The University of British Columbia consistently ranks among the top 20 public universities globally. We’re ready to move the world forward and we want you to be a part of it.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ international reputation in education, innovation, and research in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences attracts close to 1,000 undergraduate students each year, and we train more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Our suite of academic programs prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related sectors. Research in the Faculty is designed for impact resulting in a wide spectrum of health support and improved outcomes of drug treatments.

The Faculty has the sole mandate in BC to train people to be pharmacists and it also takes a lead in developing and implementing new models of pharmacy practice and team-based health care.

Our 7,000+ alumni have established themselves as successful pharmacists, scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators the world over.

The pharmacists of today are more than drug therapy experts—they are hands-on health care practitioners with an expanded scope of practice and an array of clinical skills to assess and counsel patients in a holistic and integrated way.  They are now playing such a critical role in public health, that ranges from the delivery of vaccines and renewal of common prescriptions to a critical role in supporting a growing and aging population.

What happens here has the power to change everything.

 We invite you to consider an exciting leadership opportunity that will help propel our vision at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences forward. 

The Senior Director, Development and Alumni Engagement will play a crucial role in shaping and leading the Faculty’s long-term strategy. Their main objective will be to successfully achieve fundraising priorities by raising over $3 million annually, which includes assuming a leadership position in FORWARD, the campaign for UBC, and developing an engagement program for our expanding community of alumni.

Reporting jointly to, and partnering closely with, the Dean of the Faculty and the Executive Director, Development, the Senior Director will cultivate relationships with academic and administrative leaders, leverage and galvanize a dynamic group of new faculty hires, and onboard a new Dean next year.

An exciting time to join the Faculty 

  • Post-pandemic upsurge in interest in pharmaceutical science.
  • A chance to push the status quo with creative development and engagement techniques.
  • Ownership of a development and alumni engagement strategy in a unique and compelling faculty.
  • Make a mark in one of Canada’s largest-ever post-secondary advancement campaigns.

For more information & to apply: 


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To receive the full position profile or to apply, please contact the University’s search partner, Christoph Clodius at The Discovery Group, at

Deadline: Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please reach out as soon as possible.

Compensation, Perquisites and Flexible Hours: UBC’s benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and wellbeing of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind.  Examples of UBC staff benefits include a generous vacation package, extended health and dental coverage, a health spending account, enrolment in UBC’s pension plan, tuition waivers on UBC courses, counselling, family support services, and much more.

The Senior Director’s compensation range is between $103,110 and $162,139, with a hiring target of $129,710.   (note that with a new AAPS agreement being finalized, compensation will be adjusted upwards for the new pay scale once the agreement is ratified).

The incumbent is expected to be on campus three days a week, with some flexibility based on the needs of the role and the Faculty’s culture.

Equity: Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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