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APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession.

Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?

Then you want to work for APTA!

APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.

APTA is committed to promoting equal employment for all persons in its employment and hiring policies and procedures. This commitment prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, military service or other illegal discriminatory factors. APTA supports efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion to better serve the association, the profession, and society.

Come join our team! Scroll down to see open positions.

APTA Benefits

  • Paid Annual/Sick Leave
  • Federal Paid Holidays
  • Alternative Work Arrangements (AWAs)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plan(s)
  • STD, LTD, and Life Insurance Plan(s)
  • Profit Sharing/401(k) Plan
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance/Professional Development and Professional Membership
  • Legal Services
  • On-Site Parking or Qualified Transportation Plan (QTP) (for Alexandria, VA employees)
  • On-Site Yoga and Monthly Gym Membership Reimbursement or Corporate Gym Membership (for Alexandria, VA employees)
  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union Membership

About Our Workplace

APTA Centennial Center is across the street from the new Potomac Yard Metrorail station set to open in 2022. It's within walking distance of multiple restaurants and stores, and it offers immediate access to local bike trails.

Among its amenities, APTA Centennial Center includes a well-lit workspace, fitness room, and rooftop terrace overlooking the Washington Sailing Marina, with views of Washington, D.C.

Open Positions at APTA

Associate, Certifications (Three Positions Available)

June 1, 2022 / APTA Job

This position provides administrative support for activities of the Certifications Department.

Associate, Development - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

April 4, 2022 / Associate, Development - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

Provides administrative support for the implementation of work plans related to respective activities of the FPTR which align with organizational priorities and business strategy.

Associate, Scientific Programs - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

August 3, 2022 / APTA Job

This position will be involved in all areas of our grants, scholarship, and fellowship programs.

Director, Development and Engagement - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

July 1, 2022 / APTA Job

The Director will be the FPTR’s lead strategist and project manager for designing, managing, and executing annual communications and fundraising plans.

Manager, Certifications

July 1, 2022 / APTA Job

This position has management responsibility for the association's credentialed clinical instructor program, a dynamic multi-level assessment-based certificate program.

Manager, Major and Planned Gifts - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

July 1, 2022 / APTA Job

This position serves as a key leader of the fundraising program and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a pool of major and planned giving donors and prospects to meet fundraising goals.

Senior Specialist, Data Analytics

June 1, 2022 / APTA Job

A member of the Information Technology department team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the department.

Specialist, Accounting

April 4, 2022 / APTA Job

This position implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Finance department.

Specialist, Congressional Lobbyist

April 4, 2022 / APTA Job

This position engages in Congressional lobbying related to respective activities of the Government Affairs department which align with organizational priorities and the association’s public engagement strategy.

Specialist, Digital Communications - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

July 1, 2022 / APTA Job

We are looking for a creative and energetic communications professional to join our team as Digital Communications Specialist. This is a multi-faceted role with opportunity for growth.

Specialist, Magazine Editor (Brand Strategy and Communications)

June 1, 2022 / APTA Job

The editor of APTA Magazine manages all aspects of the association's monthly, signature publication.

Specialist, Member Engagement - Volunteer Management

April 4, 2022 / APTA Job

This position’s primary role is to oversee APTA’s volunteer management portal, APTA Engage, and serve as the primary point of contact for APTA’s ambassador program, which connects APTA’s chapters and sections with staff subject matter experts, members of APTA’s Board of Directors, and/or other leaders based on specific needs.

Specialist, Network and Desktop Support

May 2, 2022 / APTA Job

A member of the Information Technology department team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the department.

Specialist, Public Relations

April 4, 2022 / APTA Job

Seeking 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 APTA’s policy priorities.

Specialist, Research (Associate Managing Editor, Journal)

July 17, 2022 / APTA Job

This position works closely with the Managing Editor of APTA's scientific journal (PTJ), editorial/production contractors, and authors to ensure timeliness and quality of publication.

Specialist, Web and Email (Brand Strategy and Communications)

August 5, 2022 / APTA Job

This position's role is to support the content management of APTA's websites and email platforms.

Awards for APTA

Recent awards for include the following. View more awards for APTA.


Best in Business


ASAE Power of A Awards


ASAE Gold Circle Awards