Oversee all phases of member events and professional development from planning to implementation and evaluation. Educational events and training range from in-person to virtual, and small workshops to major conferences.
Identify & manage prospective partner organizations and collaborators with a focus on generating non-dues revenue.
Support execution of ACAPT’s strategic plan.
TARGETED AREAS OF ACTIVITY
Educational and Professional Development
Manage the development and administration of content for education and professional development programs for members and/or the public
Develop budgets and conduct cost-savings analysis
Coordinate continuing education credits
Establish member/non-member pricing for ACAPT deliverables that aligns with similar markets
Assist with the development and implementation of a new learning management system
Design policies and procedures to support all of the above
Meetings and Events
Collaborate with staff, volunteer leadership, and external partners to identify and implement desired programming and non-dues revenue opportunities.
Oversee all aspects of a meeting or an event from pre-planning, determining resource needs, contract negotiation, on-site coordination, to post-event evaluations, analysis, and reporting, ensuring consistent, high-level service throughout all phases.
Manage all meeting and event logistics, including shipping materials and compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations.
Establish and implement standardized meeting and event procedures and timelines that empower volunteers & other staff for proper execution.
Utilize appropriate software and work with related mobile app vendors to facilitate a user-friendly experience.
Create a budget for each meeting or event. Issue invoices and collect payments in a timely manner.
Create comprehensive financial and participation reports.
Coordinate with marketing staff to promote each meeting or event.
Conduct post-event data and strategic analysis to inform best-quality future events and ROI.
Continually evaluate and implement improvements for education programs’ success, including setting requirements and suggestions for a new ACAPT learning management system.
Convert prospective organizations into future ACAPT partners by developing effective and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Develop the terms and budget to secure short and long-term revenue-generating partnerships. Manage all related invoices and financial reports.
Identify the metrics by which to assess the return on investment of relationship.
Additional information relevant to this position:
Meetings: The ACAPT Board meets in-person 3-4 times per year and our volunteer leadership groups meet in-person at the annual conference. Some leadership groups conduct an additional in-person usually in February.
Events: ACAPT currently has one annual conference in October - the Annual Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference - that is jointly developed/hosted with another non-profit organization.
Attendees - ~1,000 educators & exhibitors.
ACAPT’s annual membership meeting (in-person & virtual) - ~250 from member institutions
Officially runs from Thursday-Sunday and requires arrival by staff a day or two earlier to set-up, meet with facility staff, and host any pre-conference meetings or events.
Programming: ACAPT hosted about 25 free webinars in 2022 produced by our volunteer leaders - primarily focused on information sharing, with the majority at no cost to attend.
We anticipate the number of webinars to decrease while we look toward developing more robust educational and professional development offerings facilitated by this staff position in collaboration with our members. These offerings will be responsive to member needs and priced based on member, non-member access. To identify these opportunities will require a desire to understand the physical therapy education profession and identify member needs for which courses (virtual and/or in-person) may fill that void.
Demonstrated success in coordinating events with 1,000+
Robust project management skills demonstrating attention to detail and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Confidence using spreadsheets and event management software and systems
Excellent communication skills
Equally comfortable working independently and with internal and external partners
About American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) is a not-for-profit association with headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. Our core purpose is to lead physical therapy in the pursuit of academic excellence. Our organizational membership includes 95% of all accredited physical therapist programs in colleges and universities within the United States. We serve and represent the faculty, clinical partners and administration of these institutions. What we do:
We're creating a shared culture of excellence to improve societal health; We deliver events and learning opportunities for physical therapist educators; We're expanding and promoting educational research and scholarship; We advance innovative clinical education models and promote academic-clinical partnerships; and We collaborate with organizations representing health professional education.
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