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NAPRA Recruitment Posting for Board Directors

The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is a not-for-profit association that serves an alliance of provincial and territorial pharmacy regulatory bodies as well as the Canadian Forces Pharmacy Services. NAPRA’s members regulate the practice of pharmacy and operation of pharmacies in their respective jurisdictions in Canada and their primary mandate is to serve and protect the public.

A Board of Directors – consisting of a representative from each pharmacy regulatory authority in Canada, as well as several additional members - governs NAPRA. The Board supports the work of NAPRA by providing oversight, leadership and strategic advice. Day-to-day operations are led by NAPRA’s Executive Director.  The Board is accountable to the organization’s members.

The Need
The NAPRA Board is currently looking to recruit two or three members to its Board.

The Role
•    Serve as a member of a collegial, consensus-based governing body that is committed to the effective regulation of pharmacy and the protection of the public.
•    Bring and apply your skills, expertise and perspectives to the collective decision making of the Board.
•    Actively prepare for and participate in meetings of the Board, including reviewing documentation, asking questions, providing strategic guidance and advice, and following through on commitments.

The NAPRA Board is looking for candidates who are analytical and critical thinkers, have strong interpersonal communication skills, and an ability to think strategically.  An ability to read and understand financial statements and/or business experience is required, as is an interest in, understanding of, and commitment to NAPRA’s mandate. Knowledge of board governance and participation on previous not-for-profit Boards are considered assets, but are not essential.

NAPRA is particularly interested in receiving applications from those who bring particular business expertise (e.g. finance or accounting, public relations or communications, human resources, policy development, professional ethics etc.) and a patient-perspective.  In addition, NAPRA is interested in receiving applications from pharmacy technicians.

Board terms/participation
•    These NAPRA directors will normally serve a two-year term and be eligible for re-appointment for up to two additional two-year terms, or a maximum of six years of total service. 
•    Board meetings are held six times a year (three in person meetings per year, held at various locations across Canada, plus up to three teleconferences per year).  In-person meetings are normally two-days in length.
•    All directors are expected to participate on a Board committee.  Most committee meetings are held by teleconference.

Remuneration is available for non-pharmacy regulatory authority directors on the board of NAPRA, provided that the director in question is not otherwise being compensated for his/her time by their employer.  

To apply, please submit
•    a cover letter, indicating why you are interested in serving on the NAPRA Board and what particular skills, expertise and perspectives you would bring to the Board;
•    your CV, including a list of other Boards of Directors you currently serve on and/or have served on in the past;
•    Two references, at least one of which is a fellow board member that you have served with currently or in the past

Submit to:     Adele Fifield, NAPRA Executive Director, afifield@napra.ca 

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those short-listed and invited for an interview will be contacted. NAPRA respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities, and provides accommodation and support to persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.