Associate Director, Health Care Services
The purpose of this position is to support ASHA's strategic direction and provide expert speech-language pathology practice information and assistance to members, other National Office staff, and external organizations; assist in policy development and dissemination; track national trends; initiate, develop, and disseminate resources, books, and products; assist in professional development program content and delivery; serve as ex officio to Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and committees.
- Provide professional consultation in state-of-the-art practice and policy to ASHA members, National Office staff, government agencies, media, and related professional organizations.
- Track national trends and critical issues in SLP professional practice and in health care to develop resources and make recommendations for developing Association policy, priorities, and actions to meet the professional practice needs of members.
- Recommend the formation of and serve as ex officio of board, council, ad hoc and joint committees and working groups, and coordinate task force activities that influence and shape the education and practice resources for speech-language pathologists.
- Serve as ex officio to assigned Special Interest Groups, including managing and facilitating the work of the SIGs (e.g., publications, committees, member advisory groups, meetings, and projects) and integrating them within the Association’s and National Office policies and activities.
- Solicit and integrate the input of SIGs and other groups and individuals into the activities of the Health Care Services unit.
- Serve as liaison with related professional organizations, state and federal agencies, and other national professional and advocacy organizations to ensure that they are aware of current ASHA policy and practice in speech-language pathology and to collaborate with such professional organizations on issues of mutual concern.
- Recommend, plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate the content of ASHA-sponsored professional development conferences, programs, and related products pertinent to providing speech-language pathology services.
- Assist in developing, preparing, directing, and managing of grants and contracts for federal/private funding.
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
- Master’s or doctorate degree in speech-language pathology
- 5 or more years of practical experience in the profession with specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: health services with pediatrics (preferred) and/or adults in a variety of settings, private practice services, speech-language pathology services
- Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
- Knowledge of the professional content areas and professional issues related to speech-language pathology
- Knowledge of the resources available related to professional practices
- Knowledge and experience using computers, internet searches, webpages, social media, and health literacy
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
- Effective oral and written communication and organizational skills
- Well developed interpersonal and team facilitation skills
- Availability to participate in occasional weekend meetings and evening conference calls