GPA’s Mission: Advancing the profession of psychology in Georgia.
The Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) is the professional state association of psychologists working or residing in Georgia. GPA provides an array of member services which serve the profession and members including but not limited to:
- GPA is a primary provider of continuing education programs.
- The association employs a lobbying team and has a Legal and Legislative Committee that actively protects psychologists at the state level.
- GPA hosts numerous socials, networking opportunities, meetings and virtual events.
- Members receive important notifications and resources through the association's newsletters, mailings and listservs.
- GPA gives back to the community through public health fairs, public education through social media, and providing doctoral expertise to the media and local organizations.
The membership of the Association is comprised of psychologists, and both graduate and undergraduate... psychology students. GPA has clinical, academic, government, educational, industrial/organizational, forensic and many other types of psychologists within the membership. In the 2019-2020 membership, GPA had 900+ members.
The Communications and Professional Development Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the areas of communications and continuing education in addition to assisting the Director of Operations with other administrative and analytical responsibilities. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job-related responsibilities and duties within the association and the Georgia Psychological Association Foundation as assigned.
An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position as outlined below.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Communications and Professional Development Coordinator directs and administers the association’s Continuing Education programming along with public relations, marketing and communications projects including, but not limited to e-newsletters, e-notifications, post cards, correspondence, and special mailings.
- Supervises and maintains the association’s internal and external marketing efforts and membership marketing, including public relations, communications, and social media.
- Conducts annual assessments to update the website and e-newsletter always refreshing both mediums.
- Keep current with changing digital technology, and continuously improve online presence and marketing strategies.
- Coordinates and manages listservs on behalf of the association. Monitors messages in an efficient and effective manner.
- Compiles, creates, circulates and tabulates an annual survey to association members related to dues, continuing education, member benefits and other relevant projects.
- Upgrades marketing and communications efforts in order to produce non-dues revenues related to the website, vendor exhibits and e-communications.
- Manages all internal and external calendars for the association and schedules meetings and workshops efficiently. Sets up media interviews when appropriate and composes and distributes press releases for the association. Updates the website on a consistent basis. Assumes responsibility for set-up of AV and telephone conferencing at the GPA office for all meetings and workshops. Communicates with and sets up appointments with legislators for the State Leadership Conference. Updates and distributes the latest legislative updates and launches advocacy campaigns as needed using the designated media. Communicates with the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) on a regular basis to obtain relevant information.
- Serves as staff liaison to the Continuing Education and Annual Meeting Planning Committees. In collaboration with the Director of Operations, the Communications and Professional Development Coordinator develops, creates budgets for and implements Continuing Education workshops, Annual Meeting workshops and mini-conferences, in addition, to enhancing all public relations and communications projects for the association. Maintains and organizes all Continuing Education files (hard files and computer files) on an as needed basis. Analyzes and makes recommendations for enhancing GPA’s Continuing Education Programs, Annual Meeting workshops and mini-conferences thus producing additional revenues for the association while eliminating paperwork by streamlining procedures. Ensures that the CE, Annual Meeting and mini-conference registration process is efficient and functional. Coordinates, sets-up and manages all CE workshops including online, onsite and off-site workshops. Writes copy to promote Continuing Education and oversees production of any printed materials. Manages all phases of the evaluation process for workshops, mini-conferences and the Annual Meeting.
- Serves as the liaison to the Ethics and Public Education Committees, who are comprised of psychologist members. Assists in planning activities and acting as staff support on an as needed basis. Serves as staff liaison to the association’s Referral Service, working to maintain and advance this program. Provides support by responding to referrals and distributing calls to members while training staff to manage calls and emails effectively. Serves as back-up to the Director of Operations.
- Four-year college degree in Communications, Public Relations and/or Marketing or a related field. Or experience commensurate with a degree including but not limited to administrative capabilities, communications and marketing expertise and continuing education and workshop organization, logistics and set-up.
- Above average computer skills with a working knowledge of membership data bases and proficiency in computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact and others as requested.
- Ability to write articles on a deadline, adhering to grammatical and style standards.
- Self-starter with demonstrated ability to maintain accountability, manage multiple tasks and work independently and creatively while functioning as a team player.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
- Works in accordance with the company's policies and procedures.
Preferred Skills & Characteristics
The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and characteristics:
- Previous experience in a non-profit organization
- Have a strong attention to detail and enjoy working as part of a team.
- Be passionate about going the extra mile to achieve results.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation: Intermediate level. Salary commensurate with education and experience
Benefit package: Health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave; opportunity for telecommuting as approved by the Director of Operations; training and personal development opportunities, retirement benefit.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. They may be subject to change at any time.
This position is at-will by Georgia Law; it can be terminated at any time for no specific reason