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Research Analyst - 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 Research Analyst, you will be responsible for generating strategic donor intelligence to facilitate informed decision-making and help guide the development of optimal philanthropic relationships.  In this role, your primary focus will be the creation and maintenance of a dynamic body of knowledge regarding the Foundation’s key stakeholders and target markets, and identifying strategic opportunities for support through data-mining, environmental scanning, and media analysis. You will also play an important role in maintaining the Foundation’s Relationship Management and pipeline processes.

More specifically, you will:

  • Undertake ongoing prospect development analysis as part of the Research & Prospect Management (RPM) team’s overall mandate to build a prospect base sufficient in size and yield to support long-term Foundation goals. Lead projects to identify potential significant individual and corporate donors and senior volunteers.
  • Analyze biographical, financial, corporate, and statistical information from a wide array of internet and media sources and specialized databases. Interpret, evaluate, and synthesize data into concise and actionable reports on a request basis as well as proactively to support planning and decision making by the Philanthropy team.
  • Perform in-depth target market environmental scanning and trend research, focusing on priority industries, communities, and geographic regions.
  • Analyze industry, business, and financial news targeted to BCCHF donor engagement priorities. Communicate critical news to key clients through media alerts or customized newsletters.
  • Participate in analytics projects in collaboration with the Director, RPM and the IS team.
  • Provide leadership in data integrity & knowledge management on key stakeholder data storage; work with Foundation colleagues to ensure consistency and currency of prospect tracking data.
  • Provide research support for key Foundation initiatives and projects including campaign prospecting, targeted event attendee research, Board and Committee nominee biographies, etc.
  • Participate in maintenance and enhancement of the pipeline forecasting, account assignment and portfolio management processes, and in delivering related training.
  • Undertake specialized research projects as required (philanthropic trends, genealogy, sponsorship, volunteer peer screening projects, etc.).
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices and provide recommendations on new products, resources, and techniques. Perform ongoing evaluation of the department’s inventory of subscription-based information services and make recommendations as needed.
  • Build a network of professional peers across the industry to ensure information sharing and knowledge of evolving practices
Salary Range:
$0 - $0

Job Requirements

Why you’ll love this role 

You will love this role if you are:

  • Energized by being part of an established solutions-oriented team seeking to embrace best practices in prospect development.
  • Interested in working as an information professional in close and collaborative partnership with frontline fundraising colleagues.
  • A data nerd who thrives on discovery, making connections, and optimizing processes.

What you bring

As the ideal candidate, you will bring to the role a university degree in Business, Social Sciences or Humanities. A Master’s degree in Information Studies is considered a strong asset, as is reading knowledge of languages other than English.  In addition, you will have a minimum of three years of directly related experience.

In addition to these qualifications, you will bring:

  • Curiosity, persistence, and imagination in the development of new ways to secure, analyze, and interpret information critical to supporting strategic decision-making and grow the Foundation’s donor pipeline.
  • Proficiency with core prospect research methodologies, including capacity analysis, data mining, relationship mapping, and advanced web searching.
  • Ability to absorb, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize large quantities of data from a multitude of sources; comfort level with complex financial documents and filings.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to create highly informative, concise, actionable, and accurate reports and profiles.
  • Ability to partner effectively with a broad range of professional staff at all levels throughout the Foundation.
  • Ability to organize and manage a diverse and often shifting range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet maintain thorough attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Sensitivity and professionalism in handling confidential information; familiarity with privacy legislation and ethical guidelines in fundraising is an advantage.
  • Understanding of the charitable sector and knowledge of key fundraising methodologies and principles.
  • Knowledge of British Columbia’s key business sectors, economic drivers and cultural communities.
  • Familiarity with a broad spectrum of online information resources.
  • Experience working with large datasets, performing segmentation and prioritization based on key variables; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other CRM systems.
  • Understanding of relational database design and function, and knowledge of data analytics and visualization in a Research and Prospect Management setting.

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. Looking beyond the pandemic, we will be embracing a hybrid work environment.

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 January 30, 2022 at