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Assistant Director, Competency Assessment
A unique opportunity for a certified Occupational Therapist to work for one of the top
nonprofits in the United States. The National Board for Certification in Occupational
Therapy (NBCOT) is looking for an Accreditation Manager. We are a “Best Nonprofit for
Work” as selected by our employees every year from 2014 to the present. It is in part
because of our dedication to work-life balance shown by an authentic 35-hour work
week and more than 25 days off each year (everyone enjoys the same benefit starting
from their first day on the job). We also offer excellent benefits including healthcare,
short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401K retirement plan with
employer match.

As a distinguished organization that sets a world-class standard for the certification of
occupational therapy, NBCOT promotes a culture where employees collaborate in an
energizing environment while focusing on the high-quality work that makes us stand
out in the certification industry.

NBCOT is proud to be one of the few certifying bodies that maintain accreditations by
two separate accrediting organizations – the American National Standard Institute
(ANSI) and National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Job Description
This assistant director position is based in the Competency Assessment Department of
NBCOT. This department is responsible for the development, deployment, and
continuous improvement of NBCOT certification products and related projects/services.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
• Working with the President/CEO, reporting to the Managing Director of the
Competency Assessment Department, the primary job responsibilities for this
position include:
• Completing the research, planning, development, publication, testing, and launch of
new competency assessment tools and products for initial and continuing
occupational therapy certification
• Participating in quality assurance processes to ensure current competency
assessment tools continue to perform to standards
• Completing recruitment, selection, training, and facilitation of a committee of
volunteer/SMC involved in development and maintenance of competency
assessment tools and products, for initial and continuing certification
• Maintaining and managing accurate data entry into electronic storage systems for
the item banking of competency assessment products
• Completing assigned tasks related to maintaining certification accreditation
• Being the onsite resource for client management on NBCOT’s competency
assessment tools
• Providing consultation to occupational therapy certificants, candidates and others
about NBCOT assessment tools, services, and occupational therapy certification
• Being the onsite resource for the CA Program Associate staff
• Contributing to organization-wide special projects and processes as assigned
• Representing NBCOT at state and national professional and stakeholder meetings;
• Planning and/or managing program area activities including organizational research
related to current occupational therapy practice.

Education: At a minimum hold an entry-level degree in Occupational Therapy and in
addition, demonstrate knowledge of certification. A project management certification
would be beneficial.

Certification/Licensure: Must be currently certified as an Occupational Therapist
Registered (OTR)
• Must be licensed to practice occupational therapy in the state of residence

Skills/Knowledge/Experience: Have at least five (5) years of experience in
occupational therapy and/or teaching (including fieldwork supervision), and
• Ability to develop and execute project plans considering timelines, resources,
personnel, and monitor contracted work with outside vendors
• Ability to simultaneously maintain a macro and micro perspective for all assigned
projects (i.e. attending to details while not losing sight of the big picture)
• Capacity to manage multiple simultaneous projects and maintain flexibility with
competing and/or changing priorities
• Ability to analyze situations and make informed decisions using critical thinking skills
(e.g. creativity, flexibility, innovation and problem-solving)
• Ability to mesh with the corporate culture and work both individually and
collaboratively with teammates to meet department and organization goals
• Ability to give effective presentations to stakeholder groups at in person conferences
and on virtual platforms
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
• Experience working in a fast-paced, high volume environment
• Possession of a positive attitude and strong work ethic, as well as a desire and
willingness to learn
• Proficient use of Microsoft products including: Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and

Travel: This position requires occasional evening and weekend work-related travel

Other Duties: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the
employee for this job.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy provides equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and
sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: NBCOT’s Office is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Currently staff are
working remotely during the pandemic. Once the effects of the pandemic have
subsided, staff will work in the offices with consideration for a standard schedule of
remote work days.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to

– Ad paid through November 15, 2021

Open Position: Occupational Therapist for Early Intervention Autism Center
Pay: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Beltsville, MD
Job description: Ally Behavior Centers is a leading DC area-based provider of behavioral health services to young children with autism. The goal of Ally Behavior is not to be the biggest provider of autism therapy services in the DC area, it is to be the best provider of services. Our team members are expected to be leaders in the community, ensure our high-quality standards are met, and foster an exceptional work environment.

To facilitate collaboration of care and superior treatment outcomes for our young learners, we have an opening for a Masters level OT. Our center-based program delivers intensive early intervention for young children with autism. Each child receives 1-on-1 ABA therapy delivered by a technician and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) through the day. Most of our learners require Occupational Therapy in addition to ABA and speech therapy. We are looking for an energetic, motivated individual to provide high quality Occupational Therapy, collaborate with our clinicians on case management, and help our learners maximize their potential.

We would also consider a strong candidate with great leadership and management skills for a more comprehensive role in the growth of Ally Behavior.


  • Masters Degree required
  • State License in Maryland required
  • Experience with early intervention and working with children with autism
  • Strong and fluid writing and oral competence
  • Desire for professional growth and career advancement

What You Will Gain By Joining Our Team:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental coverage through CareFirst BCBS
  • Bonuses based on individual and company performance
  • CEU assistance and professional development opportunities
  • Generous budget for purchasing assessments
  • 17 days of paid time off plus 9 paid holidays
  • Paid Basic Life Support training and certification

If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity, please reach out to, and they will contact you promptly.

– Ad paid through September 11, 2021