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Development Officer, Health Sciences Campus

Department: Office of Development & Alumni Affairs/School of Pharmacy Effective Date: August 2006
Grade: USG 9-11 Reports to: Director of Advancement, Health Sciences Campus

General Accountability

Accountable to the Director of Advancement, Health Sciences Campus and to the Vice-President, External Relations or designate for corporate and individual fundraising within the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Campus (HSC).  Primary responsibilities, carried out as a member of the Development Officers team and as a member of the HSC Advancement program, will include identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major corporate and individual donors for the School, the Campus and interdisciplinary priority projects.

Nature and Scope

1) Organizational Relationships

The incumbent has a dual reporting relationship: to the Vice-President, External Relations or designate in the Office of Development and to the Director of Advancement, Health Sciences Campus.  The Hallman Director will establish and clarify priorities for the School and the Campus, and the Director of Advancement, Health Sciences Campus in collaboration with the Vice-President, External Relations or designate will oversee the incumbent’s development and performance as a fund-raising professional.


The Development Officer will work closely with the staff, faculty members and volunteers in the School of Pharmacy, and with staff in the Faculty of Science, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) and other University departments, to plan, coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate fundraising projects and programs in the School of Pharmacy/HSC, drawing on the central ODAA systems for support and resources (i.e., gift processing, prospect research, alumni/donor records).


2) Description of general framework and environment

University of Waterloo Development

In 2004, the University of Waterloo launched a major fund-raising initiative, Campaign Waterloo: Building a Talent Trust. Having achieved its initial goal to raise $260 million in 2005, the goal was revised to $350 million by the University’s 50th anniversary in 2007. To date, over $300 million has been raised in gifts and pledges. The campaign is organized on a decentralized model, with volunteer teams recruited for each of the Faculties and other major areas.

Faculty of Science

In addition to Honours B.Sc. programs (Co-op and Regular) in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics, the Faculty of Science offers innovative programs in Science and Business, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Computational Science.

 The Faculty is home to Canada’s only English-speaking School of Optometry, renowned for its outreach programs and laser vision research. The School of Pharmacy is a new initiative within the Faculty of Science, creating the second professional school within the Faculty of Science.

 The Faculty of Science currently has 146 faculty, approximately 3,400 undergraduate students, 425 graduate students and over 18,100 alumni in 85 countries. In 2003-2004, members of the Faculty attracted $36.8 million in research grants, contracts and special research revenues. Faculty members in Science hold 12 Canada Research Chairs, 21 have received Premier’s Research Excellence Awards, and 4 are active members of the Royal Society of Canada. UW Science Faculty received more than $5 million in the latest round of grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus and the School of Pharmacy

The Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus of the University of Waterloo is a collaborative project of the University and the City of Kitchener. Anchored by a new School of Pharmacy, the campus will also include a satellite of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, an Integrated Primary Health Care Institute, the Centre for Family Medicine, an optometry clinic, a commercial pharmacy and a satellite of the University of Toronto’s International Pharmacy Graduate Program.


This project was launched with an unprecedented investment of $30 million and a gift of land from the City of Kitchener.  The Region of Waterloo has now committed $15 million to support the development of the satellite School of Medicine, co-located in the first facility on the Campus.  Crucial early endorsement came through a $3 million gift from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, to endow the position of the School of Pharmacy Director.  The community has embraced and supported the Campus as a magnet for health resources and a means of revitalizing Kitchener’s downtown core.


The School of Pharmacy will be the second such school in Ontario.  It will accept its first class of 120 undergraduates in January 2008, and will offer the only co-op Pharmacy program in the country.  The program is designed to emphasize breadth and flexibility, both in the students accepted and in the learning experience.  Given the investment made by Kitchener’s citizens, community involvement will be a hallmark of the School.  At full operation, the School is expected to house 480 undergrads, approximately 70 graduate students, 30 faculty members, and 20 staff, in a facility of roughly 300,000 sq. ft. 

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Significant Internal Relationships

5)   Significant External Relationships


Working Conditions