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Development Officer, Major Gifts - Emergency, Mental Health, & Substance Use - St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

St. Paul’s Foundation welcomes applications for a Development Officer to join our Major Gifts team and contribute to the Emergency, Mental Health, and Substance Use portfolio.

We are seeking an energetic collaborator with a keen understanding of the complex issues in this high-profile, high-impact area; someone who will convey to donors how their generosity is making a positive impact today and as we move toward the new St. Paul’s.

We will look to you to cultivate relationships with donors who have the capacity to make annual gifts at the $10,000+ level; oversee stewardship for major donors; and play a key role in relationship-building between the Foundation and Providence Health Care’s physicians, leadership teams, and research centres.

 As the successful candidate, you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a fundraising organization with a proven track record of fundraising success ideally in a hospital setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, execute, and manage strategic fundraising plans in a donor portfolio of 50-75 constituents to meet or exceed fundraising targets.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, close, and upgrade donors; create a pipeline to transition donors from annual giving to major gifts to planned giving.
  • Write proposals and cases for support that clearly explain the investment opportunities for prospective donors; draft gift agreements and terms of reference.
  • Collaborate with other Foundation teams to recognize and steward donors; organize cultivation and stewardship activities including recognition events and tours.
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to track and qualify prospects; record and report gifts; ensure all communications, contacts, and actions are recorded.
  • Participate in annual business planning activities and provide regular progress reports to senior management.
  • Stay abreast of trends in charitable giving, the tax implications of charitable gifts, and changing legislation.

    Job Requirements


    • Completion of a post-secondary degree and/or equivalent experience and a proven track record of fundraising success.
    • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and analytical abilities; vigorous attention to detail; exceptional time- and organizational-management.
    • Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate, and leverage internal and external stakeholders.
    • Highly computer-literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with Raiser’s Edge.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours.
    • Ethical behaviour, consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

    How To Apply

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of S. Lakdhir at by February 21, 2020.  Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation.

    Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.