Join our team

Our dedicated and talented staff and volunteers play a key role in the success of St. Paul’s Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds for medical equipment, research and enhanced patient care at St. Paul’s and other Providence Health Care hospitals and residences in British Columbia.

Career Opportunities

Manager, Donor Relations

St. Paul’s Foundation welcomes applications for this unique opportunity to join an experienced and enthusiastic team of professionals to raise funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at  Providence Health Care’s hospitals and residential care sites (including St. Paul’s Hospital.)

The Manager, Donor Relations is a full time position (37.5 hours/week) with occasional attendance at evening of weekend events/meetings. The term is a temporary 13 month contract with a start date of May 1st, 2018. Salary is commiserate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package.

This role is accountable for: 

  • Strategic planning, implementation and maintenance of recognition programs for donors in all fundraising areas to foster long-term donor relationships and inspire ongoing loyalty.
  • Strategic planning of engagement approaches and donor relations activities for top donors, key volunteers and prospect’s (includes event invitations, stewardship activities and list reviews).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversee various St. Paul’s Foundation donor relations programs including Lights of Hope recognition, loyal donor program, and welcome program for new donors, among others.
  • Support campaign planning:
    * Manage overall campaign Donor Relations grid and ensure execution and delivery of all elements
    * Develop Donor Relations policies for key volunteers, St. Paul’s Family
  • Assist fundraising team with donor relations projects.
  • Continually monitors and evaluates policies and procedures in all aspects of donor recognition in line with the needs of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and industry best practices. This includes donor listings in the annual report and donor wall, Lights of Hope recognition, recognition policies, guidelines and recognition societies.
  • Have a clear knowledge and understanding of the Foundation’s Donor Recognition and Naming Policies to ensure consistent and equitable donor recognition.
  • Remain current on issues affecting the charitable sector and develops strategies to address these issues
  • Document stewardship and recognition activities in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Work with foundation’s communications team on the development, production and distribution of donor relations materials and information.
  • Provide support to events team for donor recognition and stewardship events when needed.
  • Take the lead in managing and growing a donor-centric major donor stewardship program, working closely with the Director of Donor Relations, Chief Development
  • Officer and all development staff to insure that these efforts are integrated with all of St. Paul’s existing development work.
  • Working with the Annual Giving team to support efforts in upgrading mid-range donors into major donors.
  • Working with the Director of Legacy and Estate Giving to provide support to the Planned Giving donor outreach, engagement and related or activities.
  • Working with the database team to ensure that all aspects of donor relations is accurately recorded and reported and that all donor relations/stewardship tracking is consistent with protocols.
  • Work collaboratively and strategically with all Development colleagues to give the donors an exceptional donor-centric experience of the organization and create a donor centric relationship between the donor and St. Paul’s.
  • Serve as a member of the manager’s team and participate in selected program and other job related internal meetings.
  • Assume other tasks as assigned by the Director Donor Relations & Stewardship.

Working Relationships:

• Core team: Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations; Manager Special Events, Stewardship Officer; Special Events and Donor Relations Officer
• Foundation staff
• Donors, including individuals and corporations
• Physicians and other hospital personnel
• Suppliers
• Institutions such as UBC, SFU, partner foundations (e.g. Heart and Stroke)


• Post-secondary degree in relevant discipline or diploma in fundraising.
• Minimum of six (6) years progressive donor relations experience or fundraising experience either in a hospital or healthcare foundation, or academic development office.
• Able to contribute to and participate in a positive work environment with professionalism and a service-oriented attitude.
• Highly effective and professional interpersonal skills and collaborative team player. Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
• A high degree of initiative, discernment and resourcefulness; and thoughtfulness in decision-making
• Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills and experience with Raisers Edge or a like database.
• Ethical behavior: ensures own behavior is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Amber Dyce at by March 23, 2018 to be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls and no staffing agents.

Development Assistant

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Development Assistant to join its Development Team.

Reporting to the Director of Campaign, Corporate, the Development Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Corporate and Annual Giving Team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ambassador for the Foundation by promoting good public relations and providing accurate information about the Foundation to callers and visitors,
  • Provide support to the Director, Campaign Corporate, Annual Giving Manager and Corporate & Sponsorship Manager in their fundraising initiatives by assisting in the preparation of confidential correspondence, formatting donor proposals, creating collateral materials, department planning documents, taking minutes and correspondence for meetings,
  • Preparing for donor meetings by booking meeting rooms, ordering catering, and/or preparing any relevant documents,
  • Receiving donations and preparing them for Donations Processing,
  • Managing calendars and scheduling meetings for the Director, Campaign, Corporate,
  • Documenting activity in Raiser’s Edge ensuring data is entered according to policy & procedure manual and proposal tab is being used appropriately,
  • Works with Manager, Corporate & Sponsorship to coordinate donations and sponsorships materials and activation as required,
  • Provide administrative, logistical and relationship management support to donor events as needed,
  • Processes Corporate budget expenses and quarterly reconciles fiscal Corporate budget,
  • Working with Database team and other cross functional teams to pull lists as required Provide support to volunteer committees and senior community leaders through the coordination of committee meetings; prepare meeting materials, set up for meetings, take meeting minutes,
  • Ensure that all information related to donor accounts is accurate and up to date in Raiser’s Edge; this includes regular data entry of information to Raiser’s Edge,
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel),
  • Experience as an administrative officer, preferable with a fund-raising organization or organization of similar scope or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience,
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and participate in a positive work environment with professionalism and a service-oriented attitude,
  • Demonstrated professionalism, tact, good judgment and diplomacy in all interactions with the Foundation team and the wider community,
  • A high degree of initiative, attention to detail, and mindfulness as it relates to complex projects and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills, and problem solving skills,
  • Ethical behaviour: ensures own behaviour and that of others is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please send your résumé and cover letter to the attention of: T.Dallas to  by Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Only those candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation.

 About St. Paul’s Foundation

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment needs, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

 About St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul’s is a world renowned centre of research, teaching and patient care. Since 1894, St. Paul’s has built a tradition of excellence and compassionate care for the people of BC, including some of our most marginalized populations. Today, St. Paul’s cares for hundreds of thousands of people each year and conducts research and teaching initiatives that benefit patients locally, nationally and globally.


Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative volunteers

St. Paul’s Foundation is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are available on-call to support a variety of short-term administrative projects.

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist with small to large mail outs
  • Assemble and organize packages


  • Have availability during business hours
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Handle sensitive information with tact and discretion
  • Commitment to the mission of St. Paul’s Foundation


  • Meet other volunteers who share similar interests
  • Gain valuable experience volunteering for a major hospital foundation


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St. Paul's Foundation