Last modified: 10/03/2014
Employment at NASP
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.
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.
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.
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