Specialist, Public Relations

American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA
Apr 29, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Please enclose cover letter, resume, and salary requirements when submitting your applicationTitle: Specialist, Public RelationsDepartment/Unit: Public Relations/Public AffairsFLSA Status: ExemptPosition SummarySeeking a team player with a strong communications background and experience with consumer awareness campaigns, strategy, and communications tactics and channels. The right candidate will also have some experience in policy and reaching media that cover issues related to health policy and the Hill to assist in promoting APTAs policy priorities.A member of the public relations team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Public Relations department Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association. Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.Principal Functions (not all inclusive):Implements work plans related to respective activities of the public relations department which align with organizational priorities and the Associations public engagement strategyPrepares and completes required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required formsContributes to and implements recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable.Contributes 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 described aboveSupports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Associations programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleaguesPrepares in consultation with the Director, department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategyStaff ExpectationsUpholds and fosters team valuesComplies with all APTA policies and proceduresPerforms other duties as assigned to foster achievement of association priorities QualificationsUndergraduate degree in Public Relations or Communications required8+ years experience in public and media relations both for the consumer and public policy/legislative target marketsExcellent interpersonal skillsExcellent organizational and communication skillsExcellent public speaking skillsStrong computer and public relations database software experience requiredExperience using social media to further organizational public and media relations objectivesExperience in a member-oriented association preferredEstablished consumer and public policy media contacts.How to ApplyPlease send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when submitting your application.Principals only; No agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.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 US 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.Principals only. This position is located in Alexandria, VA.PandoLogic. Keywords: Public Relations Specialist, Location: Alexandria, VA - 22305 , PL: 530052199