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APA's current Executive Director for Education, Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, is retiring in June. APA is now recruiting for a senior-level psychologist to fill the position.

The APA Education Directorate is one of the four key content-area components of the APA Central Office (along with the Science, Practice, and Public Interest directorates), and its Executive Director is a member of the APA Executive Management Group, reporting to the APA CEO.

The executive director supervises and oversees the Education Directorate and is responsible for major APA program areas related to education, from precollege through postgraduate levels, including accreditation, continuing education and sponsor approval, the application of psychology to K–12 education, and federal education advocacy. The position also includes responsibility for the Education Advocacy Trust, which is part of APA's companion organization, the APA Practice Organization. In collaboration with APA boards and committees, the executive director plans and implements policy and program development in all matters related to education and training. The Executive Director acts as liaison to the other APA directorates, the Board of Directors, and to major APA boards, committees, programs, and divisions on all education and training initiatives. The executive director also develops and maintains contact with senior-level officials in professional organizations and associations related to education and training.

Requirements include a doctoral degree in psychology and a minimum of 12 years' postdoctoral experience in teaching, academic administration, public policy or other fields related to psychology and education. In addition, executive director candidates must be competent in administration, strategy development, and fiscal management and should possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Benefits and salary are commensurate with experience.

If interested, please apply online. All applications must include a cover letter and resume/CV. All inquiries in reference to this position should be sent to L. Michael Honaker, PhD.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those interested are strongly encouraged to apply before March 12.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.