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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

  • St. Paul’s Foundation is seeking an energetic and collaborative Major Gifts Coordinator to join our team. You will become an integral part of the Foundation at an exciting time in our history: we’re on the cusp of building an incredible new hospital, research complex, and health campus.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    You are a fundraising professional with at least two years’ experience at a non-profit organization, ideally within a hospital or health care setting. Eager to further your career, you will support and shadow senior staff, and play a key role in the growth of our major gifts program.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Primarily support the Digestive Health, Hematology & Breast portfolio and, at the manager’s discretion, provide secondary support for other acute care portfolios as needed.
    • Help ensure goals for meaningful donor interactions and fundraising targets are met or exceeded.
    • Assist portfolio manager in implementing fundraising strategies for donors with the capacity to make annual gifts of $10,000+.
    • Write proposals and cases for support that clearly explain the investment opportunities for prospective donors; draft gift agreements and terms of reference.
    • Work with members of the Database, Finance, and Donor Relations & Stewardship teams to steward donors, organize cultivation and stewardship activities, and host recognition events and tours.
    • Use Raiser’s Edge NXT to track and qualify prospects, report gifts, and record all communications, contacts, and actions.
    • Coordinate and participate in donor and stakeholder meetings including pre- and post-meeting strategy sessions; and contribute to annual business planning.
    • Stay current with evolving donor relationships, fundraising trends, and strategies.
    • Build meaningful relationships with clinicians, staff, and allied health professionals across Providence.

    Qualifications

    • Completion of a post-secondary degree and/or equivalent experience.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
    • Adept at multi-tasking and time management; keen attention to detail.
    • Highly computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills.
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT is a significant asset.
    • Available to work occasional weekends and evenings.
    • Ethical behaviour: commitment to ensuring your behaviour 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 under the BC Human Rights Code, 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.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Sara Cruikshank, Manager, Major Gifts, at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by February 17, 2023. 

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

  • St. Paul’s Foundation is seeking an experienced human resources professional to join our team in the newly created position of Director, Human Resources. In this role, you will become an integrated part of an established, respected non-profit on the cusp of building an incredible new hospital, research complex, and health campus.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Director, Human Resources will lead efforts to achieve excellence and innovation in the delivery of human resource services for St. Paul’s Foundation.

    You are a thoughtful leader who will maintain key relationships with HR advisors, the Occupational Health & Safety team, and other HR professionals within Providence Health Care, and enable the Foundation to respond to developing human resource practices and trends.

    Key Responsibilities

    Leadership

    • Work closely with the Foundation’s Executive Team to provide advice and support on HR-related issues.
    • Assist the Senior Management Team with HR planning through constant review of the Foundation’s workforce demographics and employee market analysis.
    • Enhance the Foundation’s human resources program by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and HR policies, programs, and practices.
    • Coach the leadership team to build an environment of support and career development for their teams.
    • Build and revisit a succession plan.

    Recruitment and Staff Development

    • Develop a long-term recruitment and employee development plan.
    • Develop competency-based job descriptions to align recruitment efforts and performance management for all employees. 
    • Research and share professional development opportunities for employees.
    • Create a framework for training and skills development for all levels of employees, including:
      • Onboarding;
      • Employee development; and
      • Management training programs.

    Employee Relations

    • Review regional HR trends and compliance that support implementation of best practices. 
    • Create an environment of trust and support to all employees.
    • Develop employee communication channels and mentorship opportunities.
    • Oversee programs designed to engage and motivate employees, helping them to find satisfaction through meaningful work.


    Administration

    • Process new hires, terminations, and pay changes, including annual general adjustments, merit increases, and bonuses.
    • Create and update all human resource policies to meet regulatory requirements.
    • Gather, review, and analyze non-profit/charity industry information related to compensation.
    • Participate in the budget process, identifying risks and obligations.
    • Participate in and lead salary reviews to meet the demands of the marketplace, keeping the Foundation as a leader in compensation and retention practices.
    • Conduct exit interviews with exiting employees.
    • Conduct employee engagement conversations and surveys, and develop action plans based on the results.
    • Promote healthy workplace activities, employee recognition, and supporting programs to foster diversity and inclusion.
    • Chair the Health and Safety Committee.
    • Review and reconcile:
      • Payroll reports to ensure staff are paid appropriately;
      • Payroll invoices to ensure total pay and benefits are correct;
      • Pension remittance; and
      • Employee health tax.
    • In collaboration with the CFO, prepare the annual payroll budget.

