The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.
ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.
Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.
Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.
In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:
Hold their patients' interest above all others
Take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs
Ensure that their patients’ medications are the most appropriate, the most effective, the safest possible, and are used correctly
Identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy
The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:
Cindy Porter is the vice president of education and foundation development for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the ASCP Foundation. A pharmacist with more than 25 years of experience in geriatric pharmacy, Cindy leads the development and implementation of the Society’s educational programs. She also manages development activities at the Foundation. Her experience as a pharmacy consultant to health care facilities and organizations includes long-term care, assisted living, psychiatric, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disability (ICF/ID). She is a graduate of Drake University.
Kelly Jennings got her start in accounting at Arthur Andersen, where she built her skills as an auditor for high-tech and biotech companies. However, it was her on-the-ground work in industry as Controller of Gene Logic and Vice President of RCLCO, where she made her mark on finance and operations of some of the fastest-growing companies in Maryland. At Gene Logic, she experienced the demands of a publicly traded company from the IPO through acquisitions and subsequent offerings. While at RCLCO, a privately-held 35 year-old real estate consulting firm, she demonstrated how growth can happen when you invest in experienced leaders.
In these roles, she managed departments in accounting, human resources, information technology, facilities, and administration. The experience and vision that she gained as a result of these experiences has translated to a keen eye for efficient processes, which now gives business leadership the confidence to focus on growing the business while leaving aspects of back office management in Kelly’s hands.
Kelly graduated with a BS in Accounting from The University of Delaware, is an active CPA in the state of Maryland, and lives with her family in Montgomery County.
Frank L. Grosso, RPh, has been executive director and chief operating officer of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists since 2014. Grosso has 35 years of long-term care pharmacy experience, most recently as corporate vice president of pharmacy services at Genesis HealthCare, LLC, one of the nation’s largest long-term care providers. His responsibilities included oversight of operational and contracted pharmacy services for 411 nursing facilities and assisted living communities in more than 35 states that are owned and managed by Genesis. Previously, he served as senior vice president of pharmacy operations for NeighborCare Pharmacy and director of long-term care pharmacy at Fay’s Drugs.
A graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy, Grosso has been an ASCP member since 1981 and has served on numerous ASCP committees including the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Advocacy Council. He has been involved in key issues such as short-cycle dispensing, implementation of Medicare Part D, and controlled drugs.
As an ASCP member and leader since 1988, Arnie Clayman has served several terms on the Board of Directors and as chair of the Political Action Committee, Board of Trustees, and Government Affairs Committee. He is also the past recipient of both of ASCP’s highest honors, the George F. Archambault Award and the Richard S. Berman Service Award. Now, as ASCP’s vice president of pharmacy practice and government affairs, Arnie serves as a resource to ASCP members and staff on practice-related issues, oversees all activities relating to professional & clinical affairs, and drives the organization’s product development. He is responsible for ASCP’s policy & advocacy efforts, including working with regulatory agencies and advocacy efforts in Washington. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, he has worked in hospital, community, home infusion, and long-term care pharmacy practice.
The ASCP Bylaws (PDF) provide for 14 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 additional directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). 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 2-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, such that only 5 of the 10 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.
General Responsibilities: Provides support to ASCP Chapters and Affiliated Organizations. Manages the start up of new chapters and maintains rosters of chapter officer/liaison positions. Responsible for ongoing and as needed membership surveys. Responds to requests for membership information and other customer service inquiries. Has a working knowledge of the basic new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing association management system. Serves as a backup to Director of Membership and Chapter Relations.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates general chapter mailings such as special meeting announcements, balloting, registrations, and newsletters
Coordinates chapter nominations and election of chapter officers
Receives and reviews chapter financial transactions and processing through A.P.
Coordinates listings of chapter/affiliate leadership groups in Association Management System (AMS).
Coordinates chapter meeting information including email announcements, website postings, and meeting creation in AMS.
Reviews and distributes monthly financials to Chapter officers. Handles inquiries from chapters regarding their monthly statements.
Creates and distributes monthly Chapter membership reports such as pending renewals, lapsing and new member’s rosters that require special attention at the local level.
Provides ASCP marketing collateral in support of local Chapter events on an as needed and requested basis.
Updates chapter meeting calendar and chapter web pages on ASCP.com
With ASCP meetings department, schedules and coordinates chapter breakfasts and lunches at ASCP national conferences.
Serves as main point of contact for all student chapters.
