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Philanthropy Officer - Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

White Rock, BC

Job Description

Summary of Role:

  • Responsible for increasing revenue from legacy gifts by developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to acquire new donors and manage relationships with existing donors
  • Manages and grows both the mid-level donor program (Caring Circle) and the monthly donor program (Sea Star Circle)
  • Utilizes relationship management, administration, marketing, and problem solving skills to enhance the various programs
  • Must have good judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate professionally to build strong relationships with donors, professional advisors, and colleagues
  • Ensures a very high standard of customer service


Grow and Manage a Portfolio of Planned Giving Donors

  • Establish relationships with individuals who have included Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in their estate plans
  • Maintain relationships with donors, new and existing, through personal visits and other communication
  • Analyze donor information to determine priority donors, and create stewardship plans for different segments of planned giving donors
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of donor engagement/cultivation, recognition and stewardship strategies and bring forward new engagement opportunities, as appropriate
  • Working with the Director of Philanthropy, the Digital Media & Marketing Officer, and communications team, develop and implement planned giving marketing and acquisition strategies
  • Respond to indications of interest in planned giving from donors in a timely manner, provide technical information and follow up to acquire formal confirmation of the gift
  • In consultation with other philanthropy staff, develop and implement tailored solicitation strategies and proposals for prospects/donors, including detailed gift proposals
  • Ensure that all relevant information related to donor interactions is regularly entered into the database (currently Raiser’s Edge)
  • Manage donor relations and stewardship activity for the planned giving program, including the annual Strawberry Social and Weatherby Circle Luncheon (with the Events team)

Develop and Manage Relationships with Professional Advisors

  • Organize and help conduct planned giving seminars in partnership with the Foundation’s professional advisor (PA) partners
  • Work to increase the understanding among Professional Advisors (PAs) of the positive impact a conversation about philanthropy can have to their client relationships by:  
    • Organizing the annual Professional Advisors Breakfast
    • Increasing the size of the PA Task Force
    • Seek opportunities to make presentations about the benefits of charitable giving to PA professional groups
    • Partnering on the presentation of planned giving seminars with PAs in the Mandarin and Punjabi-speaking communities
  • Maintain knowledge of federal and provincial estate, trust, and tax laws that impact planned giving

Grow and Manage the Mid-Level Donor Program

  • Assume responsibility for the overall success of a designated portfolio of Caring Circle donors ($1,000 - $9,999) and meet or exceed program targets
  • Work with Digital Media & Marketing Officer to identify Caring Circle donors and prospects
  • Meet personally with Caring Circle donors to solicit increased levels of support
  • Work with team members to fulfill Caring Circle donor benefits

Grow and Manage the Monthly Donor (Sea Star Circle) Program

  • Assume responsibility for the stewardship and growth of the Monthly Donor (Sea Star) Circle

Planning and Managing Budgets

  • With the Director of Philanthropy, develop annual budgets for revenue and expenses
  • Conduct analysis and report on a quarterly basis
  • Participate in the Foundation’s annual strategic planning exercise
  • Identify trends in donor portfolio and philanthropy and respond appropriately
  • Contribute to ongoing development of the planned giving program through analysis and creative problem solving

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or degree or designation in fundraising, not-for-profit management, marketing and communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years direct and progressive fundraising experience with at least 3+ years’ experience working at the management level on major gifts, planned giving, sponsorship, and/or corporate giving
  • Must have demonstrated planned gifts fundraising experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of fundraising principles
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including good judgement, diplomacy, sensitivity, and tact
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow through
  • Comfortable making cold calls
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Proven success in building and maintaining donor and volunteer relationships
  • Proven ability to work successfully with senior volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to engage a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong ability to analyze, plan, initiate, and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Proven business development abilities and results orientated
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of fundraising databases a definite asset
  • Understanding of issues facing healthcare and fundraising

How To Apply

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary expectation by February 14, 2020 via email to Jim Bindon - Director, Philanthropy at We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being interviewed will be contacted.