Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be members of IPPA and the Positive Health and Wellness Division at the time of application. To join the division, first make sure that your IPPA membership is active, and then follow the simple directions to update your member profile, here.

The following volunteer job opportunities are available immediately with the editorial team of IPPA’s Positive Health and Wellness Division publication, Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-being.


Publication Reviewer

Reviewers are needed for Commentaries (submitted commentaries on emerging topics of interest to positive psychology, or of commentaries on articles already published in the positive psychology literature) and for Clinical / Practice (submissions related to clinical practice or training).


  • Reviewers will work in coordination with the PH&W editorial team
  • Based upon a self-stated competency, reviewers will judge each submission’s acceptability using a rating scale developed for the newsletter
  • Each reviewer is expected to commit to a two-week turn-around time for each submission
  • Given our experience so far, expected reviews will be for no more than two or three submissions for each reviewer, first screened by the Associate Editor

The editorial team is preparing for the second issue of the Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-being to be released in the late winter / spring of 2019.


Commentaries Reviewer: Interested individuals should have experience and awareness of the positive psychology general literature and curiosity about what might be new or intriguing in the field.

Clinical / Practice Reviewer: Interested individuals must have clinical and/or practitioner experience (hands-on patient or client experience helpful, for example, MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, and Nurses invited) relevant to positive psychology. Having publications in peer–reviewed journals using APA publication format is a plus.

All applicant should be familiar with the first edition of Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being, available at: http://www.ippanetwork.org/divisions/healthdivision/health-and-wellness-publication-1/

To talk with someone about this available role, please email healthdiv@ippanetwork.org to the attention of:

  • Commentaries: Elaine O’Brien, PhD, MAPP
  • Clinical / Practice: Kathi Norman, MSBS, MAPP, DMScs, PA-C


Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor


The Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor of the PH&W’s newsletter is responsible for supporting the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor, and Associate Editors on several aspects of the publication, with special emphasis on:

  • Copy-editing all editorially pre-reviewed content for correct grammar and formatting according to APA Publication Manual guidelines
  • Coordinating the publication-production process with IPPA’s web and graphic designer to ensure that all contributors’ bios, pictures, and their articles’ tables and graphs are in the forms required by IPPA’s web designer
  • Consolidating a single MSWord document for the Editorial Team from the edited documents according to the web-designer

Additionally, the Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor will attend Editorial Team Conference Calls to discuss the progress of the publication, suggest ideas for improvement, technology, and other innovations. Additional duties may be assigned as required.


  • Familiarity with the peer-review editorial process of journals and strong writing skills for academic publications, with some APA writing style experience.
  • Evidence of graduate training or professional development, with some expertise and knowledge in the context of positive health and well-being.
  • Any experience serving as an active contributor to an academic/professional publication or publication outlet is a plus.

Applicant should be familiar with the first edition of Chronicle of Advances in Positive Health and Well-Being, available at: http://www.ippanetwork.org/divisions/healthdivision/health-and-wellness-publication-1/ The second publication will be issued in the late winter / spring of 2019. The Editorial Assistant / Copy Editor should be able to make a time commitment of 2-4 hours a week for the approximately 3 month working period before the release of the second edition. Time requirements may increase in the weeks leading up to the publication deadline. To talk with someone about this available role, please email healthdiv@ippanetwork.org.


Technical Producer

The Positive Health & Wellness Division (PH&W) is launching a Webinar Series to feature prominent researchers and practitioners at the intersection of positive psychology and health and wellness. Following the success of the inaugural Webinar “Living the Forgiving Life” with Dr. Loren Toussaint, the PH&W Division aims to produce 2-3 Webinars a year with top leaders in the field.

The Technical Producer will work together with the Webinar Team (consisting of the Booking Producer, Host, Q&A Facilitator as well as the Communications Lead for the Division) to execute Webinars from a technical perspective.


  • Setting up each webinar, managing registration and post-event surveys
  • Training webinar presenters in the use of GotoMeeting/GotoWebinar technology and system requirements
  • Leading “Green Room” practice and overview of the webinar in GotoWebinar technology pre-show
  • Ensuring recording of the webinar and troubleshooting any technological glitches that might arise
  • In conjunction with the Communications Lead, supporting the promotion of Webinars, particularly through social media, before, during and after production

Skills and Qualifications

  • Tech-savvy, able to learn new technologies and instruct others
  • Highly proficient in GotoWebinar technology
  • Patience, professionalism and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of positive psychology and best practices for evidence-based application preferred
  • Communication or marketing experience preferred
  • Video editing skills preferred

Start Date, Term and Time Requirements

  • ASAP (the first webinar of 2019 is being planned for April)
  • Flexible term, with a one-year time commitment preferred
  • Time requirement are 5 – 10 hours a month during the months when a webinar is being produced; occasional attendance at other meetings and e-mail correspondence for planning purposes will be required

To apply, please send a resume and a brief cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience to healthdiv@ippanetwork.org with the position title in the subject line.