The Michigan Pharmacists Association – www.michiganpharmacists.org is seeking a forward-thinking Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a strategic management style and a history of successfully growing departments/organizations to meet their full potential. The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), a well-respected 130+ year-old professional society, is the one of the largest state pharmacy associations in the country serving members in all practice settings – including students and pharmacy technicians. After 36 years of service, MPA’s current CEO is retiring and the next leader will be entrusted with continuing efforts to advance the organization and the profession.
A successful candidate will be a natural relationship builder; ideally someone who is already connected to the pharmacy industry. As the public face of the Michigan Pharmacists Association, the CEO must have an engaging, yet diplomatic approach and be passionate about providing advocacy and resources in support of the pharmacy profession. The position requires a transparent, collaborative leader with a proven track record of growing membership and building engagement, cultivating shared goals, and positioning an organization for relevance and sustainability in the years to come.
Guided by the members of the Executive Board, the Chief Executive Officer‘s primary focus will be to ensure that the daily activities of the Association and subsidiaries are in compliance with and in support of program and membership goals, strategic objectives, and legislative priorities. Areas of responsibility include planning and execution, advocacy and communications, program implementation and administration, personnel and fiscal management, member development and retention. To view a listing of full job responsibilities, click HERE.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of senior level management experience, preferably in a complex association setting. Working knowledge of the healthcare industry is required, pharmacy background is a plus! This is a high-level position requiring strong leadership, communication, fiscal and interpersonal skills. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grow membership and implement innovative programs and services in collaboration with the MPA Board(s), governmental agencies and related professional associations.
About Michigan Pharmacists Association
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) was established Nov. 14, 1883. MPA is the state professional society serving Michigan’s pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists in all settings of practices. For more than 130 years, MPA has strived to provide its members with the tools, resources and support needed to advance the profession of pharmacy and provide quality patient care.