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3 Year Appointment


The Social Media Coordinator works to increase online presence of the Academy using social media strategies. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Establish a consistent and engaging social media presence for the Academy.

Track and monitor use of social media related to the Academy.

Coordinate with At-Large Representative: Communication and Promotion on public relations activities that will benefit members and promote member recruitment.

Attends CSM and ELC to promote Academy-related conference activities and advises all individuals to whom social media postings have been delegated.

Assures compliance with APTA Standards of Conduct in the use of social media.

Please submit a statement of interest with relevant experience.  Your CV/bio should be included with your volunteer profile.


Apointment for 3 year term - Work with current website editor for 1st year, assuming full responsibilities 2nd year.  


The Website Editor serves as liaison between Academy members, officers and the host server coordinator for the Academy of Physical Therapy Education website


The Website Editor is appointed by the President, with Board approval, for a 3-year term. Reappointment is at the discretion of the President.


The Website Editor shall:

  1. Advise Academy officers on website content and design changes.
  2. Educate Academy officers on uses and limitations of the Academy website.
  3. Submit timely reports to the Academy Board of Directors on website access, use and issues related to functionality.
  4. Collaborate with Executive Director to prepare budget for all website related expenses and submit annual budget to the Executive Committee by the established deadline.


  1. Attends the Academy’s Board of Director meetings and the annual business meeting of the Academy held during CSM.
  2. Review, edit and oversee the uploading of submitted content for website viewing (HTML)
  3. Work with Website host in expediting information to the site
  4. Coordinate the Website Work Group should such work group be approved by President.
    1. This work group will consist of 2-3 members who serve in an advisory capacity to assist the Editor as may be needed.
  5. Collaborate with the Executive Director of the Academy in updating website information regarding articles, links and news and removal of outdated materials and links. 
  6. Work closely with the Academy’s Representative-at-Large Communication and Promotion to coordinate activities beneficial to the business and promotion of the Academy.

E.   Reimbursement

  1. The Website Editor shall be reimbursed for actual expenses related to approved activities conducted on behalf of the Academy as listed in the budget approved by the Board of Directors.
  2. Reimbursement for expenses shall be consistent with Academy policy.



F.     Orientation of Successor

  1. The outgoing Website Editor shall orient the newly appointed Website Editor prior to the date upon which the new Editor assumes the position.  The outgoing Editor shall orient the incoming Editor in the processes of the website and duties and responsibilities of the Website Editor to assure optimal transitioning for membership and website functionality preservation.
  2. Transition of Website Editors shall be in collaboration with the Academy’s Executive Director.
  3. Orientation of the incoming Website Editor shall include location of all governance documents, functions of committees, SIGs and other appointed Academy leaders as well as records of previous Website Editor’s activities and other material necessary for the smooth transition of operations.

Please submit a statement of interst with relevant experience.  CV/bio should be included with your volunteer profile.





Description - Appointment for 3 year term

The Academy of Physical Therapy Education, through its Awards program, formally recognizes individuals, whose contributions to the profession or to the Academy are outstanding and substantial and satisfy the approved criteria for the award.  Similar to the Association's honors and awards, the Academy’s Awards program provides national attention and recognition for the contributions of the recipients and serves to enhance the reputation and awareness of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. For individual members so recognized, awards represent the highest level of peer recognition within the Academy.



  1. The Awards Committee shall be composed of five (5) persons serving on a rotating basis.
  2. Members of this committee shall be appointed by the President with approval of the Board of Directors.
  3. Each member shall be appointed for staggered three (3) year term. The senior member of the Committee shall serve as Chair during the third year in service.
  4. The Awards Committee Chairperson shall attend the Academy Board Meeting and the Academy Business Meeting scheduled to occur annually during the APTA Combined Section Meeting (CSM).



  1. Coordinate dissemination of information on Academy and appropriate Association awards.
  2. Publish criteria for awards and procedures for applying and/or recommending individuals for awards on the Academy website and through the Academy list serve by October 1st of each year. (
  3. Develop and maintain procedures for applying and/or recommending persons for Academy awards:
  1. Adopt-A-Doc Scholarship Awards
  2. Award for Leadership in Education
  3. Distinguished Educator in Physical Therapy Award
  4. Pauline Cerasoli Lecture Award
  5. Linda Crane Memorial Lecture Award of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section which is open to members of Education Section ( and has an annual November 1st deadline. 
  6. Stanford Award
  7. Feitelberg Journal Founder’s Award
  1. Receive and review materials submitted for awards.
  2. Determine eligibility of candidates for awards each year.
  3. Select the nominees to receive each of the Academy’s awards.
  4. Recommend new awards to the Board of Directors.
  5. Prepare and submit reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  6. Coordinate the award recognition ceremony with the Academy President.

Please submit a statement of interest.  CV or bio should be included with your volunteer profile.


Professional Development


This is a 3 year appointment. 

To view full position description as it appears in APTE policies. 

Please submit a statement of interest. Your CV/bio should be included in your volunteer profile.


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