Jobs at APTA

A Great Place to Work

Since 2003, Washingtonian Magazine has recognized APTA several times as one of the "Great Places to Work" in the Washington area, and APTA is a 2014 and 2013 CARE Award winner. APTA benefits include a generous retirement plan contribution, flexible work schedules, onsite yoga and gym reimbursement, Metro travel subsidy, and more!

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Open Positions at APTA

  • Lead Accreditation PT Education Programs Specialist

    This position manages the accreditation and accreditation activities for physical therapist (PT) education programs. This position serves as primary staff for the assigned Panel of the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and participates in the over-all planning for and management of the Accreditation Department.

  • Learning Center Manager

    The Manager is responsible for the management of continuing education production and for the direction and management of the learning management system.

  • Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    This position is responsible for the execution and direct contact with members through onboarding, outreach, and engagement efforts. This position provides a personal touch point to welcome new members, engage existing members, and to reinstate lapsed members by communicating the value and relevance that APTA membership provides.

  • Staff Accountant

    This position performs full cycle accounting and finance work for APTA and its subsidiaries/affiliates.

  • Vice President, Education

    As a member of the organization's leadership team, responsible for collaborating to achieve the association's strategic goals and objectives, especially as they relate to education of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Provides leadership, direction, knowledge, and expertise to the association in the area of education, including academic and clinical affairs, accreditation, student affairs, residencies and fellowships, higher education leadership, professionalism, interprofessional education, admissions, and career pathway development. Leads education staff to contribute to and support the work of the professional affairs unit and to achieve the goals of the association. Represents the organization on issues related to education with both internal and external stakeholders. Programmatic areas of responsibility include academic services, accreditation of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs, and accreditation of residency and fellowship education.

Foundation For Physical Therapy

  • Annual Fundraising & Events Associate

    The Annual Fundraising & Events Associate is responsible for the implementation and management of annual giving programs and events including the Foundation’s annual signature gala. The Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to the management of the national annual student fundraiser and annual telethon giving program; cultivation and solicitation plans, renewals, and stewardship of individual donors and lapsed donors up to $1,000; conceptualizing, writing and editing solicitations and annual giving stewardship messages for direct mail, email, and social media; managing the development of direct mail packages, working with vendors and staff from concept to completion; requesting and preparing data for mailing lists; analyzing results and reporting on progress of appeals and programs. The Lead Specialist will provide guidance and direction to the Associate. This position will also work collaboratively with FPT staff.

  • Program and Communications Manager, Research Grants and Awards

    The Program and Communications Manager, Research Grants and Awards position oversees the FPT's scientific research programs including grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Manages the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs. Leads special initiatives that expand and enhance funding opportunities and awareness of the funding recipients. This position oversees the development and execution of marketing and communication plans to create awareness of the FPT, its funding, programs, and impact.


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