    Qualifications

    • Post-secondary education in Human Resources Management.
    • Designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).
    • 5+ years of human resources management experience.
    • Training in conflict resolution.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, including the ability to effectively communicate sensitive information to staff with compassion.
    • A track record of leading, collaborating, and sharing expertise with colleagues.
    • A proven track record of effectively coaching and mentoring staff.
    • Highly computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills.
    • Ethical behaviour: commitment to ensuring your behaviour 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 under the BC Human Rights Code, 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.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of T. Dallas, at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by 5pm on February 22, 2023. 

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

  • St. Paul’s Foundation is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to be an integral part of an established, respected non-profit on the cusp of building an incredible new hospital, research complex, and health campus. The Communications Manager will join a small but mighty Marketing & Communications team committed to delivering high-quality products and services.

    Our Ideal Candidate

    As the successful candidate, you will develop and execute our marketing and communications strategies to help inspire philanthropy for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus. You are an empathetic team player who can navigate a complex organization. You enjoy mentoring and coaching other team members, and collaborating with external vendors and colleagues outside of the Marketing & Communications team. You have impeccable interpersonal skills even in challenging, high-pressure situations. You excel at project managing communications projects big and small.   

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Working with the Development and Donor Relations & Stewardship teams, write, edit, and project manage a wide range of materials, including fundraising proposals, cases for support, and advertising
    • Manage on-site communications, such as billboards, collateral, and digital screens, to promote St. Paul’s Foundation at St. Paul’s Hospital and other Providence Health Care sites
    • Serve as the communications lead at special events, overseeing speaker management, presentations, and other tasks as needed
    • Provide marketing and communications support to the Annual Giving team, involving other members of the team as needed for collaboration opportunities
    • Develop advertising activities that enhance awareness and positive sentiment of the Foundation and Providence
    • Manage relationships with event media sponsors and support the production of collateral as needed
    • Work with internal teams and external service providers such as graphic designers, printers, and freelance writers to produce print and digital materials, ensuring quality control and brand consistency is maintained
    • Provide advice and support to Foundation staff on marketing and communications projects
    • Supervise direct report(s)

    Qualifications

    • Six or more years of progressively senior communications experience, preferably in a non-profit or agency environment
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Journalism, or relevant field preferred
    • Excellent relationship-building skills to develop strong relations with colleagues and external partners
    • Stellar writing and editing skills, preferably in a fundraising context
    • High degree of proficiency in project management and proven ability to manage timelines, teams, and supplier relationships to deliver results on time and within budget
    • Detail-oriented and accurate in execution, with the ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision
    • Experience managing direct reports
    • Aptitude for making thoughtful, quality decisions
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience collaborating with graphic designers and writers on complex communication pieces
    • Understanding of branding, graphic design, and print and web production principles and best practices an asset
    • Ability to contribute to and participate in a positive work environment with professionalism and a service-oriented attitude
    • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills
    • Experience using a CMS (preferably WordPress), social media scheduling software, and other e-tools in a communications capacity is preferred. Proficiency in any or all of the following an asset:
      • Luminate, Marq, Raiser’s Edge
    • Sound judgment and tact, and ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion
    • Ethical behaviour: commitment to ensuring your behaviour 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 under the BC Human Rights Code, 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.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of W. Tam at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by February 3, 2023.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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

    Qualifications

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

    Competencies

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

    Benefits

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

    TO APPLY:

  • In addition to volunteering with St. Paul’s Foundation, a number of on-site opportunities are also available at the hospital. Please visit the Providence Health Care website to learn more.