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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

Communications Officer (Writing Specialist)

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Communications Officer to join its Communications team.

Position outline:

The Communications Officer works with the Manager, Marketing and Communications to implement strategies to support St. Paul’s Foundation’s long-term communications and marketing vision. The role is also responsible for general project management of communications operations of the Foundation, which includes working with the rest of the Communications team and other staff to develop and execute plans to support the continued growth of the Foundation’s programs.

Duties:

  • Write/edit a wide range of materials, tailoring writing style for editorial content, presentations, media materials, collateral, fundraising proposals, presentations, speaking notes, key messages, letters, Q&As, and;
  • Liaise with members of the media to secure positive media coverage of Foundation activities, secure media sponsorship for Foundation campaigns;
  • Execute and evaluate marketing and communications strategies to support the objectives of the communications team and the Foundation as a whole;
  • Work with communications team and external service providers to produce Foundation print and digital materials and ensure quality control and brand consistency is maintained;
  • Provide advertising and editorial plans, advice and support for initiatives related to fundraising portfolios, including special events;
  • Provide advice and support to Foundation staff on print and editorial projects;
  • Day-to-day contact for creative agencies;
  • Support the Digital Communications Specialist with content for web and social media;
  • Stay up-to-date with current editorial and storytelling best practices.

Competencies:

  • 5-7 years of progressive experience, preferably in a non-profit or agency environment;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Proven ability to deliver media relations results;
  • Maintains a strong understanding of the evolving media landscape (traditional, online, paid) and actively fosters relationships with reporters/producers/bloggers/influencers;
  • Communications, journalism or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred;
  • Proficiency in project management and ability to complete multiple projects with tight deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Understanding of branding, graphic design, publishing, and print and web production principles and best practices;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience using a CMS (preferably WordPress), social media and other e-tools in a communications capacity;
  • Exceptional computer skills. Proficiency in any or all of the following would be helpful:
    • Microsoft Office, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, email marketing, HTML, Luminate, Raiser’s Edge and Teamraiser;
  • Sound judgment and tact; and ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ HOURS

Full time (37.5 hours/ week), with occasional attendance at evening or weekend events/ meetings

SALARY

Commensurate with experience plus benefits and a pension plan

Email resume and cover letter to sturcotte@providencehealth.bc.ca

Accepting applications until February 19th, 2018 

Manager, Corporate - Hiring on Hold until January 2018

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Manager, Corporate to join its Development Team.  Reporting to the Director of Campaign, Corporate the successful candidate will have demonstrated success in major gifts and corporate fundraising, ideally achieved in a complex Hospital setting.

The preferred candidate is a confident solicitor with proven success with “asks” of $100K+ and will demonstrate exceptional abilities in donor engagement and solicitation.  With perseverance and a desire to achieve, the new incumbent will successfully navigate a complex organization and be solutions-focused.

Experience: The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience with a proven track record of fundraising success.

Accountability: The Manager, Corporate is responsible for raising funds in support of St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Foundation.  This role is to cultivate, solicit and oversee stewardship of donors with capacity to make a minimum $100K annual donation in addition to being accountable for the effective development, implementation and execution of strategic major gift fundraising plans within an assigned medical portfolio.  This role will also manage an active fundraising portfolio consisting of 75 – 100 accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring goals for meaningful donor interactions (activity) and fundraising targets (financials) are met or exceeded as well as fundraising targets of a defined medical portfolio and its respective funding priorities.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts for the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors.
  • Strategy development for sponsorship of the Foundation’s key fundraising events.
  • Work with the Director of Campaign and the Campaign Executive Committee to execute the Campaign Plan for the new St. Paul’s.
  • Working in collaboration with Hospital stakeholders and members of the Communications and Marketing team, develop personal correspondence and proposal materials for prospective donors to generate gifts for priority projects.
  • Working with the members of the Donation Processing and Stewardship and Donor Relations teams, recognize and steward donors as gifts they are received; and with the Events Coordinator maintain and coordinate stewardship activities including recognition events, tours, donor wall, naming opportunities etc.
  • Coordinate and participate in strategy meetings before donor/ stakeholder meetings.
  • Collaborate with team members on donor management to facilitate effective transition from annual to Corporate and planned giving pipelines.
  • Coaching team members on fundraising to maximize impact, sharing knowledge, ideas, and updates in a timely and effective manner, being mindful of competing schedules and deadlines.
  • Prepare briefing and debriefing materials in preparation for meetings with donors and key stakeholders.
  • Follow established procedures on Raiser’s Edge database for tracking and qualifying prospects and for recording and reporting gifts and ensure that all communications, contacts, correspondence, and actions are recorded.
  • Prepare an annual work plan together with the Development team.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Directors of Major Gifts, Campaign and Chief Development Officer.
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques of charitable giving and become informed about the tax aspects of charitable gifts and new legislation and revenue rulings affecting such gifts.
  • When applicable, work with other development and Foundation teams to further the mandate and goals of the Foundation.

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary degree in relevant discipline or diploma.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience with a proven track record of fundraising success.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated management capabilities (staff and volunteers)
  • Experience with Raisers Edge an asset.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and collaborative team player.  Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Ethical behavior: ensures own behaviour and that of others is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Please note the hiring for this role in on HOLD until January 2018. 

 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.  www.helpstpauls.com

 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.

 

Development Officer, Research & Prospect Management

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Development Officer, Research & Prospect Management to join its Development Team.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development Officer, Research and Prospect Management is responsible for managing the research and the prospect management portfolio.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prospect Identification: Identify quality prospects for fundraising priorities and other hospital needs with a focus on high level prospective donors.
  • Research: Conduct high quality research on donors and prospective donors. Identify key connections and provide strategic recommendations.
  • Write confidential research profiles for all prospects in the pipeline and present these profiles at donor strategy meetings.
  • Prepare background briefing notes for development events and meetings.
  • Portfolio Management: Work closely with members of the Advancement team to effectively manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors and move them through the pipeline.
  • Review local and national news and business publications, keeping abreast of prospect information.
  • Proactively manage research workflow and ensure timely completion of requests and timelines.
  • Data Integrity: Ensure accuracy of $1M+ donors, prospective donors and volunteer records.
  • Manage data entry of donor prospect related information from research, rating, and cultivation.
  • Recommend Primary Relationship Managers for foundation prospects.
  • Work with Development team to ensure donor data is accurate and up to date
  • Media Monitoring: Monitor and communicate news, events & issues that may impact the Foundation and / or philanthropic environment.
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain reports that can be used by the primary relationship managers and volunteer solicitors to track the progress of prospective donors.
  • Manage the prospect assignment process and collaborate with the appropriate managers to facilitate assignment of viable prospective donors into the appropriate portfolios.
  • Participate in regularly-scheduled prospect review meetings to provide research information to the campaign leadership team.
  • Undertakes special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; specialty in Library and Information Science is considered an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of prospect management and research experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research using commercial and public online sources
  • Computer and software skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Raiser’s Edge
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of leading edge research tools and experience with development database software, ideally Raiser’s Edge
  • A track record conducting meticulous and detailed research reports, ensuring all information is obtained
  • Exposure to a sophisticated work environment with a culture of growth and learning
  • Proven experience with prospect pipeline progression and the process of major gift donations
  • 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: spfcareers@providencehealth.bc.ca.

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.  www.helpstpauls.com

 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

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:

Please Email to: sphfoundation@providencehealth.bc.ca.

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