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NAPRA is looking for an Executive Director

April 20, 2016

Established in 1995, NAPRA is the national voluntary association of provincial and territorial pharmacy regulatory bodies as well as the Canadian Forces Pharmacy Services. Providing national leadership in pharmacy regulatory practices that enhance patient care and public protection, NAPRA’s members regulate the practice of pharmacy and operation of pharmacies in their respective jurisdictions in Canada. Located in Ottawa, the association is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of practicing pharmacists as well as the Registrar or designated government representative of each member.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall responsibility and accountability for the operations of the Association. He/She, through the direction of the Board, will be looked upon to develop and implement NAPRA’s next strategic plan. Leading a small team, the Executive Director will manage and provide support to NAPRA’s programs, including: the National Drug Schedules; the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program; the Pharmacists’ Gateway Canada for international pharmacy graduates; and maintaining the terms of the Mobility Agreement for Canadian Pharmacists (and, in the future, pharmacy technicians).

As the primary spokesperson for NAPRA, the Executive Director will advocate and promote regulatory standards to the federal government, in particular Health Canada, other national professional associations, and stakeholders at the provincial, national, and international levels.

As the ideal candidate, you are a leader with vision and have experience managing in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment with changing and shifting priorities. You have proven skills in strategic and financial planning, and are a strong team mentor. You are an exceptional relationship builder and espouse respect, trust, and integrity in all of your interactions. Your strong communication and facilitation skills, as well as political acumen will be key in advising and supporting the Board, understanding and respecting the issues faced by each member, creating NAPRA’s next strategic plan, and representing NAPRA as a key spokesperson. Written and oral fluency in English and French is highly desirable. Preference will be given to a licensed pharmacist.

If you are interested in leading NAPRA and being at the centre of pharmacy regulation in Canada, please contact Michael Naufal or Kathy Rahme of Boyden global executive search at 613-742-3204 or via email at