Opportunities at NCPA

NCPA is proud of our rich history and we welcome your interest in employment opportunities with us. Why work at NCPA? We have talented employees with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to a common goal—advancing the reach and influence of the community pharmacist—and they work hard to achieve that goal.

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The National Community Pharmacists Association is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to engage with the CEO, senior staff, and organization leaders to foster a high-performance culture. The COO will play a crucial role in executing NCPA's mission to protect and promote the work of the nation's independent pharmacies who provide a vital healthcare link to millions of patients throughout the country. The COO will report directly to the CEO and will be a hands-on contributor to organizational excellence both directly and through superior team coaching skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating a performance mindset in concert with NCPA's Culture of Excellence (Collaboration, Leadership, Accountability, Innovation, Integrity) throughout the organization.

  • Implementing proven business strategies, plans and procedures.

  • Significantly contributing to the fundraising efforts of the organization.

  • Assuring oversight to NCPA Operations and other departments when necessary.

  • Evaluating and working with other senior leaders to assure optimal operational performance across departments.

  • Resolving operational challenges inherent in a lean environment.

  • Contributing as a member of the Senior Leadership team to execute the NCPA Strategic Plan and meet or exceed targeted measures.

  • Interacting with the NCPA Board of Directors as directed by the CEO.

  • Partnering with the CFO and other senior leaders to execute against the annual budget.

Characteristics of the Ideal candidate will be:

  • Experience as a Chief Operating Officer or relevant role and experience in the community pharmacy sector.

  • Excellent people skills.

  • Motivated and impassioned by the organization's membership and mission.

  • A sophisticated level of business and operational acumen; excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, resourcefulness in setting priorities that best serve the organization and its members.

  • Motivational leader, energetic, forward- thinking and creative with high ethical standards.

  • Independent thinker who has sound judgment, is a thought-partner and takes initiative as a hands-on decision maker.

  • A gifted communicator demonstrating excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills to internal and external audiences.

  • Have excellent business acumen including analyzing, evaluating, and recommending whether to pursue new initiatives.

  • Possess deeply rooted financial competency and administrative expertise.

  • Licensed pharmacist highly preferred.

  • Possess a solid knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure, Excel, and other pertinent office software.

  • Occasional travel required.

  • Excellent benefits.

This position will be located in Alexandria (near the King Street Metro). Applicant should reside in the Washington, DC metro area. NCPA offers a hybrid work environment and a flex schedule.

Submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Beverly Martin at beverly.martin@ncpa.org.

Director, Pharmacy Affairs

The National Community Pharmacists Association is seeking a dynamic pharmacist for Director, Pharmacy Affairs. The successful candidate will be part of a team that develops, executes, and advises on new pharmacy service programs for member pharmacies, a key contributor to the association's programs and initiatives related to pharmacy benefits and payors, contribute to the association’s government and policy/pharmacy affairs initiatives and priorities, and collaborates with the NCPA Long-Term Care Division and Innovation Center staff. The candidate will also be a part of assisting community pharmacy owners in diversifying their revenue opportunities.

Candidate should have knowledge of the business and professional issues of the community pharmacy marketplace. Some travel required; exposure to non-profit associations is a plus. Excellent benefits; hybrid work schedule; salary 130-160K.

Send resume and cover letter to Beverly.Martin@ncpa.org.

Georgia Pharmacy Association

Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Pharmacy Association

GPhA's Board of Directors seeks candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer, to assume the role Winter 2023.

The Organization:

  • The Georgia Pharmacy Association is the voice for pharmacy in Georgia, representing all pharmacy practice settings. GPhA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association representing more than 1,400 licensed pharmacists, 300 student pharmacists, and 400 technicians. Legislative and political advocacy on behalf of its members and the patients they serve is the organization's primary competency. The organization also provides education, information services and business tools/resources for its members.

  • GPhA has two affiliated entities, the Georgia Pharmacy Foundation and a political action committee, PharmPAC of Georgia.

  • The Board's broadest statement of purpose defines GPhA's purpose and intended role as a membership association: GPhA exists so that its members enjoy an environment necessary for professional success (with results optimizing value for members' dues and fees)

  • Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia (Atlanta Metro Area), GPhA currently has a staff of 9 (including 3 contractors and 3 remote employees) and an annual operating budget of $2.6 million.

  • Websites: www.gpha.org / gphabuzz.com

Primary Initiatives:

The Board seeks a dynamic, visionary candidate to drive organizational strategy. Key near-term priorities include:

  • Laser-like focus on achieving legislative advocacy priorities (leveraging coalitions with like-minded organizations).

  • Continuing membership growth.

  • Identifying new sources of non-dues revenue to fund organizational initiatives.

  • Maintaining GPhA's brand, including print, online and stakeholder interfaces.

  • Enunciating a strong member value proposition that includes tangible services along with the protections. GPhA's legislative and political advocacy work affords its members.

The Position of CEO:

GPhA's CEO reports and is accountable to an 11-member volunteer Board of Directors directly elected by the membership. The Board of Directors meets six times per year. The Board utilizes “Policy Governance” principles as its basis for delineating and clarifying the respective roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of the CEO, as well as the Board and its members, officers and committees. The Board is GPhA's policy and standard-setting body, representing the interests of GPhA's membership in determining and codifying written performance expectations. These are set forth in four categories of governing policies:

  • ENDS: Statements of “results expectations” setting forth priorities in terms of benefits for, and outcomes on behalf of, GPhA's membership.

