The Advocacy and Practice Director has operational responsibility for legislative and regulatory policy and practice issues impacting pharmacists, students, and technicians who work for or have an interest in health-system/hospital-based pharmacy. Reporting to the Executive Director and working with key stakeholders, this position will help ensure that the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) has a proactive voice in advocacy and practice initiatives. This position will implement, manage, and coordinate all of TSHP’s advocacy and practice-related activities, evaluate the impact of proposed legislation and regulatory changes on health-system pharmacists and their patients, develop responses to proposed changes, and help to advance pharmacy practice in Texas. In addition, this position provides key support for governmental affairs initiatives, including oversight of grassroots advocacy and political action committee (PAC) initiatives.
Examples of Duties & Responsibilities
Advise the Executive Director on issues relative to TSHP’s legislative and regulatory policy, practice, and public affairs activities.
Lead TSHP’s legislative and regulatory efforts, as defined by TSHP leadership.
Track and analyze related trends, needs, and participation to identify, recommend, and implement new legislative and regulatory activities as well as practice-related programs and resources.
Develop short- and long-term innovative public affairs plans and strategies to expand and engage current and potential participants in legislative and regulatory policy.
Develop and manage relationships with external entities and professionals.
Work cooperatively with corporate, government, organizational, academia, and other TSHP partners.
Present and/or represent the TSHP and TSHP positions as assigned.
Provide oversight and direction for TSHP’s practice programs and operations.
Provide support for TSHP’s governmental affairs initiatives, including grassroots advocacy and political action committee (PAC) initiatives.
Develop and manage policy and practice resources, products, and education, including coordination of related affinity programs in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Respond to policy and practice inquiries and support member requests and needs.
Work collaboratively within TSHP to explore new opportunities.
Serve as staff liaison to assigned Councils, Committees, Sections, and/or Task Forces.
Attend meetings and conference calls, prepare agendas and meeting minutes, and coordinate activities.
Bachelor’s degree – graduate or professional degree preferred.
Four or more years of experience in governmental affairs and/or public policy.
Previous experience in healthcare administration or policy.
Association experience a plus.
Demonstration of Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and experience in governmental affairs and/or the healthcare industry.
Familiarity with healthcare practice, payment, and legislative and regulatory activities.
Ability to create and manage successful programs and initiatives.
Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to function in a collaborative and collegial environment.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: TSHP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement benefits, health/dental/vision insurance, paid holidays, and vacation.
About Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) is a strong and vibrant membership-driven society of pharmacists, technicians, students, and professional colleagues who advocate for optimized patient care, professional practice, and public health. TSHP, a 501(c)(6) membership association, is celebrating its 70th year as a leader in health-system pharmacy.