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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

Development Assistant

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Development Assistant to join our major gifts team.

St. Paul’s Foundation welcomes applications for this opportunity to join an experienced and enthusiastic team of professionals to raise funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital.

General Accountability:  Reporting to the Director, Major Gifts, the Development Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Major Gifts team as well as being an Ambassador for the Foundation by promoting good public relations and providing accurate information about the Foundation to callers and visitors.

Specific Responsibilities:

Ambassador duties:

Primary function as Ambassador is to answer two incoming phones lines, retrieve general messages, and maintain voicemail system in addition to greeting visitors

  • Visitors could include:
    • Physicians, Hospital Staff, Patients, Volunteers, general Public and Donors
  • This role will redirect calls and respond to basic inquiries
    • To facilitate gifts – online, in person or over the phone
    • To help build and maintain meaningful relationships

Development Assistant duties:

Primary function as Development Assistant is to provide administrative support to the Major Gifts team.

  • Preparing for hospital or donor meetings by booking meeting rooms, ordering catering, and/or preparing any relevant documents,
  • Documenting activity in RE, ensuring data is entered according to procedures set out in the Development Team Operations manual,
  • Preparing thank-you letters and general correspondence based on templates, preparing letters for signature & mailing,
  • Preparing reports and information kits for donor or hospital meetings,
  • Triaging and dissemination of information requests from Donation Processing
  • Requesting/ pulling and sorting constituent lists for events and mailings,
  • General file management/ clean up both on the network drive and Raiser’s Edge,
  • Regular generation and circulation of Development Reports
  • Record keeping and orders for Lab Coats and other Hospital Family merchandise
  • Scheduling meetings for Major Gifts team
  • Documenting activity in Raiser’s Edge ensuring data is entered according to policy & procedure manual and proposal tab is being used appropriately,
  • Minute taking for Development team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 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 senior leaders and the wider community;
  • Highly effective and professional interpersonal skills and collaborative team player, able to establish and maintain positive working relationships;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge
  • A high degree of initiative, discernment and resourcefulness; and thoughtfulness in decision-making;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills, and problem solving skills;
  • Experience managing teams toward the successful achievement of organizational and team goals;
  • 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 by 5pm on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

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 to support compassionate, inspired care at all Providence Health Care hospitals and residences in British Columbia.

Combined, these sites engage close to 8,000 doctors, health care providers, support staff and researchers who care for hundreds of thousands of British Columbians every year, from neo-natal care to palliative care.

Working closely with our care providers, St. Paul’s Foundation is proud to engage our community to support world-class research, education and patient care.

Support from the community, especially donations, has been key to Providence Health Care since its founding in 1896. Today, many Providence physicians and researchers are world figures in numerous fields including heart and lung, renal, HIV/AIDS and elder care. Since its founding in 1986, St. Paul’s Foundation has played an integral role in supporting this work.

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.

 

Special Events Manager (14 mos Mat Leave Coverage)

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Special Events Manager to join its stewardship and donor relations team on a 14 month maternity leave contract to start December 1st, 2017.

Reporting to the Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations, the Special Events Manager is accountable for strategic planning, implementation and maintenance of all the fundraising events for St. Paul’s Foundation.

General Accountability:

The Special Events Manager role provides input for event direction and goal setting to increase the profile, caliber, and success of the events. The manager is also responsible for overseeing stewardship and recognition events in all fundraising programs at all residential & hospital sites to foster long-term donor relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the organization and execution of all foundation special events including the Lights of Hope, Feast of Fortune, and other donor recognition and fundraising events.
  • Manage and be the foundation liaison for event committees for fundraising events.
  • With the support of the Events & Donor Relations Officer, plan event logistics, develop critical paths, develop and track budgets, and project manage each event to completion.
  • Strategize and provide input on event direction and objective, goal setting and budgeting to improve overall event success.
  • Source and cultivate event vendors and suppliers; foster positive relationships with them for the betterment of foundation events.
  • Negotiate contractual details with event vendors and suppliers to meet event requirement and facilitate event growth.
  • Work with foundation’s communications team on all event collateral and other marketing and communications components integral to an event’s success.
  • Keep up to date on and recommend application of current event trends to increase the caliber of foundation
  • Manage and mentor the Events & Donor Relations Officer to ensure staff meets expectations, goals, and learning objectives.
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment, coordination, engagement, and recognition for all event volunteers.
  • Support the coordination of recognition activities for all recognition and stewardship programs of the Foundation.
  • Document stewardship and recognition activities in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Liaise with hospital staff for the coordination and execution of hospital tours and events.
  • Assume other tasks as assigned by Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Foundation’s mission and its programs including promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness.

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary degree in relevant discipline or diploma in event planning or fundraising
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in management of fundraising events
  • Strong fundraising and non-profit background required
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to build and develop volunteer, donor and supplier relationships
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience managing staff
  • Strong writing skills
  • Highly effective 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; excellent communication skills and thoughtfulness in decision-making
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills with experience with Raiser’s Edge or a like database
  • 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.

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  by 5pm Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

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.

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  by 5pm Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

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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