Manager, Professional Development

Professional membership association located in Bethesda, MD is seeking a Manager of Professional Development. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents 24,000 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.

Job Purpose

The Manager of Professional Development is primarily responsible for providing support to the management of the NASP professional development offerings across the association, and to coordinate activities supporting the professional development and growth of school psychologists. The position also supports other professional initiatives within NASP. The position reports to and works under the general supervision of the Director of Professional Development and Standards.

Key Responsibilities

Professional Development  

  • Support management of the Online Learning Center
    • assist in planning and implementing webinars and other live online events
    • explore and implement new innovative methods to deliver professional development
    • contribute to marketing efforts within NASP and with related professional organizations
    • manage NASP’s webinar proposals
    • respond to related questions and requests from school districts and members
  • Manage the Approved Provider Program
  • Ensure NASP maintains its “approved provider” status with other agencies as needed
  • Manage the NASP Speakers Bureau
  • Support related committees and activities as needed, such as convention, summer conferences, the PREPaRE curriculum, podcasts, and the Public Policy Institute
  • Provide general administrative office support as needed

Other Related Tasks

  • Provide administrative support for certification and program accreditation
  • Support maintaining the graduate program database
  • Support and monitor the Find-a-Mentor Program
  • Provide support for the Excellence in School Psychological Services Program
  • Provide support for the Model Intern Supervisor Recognition Program
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree required. The ideal candidate has excellent technology skills; project management experience; strong organizational skills; creative problem solving skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; collaborative and innovative. Knowledge and familiarity with education and/or psychology; online learning/education platforms; effective adult learning strategies; and experience working in a professional association or coordinating professional development offerings is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required. Must have the ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and others in a fast-paced collaborative team environment. Minimal travel is required.

Application Procedure

Please send the following required information: a letter of interest with highlighted accomplishments, resume and salary requirements, and; up to three brief writing samples (if available) via e-mail to 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.