Title: Specialist, Member Events Department/Unit: Member Events/Member Experience FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt Location: This position is located on-site at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA
Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?
Then you want to work for APTA!
APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.
Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.
Summary As a member of the Member Experience team, this position will implement efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Member Events department; will support unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to systems; for the Association; will participate and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership ; will support preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. You will be an effective champion of the Association vision, mission, and brand.
Serves as a liaison to designated sections (groups) for the annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)
Participate in the planning of APTA’s national conferences
Be the lead in APTA national conference housing negotiations including space assignments, database management and special events planning
Liaison to designated ancillary vendors
Collaborate with the Member Events team for on-site conference management and post conference activities.
Implement work plans related to respective activities of the Member Events department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s systems.
Prepare and complete required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required form.
Contribute to and implement recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable.
Contribute 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.
Support the Member Experience team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues.
Prepare, 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.
Bachelor's Degree required
5 years’ experience in meeting planning and management
CMP designation preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills including exemplary customer service
Strong computer/database experience required
Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects
Able to work onsite at meetings which requires long hours; ability to be mobile for long periods of time
Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Effective communication, verbally and in writing
Travel Requirements 0 - 10% - local, National
How To Apply Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
The 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.
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.