Communications Project Manager

Washington D.C.
Oct 02, 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Full Time

Communications Project Manager

Primary duties include analyzing and translating scientific research for resources and content for practitioners and consumers; managing projects centered around content and resource development for practicing psychologists.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in psychology or public health required.
  • 7+ years progressively responsible work in a professional membership association, nonprofit, scientific or health organization.
  • Proven work experience as a project administrator.
  • Analyzing and synthesizing psychological and scientific research and translating research for psychologists and consumer audiences
  • Demonstrated writing experience for publications and web content for health professionals and consumer audiences.
  • Speech writing experience desired, not required.
  • Able to complete multiple tasks in an accurate and timely manner, with attention to detail.   
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills
  • Fluent in Spanish (written and speaking) preferred, not required.


Project management: Plan, oversee and document all aspects of special projects. Develop project plans, track progress and timeline goals, involving all relevant stakeholders. Make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule and within assigned budget. Coordinate work across multiple departments, with staff experts, writers and contractors. Projects range from updating and overhauling information sections of and, developing and managing webinar series for practicing psychologists, updating and developing new resources for practitioners.

Review, analyze and translate scientific research: Track scientific literature on behavioral and mental health issues and interpret for website, newsletter and magazine content for practicing psychologists as well as public education content for consumers. Responsibilities include identifying and proposing topics and research and writing for a regular column, Research Roundup, published in a newsletter for practitioners.

Writing and content development: Writes content specific for practicing psychologists and graduate students for and Collaborates on public education initiatives and PR projects to educate the public and health professionals about psychological treatments and services, including writing public education fact sheets and content for the APA Help Center and the Spanish Help Center; consumer content for APA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines web pages and other writing projects as assigned.

Special Projects and Other Duties as Assigned: Carries out additional projects as assigned including research and presentation development for Executive Director for Professional Practice and Practice Directorate projects and programs.


The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the 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 a attach a writing sample, 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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