The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) seeks a replacement for our long-time Association Manager who is retiring. The position begins on July 1, 2020 at 10 hours per week increasing to 20 hours per week starting January 1, 2021.

About NCSPP

NCSPP was established in 1976 to ensure high standards in the training of practicing and license-eligible psychologists who engage in a variety of roles in their careers: intervention, assessment, consultation, supervision, program administration, teaching, and applied research, with an emphasis on diversity and social responsiveness. NCSPP is the primary organization setting standards for high-quality scholar-practitioner schools and programs that educate and train practicing psychologists in the United States and Canada.

NCSPP members are accredited doctoral psychology programs. Programs that have admitted students and are working toward accreditation can join as Associate Members, and those not yet accepting students can participate as Observers. As of February 2020, NCSPP has

69 member-programs (all APA accredited), 12 Associate member programs, and seven observer programs, most of which offer Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and some that offer Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in these areas. Most programs are university-based, and some are located in free-standing professional schools.

NCSPP holds two meetings per year, typically in January and August. The Executive Committee (EC) of eight elected delegates meets an additional two times per year. In addition to the President, Past President, President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer, the EC includes representatives from our bylaws committees: the Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee, Women’s Issues Committee, Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Committee, and Disabilities Committee. Past meetings have focused on a wide range of topics, including curriculum and competencies, standards, ethnic and racial diversity, women’s issues, advocacy, difficult conversations, mentoring, and others.

More information about NCSPP can be found at https://www.ncspp.net/

Responsibilities

The Association Manager provides a central location for the conduct of NCSPP business and serves as the primary support for NCSPP member schools and delegates. The position is part-time and contract-based, with responsibilities and expectations that vary across the course of the year. The initial contract is for one year and is renewable based on job performance. Typical responsibilities include maintaining association records; updating delegate lists; overseeing listserv, social media platforms, and website maintenance (managing contracted service); overseeing bookkeeping functions and maintaining financial records; implementing financial decisions made by the EC and delegates; and responding to telephone and email communications regarding NCSPP. In addition, the Association Manager coordinates and provides delegate support for our annual conferences and EC meetings each year. Conference support includes, but is not limited to, consulting regarding location, contracting, overseeing and assisting with registration, assigning meeting rooms, food service planning, administrative tasks involved in continuing education (CE) programming, and on-site coordination and support.

The Association Manager position is a part-time, non-benefitted position with a salary of $25,000 (based on 20 hours per week).

Qualifications

Experience with professional organizations and conference planning is preferred; however, being well-organized with strong interpersonal skills is essential. Comfort and familiarity with some bookkeeping functions are also preferred, particularly around the coordination of accounting services and assuring tax returns for proper filing are conducted by qualified individual.  The successful candidate will work with the accountant and organization’s Treasurer to provide relevant financial details regarding revenue and expenses of the organization to the Executive Committee during the course of the fiscal year.

The successful candidate will have a high level of energy and creative problem-solving ability.  This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of delegates with understanding and, at times, patience. A good sense of humor is a plus.

The Association Manager can be located anywhere, but domestic, and in some instances international, travel will be required to meeting sites.

NCSPP is an organization composed of delegates from programs and schools of professional psychology. NCSPP’s goal is to advance the development of the highest quality of graduate training in professional psychology. NCSPP is an organization that is committed to enhancing the diversity of its delegates and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Please distribute this announcement to others who may be qualified and interested.

For questions about the position or to apply, please submit a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae to Francine Conway, Ph.D., President, NCSPP at Francine.Conway@Rutgers.edu.

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