Development Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships, Fraser Valley Region, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice 

Regular Full Time – (1.0 FTE)

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care. 

As an integral member of the Development team, the focus of this role is to generate annual revenue through building relationships and supporting activities in the Fraser Valley region. You will be focusing on corporate partnerships of $1,000+ and support the cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships while developing employee engagement initiatives.

The incumbent will identify and actively engage school and youth groups to enhance and grow our Kids 4 Kids Program. You will also support Community (third party) fundraising events and bring your organizational skills and community insight to enhance our CPCH hosted events.


The successful incumbent will possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a non-profit/fundraising environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels Experience in the creation and execution of corporate partnerships and school campaigns.
  • Public presentation skills an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail (specifically with spreadsheets, timelines and database management).
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • High degree of discretion, initiative, resourcefulness and thoughtfulness in the decision-making process.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to be flexible around changing priorities.
  • Strong computer skills including excellent Microsoft Office skills. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or a comparable database is an asset.
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland. 

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to by Friday, March 9, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Please mention that you saw this career opportunity on Phil’s Careers Blog!

Director, Annual Giving, Simon Fraser University

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada’s leading engaged university. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.


The Director, Annual Giving is responsible for the direction and management of SFU’s annual fundraising programs for alumni, faculty and staff, corporations and community. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Annual Giving program that includes direct mail, digital marketing, Student Calling program and crowdfunding for gifts valued up to $25,000. The Director works collaboratively with other units to build and grow the donor pipeline and provides leadership to staff and volunteers to ensure the effective implementation of all programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications and five years of related experience including direct response fundraising, marketing and communications, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Excellent financial management, human resource management and administrative skills.
  • Excellent coaching, leadership, team management, and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on a number of different initiatives concurrently.
  • Ability to effectively lead and collaborate on teams, multitask, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate fundraising initiatives and programs, and complex and time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to identify and successfully solicit prospects and volunteers for fundraising or service activities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment exercising mature judgment and a high level of diplomacy and discretion.
  • Ability to conduct basic research and statistical/data analysis.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office applications and prospect management systems.

Simon Fraser University offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan and tuition waivers.

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply
in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer, Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC is a non-profit organization serving the individual needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing from birth to grade 12. Founded in 1963, the Centre is committed to teaching the children how to listen and talk, giving them the skills to participate fully and successfully in the mainstream of life.

To support our program goals, we are looking for a Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer (Development Officer) to join our team as the catalyst for maintaining and growing the charitable dollars needed to fund our mission through cultivating community and donor relationships.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Officer is a skilled professional competent in managing a diverse portfolio including grant identification and application, special event planning, writing donor and annual reports, and donor-centred events and activity coordination. The Development Officer leads the Centre in cultivating and stewarding vital relationships with new and annual gift planning donors, friends and volunteers

The ideal candidate will represent the Centre in a professional, credible and compelling manner.


  • Write, research and prepare proposals and submissions for grants and donations; successfully receives targeted grants and donations
  • Develop impact reports
  • Fundraising planning and implementation
  • Donor relationships and management
  • Creation and management of specific campaigns
  • Marketing and communications planning and implementation
  • Securing corporate sponsorship

Fund Development

  • Works with the ED to assess funding needs, working toward yearly fundraising goals, and solicits funds to meet those goals
  • Develops a program for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of existing and prospective individual, business, foundation and other major supporters in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Issues tax receipts for all donations and gifts, and prepares campaign and event-based fundraising letters and approaches
  • Prepares and submits written, financial, and statistical data for grant applications and maintains all final reports and schedules
  • Compiles reports on fundraising activities and ensures that reporting schedules are maintained for funding agencies
  • Reports to the ED on fundraising activities
  • Prepares and assists with written applications as assigned by the ED
  • Coordinates and provides support to volunteers involved in fundraising activities
  • Meets or exceeds annual fundraising targets

Community Engagement and Events

  • Educates the community on the mission, vision and value of the Centre and its programs
  • Creates awareness of the opportunity for volunteers and donations
  • Contributes to the planning, organization and execution of the annual fundraising activities
  • Strategizes fundraising events to assist in meeting targets including yearly campaigns
  • Plans, prioritizes and coordinates fundraising and stewardship events of various types in consultation with staff
  • Secures sponsors and liaises with external organizations and suppliers for hosting of events
  • Ensures the necessary facilities, equipment and materials are available
  • Assists with all enquiries and coordination for facility and venue rentals
  • Assists in the coordination of volunteers and assistants to help produce and deliver all aspects of events and supporting materials


Education and Experience

  • University degree or professional certification in fundraising or related business discipline; and
  • Three to five years of experience in revenue development, grant writing, annual giving, project management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven ability to interact with varied stakeholders and prospective donors, including senior level business and community leaders
  • Aptitude for budgeting, forecasting and ongoing fundraising analysis
  • An understanding and connection to the local philanthropic community
  • Ability and success to proactively find and secure funding
  • Knowledge of strategic & operational planning, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Proven ability to set and accomplish goals and objectives, establish priorities with minimal direction
  • Superior interpersonal skills with strong verbal & written communication skills:
  • Proven relationship management skills with donors and volunteers
  • Goal-oriented, resilient and creative when faced with shifting challenges and opportunities
  • Intimate knowledge of eTapestry, Raisers Edge, GiftTool, Auction Tracker and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expertise in the area of revenue development


  • A competitive not-for-profit salary with extended health benefits and pension
  • An opportunity to work with a team making advances in listening and spoken language education for children with hearing loss
  • Opportunity to learn, grow and take on additional responsibility
  • Ability to work remotely 


Full Time 37.5 hour a week, 12-month position, Monday to Friday with occasional after-hours activities in support of the Centre and fundraising activities.


Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Christina Marie Coad, Executive Director Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC at

We thank all applicants but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please mention that you saw this career opportunity on Phil’s Careers Blog!

This Week’s Jobs

Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s the year of the dog so let me introduce you to my dog, Fletcher! I hope you had an opportunity to take in one of the many festivities around the city!

This week, I continue to discuss the amazing opportunities with the Canadian Cancer Society, The Salvation Army and Simon Fraser University. You can download the position prospectuses below and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you wish to explore one of the opportunities further.

And here are some more career opportunities that came across my desk…



Three Positions: Major Gifts Officer, Annual Giving Officer, Grants Officer, The Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Three exciting career opportunities with The Salvation Army:

  • Major Gifts Officer
  • Annual Giving Officer
  • Grants Officer

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.

Major Gifts Officer

Job Purpose

The Major Gifts Officer develops and implements communication, information and prospecting strategies and programs in order to increase resources and funding through acquisition of significant gifts and donations for The Salvation Army.

Characteristic Job Duties

  • Plans and implements all areas of Major Gifts fundraising, including prospect review, prospect research and documentation, cultivation and solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporation, foundations, government, employee and community groups.
  • Develops a targeted knowledge base relationship with potential donors and volunteers, which includes face-to-face, socializing, recognition and ongoing contact.
  • Through networking, continually identifies and develops potential relationships which may link individual interests with Army needs.
  • Recruits and secures major gifts from key volunteer leadership who will open doors to other volunteers and potential donors; empowers them with training, tools, direction, ongoing encouragement and motivation to enable them to successfully complete these tasks.
  • Prepares detailed funding proposals including budget, timeline, and other funding partners for government foundations and corporations.
  • Keeps appraised of internal funding needs and leadership volunteer opportunities.
  • Manages prospect clearance to ensure coordinated and prioritized approaches to individuals, government, corporations and foundations.
  • Provides reports, statistics, and information needed for a fair evaluation of the progress and growth of the function.
  • Participates on committees/boards/councils or programs, as requested by the Divisional Commander and/or the Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development.
  • Organizes donor recognition / cultivation events.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of Major Gifts on a national level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College or equivalent experience and training. An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.


  • Three to five years of successful experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and The Salvation Army.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Must be willing to travel.

Annual Giving Officer

Job Purpose

As a key member of the Public Relations and Fund Development (PRD) team, this position is responsible for developing, planning, executing and evaluating a comprehensive Annual Giving Program for The Salvation Army BC Divisional Headquarters.

Characteristic Job Duties

The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

  • Develops and implements annual giving strategy with Director of Development.
  • Establishes fundraising goals, objectives, analysis and stewardship for each element of the Annual Giving Program.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of 25-30 mid-level donors ($500 to $5,000) through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship – with a focus on moves-management – to increase annual gifts, including making recommendations for movement of assigned donors to major gift prospect.
  • Continuously reviews annual donors and analyzes data regarding annual giving programs to identify past giving trends and plan for future segmentation.
  • Acts as the lead on donor recognition and stewardship events.
  • Oversee all online giving platforms at the Divisional Level.
  • Develops and implements event-funding strategies, solicits cash and in-kind sponsorships, oversees the budget and produces final reports – including recommendations and stewardship – for all The Salvation Army core Special Events.
  • Working alongside the Corporate Development Officer to facilitate corporate fundraising opportunities, such as: golf tournaments, silent auctions, and other third-party events.
  • Act as the key point of contact for the Kettle Campaign and sits on a task force to assist with strategies to help grow Kettle revenues.
  • Monitors events/campaigns and implements contingency plans as required.
  • Serve as a specialist resource for Ministry Units across the province.
  • Oversees appeal campaigns during crisis or disaster situations.
  • Collaborates with Public Relations team to leverage the annual marketing and communications efforts (advertising, publications, social media and other online vehicles) to increase annual gifts.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Divisional Headquarters programs and organizational priorities.
  • Working with the Special Events Coordinator, recruit, orients, train and utilizes seasonal support staff and volunteers for fundraising campaigns and special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment in annual fund development and implementation, knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques.
  • Ability to work well in an extremely fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and manage multiple projects, with competing demands while maintaining a commitment to excellence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a specific ability to create donor solicitations, acknowledgements, and stewardship pieces such as reports and donor profiles.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to form personal relationships and to communicate effectively, delivering exceptional customer service to a variety of stakeholders (i.e. donors, sponsors and volunteers), both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to integrate social media and electronic communications into fundraising communications and campaigns.
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented, and have strong critical thinking skills, with a proven ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Understanding and respectful of diversity in a team-oriented culture.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule for events scheduled on evenings and weekends.
  • Must be a self-starter with imagination and creativity.
  • Raisers Edge experience a definite asset.

Grants Officer

Job Purpose

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for VP Development and Grants and Research Manager with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Work with Development team to maintain current records in RE and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Work with PR team to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge a definite asset.


  • Minimum of three years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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