Assistant to CEO for Policy and Program Analysis

Washington D.C.
Jul 20, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Management, Other
Full Time

Assistant to CEO for Policy and Program Analysis:

This new position involves assisting the CEO by participating in strategic meetings with senior staff to develop empirically-based positions on a variety of issues of immediate or long-term relevance to psychology and the association.  It also involves serving as a team leader with other APA staff and governance in cross-APA initiatives and in helping to devise, implement, monitor, and evaluate a strategic plan for the association to advance the discipline and profession of psychology.

Education and Experience:

Doctoral degree in psychology required

Minimum one to two years of post-doctorate experience in research and/or policy related to psychology

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including public speaking

Political acumen and understanding of policy development preferred

Computer Skills:

Advanced skills using MS Office

Proficient using research databases


Manage multiple priorities and projects for the CEO in a fast-paced environment.  Lead teams on cross-APA initiatives involving senior staff and governance.  Review and analyze research findings concerning issues facing the association, as well as synthesize information to present complex ideas in a straightforward manner.  Draft position papers, PowerPoint presentations, and correspondence.  Represent the CEO at internal and external meetings and deliver professional presentations.  Other duties as assigned.


The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C., was recognized as a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Application Instructions

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.

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