Project Implementation Lead University of Toronto, Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Canada

Project Implementation Lead

Job Number: 1801430

Faculty / Division: Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Department: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP) is Canada’s leading Faculty of Pharmacy, offering cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs. The Faculty is globally recognized for impactful research along with fostering expert and innovative practice. Faculty members and graduates are leaders who continually advance science and practice, to improve health through pharmaceutical care.


The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP) has the opportunity to build and operate a pharmacy integrated within the existing student Health and Wellness Centre at the St George Campus of the University of Toronto (UofT). This pharmacy will be a fully accredited facility serving students, staff and faculty. It will be a “living lab”, dedicated to research, education, and creating innovation in pharmacy, and will offer a range of professional pharmacy services, including a limited dispensary. The pharmacy will utilize technology and other innovations, will be designed for optimal workflows, flexibility and functionality, and may have more than one physical location. This initiative will be a collaboration with local and distant community pharmacies to foster coordinated care for the people it serves, and create an innovative educational experience for pharmacy students.


The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is seeking a Project Implementation Lead (PIL) to provide professional project management and analytical expertise in support of all phases of this project. Reporting to the CAO and functionally to the Dean, with guidance from the Project Steering Committee (PSC), the PIL will be responsible to lead, manage and direct the project from conception through to the implementation of an integrated and innovative operational pharmacy that meet the needs and standards of the University of Toronto and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy within agreed plans, timelines and budgets.


The incumbent will manage all aspects of the project lifecycle, beginning with research and the creation of a feasibility study and subsequent business plan. The PIL is expected to develop, coordinate and implement full-scale project implementation plans consistent with project management best practices, including financial budget preparation and monitoring and coordinating day-to-day activities to ensure successful delivery of the project. The incumbent will work with the Project Steering Committee and other Stakeholders to achieve project milestones and objectives, identified resources needed and risks to project success and act to redress and mitigate risks identifies.


The PIL will facilitate knowledge transfer to stakeholders through training, guidance, information, documentation, sharing best practices and lessons learned. The incumbent will ensure that important or potentially important project documentation is preserved for audit (internal and external) and reporting purposes, and will be responsible for conducting post project implementation reviews and creating a final project report including recommendations to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Qualifications: (MINIMUM)



Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Business, Health Administration); or equivalent combination of education and experience. A pharmacy degree and/or training is an asset. Certification in project management is an asset.



A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the healthcare industry, overseeing projects ranging in size and complexity. Experience managing pharmacy or healthcare clinic implementations within or connected to an academic setting is an asset. Proven ability to oversee the overall design, development and execution of similar scale projects, on time and on budget, including leading project teams and implementation of strong governance, protocols, and project controls. Business planning and budget/financial preparation and reporting experience.



Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively deal and consult with a wide range of stakeholders; Highly developed research, writing, communication and presentation skills with the ability to translate complex, technical information into non-technical content and write effective documents, proposals, and reports. Knowledge of applicable regulations including but not limited to Health & Safety, ESA, FIPPA, Ontario College of Pharmacy, PIPEDA, etc. Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel and Project Management software application tools. Ability and willingness to learn new systems, technologies and project management methods and tools.



Ability to identify and make recommendations for additional resources; takes all steps to ensure that appropriate resource levels are maintained throughout the project life cycle. Ability to work under pressure of high volume and expectation, while meeting multiple deadlines for project. Strong service orientation coupled with an ability to recognize and assess the operational significance of a problem, control/mitigate the risk and set priorities accordingly. Exceptional analytical, evaluative and technical problem solving skills. Strong ability and willingness to work effectively as a team leader and team member; must be able to collaborate and cooperate with team members, Project Steering Committee (PSC), Project Working Committees (PWC) as well as other stakeholders. Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy.

Travel: None

Notes: This is a 16 month Term position, ending in October 2019.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Term

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 15 -- $79,076 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $101,125. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Managerial

Job Posting: May 11, 2018

Job Closing: Jun 8, 2018, 11:59:00 AM

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