope of practice, and clinical experience.

Identifies and analyzes state legislation, laws, and regulations affecting physical therapy.

Generates reports of pending legislation and distributes to state chapters, and provides alerts to chapters about specific bills.

Responds to member inquiries related to licensure, state legislation, and policy issues.

Researches member questions related to state laws, regulations, and policies and directs members to appropriate information and resources, including state practice acts and physical therapy board regulations.

Assists chapters in lobbying efforts directed at branches of state governments.

Compliance with issue management, archive and record keeping of statements, positions, policies and communications related to state legislation, regulation, advocacy, grassroots and political affairs.

Qualifications

4+ years' experience with state legislative or regulatory issues or activities

Undergraduate degree or equivalent related experience

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Strong computer/database experience required

Excellent public speaking ability

Strong professional writing skills

Physical Demands

Ability to be mobile

Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

Equal Opportunity Employer
Principals Only

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: *************

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About American Physical Therapy Association

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.

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TASKS

  • 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.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge 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 MarketingKnowledge 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 ServiceKnowledge 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.

American Physical Therapy Association

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$25M to $50M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Social Advocacy Organizations

Founded

1921

CEO

Paul Rockar, Jr.

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