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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

Finance Manager

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Finance Manager to join its team. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Manager plans, manages, and monitors all financial management functions and provides professional oversight to the Finance Department. This is a rapid growth position, with the opportunity to develop into a Controller role.

Accountability:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, including month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Ensures that financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian non-profit organization accounting standards.
  • Assists with and provides information for external audit preparations.
  • Ensures all financial reporting is completed in full and within specified timeframes to meet obligations specified within grant funding agreements.
  • Prepares fund balance reports and reconciliations.
  • Cash handling, cash control procedures, and cash flow analysis.
  • Manages day to day supervision of the finance team.
  • Recommends, implements and controls policies and procedures related to financial and general administrative functions.
  • Works closely with the CFO to prepare annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including variance analysis.
  • Project management for special projects.

Qualifications:

  • Holds a Canadian Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) and is a member in good standing
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a similar role
  • Working knowledge of non-profit accounting standards preferred
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities and deliver on timelines
  • Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional working relationships and liaise with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Effective leadership skills with ability to develop teams and build team capabilities
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage the development and implementation of operational policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Experience with Raisers Edge an asset
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • 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.

Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation. Posting is now closed.

Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

About St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Foundation:
St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) is a major academic health science centre located in downtown Vancouver. The hospital is part of Providence Health Care (PHC), one of the largest faith based health care organizations in Canada.

St. Paul’s Foundation (SPF) facilitates the work of PHC as it continues to grow as a community, regional and academic health science enterprise that is a recognized leader, and a major player, in the provision of health care within British Columbia. This is achieved by raising funds and building relationships in support of enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research, teaching, and innovation at SPH and other PHC hospitals and residences in British Columbia.

Corporate Board Secretary - Part-Time Contract

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Corporate Board Secretary to join its team on a Part-Time Contract basis.  Reporting to the Foundation’s CFO and in consultation with the Foundation’s CEO, the Corporate Board Secretary is accountable to the Board and Executive Committee Chairs on governance related matters, as required.

General Accountability: The Corporate Board Secretary plans, manages, and monitors all Board and Executive Committee functions, and provides professional knowledge of the By-Laws and Society Acts associated with Non Profit Organizations and Fundraising.  This position requires tact and discretion in dealing with various stakeholders and must exercise good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority.

Accountability: The Corporate Board Secretary provides leadership to the Board Chair in ensuring that the Board and Executive Committees work to implement responsible and effective practices in governance and serves as the subject matter expert and advisor on all matters related to governance to the Board Chair and Executive Committee Chairs, Board of Directors and Foundation Senior Management on current developments and compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepares timely and confidential material for the Board and Committee members including:

  • preparing and distributing agendas, packages and meeting notices
  • attending Board and Executive Committee meetings, clarifying and transcribing concise meeting minutes, including motions, and distributing them to Board Chair and Executive Committee Chairs
  • Supporting Board projects including updating processes
  • Managing the Board calendar, including scheduling Board and Committee meetings and ensuring proper notice is given
  • Preparing written drafts and presentations for review by Board Chair
  • Maintaining a comprehensive filing system for confidential materials from the Board and Committees
  • Preparing and distributing correspondence related to the appointments and/or nominations to Board or Committee members
  • Maintaining Board reference material to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date
  • Creating and maintaining a Board Operational Manual
  • Organizing orientation sessions for new Directors
  • Reviewing and updating Terms of References for all Board and Executive Committees
  • Coordinating external auditors’ presentations and materials, and ensuring access to Board members, as required.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an Corporate Secretary for a Board of Directors supported by the knowledge and understanding of office administration and business principles
  • Experience as a paralegal or legal secretary, with knowledge of Bylaws and Society Acts pertaining to Non Profit Organizations and Fundraising in BC.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • 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 resume and cover letter to the attention of T. Dallas SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by April 30th, 2019.    Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation.  Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

About St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Foundation:

 St. Paul’s Hospital is a major academic health science centre located in downtown Vancouver.  The hospital is part of Providence Health Care (PHC), one of the largest faith based health care organizations in Canada.

