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Director, Development & Alumni Engagement, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

University of British Columbia

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. As one of the largest universities in Canada, UBC attracts, nurtures and proactively transforms more than 62,000 students and over 300,000 alumni from 162 countries on two major campuses. With over 5,500 faculty, 10,000 staff and 9,000 student employees, UBC has an operating budget of $2.3 billion and research income approaching $600 million.

UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a leading innovator in pharmacy education, research and practice with the goal of supporting the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes. Ranked 2nd among the top Pharmacy Schools in Canada and 29th worldwide, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has educated more than 5,870 Alumni and 1,000 practice educators across 500 Pharmacy Sites in British Columbia. This research-intensive Faculty encompasses a full range of exploration themes in health outcomes and pharmacy education, offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Truly unique in its scope, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a fundamental contributor to human health, longevity and quality of life.

Job Requirements

As Director of Development & Alumni Engagement, you will be responsible for developing and operationalizing development strategies to ensure that strategic objectives are met. While spearheading a multi-year fundraising campaign in support of the School, you will manage a development program at the $2.5 to $8+ million per annum. You will be responsible for moving leadership gift account strategies forward where a high degree of senior administration involvement is required. You will also oversee an alumni engagement strategy which will build lifelong connections for alumni to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and its academic and research mission, strategic priorities and role in the community. You will work in partnerships with senior University administration and faculty to facilitate maximum private sector support and build alumni connections, as well as provide leadership to a team of career and senior level employees.

The incoming Director of Development & Alumni Engagement will be responsible for leading the execution of the long-term strategy for Development & Alumni Engagement within the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

How To Apply

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