Acts as staff liaison between chapters and all ASCP departments.
Maintains and updates ASCP website with chapter/affiliate information.
Support the efforts of the Chapter & Affiliates Committee including meeting minutes, ftp site maintenance, and development of program for September leadership meeting in order to enhance the groups effectiveness.
Resource and organization “expert” in development of standard and customized database reports.
Creates and administers all internally issued membership generated surveys to members or non-members and publishes results.
Assist with membership database updates of address changes.
Assist with membership renewal entries upon request.
Respond to requests for membership information as well as general ASCP information and understand the mission of ASCP members.
Responsible with Director or Membership for development of chapter, general membership and AMS in-house training manuals.
Develop a working knowledge of new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing AMS system.
Serves as a backup to Director of Membership.
Knowledge of receptionist’s roles and responsibilities, share relief for lunch and breaks to the receptionist on an as needed basis.
Education/Experience: College Degree preferred. Association and customer service experience helpful.
Language Skills: Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant telephone voice, and good enunciation skills. Must effectively and efficiently handle multiple calls. Must be able to respond to complaints and inquiries in a courteous and friendly manner at all times. Ability to read and comprehend instructions required. Ability to write correspondence and memos. Communication Skills: Ability to present information effectively to customers, members/subscribers, vendors and the general public using good oral and written communications. Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Basic understanding of financials and accounting practices. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standard situations. Other Skills/Abilities: Ability to prioritize assignments, work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and independently, take direction from a variety of people and work as a team player. Be detail oriented. Computer knowledge with word processing, spreadsheet and database knowledge helpful. Familiarity with automated office equipment. Filing skills essential. Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and some lifting. The employee frequently is required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to move from one area of the office to another. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Digital Media Coordinator
General Responsibilities: Under direction of the Director of Marketing & Media Relations, the Digital Media & Communications Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance, and update of ASCP’s main website, www.ascp.com, and all of ASCP’s meeting microsites, in accordance with ASCP standards, policies and procedures. They are also responsible for creating regular and timely reports on website usage and digital advertising.
This position is also responsible for posting updates to ASCP’s social media pages and monitoring content and comments on all ASCP social media platforms as well as formatting in HTML and sending eblasts and other electronic communications on a regular basis.
Perform duties assigned by their supervisor on an ongoing basis, as well as any roles that will help achieve personal yearly goals or the strategic goals of ASCP and their division.
Content Management & Updates (60%)
Update and manage content for the ASCP website (www.ASCP.com) and microsites (forum.ascp.com, annual.ascp.com, bootcamp.ascp.com, learning.ascp.com, etc.) ensuring content is user focused, accurate and timely.
Work with ASCP staff and chapters to ensure their sections of content are refreshed on a regular, ongoing basis.
Work with staff to ensure groups (Chapters, Committees, etc.) are being regularly updated.
Manage and update social link new feed, the news and press archives, and announcements on ASCP’s members-only website.
Maintain Search Engine Optimization and analytics for ASCP.com. Provide monthly web stat reports to supervisor.
Periodically review and update ASCP partner websites, as needed.
Manage Google DFP to ensure advertisements are put up and taken down on time and to pull reports for advertisers. Work with production manager to get creative and links.
Create course shells within ASCP’s learning management system.
Provide customer service for website related inquiries.
Electronic Communications (25%)
Format templates, code and send eblasts as needed through ASCP’s systems, Your Membership and Informz.
Mange production of paid digital advertisements and paid eblasts, including proper testing, approval, and reporting.
Social Media (15%)
Maintain ASCP presences in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wikipedia, and other social media sites.
Work with supervisor to ensure that content from eblasts is promoted via ASCP’s social media channels as teasers to drive traffic back to ASCP.com.
Send weekly plan for social media to supervisor and set up posts using hootsuite.
Assist with the development of digital strategy for live meetings.
Monitor hashtags for ASCP meetings and provide reports on usage.
Monitor Linked In Discussion Boards, as well as comments on all social media platforms and Social Link.
Set up special campaigns on Thunderclap.
Manage advertising campaigns on social media.
Assist IT manager with ASCP meeting app and related reporting.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Communications, Technical Writing or a related field from an accredited university or equivalent related experience.
1-2 years experience managing online content and using content management systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal, listening, and written communication.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize.
Experience with Apple / Mac, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe products.
Experience with Google Analytics or other web analytics.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including your salary requirements (must have to be considered), and a resume. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is an Equal Opportunity Employer.