  • MANAGEMENT LIMITATIONS: Parameters of authority within which the President & CEO is empowered to manage the operating organization.

  • GOVERNANCE PROCESS: Clarify the board's own job methods/standards for carrying it out.

  • BOARD-MANAGEMENT DELEGATION: Describe the Board's relationship with the operating organization, including delegation to and accountability of the CEO, as well as process/systems by which the Board assesses its own performance.

The Board of Directors consults with the CEO and others in determining and annually assessing its governing policies.

CEO's Key Responsibilities:

Board of Directors: Reports to and works closely with the Board, its officers and committees.

Policy: The Board holds primary responsibility for setting the Association's vision and strategic direction, with the President & CEO responsible for developing operational/business strategy, planning and programming. The individual will work closely with the Board to stimulate and inspire the Board's thinking and decisions about the ways the Association can increase its value/benefits to its membership.

Authority: The CEO oversees all day-to-day operations and staff, in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in the Board's Ends and Management Limitations policies.

Finances: Develops business/operational plans for the Association. Manages budget and actual financial condition in a manner consistent with clearly articulated board policies. Ensures financial sustainability, and that financial reporting is accurate and timely, with appropriate financial controls in place.

Staff: Leads the Staff in setting integrated goals/plans/programs in support of the Ends/results priorities. Directs staff programs/activities, ensuring that competent and motivated individuals are in place, as is a staff structure and culture that is focused on and responsive to the needs of GPhA's membership.

Member Relations: Publicizes GPhA programs/products/services to members and, as appropriate, other constituents. Maintains effective two-way communications with the membership, with recognition of diversity pharmacy practice settings and needs.

Legislative Advocacy: Maintains GPhA's credible presence as a “go-to” resource for industry-related issues among legislators and public policy makers, advocating for positions favorable to the interests of GPhA's members. Identifies industry partners in coalitions to achieve GPhA public policy goals. Manages the political action committee and maintains its consistent messaging and funding. (Note: While legislative advocacy and political expertise are essential in this role, the CEO is not the association lobbyist. GPhA employs a highly competent and respected advocacy team to represent us at the Capitol. The CEO will oversee legislative and political strategy, however, and supervise that team.)

Stewardship: Ensures the Association is run in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, ensuring the Board is informed of the conditions of the Association.

Relationships: Places a high priority on developing and maintaining relationships and coalitions with other associations and organizations, both public and private, as are desirable or necessary to accomplish the strategic ends of the Association. This includes, but is not limited to, the following organizations:

    American Pharmacists Association

    National Community Pharmacy Association

    National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations

    Georgia State Board of Pharmacy

    Georgia Medical Composite Board

    Georgia Association of Chain Drug Stores

    Georgia Association of Health-Systems Pharmacists

    Georgia Chapter American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

    Georgia Department of Community Health

    Georgia Department of Public Health

    Georgia Food Industries Association

    Medical Association of Georgia

    The four schools of pharmacy in Georgia

    Corporate leadership in Community Retail Chain Pharmacies with a presence in Georgia

CEO Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will have the following combination of qualifications and attributes:

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree and/or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification is preferred.

Primary Competencies Required:

  • Demonstrated experience as a visionary leader and driver of organizational strategy.

  • Commitment to understanding and supporting the Board's governance structure.

  • A dynamic and positive “servant leader” with proven collaboration and team-building skills.

  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.

  • Demonstrated experience and success in guiding legislative advocacy processes.

  • Understands technology applications relevant to membership associations.

  • Highest ethical standards.

Experience & Qualifications: Ideal candidates should have at least 3 years of trade association, with a minimum 5 years of experience in a supervisory/management position. Experience and background in the healthcare field a plus. In addition:

  • Strong management experience in trade shows, educational and certification programs.

  • Proven success in selecting/retaining/leading management staff.

  • Has developed and implemented strategic business plans.

  • Strong skills in budgeting and financial management, with substantive budget oversight experience.

  • Demonstrated effective communications/relationship building with members, professional colleagues and affiliated organizations.

  • Positive experience in working with/being accountable to a governing board.

  • Proven track record in organizational skills, being accountable to meet deadlines and be responsive to diverse constituencies.

  • Strong public speaking skills/presence

Qualities and Attributes:

  • A dynamic and articulate leader who understands, embraces and articulates GPhA's role and purpose, and effectively communicate same to staff, members, media and other stakeholders.

  • Committed to timely, thoughtful and honest communications.

  • An effective “thought leader” and excellent listener, able to handle diverse personalities.

  • Able to gracefully “take charge” yet readily accept direction from the Board.

  • Able to elevate the association and its elected leaders rather than himself/herself.

Compensation and Benefits

A competitive compensation package for similar state-level associations in Georgia with typical non-profit executive level benefits will be negotiated with the selected candidate. Prospective salary range is $150,000 to 195,000 depending on experience.

Selection Process:

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume' to the contact below (via email or hard-mail) no later than September 18, 2023.


Charles T. Hall, Jr.
Senior Consultant
Association Services Group
P. O. Box 2945
LaGrange, GA 30241
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