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Specialist, Student Recruitment

American Physical Therapy Association
Job Location:
Admissions and Enrollment

Title: Specialist, Student Recruitment
Unit/Department: Education/Student Recruitment
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: This position is located onsite at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA

About APTA
Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?

Then you want to work for APTA!

APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, APTA has outstanding employee benefits, including flexible work schedules, generous retirement contributions, and travel subsidies for employees who choose public and active transportation.

Reporting to the Director of Student Recruitment, this position will lead the implementation of strategies on Association priorities in the areas of student recruitment, DEI and centralized applications. A member of the Education team that manages the implementation of efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Student Recruitment department. Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to education strategy for the Association. Supports appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

Essential Functions

  • Partnership management
  • Volunteer/ambassador recruitment and management
  • New ambassador onboarding
  • Member engagement group oversight
  • Event management
  • Resource development and management
  • Hub/Community creation and management
  • Prospective applicant database management and communication
  • Website content management
  • Volunteer communication management
  • Duties will include some evening and weekend work
  • Conference and webinar presentations
  • Annual calendar management and developmental input.

Staff Expectations

  • Upholds and fosters team values
  • Complies with all APTA policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned to foster the achievement of association priorities


  • 5+ years’ experience in postsecondary or graduate student recruitment or pipeline program management
  • Bachelor's preferred
  • K-12 student recruitment or college/career advising experience
  • Experience in partnership management and volunteer relations
  • Working knowledge of advancing DEI initiatives
  • Proficiency in public speaking, strong presentation skills
  • Experience with database management
  • Experience with virtual and in-person event planning
  • Experience working with Centralized Application Services preferred
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Project management skills a plus

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 25% - Local and National

How To Apply

  • Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, when applying.
  • Principals only; no agencies; no phone calls, please. Candidates selected to participate in an interview will be contacted by Human Resources.

The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

APTA participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information, please visit

APTA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and invites and welcomes applicants with diversity of experience, mindset, and skills to add value to APTA and our staff community.

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