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 Armed 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.
Governing NAPRA is a Board of Directors consisting of a director from each pharmacy regulatory authority in Canada and up to three additional Directors bringing unique perspectives, for a total of 17 Board Directors. 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 NAPRA Board is currently looking to recruit one individual with expertise as a pharmacy technician in the Canadian healthcare system, to serve as Director on the Board.
- 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 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, who have strong interpersonal communication skills, an ability to think strategically and previous experience serving on a governing board. An interest in, an understanding of, and a commitment to NAPRA’s mandate is essential.
NAPRA is interested in receiving applications from pharmacy technicians who have knowledge and interest in governance and regulatory affairs as well as expertise in areas such as diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging. While these are areas of primary interest, NAPRA is also keen to receive applications from individuals with different sets of expertise and experience who feel they can make a valuable contribution.
- Non-Registrar Directors serve an initial two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for up to one, two or three years, to a maximum of six consecutive years of service.
- Board meetings are held six times a year (in general, two meetings are in person, held at various locations across Canada, with the remaining meetings held virtually). In-person meetings are normally held over two days.
- All Directors, ideally, are to participate on a Board committee. Committee meetings are held virtually.
Remuneration in the form of honoraria is available for the non-Registrar Directors on the NAPRA Board of Directors, provided that the Director in question is not otherwise being compensated for their time by their employer.
To apply, the candidate is to submit:
- a cover letter, indicating the reason for their interest in serving on the NAPRA Board of Directors, and outlining the particular skills, expertise and perspectives they would bring to the Board;
- a CV, including a list of other Boards of Directors on which they are currently serving and/or have served, if applicable; and,
- two references, at least one of which is a fellow board member who has served with them.
Submit to: Gillian Fernie, Governance Coordinator
Deadline for applications: October 13, 2023
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.
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