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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 the American Physical Therapy Association!

APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our team supports the association's mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

Position Summary

Provides administrative support for activities of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, an affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association. All staff of FPTR are employed by APTA and adhere to all APTA policies and procedures.

This position will provide timely and accurate entry of all FPTR donations and processing, database management, data integrity, compliance, list requisitions and management, and overall office support. Seeks out and supports opportunities for the effectiveness and productivity of office operations and high-quality work standards. Effective champion of APTA's and FPTR's vision, mission, and goals; and the Association's brand. Reports to the FPTR Senior Specialist for Development and will work collaboratively with the FPTR team.

Essential Functions

This position:

  • Provides administrative support for the implementation of work plans related to respective activities of the FPTR which align with organizational priorities and business strategy, including (but not limited to) processing donations and transactions; list requests and list management and reports; and event registration.
  • Prepares required compliance forms and documents as required including, when applicable and appropriate, tax letters and thank you letters; and entering accurate information for timely submission of all required documents.
  • Provides support of the Foundation’s operations, including opportunities to advance and gain efficiencies.
  • Supports the FPTR team in the implementation of the programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with the Association and staff colleagues
  • Prepares, in consultation with the Director, data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy.

Staff Expectations

  • Upholds and fosters team values.
  • Complies with all APTA policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of association priorities.


  • High School Diploma required; Bachelors preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a non-profit or business setting.
  • Solid administrative skills.
  • Database experience and expertise; knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus
  • Proficiency in data gathering, organization and analysis.
  • Must be highly organized; experienced in handling a variety of projects with proven abilities in prioritizing deadlines and seeing projects to completion.
  • Excellent proofreading skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Excellent and effective communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and web-based applications.

Travel Requirements

  • 10% - local

Employee Benefits

APTA's outstanding benefits include generous annual vacation and sick leave, federal paid holidays, retirement contributions, and commuting subsidies for employees who choose public transit and active transportation.

APTA's headquarters are located across the street from the new Potomac Yard Metrorail station set to open in October 2022, with immediate access to the DMV's bike trail system. Opened in 2021, APTA Centennial Center's amenities include a fitness center, bike share, and health and wellness classes—all free to APTA employees. A WiFi-connected rooftop terrace offers views of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C. skyline, offering a great alternate work location or place to take a break.

Most staff positions are eligible for APTA's flexible work arrangement schedule. New hires must be employed three full consecutive months before being eligible to apply for a flexible work arrangement.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Principals only: no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information please visit

APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.

Position is located in Alexandria, VA.