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Manager, Development Diversity Strategy - External

Requisition #2362643
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamFundraising
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Number of Positions1
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date18-Jan-2022
Travel RequiredOccasionally
Educational RequirementsN/A
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

The BC Cancer Foundation (“BCCF”) is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer and the largest charitable funder for cancer research in B.C. Every dollar we raise stays right here at BC Cancer to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C.


With over 70 employees working across 5 sites in B.C we are actively working with our 100,000 donors and communities to inspire investment in BC Cancer and our provincial teams of world-leading researchers, oncologists, and care providers.


We are a professional, passionate, and positive team who believe that we can help make a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. Our purpose is to be a catalyst, powering world class innovation while supporting deeply personal cancer journeys.


About the opportunity:


We are looking for a Manager, Development Diversity Strategy - External who is excited about the opportunity to build, lead and implement the Foundation’s external Diversity & Inclusion strategy to respond to the growing diverse communities that encompass our Province and ways in which they engage philanthropy. Through data and insight gathering, strategic analysis and hypothesis testing the individual will evolve strategies and plans that support BCCF’s work to secure transformational giving.


Working closely with the Development teams, Marketing & Communications and the Donor Experience team, the Manager, Development Diversity Strategy - External plays a vital role in the delivery of our Foundation strategic goal of engaging with our diverse cultural communities. They will determine the strategies to help us customize cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities in an effort to meet a “donor driven” approach to respond to the distinctive ways in which different cultures participate and celebrate philanthropy in the community. This will include the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our initiatives and plans. In addition the individual will represent the Foundation by engaging with and building strong external relationships with partners and key community leaders.


Reporting to the Director, Donor Engagement, responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Assuming the lead role on developing the diversity initiative strategic plan, striking a cross-department working group to contribute to the plan and initiatives
  • Conducting in depth (internal/external) data analysis and needs assessment across the organization
  • Gathering current learnings and building a formalized approach to collate, review and maximise ongoing learnings.
  • Building and testing hypothesis to support recommendation of initiatives and programs that will have greatest impact
  • Building the key components of the program and overseeing activation of tactics and plans
  • Connect with and build strong external relationships with partners and key community leaders as appropriate
  • Cultivate and manage a portfolio of key community leaders and partners
  • Working closely with portfolio leads to ensure diversity opportunities are represented throughout our business initiatives
  • Support and inform Board diversity objectives linked to our strategic goals
  • Continue to build out our current diversity projects
  • Provide guidance and support to our fundraisers who will help execute the fundraising elements of plans including cultivating relationships and growing and deepening pipelines


  • Formal training or certification in EDI, diversity, inclusion, building global competencies, and/or intercultural communication
  • At least five years of related experience, preferably with a fundraising organization of similar scope, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience with fundraising or non-profit management an asset

Core knowledge + skills:

  • Experience leading or supporting an organization's diversity and inclusion initiatives with clients, donors or partners
  • Experience using data, information and learnings to build sound business cases
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, oversee, implement, and manage projects or initiatives
  • Demonstrated business planning and project management skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with partners, community leaders, donors, volunteers, Foundation, and Centre staff
  • Highly developed listening skills as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Displays compassion, sound and mature judgment, and superior diplomacy
  • Computer skills: demonstrated competence in computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Additional languages would be an asset
  • Uphold and contribute to BCCF’s values of Professional, Passionate, and Positivity


BC Cancer Foundation is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity & inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national or Indigenous origin, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. BC Cancer Foundation has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. Considerations and reasonable accommodations can be taken upon request and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.