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Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association

 

The Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association, the voice for pharmacy in Pennsylvania, representing all pharmacy practice settings, seeks to hire our next Chief Executive Officer, who will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plans of PPA a 501(c) organization. This person will be expected to manage a professional organization of more than 2,400 members and promote the practice and profession of pharmacy.  PPA’s CEO reports and is accountable to a volunteer Board of Directors directly elected by the membership. PPA has three affiliated entities, the PPA Educational Foundation, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network, and a political action committee, PharmPAC.

 

Key priorities include:

  • Implements strategies, mission, goals, and objectives of PPA
  • Supports operations and administration of the PPA office and Board of Directors
  • Assures that prudent management of finances is within the approved budget and in accordance with all federal/state laws and regulations
  • Effectively manages the human resources of the association according to personnel policies and procedures of the association in accordance with federal/state laws and regulations
  • Consistently presents a strong, positive image of its members and represents PPA in state, county and national meetings
  • Facilitates financial support for all educational programs for the Association
  • Continuing membership growth


About PPA
Vision - Pennsylvania pharmacists will be recognized, engaged, and fairly compensated as health-care providers

Mission - The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, as the leading voice of pharmacy, promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

Who we are
- We are pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and friends across all practice settings, who work together to advance the profession and deliver the best possible care for patients across the Commonwealth.



Position Description
Job Title:  Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer
Function:
  • To implement strategies, mission, goals, and objectives of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
  • To promote the practice and profession of pharmacy

 

Reports to:  Board of Directors

Directly Supervises: All Staff

Responsibilities:

Board of Directors Support and PPA Administration:

  • Supports operations and administration of the PPA office and Board of Directors
  • Facilitates interaction between the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and PPA staff to achieve the goals and objectives of PPA
  • Advises and informs the Board of Directors of all business of PPA
  • Describes to the Board of Directors all written and verbal communications with State Associations, State Representatives, State Boards, County Associations, Committees, Third Party Administrators etc. relevant to the operations and administration of PPA
  • Serves as the Executive Secretary to the Board of Directors and publishes notices of meetings, prepares agendas, reports and minutes of all meetings
  • Directs, designs and implements quality programs, promotions or public relations activities
  • Oversees the implementation of all PPA resolutions
  • Assists the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs on any project and responsibilities of the office
  • In conjunction with the Committee on Constitution and By-laws, assures that the PPA Constitution and By-laws are followed
  • Responsible for Board training, along with the President, of new Board of Directors members
  • Performs the role of secretary/treasurer of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) and PPA Educational Foundation and reports its activities directly to the Board of Directors

 

Finances:

  • Assures that prudent management of finances is within the approved budget and in accordance with all federal/state laws and regulations
  • Recommends yearly budget to Finance Committee for Board of Directors approval
  • Supervises preparation of financial reports and records

 

Human Resources:

  • Effectively manages the human resources of the association according to personnel policies and procedures of the association in accordance with federal/state laws and regulations
  • Interview, hire, train, and evaluate PPA staff

 

Public Relations/Networking:

  • Assures that the Association and its mission, programs, and services consistently present a strong, positive image of its members
  • Directs all media and public inquiries or public service announcements
  • Represents and corresponds with state, county and national health professional meetings as a representative of PPA
  • PPA liaison to the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy and National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
  • Attends meetings of the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy as needed
  • Networks and communicates with other state and national pharmacy and other health-care related associations' leaders
  • Remains abreast of impending pharmacy and healthcare related legislative activities that pertain to the welfare of the membership
  • Communicates all impending health related or pharmacy related legislative activities which pertains to the welfare of the membership
  • Actively recruits new association members

 

Lobbying:

  • Develops and maintains lobbying activities on behalf of the membership
  • Maintains knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy
  • Protects and pursues the Association’s interest in proposed state and/or federal legislation
  • Networks and maintains contact with key policy makers, members of the PA General Assembly, and members of US Congress
  • Develops legislative policies in the best interest of the Association
  • Performs the role of secretary/treasurer of PharmPAC and reports its activities directly to the Board of Directors

 

Education:

  • Facilitates financial support for all educational programs for the Association
  • Assures that ACPE standards are abided by in all educational programs
  • Assists the Education Committee in the selection of ACPE-approved CE programs for the association and county affiliates

 

Other:

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors for the benefit of the association and its members

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in business administration, pharmacy, or health care-related degree.A pharmacy degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience in a professional association or the practice of pharmacy is required
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws affecting the delivery of health care and pertinent to pharmacy is required
  • Active lobbying experiences is essential and employee must become a PA registered lobbyist
  • Evidence of implementation of programs and policies is mandatory
  • Fundraising and grant process experience is required
  • Budget preparation, monitoring, and management experience is required
  • Supervising and Management experience is required
  • Minimum of five years of heath care experience is preferred
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) encouraged

     

Attributes

  • A dynamic and articulate leader who understands, embraces and articulates PPAs role and purpose, and effectively communicates same to staff, members, media and other stakeholders.
  • An effective “thought leader” and excellent listener, able to handle diverse personalities.
  • Proven track record in organizational skills, being accountable to meet deadlines and be responsive to diverse constituencies.

 

Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee must be able to regularly and actively participate in conference calls and webinars.
  • The employee must be able to handle considerable time sitting in front of a computer and typical office work involving computers.
  • The employee needs to be able to actively participate in meetings and conferences which are set up at various venue locations and be able to move from room to room and program to program.
  • The employee will need to make presentations to small and large audiences during conferences.
  • The employee may need to drive long distances on their own to conferences and meetings.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds when helping at conferences and in the office.
  • The employee may need to use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and be able to adjust focus when working on our computers and database as required by the position.
  • The employee will need to utilize office equipment such as computers, copiers, printers, fax machines,etc.

Compensation and Benefits

 

A competitive compensation package for similar state‐level associations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with typical non‐profit executive level benefits will be negotiated with the selected candidate.

 

Application and Selection Process

 

Interested candidates are to email a letter of interest including salary expectations, and resume to the contact below no later than April 1, 2020.  Applicants should not directly contact the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association staff or members of the Board of Directors concerning this position.

 

Search Committee Co-Chair:

Rick Demers, PPA President

search@papharmacists.com


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