Director, Fellowships and Medical Education
Job Details
American Psychiatric Association HQ - Washington, DC
Graduate Degree

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (or APAF), the charitable and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the leading professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world, is seeking an exceptional and motivated candidate to lead and direct its psychiatric training and medical education program. The program is based in Washington DC. The Director of Fellowships & Medical Education must commit at least 85% effort to the Training Program and 15% effort towards advancement of mental health equity. He/she is responsible for the overall administration of the training program, including establishing the goals and objectives of the training program and for monitoring the quality and content of the curriculum.
esponsibilities align with the APAs fourth strategic initiative of supporting and increasing diversity within APA; serving the needs of evolving, diverse, underrepresented, and underserved patient populations; and working to end disparities in mental health care. The incumbent may perform other duties as assigned that are logically related to the position.




APA/APAF Fellowship and Medical Programs

  • Directs the administration of all APA/APAF Psychiatry Fellowship Programs (i.e., SAMHSA funded Minority Fellowship Program, SAMHSA funded Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship, Diversity Leadership Fellowship, Leadership Fellowship Spurlock Congressional Fellowship, Child Psychiatry Fellowship, Public Psychiatry Fellowships, etc.) which includes project management, financial management, planning, facilitation, evaluation, and preparation of reports.
  • Communicates regularly with the Deputy Medical Director and Chief of DDHE and the APAF Executive Director to ensure that all aspects of the training are fiscally and administratively managed.
  • Works closely with the APAF Executive Director and Deputy Medical Director & Chief of DDHE to execute program development, administration, mentoring of fellows.
  • Responsible for the broad program goals and delegation of authority/responsibility to personnel to complete tasks.
  • Responsible for the employment, training, motivation, discipline, and performance evaluation of assigned employees.
  • Identifies programmatic improvements and implementation changes in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Creates, manages, and serves as primary contact of the mentoring program component.
  • Mentors and advises residents on issues of competency, professionalism, work-life balance, disciplinary and/or performance concerns, and career planning.
  • Establishes relationships with APA/APAF members, alumni, and potential mentors to advance these grants.
  • Oversees planning and execution of alumni events and activities. Generate and provide diversity and psychiatric training related stories to surface equity-related news with Communications, website, and Psychiatric News.
  • Organizes and leads biweekly meetings with appropriate APA DDHE and APAF leadership and colleagues.
  • Collaborates with the APAF and others, to obtain external funding to support new initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Attends external meetings and conferences to advance recruitment and support for these programs, where appropriate.


APA Division of Diversity & Health Equity (DDHE)

  • Lead intersectional engagement opportunities between APA members, health care, community, and other advocacy stakeholders to eliminate mental health disparities across multicultural audiences and rural communities.
  • Develop and foster programs and initiatives that engage APA members, along with diverse rural communities, inclusive of Tribal Nations and other pertinent stakeholders, to advance mental health equity.
  • Review current literature and emerging issues regarding diverse rural communities.
  • Contribute to and prepare presentations, issue briefs, position statements and other written materials pertinent to health equity.
  • Disseminate as appropriate APA educational resources through programming.
  • Create and track deliverables that are both measurable and sustainable.
  • Partake in periodic evaluations (e.g., mid-year and year-end evaluations) of programs to report outcomes and inform the development of additional APA resources to best serve our members and APA areas.
  • Contributes to the building and fostering of diversity, equity, inclusion efforts locally, nationally, and internationally through existing and enhanced APA/APAF networks.


Performs other duties as assigned.




  • M.D. or D.O. degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in federal, private grant/program management experience, alumni management experience, and/or higher and postsecondary programs and institutions.
  • Superb administrative skills, leadership, and organizational abilities including management of diverse and overlapping projects and timelines.
  • Skill developing and editing various kinds of reports.
  • Program management experience, preferably in an academic, membership, or association setting.
  • Understanding of cultural sensitivity and interest in diversity and health equity.
  • Well-developed meeting planning skills.
  • Excellent cultural humility skills.
  • Experience working with multiple, diverse stakeholders such as ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and resident groups.
  • Excellent proficiency with MS Office applications and the Internet.
  • Experience with marketing and promoting events and services.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.
  • Ability to build consensus and trust.

EOE, including disability/vets


The salary for this position is $270,214-$298,311.