Social Media Specialist
Division 15 of the American Psychological Association seeks an individual who is knowledgeable about social media for a half time position.
Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) seeks a part-time Social Media Specialist for an initial period of two years. This is a new position with emerging roles and responsibilities. The purpose of the position is to improve internal and external communications that will advance the reputation, reach, and effectiveness of the Division. The Division invites qualified applicants to submit a letter of interest.
The Social Media Specialist will:
1. Develop and implement communication strategies that promote the Division's programs, activities, and services to the membership and general public.
2. Work with committee chairs and the Division 15 Executive Committee to promote special announcements for the Division (e.g., awards, opportunities, obituaries).
3. Manage all social media content, including the website, podcasts, facebook, twitter and the newsletter. This will involve working with the division committees, the division historian, and the Public Affairs representatives of the APA.
4. Attend Executive Committee meetings at national conferences (American Educational Research Association in March or April and APA in August) and the fall Executive Committee meeting (usually a Friday/Saturday in November) to report on activities and to plan future communications initiatives. Travel expenses to this meeting will be paid.
Applicants can learn about APA at apa.org and about Division 15 at apadiv15.org/apa. Applicants should be self-starters and be comfortable working autonomously, have significant professional experience in communications, be able to design highly effective web media, and exhibit high levels of creativity and attention to detail. The half time salary will range between $20,000 and $30,000 per year depending on experience. Second year funding will be contingent on satisfactory performance during the first year. It would be useful but not necessary to have some understanding of educational psychology.
Interested applicants should send one pdf document that includes both their letter of interest and a copy of their vita/resume to Martha Carr at email@example.com. The letter of interest should outline relevant experience and proposed strategies for aiding Division 15. Page limit is 2 pages.
Closing date for applications is 1 November 2011 with an anticipated start date of 1 January 2012.