Employment at NASP
Currrent Open Positions
The Manager of Policy and Advocacy is responsible for providing support to the NASP Professional Relations team to advance the NASP 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 Manager of Membership Services is responsible for providing support to the NASP membership program. This position is responsible for managing and enhancing membership recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts to meet organizational objectives.
Position Announcement (3/8/16)
Director, Educational Practice
Professional association located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Director, Educational Practice. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents 25,000 members, has a staff of 30, and an annual budget of $7.8 million. NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.
The Director, Educational Practice will be responsible for leading and supporting programs, committees, and special projects that further the professional practice of NASP members; enhance diverse leadership in the profession; provide technical assistance to school communities; and team with both professional relations staff and NASP leaders.
The Director reports to the Executive Director and the position will be based at the headquarters office This is an exempt level position.
- Serve as the staff liaison to various committees and groups such as the Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQI2-S, and Professional Positions Committees by helping to manage and implement committee activities.
- Develop and deliver related professional growth and development offerings.
- Respond to technical assistance (e.g. professional practices, ethics, school law, parental assistance, etc.) requests by phone and email.
- Represent NASP positions to education and mental health organizations and stakeholders.
- Serve as a contributing editor to the NASP newspaper, Communiqué.
- Collaborate with staff colleagues and external groups on special projects.
- Attend the annual convention and local meetings; some evening and weekend meetings (virtual and face to face).
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of a specialist-level degree in school psychology (doctorate preferred), Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential (preferred), and proven experience as a school psychology practitioner, graduate educator, and/or a related position.
- Effectively work with staff, both individually and in a team environment.
- Effectively work with volunteers at all levels (leadership, members, committees, etc.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Experience with web and mobile technologies.
- Experience with professional advocacy.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Key Internal Relationships:
Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, staff members in each of the relevant areas.
Key External Relationships:
Key NASP leaders, NASP members, NCSPs, convention attendees, education and mental health stakeholder groups.
Related Job Benefits:
NASP offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Professional development opportunities are readily available. The NASP office is located in the thriving city of Bethesda, MD and near Washington, D.C. The area offers a broad variety of cultural, outdoor recreation activities, food and entertainment activities. Located near the Bethesda Redline Metro Station.
Please send letter of interest with highlighted accomplishments that reflect the ability to fulfill the responsibilities above, resume, three writing samples, salary history and requirements (required) via e-mail to HR@naspweb.org. Interviews (phone and in person) will commence as soon as possible.
Position Announcement (7/22/16)
Manager, Membership Marketing and Engagement
Professional association located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Manager for Membership Marketing and Engagement. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents 25,000 members, has a staff of 30, and an annual budget of $8 million. NASP is located in downtown Bethesda, MD, three blocks from the Metro (Red Line). NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth.
The Manager of Membership Marketing and Engagement is responsible for providing support to the NASP membership program. This position is responsible for managing and enhancing membership recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts to meet organizational objectives. The manager will develop, coordinate and implement key projects, including; membership marketing; delegate outreach; online communities; social media, and graduate student, early career and graduate educator communications and resources. The position reports to and works under the general supervision of the Director of Membership and Marketing.
Membership Marketing: Develop marketing strategy and supporting collateral materials, e-mail messages, social media, and web content.
State Delegate Support: Draft newsletter copy, prepare marketing materials, and provide support to volunteer leaders.
NASP Online Communities: Promote and facilitate online community engagement among members.
Graduate Student and Early Career Members: Manage outreach, engagement, and volunteer initiatives.
Internal: Membership, Marketing, Webmaster, Production, Communications staff. Volunteer leaders including NASP state delegates, Graduate Student Committee, Early Career Committee members.
External: NASP members, prospective members, social media participants, convention attendees, and graduate educators.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Skills needed include promotional and web copy writing, understanding of and comfort with social media channels, outstanding interpersonal communications, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task multiple demands. Skill working with technology; content management systems (Ingeniux), online communities (Higher Logic), databases (iMIS or other AMS), e-mail messaging system (Informz) and MS Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field and 2-4 years of experience. Knowledge of education and /or mental health issues is desirable as is experience in a nonprofit setting. Customer service orientation a priority, as is a proven ability to work with volunteers and staff. Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, ability to multi-task and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and others. Flexible, creative, friendly, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment. Applicant must be proficient in MS Office. Working knowledge of iMIS database, broadcast e-mail software, website content management systems, and social media platforms preferred.
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. Located within walking distance of the Bethesda Redline Metro. No calls, please.