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The Director works with strategic direction for the Academy’s practice and advocacy agendas.


           A. Responsible for the Practice mission of the Academy.

B. Serves as the liaison between the Board of Directors, Practice Committee, Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee

C. Coordinates and supervises Academy work related to generation and update of Evidence-Based practice documents

D. Serves as a voting member of the Academy's Board of Directors.

E. Submits a committee report to the President prior to the Board of Directors retreat in fall (per Executive Director’s call for reports) of activities and objectives accomplished and strategic goals for the following year. Updates this report as needed in January prior to CSM.

F. Maintains communication with key leaders in the APTA Public Policy, Practice and Professional Affairs Unit.

G. Attends APTA Practice Committee meetings at CSM.

G. If the Chair of the Advocacy and Consumer Affairs Committee or the President cannot attend, represent the Academy in the APTA House of Delegates.


A. Submits expense vouchers to the Executive Director, on reimbursement request forms, within one (1) month of the expenditure.

B. Maintains account of expenses incurred during these duties.The Director of Practice will be reimbursed in accordance with the Academy’s Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy and according to the amount as defined in the annual budget.

C. An annual budget for any expenditure associated with this office will be prepared in collaboration with the Finance Committee.


A. The Director of Practice provides for smooth transition by acquainting the newly elected Director of Practice with pertinent information, materials, and procedures. This should occur within 6 weeks of election, and the two should review information by telephone prior to the June Board meeting. The template for orientation includes (but is not limited to):

1. mission/vision/goals as appropriate

2. job duties

3. timelines

4. current initiatives

5. current challenges (e.g., use select Academy's of Policy & Procedure manual such as job description, calendar, strategic plan)

6. role as mentor to others, including newly elected Board members, SIG officers and Committee liaisons.

B. Both the incoming and outgoing Directors of Practice should attend the June Board planning meeting or conference if possible. The Director of Practice also coordinates the orderly transition of the committee officers. In order to preserve institutional memory, the outgoing Director of Practice should contact the incoming every 2 months or so as needed until the first CSM meeting.

Updated 2014

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