Western Psychological Association

Executive Officer – Western Psychological Association

The Western Psychological Association seeks to hire an Executive Officer (EO) beginning around September, 2016. The EO serves as ex-officio (non-voting) member of the WPA Board of Directors and is appointed by the Board for a renewable three-year term. This is a part-time position and the hours vary seasonally, with some months (e.g., before & during the convention) requiring a heavy time commitment. Primary responsibilities of the EO involve running the regular functions of the WPA organization; coordinating the annual WPA convention in collaboration with a professional conference planner; and serving as Editor of the Western Psychologist newsletter and webmaster of the WPA website.

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in Psychology or a related field
  • Knowledge of WPA
  • Conscientious, well-organized, and willing to learn new skills
  • Some facility with financial and database management software
  • Demonstrated skill in working well with other people
  • Experience working with websites and social media

Please email or send vitae, statement of interest in/qualifications for the Executive Officer position, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Sharon Hamill, WPA Secretary/Treasurer, Department of Psychology, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, shamill@csusm.edu. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received on or before May 2nd, 2016. However, applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.