Development Officer, Major Gifts

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
St. Paul's Foundation
  • Fundraising / Giving
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-01-112019-02-08

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Development Officer to join the Major Gifts team. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 3 years previous experience working in a fundraising organization, with a proven track record of fundraising success, ideally in a hospital setting.

General Accountability:

The Major Gift Officer is responsible for sustaining and growing the Major Gift Program in support of Providence Health Care’s fundraising priorities, including new St. Paul’s and Greatest Needs. This role is accountable, as a fundraising member of the Major Giving team, for effective execution of a range of fundraising activities including relationship building, cultivation and solicitation, events and proposal writing.

Specific Responsibilities:

The role is to cultivate meaningful relationships leading to gifts from donors with capacity to make annual donation at the $10k+ level, as well as oversee stewardship for past major donors.  The Officer has a keen understanding of healthcare issues important to Providence Health Care and is able to convey how donors’ generosity makes a positive impact. The candidate will also play a key role in relationship building within Providence Health Care’s physician, research centres and leadership team. The incumbent is accountable for the effective development, implementation and execution of strategic Major Gift fundraising plans managing a donor portfolio of 75-100 constituents.


  • 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 both internally and externally
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Raisers Edge an asset
  • 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.

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, British Columbia. 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).

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