Executive Vice President/ Chief Executive Officer Florida Pharmacy Association
The Florida Pharmacy Association’s (FPA) Board of Directors seeks candidates for the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer (EVP/CEO) for immediate hire.
The Florida Pharmacy Association is the collective voice of the profession of pharmacy in the state, and serves to represent the goals, values, and best interests of our members at both state and national levels. Founded in 1887, FPA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association representing more than 1,500 licensed pharmacists, 500 student pharmacists, and 300 pharmacy technicians.
Mission: Unifying and strengthening the voice of pharmacy while advancing pharmacy practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and relationships.
Vision: The trusted resource in optimizing patient outcomes through unifying, educating and guiding pharmacy practitioners in changing the health care landscape.
Divisions of FPA: Florida Pharmacists Political Committee (FPPC)
Located in Tallahassee, FL, FPA currently has a staff of five employees and an annual operating budget of $1 million.
The association seeks a mission-driven and experienced nonprofit business leader skilled in successfully executing strategic plans and empowering high-performing staff.
The EVP/CEO is based at the association’s office in Tallahassee, FL, and has overall management responsibility for growing an impactful professional association. While working closely with the association's Board of Directors, staff, volunteer members, industry vendors, and legislators, the EVP/CEO will inspire innovation and ensure that the association is continually well equipped to advance its mission. The EVP/CEO is responsible for leading the association and overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic direction of the Florida Pharmacy Association. This position requires a strong communicator who is a dynamic, agile, and mission-driven leader knowledgeable of and passionate about the profession of pharmacy, fostering organizational growth, and developing and managing advocacy, educational and member-driven programs.
Execute and implement policies authorized by the Board of Directors
Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, advocacy, grantsmanship, fundraising, etc., and to increase the overall visibility of the association
Serve as the Secretary of the Board of Directors
Lead the association in a manner that supports and guides the mission, vision, and values
Communicate effectively with the Board and provide all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner
Work closely with Councils and Committees of the association to ensure that strategic directions approved by the Board of Directors and Council/Committee activities are aligned
Financial Performance and Viability
Maintain responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the association, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization and reflect fulfillment of Board-developed policies
Maintain responsibility for fiscal management including budgeting, financial planning and resource allocation that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the association in a positive financial position
Work with association budget and finance committee, accounting firm and coordinate annual audits
Oversee banking and investment accounts, assets, and vendors
Engage in fundraising and the development of other revenue sources
Government and Public Relations
Serve as the association’s primary spokesperson to the association’s constituents, the media and the general public
Enhance the association’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations
Represent the association at all Regulatory Board meetings, key industry events, conferences and meetings as determined by the Board of Directors
Oversee legislative and political strategy in conjunction with contract lobbying team
Manage the political action committee and maintains its consistent messaging and funding
Organize and coordinate compliance, regulatory, and lobbying functions
Develop partnerships with company stakeholders, shareholders, industry regulators and other relevant parties
Manage all aspects of the organization’s marketing, public relations and other communications efforts
Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business, member, and professional interests
Engage and work with the FPA Foundation and Florida Pharmacists Political Committee (FPPC) to promote the vision, mission and policies of the association
Promote the benefits and value of membership in the association
Publicize the association’s programs, products, and services to members and, as appropriate, other constituents
Maintain and cultivate effective relationships, communications and outreach with current and future members, recognizing the needs of diverse pharmacy practice settings and needs, including the Colleges of Pharmacy in the state
Develop and implement strategies to attract and retain members
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization and ensure its overall long-term success
Ensure the Association is run in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
Implement FPA’s programs that carry out the association’s mission
Coordinate strategic planning to ensure that the association can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and day-to-day operation of the association
Hire and retain competent, qualified staff and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in a collaborative working environment, encourage professional development, and champion accountability
Organize, motivate, and mentor internal team leaders to strategically grow the organization’s impact, programs, and fundraising, and to effectively fulfill its important mission
Apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making
Ensure oversight for the proper maintenance of the FPA facilities
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent education and experience.
Minimum of 5 years of association management or other leadership/management experience.
Understanding of the profession of pharmacy and/or the health care industry.
Thorough understanding of nonprofit and professional association management.
Highest ethical standards
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Effective written and oral communication skills with a variety of audiences (members, staff, community, legislators, media representatives, regulators, etc.).
Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Ability to oversee and collaborate with staff, including fostering an environment of accountability, healthy work relationships and partnerships, inclusivity and maintaining a positive and collaborative work environment.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
Ability to travel around the State and nationally.
Competency in technology, social media, and common management software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks®, cloud-based storage and record management, virtual meeting platforms, association website platforms, and others as needed etc.).
Advanced degree in pharmacy (PharmD), health care policy (MPH), or other advanced degree (MBA, JD, etc.)
Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification
Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors in a professional membership organization
Industry “thought leader” who is in tune with the trends and developments in the profession and the healthcare sector
High-level strategic thinking and planning, and the ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors
A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
Compensation and Benefits
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be negotiated with the selected candidate. Prospective starting salary is $160,000, commensurate with experience.
For confidential consideration, interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information of three professional references* to FPA’s Search Firm, NASPA Services Company, LLC via email at email@example.com no later than December 8, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.
*References will not be contacted without prior consent.
The Florida Pharmacy Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity and equity in all facets of the organization’s work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.
The Florida Pharmacy Association is the collective voice of the profession of pharmacy, and serve to represent the goals, values, and best interest of our members at both state and national levels. We are the primary source for current, reliable information on the legal and regulatory issues that affect the profession.