 St. Paul’s Foundation (SPF) facilitates the work of Providence Health Care as it continues to grow as a community, regional and academic health science enterprise that is a recognized leader, and a major player, in the provision of health care within British Columbia.  This is achieved by raising funds and building relationships in support of enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH).

 

 

Manager, Communications

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support compassionate, inspired care at Providence Health Care’s 17 health care sites in BC, including St. Paul’s Hospital. The funds we raise help put patients and residents first, through a collaborative, integrated approach that includes the best in clinical care, world-class research and education. Through fundraising and strategic partnerships, the Foundation supports Providence – a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – in building on its long history of innovation, leading research and advancements in care for the people of British Columbia and beyond.

Position Outline:

It’s an exciting time at St. Paul’s Foundation, and the high-performing Marketing and Communications team is seeking a new Manager to join our growing team and play a key role in the campaign for the new St. Paul’s.

The Manager, Marketing and Communications contributes to the strategic communications and marketing of St. Paul’s Foundation to raise awareness and support for our comprehensive fundraising campaign. This position will work closely with the Foundation’s major gifts, corporate, and annual giving teams, with a focus on the strategic development of communications tools that support their efforts soliciting and stewarding donors during our peak period of campaign activity.

Please note that this is a full time, temporary contract role with a two-year term, competitive salary and benefits.  Start date: immediate.

About You:

You are motivated by working for an organization that has a goal of improving our community’s health care system. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, in a small team with big aspirations. You have a strong commitment to delivering quality products and services. You enjoy mentoring and coaching other team members, and collaborating with colleagues outside of the Communications team. You have impeccable interpersonal skills and are able to apply them in challenging, high-pressure situations. You have a positive outlook that you share in all you do.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing specific communications plans, advice and support for major fundraising initiatives, including special events;
  • Overseeing roll-out of a new major fundraising campaign sub-brand;
  • Working with the Major Gifts team to develop and produce compelling donor proposals; working with the Annual Giving team to integrate communications/marketing activities with fundraising activities;
  • Supporting the development of a wide range of written materials, including key messages, fundraising proposals, speaking notes, marketing and web copy, letters, Q&As, and editorial;
  • Overseeing the Foundation’s digital marketing and communications, including website, social media, and SEO;
  • Overseeing the development of advertising activities that will enhance awareness and positive sentiment of the Foundation and hospital;
  • Working with Foundation Communications team staff and external service providers to produce print and digital collateral and ensure quality control and brand consistency is maintained.

Working Relationships:

Internal:

  • Reports to Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Supervises 1 full time employee
  • Collaborates with Foundation staff to coordinate marketing communications and fundraising initiatives

 External:

  • Hospital leadership, physicians, and health care professionals
  • Advertising, public relations, photography, graphic design, printing consultants and suppliers
  • Foundation board members and volunteers

 Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • 6-8 years of progressively senior communications experience, preferably in an agency or non-profit environment;
  • Senior experience in proposal development, brand execution, and fundraising communications;
  • Senior experience overseeing graphic design and print and web production;
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience in social media and digital campaigns;
  • Communications, Journalism or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

Skills:

  • Excellent relationship-building skills to develop strong relations with colleagues and external partners;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment, maintains a positive frame of mind and sets an example of professionalism for other employees;
  • Excellent project management skills and proven ability to manage timelines, teams and supplier relationships to deliver results on time and within budget;
  • Detail oriented and accurate in execution, ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Superior writing and editing skills;
  • Advanced level MS Office, proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud;
  • Sound judgment and tact;
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please forward your cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples (including campaign examples) by Friday, April 26 to the attention of T. Dallas @ SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca. 

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

About St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Paul’s Foundation:

 St. Paul’s Hospital is a major academic health science centre located in downtown Vancouver.  The hospital is part of Providence Health Care (PHC), one of the largest faith based health care organizations in Canada.

 St. Paul’s Foundation (SPF) facilitates the work of Providence Health Care as it continues to grow as a community, regional and academic health science enterprise that is a recognized leader, and a major player, in the provision of health care within British Columbia.  This is achieved by raising funds and building relationships in support of enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH).

 

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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