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Site Visit Coordinator

at American Psychological Association

Posted: 8/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 7316454a-d9f9-4ea2-a549-0614d85986c6
Keywords: office

Job Description

The Site Visit Coordinator will assists the Site Visit Manager with scheduling visits; conducts quantitative review of psychology program self-studies and drafts letters summarizing issues that need to be addressed/clarified prior to authorization of a site visit; drafts detailed correspondence regarding decision outcome feedback; assists in all activities related to the site visit process, as well as special projects delegated by the Site Visit Manager or Associate Director, Accreditation Operations.

Education and Experience Required :

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Liberal Arts, or a related field. Excellent writing skills and experience with APA format required. 1-2 years of general office experience preferred. Experience with detailed scheduling and coordination preferred.

Computer Skills Required :

• Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Must be able to operate effectively in online, database-driven environments.

Responsibility :

• Prepares site visitor lists for doctoral, internship and postdoctoral programs. Contacts site visitors directly to schedule visits. Works with the Site Visit Manager to devise methods to facilitate the process of coordinating program site visits as well as other administrative tasks. Develops methods to make best use of the information in the database.

• Provides consultation on the accreditation process to site visitors as well as the public, chairs of academic departments, directors of training, and faculty /staff of psychology training programs through written correspondence or via telephone regarding administrative aspects of accreditation and the site visit process.

• Performs analysis of psychology internship, doctoral, and postdoctoral program self-studies. Develops, maintains, and applies in-depth knowledge of accreditation requirements.

• Composes reports summarizing compliance issues that need to be addressed or clarified prior to authorization of a site visit. • Assists with pre-meeting preparations; attends the Commission’s program review meetings (3-4 weekends per year) in a staff support role which includes taking program review notes and recording accreditation decisions. • Drafts decision letters after the Commission on Accreditation meetings for the Director’s approval and signature.

• Assists in the recruitment of additional site visitors representing the full spectrum of psychology. Assists in the coordination of logistical arrangements for 10-20 site visitor and self-study workshops annually; produces and distributes all relevant workshop materials.

• Other duties as assigned. This position requires the accomplishment of multiple tasks in a short period of time with great attention to detail. The incumbent must maintain an awareness of the confidential nature of accreditation information and program materials to avoid putting the office at legal risk

Location: This role is located at APA's Central Office 750 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA’s applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.