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Manager, Professional Relations

Professional association located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Manager for Professional Relations. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents 25,000 members, has a staff of 30, and an annual budget of $7 million.

Job Purpose

The Manager of Professional Relations is responsible for providing support to the NASP Professional Relations team to help advance NASP's professional and legislative advocacy priorities; standards for credentialing, graduate preparation, and professional practice; and evidence-based policies and practices that support the academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and mental health needs of youth. The position works under the general supervision of Director of Educational Practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting NASP's public policy agenda by:
    • monitoring state and federal legislation;
    • communicating with NASP leaders and key policy makers;
    • researching state policies related to NASP professional standards;
    • contributing to grassroots advocacy activities;
    • using software such as Knowlegis and CQ Engage
  • Supporting the work of NASP advocacy committees, external committees and coalition activities
  • Providing support for state trainings
  • Providing support for development, organization, and implementation of activities
  • Supporting content development focused on advocacy and professional practice for the NASP website, social media, and other outlets
  • Providing general administrative office support as needed

Special and Annual Events

  • Supporting the planning and execution of the annual Public Policy Institute
  • Supporting professional development activities associated with the annual convention
  • Assisting with the organization of various Capitol Hill Events
  • Above tasks include making travel arrangements, managing registration, preparing materials, managing food/catering, etc.


Minimum of a bachelor's degree in education, public policy, psychology, or related field; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent editing skills; project management experience; ability to be self-directed and effectively manage tasks at once; strong interpersonal skills; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of education, school psychology, and/or children's mental health issues preferred. Work experience and/or a master's degree in education, psychology, or public policy a plus. Must have the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and others in a fast-paced team environment. Minimal travel required.

Application Procedure

Please send letter of interest with highlighted accomplishments, resume, three writing samples, and salary requirements (required) via e-mail to HR@naspweb.org. Interviews (phone and in person) will commence as soon as possible. The association offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. No calls, please.

*NASP reserves the right to modify, amend, or terminate any policies or procedures relating to the employee benefit program