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Manager, Major Gifts, Mental Health, Urban Health & Substance Use. - St. Paul's Foundation

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

St. Paul’s Foundation is seeking a new Manager of Major Gifts to be responsible for commitments made by St. Paul’s Foundation within the parameters of our Comprehensive Campaign.

As the successful candidate, you are a high achiever with demonstrable success in major gift fundraising and personal solicitations, ideally in a hospital setting. You have at least five years of relevant experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. Exceptional relationship-building skills will enable you to navigate a complex organization in a solutions-focused manner.

About St. Paul’s Foundation

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support patients, residents, caregivers, and families at St. Paul’s Hospital and at Providence Health Care’s 17 sites across BC. Our generous donors are an essential part of Providence Health Care’s mission to deliver compassionate care, innovative research, and world-class medical training and education.

As we look back on our 127-year history – and forward to our future with the new St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre – we are pushing the boundaries of innovation, research, and patient-centred care for the people of British Columbia and beyond. Truly, our mission and the support of our community have never been more important.


  • Create and implement a strategic fundraising plan in conjunction with the Foundation, our volunteer steering committee, and Providence.
  • Build meaningful relationships across Providence to increase support for the Foundation’s work. This will involve liaising with clinicians, scientists, and allied health professionals to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and funding partners.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategy for engaging donors in the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors and securing multi-year commitments.
  • Maintain a current knowledge base of priority initiatives.
  • Work closely with internal teams to identify prospects; create meaningful recognition plans and policies; and develop materials tailored to audiences interested in priority fundraising initiatives.
  • Assist in recruiting and onboarding volunteers; help develop agendas and reporting tools for volunteers, our steering committee, and fundraising cabinets.
  • Ensure meticulous maintenance of our Raiser’s Edge NXT database.
  • Prepare an annual workplan and budget in tandem with the development team.
  • Participate in presentations and provide regular progress reports for the director of major gifts, the chief development officer, and the chief innovation development officer.
  • Stay abreast of trends in charitable giving and up-to-date on the tax implications of charitable gifts, including new legislation and rulings affecting such gifts.
Salary Range:
$0 - $0

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of five years’ relevant experience in philanthropy.
  • Experience in a health care setting.
  • Demonstrated management capabilities with staff and volunteers.
  • Superior interpersonal and collaboration skills to engage and motivate interested parties.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation abilities; adept at time- and organizational-management; keen attention to detail.
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Highly computer-literate with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT is an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ethical behaviour: you are committed to ensuring your behavior is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to creating a great workplace. At St. Paul’s Foundation, we are fully committed to building a strong and representative team. To that end, we especially encourage applications from members of all communities who are disadvantaged on any grounds, including people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities, people with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples, who, as a result of colonization, are under-represented in positions of economic, social, and political influence and leadership.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of T. Beck at by noon on Friday, January 28, 2022.

We appreciate your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation. Regrettably, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.