Associate, Scientific Programs-Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
American Physical Therapy Association
Location: Alexandria, VA
Type: Full Time
Required Education: High School
Title: Associate, Scientific Programs - Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
Department: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
FLSA Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Location: Alexandria, VA
About The Foundation
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) is the only national nonprofit solely dedicated to funding physical therapy research and promising researchers through grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Through these investments, researchers go on to yield exceptional research that helps us learn more about the efficacy of physical therapy practices, pioneer breakthrough treatments, and build the evidence-base to define the value of physical therapy among payers, other health care professions, and patients.
FPTR is an affiliate of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). FPTR staff are employed by APTA and receive the same employee benefits and adhere to APTA policies and procedures.
We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated Scientific Program Associate to join our team. This position will be involved in all areas of our grants, scholarship, and fellowship programs. You will have the opportunity to attend peer review committee meetings as well as board committee meetings. The ideal candidate demonstrates strong administration and organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to track and prioritize tasks. This key role will provide administrative and technical support for the scientific program; supports the post-award process and is responsible for day-to-day operational support to increase efficiency. The Scientific Program Associate reports to the CEO and works closely with the Senior Specialist, Research & Grants Program and collaboratively with the FPTR team.
Serves as the first point of contact for in person, phone and email inquiries related to the scientific program and FPTR in general.
Provides volunteers and vendors with excellent customer service responding to requests in a timely manner and adhering to deadlines as appropriate
Assists the Senior Specialist, Research & Grants Program will all aspects of the application, review, award, and post-award process
Collaborate with the Communications teams on various projects to promote FPTR funded research
Takes the lead to update the FPTR’s Standard Operating Procedures manual
Assists with surveys, webinar development and other outreach to funding recipients
Organizes and prepares materials for scientific program meetings
Draft minutes of meetings
Schedules internal and external meetings
Provides backup for data entry, working with development staff as needed.
Processes all FPTR check and payment requests; reconciles monthly credit card statements
Supports the board in staff in the use of Boardable; Maintains documents on the platform.
Perform data entry to keep records up to date, including changes in contact information.
Maintains confidentiality of private and privileged data
Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced office while multi-tasking.
Supports the goals and strategies of the Strategic Plan.
Upholds and fosters team values
Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
Performs other duties as assigned to foster achievement of FPTR and association priorities
High School Diploma required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2 years relevant experience working in a non-profit, academic, or business environment.
High computer literacy with compressive knowledge of Microsoft Office applicants, especially Excel.
Must be highly organized; have good time management skills with strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
Excellent and effective communication skills – written and verbal.
Prior experience in gift or sales processing and record maintenance required. Raiser's Edge or similar database, a plus
Up to 10% - local and national
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.
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 e-verify.uscis.gov.
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.
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.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
APTA prohibits preferential or adverse discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or health status in all areas including, but not limited to, its qualifications for membership, rights of members, policies, programs, activities, and employment practices. APTA is committed to promoting cultural diversity throughout the profession.
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.