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The Director of Scientific Programs position involves working in a high-energy, fast paced environment overseeing the strategy, implementation, and execution of live meetings for multidisciplinary clinicians for the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Director defines and implements best practices, planning standards, policies, procedures, goals, and success metrics. This incumbent directs through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity and provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is seeking a Director of Online Learning, to oversee the development and execution of a strategy to help scale, sustain and ensure the success of the APA's Division of Education's online learning portfolio. The Director of Online Learning will be accountable for overseeing the development of high-quality online programs, including live online activities and self-paced e-learning enduring products. As an expert in management through influence, this leader works across clinical content and technology to ensure all APA's online educational products deliver the highest value to psychiatrists.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Media Relations Specialist serves as a front-line for media relations at APA, answering calls from the press, coordinating and documenting interviews, preparing spokespeople and assisting with leadership engagement. Assists the Senior Media Relations Manager in arranging and coordinating press conferences and in running the Press Room at the APAs Annual Meeting. Monitors APA media placements and compiles the weekly clips report for APA administration. Conducts Spanish language media outreach on behalf of APA. As necessary, drafts talking points, press materials and other documents.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Deputy Director of Quality will lead APAs quality programs and provide strategic direction and represent APAs interests to external stakeholders. This position is responsible for 1) proactively monitoring quality improvement programs/activities within the federal government and other accrediting bodies, 2) act as APAs subject matter expert on quality measurement and monitor and contribute to various agency and organizations activities, 3) represent APA in national activities in the area of physician-level quality measurement; 4) oversee APA quality measure development; and 5) develop quality improvement focused educational materials.

EOE, including disability/vets

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This is a highly visible administrative position that frequently intersects with key leadership, manages highly confidential and politically sensitive information and interfaces with the CEO Office. The Associate Director of Elections and Standing Committees is responsible for managing all aspects of the APA National Elections for the Board of Trustees in coordination with the four standing committees related to the elections process Nominating Committee, Election Committee, Tellers Committee and Bylaws Committee and provides oversight to the election process of APAs Assembly Committees, managed by the Division of Diversity and Health Equity, which occurs in off years. The AD also supports the Assembly Committee on Procedures and the Distinguished Service Award Committee and manages the planning and implementation of the APA Annual Business Meeting held at the APA Annual Meeting.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Subscription and Collections Coordinator supports the processes for the fulfillment of APA and APPs print and online publications. This position serves as the daily contact for subscriptions agencies, wholesalers, retailers and provides marketing support for institutional customers, as well as publishing operations to all subscribers and member customers. This position is also responsible for assisting in collections of outstanding balances on overdue customer accounts, and ensuring invoices and payments are correctly issued, received, and entered into APAs enterprise resource planning software (ERP; Naviga) and accounting systems. Also, shares responsibility for maintaining the desk copy process. The position interacts directly with the Naviga system and supports data entry as assigned.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Social Media Specialist is the primary staffer to support APAs social media needs, including, but not limited to, the APAs Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube accounts as well as other platforms that may be of use to delivering APAs message. This position is responsible for disseminating APAs messages on all social media channels and tracking and improving performance. In addition, this position assists in coverage of APA and other events, in person and on social media, and is responsible for monitoring accessibility of social media assets as well as APA website. The individual must have strong writing and organizational skills. The Social Media Specialist works with the Senior Social Media Manager on executing strategy, editorial calendar, and campaign planning.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Coordinator serves as support staff for the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program, known as MFP, is a 5-year initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a Division of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and is housed at the American Psychiatric Association/American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA/APAF). The MFP aims to improve behavioral health care outcomes for racial and ethnic populations by growing the number of racial and ethnic minorities in the nations behavioral health workforce. This is a high-profile initiative, with a national reach.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program Grant known as MFP has a strong collaborative team culture, and the Project Manager is a key leader on the team. The Project Manager must possess a unique balance of project management and strong interpersonal skills. The Project Manager will work closely with the Project Coordinator to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the grant and manage the deliverables and the project. This individual will be responsible for ensuring that grant deliverables and timelines are met in all required ways. This position focuses heavily on the implementation of the project deliverables, as well as other grant responsibilities such as annual reporting and grant applications.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The incumbent provides overall leadership and accountability for Accounting, Budget, and Financial Planning.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Program Manager, Governance and Strategic Initiatives will serve as the staff liaison to the APAF Board of Directors, manage APAF external grants/awards programs, administer Salesforce database, and provide project support to APAF development, educational programs, and strategic initiatives and campaigns. The Program Manager will also support the administrative needs of the APAF Executive Director and the business functions of the APAF.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Associate Director serves as a key Federal Relations representative and lobbyist and will report to the Director, Federal Relations. The Associate Director will work independently and in collaboration with the Director, Federal Relations and the government relations team in the development and advancement of APAs federal legislative agenda, including comprehensive mental health reform, physician reimbursement, health disparities and equity, physician workforce development, mental health parity, medical research, and appropriations.

EOE, including disability/vets

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The Director of Development sets the direction of all APA Foundation (Foundation) development activities and staff related to corporate, foundation, and individual giving and is accountable for the overall business strategy. The incumbent is expected to set comprehensive development goals and execute those goals into achievable steps; manage detailed, complex fundraising campaigns, and make rapid decisions regarding development issues; plan and implement projects, and supervise development team. As a member of the Foundations senior management team, the Director must establish strong and appropriate relationships with the ED, staff, APAF Board of Directors, volunteers, donors and the general community.

EOE, including disability/vets

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This role requires significant subject matter expertise in private sector healthcare purchasing strategy, employer-sponsored health care, research-based approaches to addressing workplace mental health and well-being, mental health public policy on a range of topics including mental health and substance use disorder parity, integrated care and collaborative care, reimbursement policy and payment trends, health insurance market issues. Working knowledge of relevant federal laws (ERISA, ADA, MHPAEA, privacy laws and HR laws) concerning employment and health coverage a must.

EOE, including disability/vets

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