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Philanthropy Associate, Major Gifts - BC Children's hospital Foundation

Vancouver , BC

Job Description

What we do

At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we’re on a quest to ensure every kid in the province receives the best health care imaginable. As a fundraising organization, we inspire communities and people to support BC Children’s Hospital, along with its world-class research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.

Our work makes a profound difference. From helping to get the boldest research ideas off the ground to supporting the most advanced equipment, together we are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in children’s health care. This is no small task—which is why we’re looking for passionate people to join our team and help propel our mission forward.

What you’ll do

As the Major Gifts Associate, you will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, personal solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of donors and prospects to upgrade from Circle of Care ($10,000 - $24,999) to Major Gifts ($25,000+).  You will be report to the Director, Major Gifts and will be responsible for growing this base of donors using a wide range of activities, including donor led stewardship, personal cultivation and solicitation, and essential partner involvement. 

More specifically, you will:

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of active major gift prospects and donors.
  • Work in collaboration with the Major Gifts team, develop and implement personalized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for individual donors.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the philanthropy team to coordinate strategies with assigned prospects, preparing tailored and personalized proposals.
  • Ensure that your donors receive impeccable and personalized stewardship, through tailored correspondence, reports and updates in a timely and professional manner.
  • Oversee the data management needs by maintaining and properly recording information about prospects and donors utilizing centralized electronic filing system and database.
  • Produce briefing/debriefing notes, solicitation plans and call reports to ensure that donor histories are part of the institution’s memory. 
  • Achieve personal annual targets including call counts, solicitations and revenue results.
Salary Range:
$0 - $0

Job Requirements

Why you’ll love this role

You will love this role if you are:

  • A lover of donors who see giving as an expression of their lives, their values, and their heart.
  • Adaptable, flexible and thrive on variety.
  • Committed to providing an exceptional donor experience
  • Excited to work as part of a small but mighty team
  • Truly inspired by how our donors are advancing health care for kids across the province.

What you bring

As the successful candidate, you have a diploma or post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g., business, fundraising, and administration) and three years of direct fundraising experience with a proven track record of success or the equivalent combination of related skills and experience.  Holding or working towards your CFRE designation is considered an asset.

In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate has:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional presence necessary to interact with donors, senior volunteers, senior hospital staff and other stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in building relationships with donors, including successful solicitation of gifts.
  • Exceptional communication (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • A positive outlook and self-starter with inspirational vision.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, business acumen, strategic aptitude and sound judgment.
  • Proven success with working across teams in a collaborative and inclusive manner.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). and Raiser’s Edge NXT or other database experience is an asset.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • A flexible schedule that allows for after-hours events and meetings.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle for donor calls.

How To Apply

What you can expect

This position is based in our office located in Vancouver, BC. Due to the pandemic, most of our team is currently working remotely from home until the end of this year. Looking beyond the pandemic, we will be embracing a hybrid work environment where you will have the opportunity to work from home up to 50% of the time. 

Throughout the pandemic, BCCHF has committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our team members.  As an organization who advocates for child health, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all employees who work for BCCHF must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request should there be a need for an exemption based on the BC Human Rights Code protected grounds; these will be reviewed and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Join us

We believe that anything is possible. And that permeates every action we take. As a team, we push ourselves to constantly aim higher in our work. We try new things and challenge the status quo. We respect each other and act from a place of compassion in everything we do.

While we take our work seriously, we’re also big on taking care of our team. We offer perks like a nine-day fortnight schedule and remote work options, topnotch health and dental benefits, and a commitment to professional development.

We think it’s a pretty amazing place. Others agree—we’re proud to say that we’ve been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 12 years in a row.

BCCHF invites and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. As an organization committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and support, we welcome individuals whose experiences may further contribute to the rich diversification of skills, knowledge, and backgrounds at the Foundation.

Seem like the right place for you? Join us and help kids shine. Apply online at by November 25, 2021 at https://www.bcchf.ca/join-team/