MPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management

An exceptional learning experience for a pharmacist interested in becoming a leader

The Missouri Pharmacy Association Executive Fellowship in Association Management is a postgraduate training program conducted at the Missouri Pharmacy Association headquarters under the direction of the professional affairs staff. An association management fellowship provides an exceptional learning experience for a pharmacist interested in becoming a leader in the health care system. Associations touch the lives of individuals on a daily basis. They inspire professionals, unify the profession and provide innovative opportunities for members.

The purpose of this Executive Fellowship is:

  • To support the development of individuals interested in association management through training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs and problem-solving at the Missouri Pharmacy Association.
  • To prepare individuals for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and health care.
  • To advance areas of the Missouri Pharmacy Association's strategic plan with a focus on clinical initiatives and grassroots advocacy.
Fellowship Information:

Duration: 12 months

Number of Positions: 1

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Starting Date:  July 1, 2018

Estimated Stipend:  $55,000-$60,000

Interview Required:  Yes

Fellowship Special Features:

The Executive Fellow will work to expand MPA's clinical initiatives, attend state and national pharmacy meetings, gain exposure to all aspects of association work, and provide insight and assistance to the association. The Fellow will continue to advance the role of the pharmacist in the health care system by engaging with Missouri's pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, policy makers, state agencies, other health care provider groups and managed care organizations. The Fellow will be allowed flexibility to tailor the experience to his or her interest to ensure there is a passion for the work that is done.

Fringe Benefits:
  • Group insurance coverage at 100%
  • 10 days Paid Time Off (when eligible)
  • 401K (when eligible)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Travel allowance for professional conferences
Special Requirements for Acceptance:

PharmD from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy. Fellows are expected to obtain a Missouri pharmacist license with Medication Therapy Services certificate by August 1. If not obtained by August 31, then the fellow may be subject to termination unless documented, extenuating circumstances are presented to the Association. If the Missouri pharmacist licensure is not obtained prior to the start of the fellowship (July 1), a Missouri pharmacy intern license will be required in the interim. Residency trained pharmacists will be considered.

Selection of the Applicant:

Applicants should submit their application packet via email by 5:00 pm (Central Time) on April 1. You will be notified within 2 business days once your complete application is received. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be asked to interview for the position, which may begin before the application deadline. Selection of the applicant shall be the responsibility of the executive staff of the Missouri Pharmacy Association. The announcement of the final selection will be made before May 1. 

Application:

A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Written responses to all three application questions:
  1. In less than 400 words, please provide an overview of why you are applying for this Fellowship and how do you plan to utilize the experience in your future career?
  2. In less than 400 words, what personal strengths and experiences would you bring to the Missouri Pharmacy Association? Include a description of your professional and/or community acheivements and future goals.
  3. In less than 400 words, in your opinion, what are the most important issues facing the profession of pharmacy in your state and nationally?

Submit your official application to Kimberly B. Moore, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, at [email protected] with subject: MPA Fellow Application - YOUR NAME. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to [email protected] or mailed to the Missouri Pharmacy Association, Attention: Kimberly B. Moore, Clinical Pharmacist, 211 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

 
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