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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

Major Gifts Coordinator

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a fundraiser-in-training to support and shadow senior fundraising staff on the Major Gifts team. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in a fundraising organization, ideally with major gifts in a hospital setting.

General Accountability: The Major Gifts Coordinator will support the sustainability and growth of the Major Gifts Program which raises money for Providence Health Care’s priorities, including the new St. Paul’s and greatest needs. As a member of the Major Gifts team, you will be responsible for a range of fundraising activities including cultivating and building relationships, soliciting donations, helping with events, and writing proposals.

Accountability: You will support fundraising plans and strategies directed toward donors with the capacity to make annual gifts at the $10k+ level. Partnered with the Development team’s senior fundraising staff, you will be accountable for a donor portfolio of 50-75 constituents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed goals for meaningful donor activity and fundraising targets.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans to identify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward gifts for your assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors.
  • Draft written materials including cases for support and proposals for approved fundraising priorities which clearly explain the investment opportunities for prospective donors.
  • Foster good working relationships with key hospital staff.
  • Work with members of the Donation Processing and Stewardship and Donor Relations teams to recognize and steward donors as gifts are received.
  • Coordinate and participate in strategy and debriefing meetings before and after donor/stakeholder meetings.
  • Maintain the institutional memory of evolving donor relationships by following practices in the Development team manual.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on donor management to facilitate the transition from annual giving to major gifts and planned giving.
  • Assist with stewardship activities including recognition events and tours.
  • Contribute to the Development team’s annual business planning.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Chief Development Officer and the Directors of Major Gifts and Campaign.
  • Stay current on Major Gift fundraising trends and strategies.
  • Not all duties are listed.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate, and leverage stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills; experience with Raiser’s Edge an asset.
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Available to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Ethical: behaviour is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of C. Tupper at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by August 16th, 2019. 

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

About St. Paul’s Foundation:

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support compassionate, inspired care at Providence Health Care’s 17 sites across 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. With fundraising and strategic partnerships, the Foundation supports Providence – a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – to build on its long history of innovation, leading research, and advancements in care for the people of British Columbia and beyond. www.helpspauls.com

Donor Relations Officer

St. Paul’s Foundation welcomes applications for this unique opportunity. Join an experienced, enthusiastic team of professionals to raise funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research, and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence Health Care in Vancouver, BC.

The Donor Relations Officer will execute and maintain recognition programs and events for donors across all fundraising areas to foster long-term donor relationships and inspire ongoing loyalty.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with members of the development team to ensure all recognition and stewardship elements are fulfilled according to our established policies and guidelines. This will include:
    • Meeting with fundraisers to complete our stewardship checklist;
    • Updating the stewardship checklist and putting action items and recognition activities in Raiser’s Edge and Monday;
    • Liaising with other Foundation teams on cross functional elements including events, communications, and finance/database.
  • Review weekly donation reports to maintain the recognition and stewardship tracking sheet.
  • Coordinate first-time donor communications on a monthly basis.
  • Manage annual donor wall update at all sites (including St. Paul’s Hospital and Seniors and Residential care sites).
  • Represent Donor Relations and Stewardship on the Lights of Hope and Feast of Fortune project teams.
  • Assist fundraising team with donor relations projects, hospital tours, and recognition & stewardship events.
  • Work with the annual giving team to support monthly, tribute, and other special donor groups.
  • Develop 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 develop strategies to address these issues.
  • Assume other tasks as assigned by the Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship.

 Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in relevant discipline or diploma in fundraising.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ progressive donor relations experience at either a hospital or healthcare foundation or in an academic development office.
  • Highly computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience with Raiser’s Edge or a like database.
  • Experience working with complex recognition lists.
  • Strong project management skills and experience using team management software.
  • Collaborative team player with effective and professional interpersonal skills. Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally.
  • A high degree of initiative, discernment, and resourcefulness; thoughtfulness in decision-making.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ethical: behavior is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

Working Relationships:

 Core team: Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations; Manager, Donor Relations; Stewardship Officer; Coordinator, Donor Relations & Events.

  • Foundation staff.
  • Donors, including individuals and corporations.
  • Physicians and hospital personnel.
  • Suppliers.
  • Institutions such as UBC, SFU, and partner foundations (for example, Heart and Stroke).

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of R. Edwards at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by August 9, 2019.  Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation. Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

About St. Paul’s Foundation:

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support compassionate, inspired care at Providence Health Care’s 17 sites across 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. With fundraising and strategic partnerships, the Foundation supports Providence – a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – to build on its long history of innovation, leading research, and advancements in care for the people of British Columbia and beyond. www.helpspauls.com

 

Special Events Officer

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

 The Special Events Officer will lead and/or assist with the organization and production of all events: fundraising, stewardship, recognition, and cultivation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director, Events and other team members to organize and execute annual signature events including our Lights of Hope Community Celebration and Feast of Fortune gala.
  • Organize and execute recurring and one-time donor recognition, cultivation, and stewardship events.
  • Source in-kind donations for various events.
  • Manage guest lists, in-kind donor lists, recognition lists, and organizational lists.
  • Prepare event materials including briefing notes, nametags, and collateral.
  • Create, manage, and uphold critical paths and timelines.
  • Track budget expenses.
  • Document ongoing activities and update database records in a timely manner in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for our large-scale events.
  • Source and assist with entertainment for Lights of Hope including food trucks, choir groups, kids’ activities, etc.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with external stakeholders including hotels, contractors, and committee members.
  • Facilitate cross-department collaborations with the events, communications, and fundraising teams.
  • Maintain up-to-date information to produce event literature and collateral materials.
  • Assume other tasks as assigned by the Director, Events.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant events and fundraising experience.
  • Experience working on everything from small events to full-scale galas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work efficiently in a team environment.
  • Highly computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills; experience with Raiser’s Edge an asset.
  • Ethical: behaviour is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of M. Munroe at SPFCareers@providencehealth.bc.ca by August 9, 2019. Thank you for your interest in working with St. Paul’s Foundation. Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

 About St. Paul’s Foundation:

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds to support compassionate, inspired care at Providence Health Care’s 17 sites across 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. With fundraising and strategic partnerships, the Foundation supports Providence – a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster – to build on its long history of innovation, leading research, and advancements in care for the people of British Columbia and beyond. www.helpspauls.com

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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