Philanthropy Associate, Victoria, Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Published 2022-07-11
Expires 2022-08-11
ID #1082748601
Philanthropy Associate, Victoria, Victoria Hospitals Foundation
Canada, British Columbia, Victoria,
Published July 11, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Philanthropy associate
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Do you want to be part of a dynamic team that is making significant impact on the advancement of healthcare on Vancouver Island? If so, Victoria Hospitals Foundation may be your next opportunity!

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation works in partnership with Island Health to enable donations to every area of care at Royal Jubilee, Victoria General, and Gorge Road hospitals. As Island Health's largest charitable partner, we raise donations for medical equipment, special projects, education, and research. Our donors fund an incredible 40% of the equipment in Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals. 

In 2020/21, the Foundation had annual revenues of over $15 million, including gifts from over 5,200 donors. Since 1989, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation has raised more than $163 million to benefit our hospitals. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Philanthropy Associate to join our team! This full-time permanent role is responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of individual and corporate donors and prospects.  The Philanthropy Associate will develop customized engagement, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation strategies for both individuals and corporations. They are responsible for both growing existing relationships and acquiring new ones. The Philanthropy Associate will be held accountable for team KPI’s, as well as team fundraising and stewardship objectives. This role will be responsible for building and managing ongoing relationships with donors with a goal of securing current and future gifts.

This position is integral to the growth and long-term strategy of the Philanthropy program. 

Key Responsibilities:
Manage key donors and prospects; those individuals, foundations, and corporations at or with the capacity to be at the major gifts level ($10K+) in collaboration with the Manager, Philanthropy. 
Assist with the creation and facilitation of both tried-and-true and new-and-innovative donor engagement strategies. Following industry best practices, such strategies may include in person events, virtual events, mailing pieces, email appeals and calling campaigns. 
Work closely with the Manager, Philanthropy to lead special projects and strategies that support major donors and the overall program. 
Serve as a representative of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. Establish and maintain professional and productive relationships with volunteers, physicians, and Island Health staff in the pursuit of private gifts. The position is expected to be an active leader of the Foundation, enhancing the knowledge base and collaboration within the Philanthropy and Development teams.  
Work collaboratively with the Foundation team, ensure the Foundation’s philanthropy donors and prospects are engaged, cultivated, solicited, recognized and stewarded in a timely, personalized and meaningful way that is consistent with the our donor policies. 
Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects and donors to the Foundation.
Support a pipeline of prospects and donors, both individuals and corporations. 
Understand and be able to speak to legacy giving and planned giving options. 
Identify opportunities for prospect engagement and philanthropy. 
Build relationships with all donors and prospects in person, over the phone and email and via written correspondence. 
Support Philanthropy team to write strong solicitation letters as needed for individual and corporate donors to support the Foundation’s annual giving program. 
Using donor-centric language, write impact reports and stewardship letters for donor pipeline with the support of Philanthropy Coordinators.  
Attend community networking events as a VHF representative. Evaluate the fundraising potential for major gifts in consultation with the Philanthropy, Legacy & Leadership and Research teams. 
Be accountable for achieving goals and budget projections.

Baccalaureate degree in a relevant field plus two to five years of professional experience in fundraising.
Previous responsibility for, and demonstrated success in, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts. 
The individual must have demonstrated knowledge of various methods of giving and be able to communicate the advantages of each to donors.
Proficient with the Microsoft suite of programs and specific knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, or a comparable relational database. 
Working knowledge of gift processing, acknowledgment, and tracking processes is key, along with knowledge of CRA regulations as they relate to charitable giving.
The ability and infrastructure to successfully work from home is required.  
A valid driver’s license is required as well as access to a personal vehicle.
Knowledge of hospitals is an asset.  
Superior oral and written communication skills for a wide variety of audiences. 
Must be goal-oriented, self-motivated, reliable, accountable and detail-oriented with sound judgment and outstanding relationship management skills.
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision to organize and manage numerous projects simultaneously with excellent follow-through skills to meet tight deadlines.
Personal integrity, sound judgment, a customer service orientation and a sense of humor are characteristics that will contribute to success in this position. The position requires a commitment to professional ethics and the ability to effectively interact with executive-level clients.

About Us:

Our team is highly collaborative with a strong connected purpose. We are passionate about supporting the health and well-being of our community through philanthropy and deeply care about the health of our hospitals. Our team is innovative and approaches feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow, seeking understanding of different perspectives. We lead by example and hold ourselves to a high standard of professionalism. Above all, we share the same values and support one another in the profound work we do. 

Join Us:

We welcome qualified candidates to submit a detailed cover letter and resume before 5pm on Sunday, July 24th, 2022 to [email protected] A full job description is available upon request. 

Please include “#22-05 Philanthropy Associate” in the subject line.

To note: Based on the Provincial Health Order, any offer of employment will be contingent on the provision of proof of a double COVID-19 vaccine.

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    British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province in Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.1 million as of 2020, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for Queen Victoria, who ruled during the creation of the original colonies. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, and the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. In October 2013, British Columbia had an estimated population of 4,606,371 (about 2.5 million of whom were in Greater Vancouver). The province is currently governed by the British Columbia New Democratic Party, led by John Horgan, in a minority government with the confidence and supply of the Green Party of British Columbia. Horgan became premier as a result of a no-confidence motion on June 29, 2017. The first British settlement in the area was Fort Victoria, established in 1843, which gave rise to the City of Victoria, at first the capital of the separate Colony of Vancouver Island. Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866) was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, in response to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Moody was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Colony and the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia: he was hand-picked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the British Empire's "bulwark in the farthest west", and "to found a second England on the shores of the Pacific". Moody selected the site for and founded the original capital of British Columbia, New Westminster, established the Cariboo Road and Stanley Park, and designed the first version of the Coat of arms of British Columbia. Port Moody is named after him.In 1866, Vancouver Island became part of the colony of British Columbia, and Victoria became the united colony's capital. In 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of Canada. Its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour without Diminishment"). British Columbia evolved from British possessions that were established in what is now British Columbia by 1871. First Nations, the original inhabitants of the land, have a history of at least 10,000 years in the area. Today there are few treaties, and the question of Aboriginal Title, long ignored, has become a legal and political question of frequent debate as a result of recent court actions. Notably, the Tsilhqot'in Nation has established Aboriginal title to a portion of their territory, as a result of the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia.

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