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Apply for the OPA Executive Fellowship in Leadership and Association Management

Duration: 12 months (July 1 - June 30)
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: January 31
Starting Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $35,000
Interview Required: Yes

The Ohio Pharmacists Association Executive Fellowship in Leadership and Association Management is a postgraduate training program conducted at the Ohio Pharmacists Association headquarters under the direction of the staff of OPA. The fellowship is an excellent experience for those interested in learning the core principles of association management and leadership skills. The fellow will be trained in association management and governance, advocacy for the profession, leadership, membership development, professional affairs, continuing education development, communications, publication production, media relations, and event coordination.

The Purpose of the Executive Fellowship:

  • to support the development of individuals interested in association management through training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs and problem-solving at the Ohio Pharmacists Association;
  • to prepare individuals for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and healthcare in general;
  • to advance the role of the pharmacist in the healthcare system by engaging with Ohio’s pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, policy makers, state agencies, stakeholders and managed care organizations;
  • to advance areas of the Ohio Pharmacists Association’s strategic plan with a focus on clinical initiatives and grassroots advocacy;
  • to assist in the program planning and operation of the Entrepreneurship Center.

The fellow will attend state and national pharmacy meetings and be given flexibility to tailor the experience to his or her interests.

Applicant Qualifications:

B.S. or B.A. degree from a U.S. accredited institution. Preference will be given to those with association management, business, pharmacy or BSPS degree. Good communication and presentation skills; and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.

Fringe Benefits:

  • Group Health Insurance coverage
  • 10 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Registration and Travel Expense for up to three national meetings
  • Membership in the Ohio Society of Association Executives

Selection of the Applicant:

Applicants should submit their application packet via email by January 31, 2020. You will be notified once your completed application is received, and may be invited for an interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selection of the applicant shall be the responsibility of the executive staff of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Amy Bennett at abennett@ohiopharmacists.org or 2019-2020 OPA Fellow Vyishali Dharbhamalla at vdharbhamalla@ohiopharmacists.org or call the office at 614.389.3236.

Application

A complete application includes:

  1. Written responses to the following questions to be answered online here.
    • In fewer than 400 words, please provide an overview of why you are applying for this Fellowship and how you plan to utilize the experience in your future career.
    • In fewer than 400 words, what personal strengths and experiences would you bring to the Ohio Pharmacists Association? Include a description of your leadership, professional and/or community services/achievements and future goals.
    • In fewer than 400 words, in your opinion, what value do nonprofit associations bring to professions and to the public?
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Current Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current or former employer.

Start your application here.

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