Director of Public Affairs

New York
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Mr. Dean Stein
Full Time
Major Responsibilities
The overall responsibility for the Director of Public Affairs is to develop and implement communications programs that effectively describe and promote psychoanalysis, APsaA, and its members.

The Director of Public Affairs is responsible for three major functional areas/projects: general marketing and communications for the Association; all media relations for the Association; and strategizing, developing, and implementing both external and internal public relations programs and communications (including graphics communications) that enhance the visibility and promote the value of psychoanalysis.

The Director serves as the staff liaison to the association's Committee on Public Information and is responsible for the department's budget. The Director is also responsible for content of relevant web pages on the Associations website.

Some travel and public speaking is required.

Qualification Requirements
Excellent computer skills: knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Website content management system experience a plus.
Knowledge of e-media such as social networking, podcasts, RSS feeds, distance learning essential.
Experience collaborating with like-minded professional associations and developing partnerships; skilled at working with individual members, volunteer leaders, and local affiliates.
Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
Ability to effectively handle numerous tasks, matters, issues, and assignments with minimal support staff.
Ability to produce error-free professional documents.
Able to develop strong working relationships.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Accomplished at media placements and relationships with the press.

A complete Position Description is available at The American Psychoanalytic Association is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about the organization, visit

Please forward a letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to

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