Texas Pharmacy Association CEO Position Description
The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) is the largest professional organization representing all pharmacists in Texas and is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c)(6) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Established in 1879, TPA is governed by Bylaws, which are developed and updated by members of the TPA House of Delegates, Board of Directors, and the membership. The activities of TPA are overseen by a 17-member Board of Directors elected by the members of the Association.
Advancing the Practice of Pharmacy to Enhance the Delivery of Quality Health Care to All Texans.
Pharmacy professionals providing exemplary care to their patients and serving as essential members of the health care team.
TPA has standing committees as set forth in the Bylaws, as well as ad hoc committees and working groups formed at the request of the President, to address focused issues or topics under the direction of the Board of Directors.
The following provides a summary of the strategic goals of the TPA’s strategic plan.
I. Enhance the Environment for Pharmacy Professionals to Deliver Patient Care
- Support enhancement and expansion of quality patient care services by pharmacy professionals in all pharmacy practice environments.
- Support and promote pharmacy practice innovation.
- Champion the goals of the pharmacy profession through public policy action.
- Strive to eliminate barriers impacting the aspirational and professional goals of Texas pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
II. Expand Collaborative Efforts to Address Pharmacy and Patient Care Issues
- Serve as a catalyst for change that unifies pharmacy professionals.
- Work with diverse groups to achieve the business and practice goals of pharmacy.
- Be the source for education and information for pharmacy professionals.
III. Maintain an Effective and Viable Association
- Strengthen its ongoing leadership role as the preeminent association serving the practice of pharmacy in Texas.
- Provide high quality benefits and services to its members.
- Focus on sound business practices to assure a financially strong organization where the collective needs of its members remain the top priority.
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
National Association of State Pharmacy Associations
Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas
Bexar County PA, Brazos Valley PA, Capital Area PA, Central West Texas PA, Coastal Bend PA, Dallas Area PA, Denton County PA, El Paso PA, Greater East Texas PA, Gulf Coast PA, Houston Area PA, Lake Houston PA, North Houston Area PA, Rio Grande Valley PA, South Central Texas PA, Tarrant County PA
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: TPA Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY Responsibilities include all facets of directing and managing the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and its three related entities - the Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF), the Texas Pharmacy Association Political Action Committee (PharmPAC), and the Texas Pharmacy Association Services Corporation (TPAS) – each within the policies adopted by the respective leadership of the three organizations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to do the following as well as other duties as may be assigned for TPA, TPF, PharmPAC, and TPAS:
1. Assist and advise the organization’s leadership.
2. Assure that the organization is professionally and effectively operated.
3. Lead strategic and long range planning.
4. Serve as the primary staff liaison to various leadership and governance groups to include:
- Texas Pharmacy Association Board of Directors;
- Texas Pharmacy Foundation Board of Trustees;
- Texas Pharmacy Association Political Action Committee – PharmPAC;
- Texas Pharmacy Association Services;
- Texas Pharmacy Association House of Delegates;
- TPA Association Affairs Council;
- TPA Financial Affairs Council;
- TPA Public Policy Council;
- TPA Audit Committee;
- TPA Nominating Committee;
- Past Presidents Roundtable; and
- Task Forces, as established by the TPA President or Board of Directors.
5. Support leadership and governance groups to include:
- Assistance, direction and planning;
- Assignment of designated staff liaisons to assist with meetings and meeting logistics, notices, agenda, meeting and materials, minutes and on-site assistance;
- Collection and distribution of information; coordination of activities; assistance with projects, etc.; and
- Participation in conference calls and meetings, as needed.
6. Serve as the primary staff liaison to external groups to include:
- Texas colleges of pharmacy
- Texas Pharmacy Congress;
- Texas Pharmacy Practice Coalition;
- Other organizations representing Texas pharmacists and /or pharmacies;
- TPA corporate supporters;
- Board of Directors of PACE Alliance, Inc., and
- Board of Directors of Pharmacy Marketing Group (PMG).
7. Maintain an effective and financially viable organization.
8. Oversee the development of annual budgets, monthly financial reports and financial projections.
9. Adhere to all financial policies and directives.
10. Oversee all fundraising efforts and corporate vendor endorsements.
11. Establish and enforce all office procedures and policies as well as all personnel policies.
12. Direct staff and hold regularly scheduled staff meetings.
13. Oversee the hiring of staff, maintenance of salary administration procedures; implementation of a staff performance evaluation system; and approval of promotions and terminations.
Communication and Marketing
14. Plan and/or direct the organizations’ communication and marketing efforts.
15. Assure timely/accurate publications for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students to include:
- Electronic newsletters Texas Pharmacy Today; Advocacy Review; From the Foundation; PharmPAC Political Insider
- Other electronic publications Action Alerts; From the CEO; Just My Thoughts; CEO Blog; The President’s Message
- Publications Texas Pharmacy (quarterly magazine), TPA Annual Report; Conference Program; and others
16. Correspond with membership through electronic vehicles and direct mailings. 17. Utilize all aspects of social media.
18. Direct the continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
19. Assure the success of the Rxperts Center for Excellence.
20. Make meeting site visits as necessary, handle negotiations and contracting for meeting needs (conference & expo, leadership symposium, etc.).
21. Increase membership numbers, member retention and dues related income. 22. Direct the “Investing in Your Future” student membership campaign.
23. Serve as liaison to TPA affiliated organizations; pharmacy student organizations and colleges of pharmacy.
24. Participate in state and national pharmacy organizations and meetings as necessary to include APhA, NCPA, NACDS, NASPA, ASCP and others.
25. Direct all financial aspects of the Association's political action committee, including all report filings with the Texas Ethics Commission.
26. Implement comprehensive fundraising campaigns to support the Association's political action committee.
27. Develop background information and breadth of support for candidates for public office; and develop candidate summaries for selected political campaigns to assist in the PharmPAC candidate endorsement process and disbursement of contributions.
28. Represent the Association at political candidate forums, receptions and other events, as needed.
29. Direct the Association’s public policy, government relations and grassroots activities.
30. Serve as liaison to other pharmacy organizations, members and lobbyists.
31. Manage recommendations of pharmacists and/or pharmacy technicians for external appointments to legislative, regulatory and other entities.
32. Maintain public policies for the Association, to include preparation of Board recommendations for approval and conversion of approved recommendations to TPA policy notebooks.
33. Register as a lobbyist.