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WHO WE ARE
ASCP is a non-profit, membership association devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older adults. Founded in 1969, ASCP is an international organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
ASCP represents pharmacy professionals and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults. ASCP's members range in the services they provide and serve older adults in a variety of settings.
The ASCP Foundation is dedicated to educating older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines. The ASCP Foundation's unique focus is the development, integration, and application of knowledge regarding medication use in the older adult population and the practice of senior care pharmacy to optimize health outcomes.
To contact ASCP, please use this form, or call 703-739-1300.
The ASCP Bylaws provide for 13 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 9 additional directors (1 elected from each of ASCP’s 8 regions listed below, and 1 at-large director). In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each officer serves a one-year term. Each officer must have been a director-member of the Board for a minimum of one 3-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 3-year term and elections are staggered, such that 3 director positions are elected annually. Each director may be re-elected to no more than two consecutive terms as director. Directors are strongly encouraged to run for an officer position, since being a director is a prerequisite for being an officer.
The Council of Presidents consists of all past and present presidential officers of ASCP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and the Society. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors serves as the Chair of the Council of Presidents.
Jeffrey C. Delafuente
Helps to ensure the editorial development and production of the monthly journal, The Senior Care Pharmacist, and journal supplements to ensure the publication meets the Society’s standards of excellence. Assists with the Society’s editing and writing needs, including editing position statements, newsletters, emails, and other communications. Coordinates with key editorial and communications staff.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Editorial Assistant for The Senior Care Pharmacist (65%)
Collaborates with editorial team on all activities relating to the development and publication of The Senior Care Pharmacist. Including:
Editorial, Proofreading, and Writing Tasks (30%)
Assists the communications team with editing, copy-editing, and writing tasks. Including:
Responsibilities, as Assigned by Supervisor (5%)
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree or comparable experience in journalism, English, or related field and 3 to 6 years of experience in editing, journalism, or editorial research.
Communication Skills: Ability to write, edit, and proofread correspondence, manuscripts, and other printed materials. Has demonstrated ability to effectively present ideas—both verbally and visually. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels within the organization as well as representatives of other associations and organizations.
Organization Skills: Must demonstrate organization skills to manage multiple priorities, in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage limited resources and competing deadlines on a strict timeline.
Other Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Command of grammar, spelling, and current affairs. Ability to closely follow a style guide and/or manual. Working knowledge of publishing/editorial processes. Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
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In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists: