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Officer, Donor Engagement (14-Month Maternity Leave Contract)

Requisition #2399013
Job LocationCanada-British Columbia-Vancouver
Job StreamFundraising
Job TypeTemporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration14  Months
Salary/Rate$60,000.00 - $72,000.00 / Year
Number of Positions1
Start Date of Employment08-Aug-2023
Posting Date11-May-2023
Travel RequiredOccasionally
Educational RequirementsSome Post Secondary Education
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

This is the most exciting time in the history of cancer research and care.


We are on the cusp of true transformation. Cancer is the world’s biggest health crisis and the BC Cancer Foundation—the fundraising partner of BC Cancer—has launched the most ambitious and comprehensive healthcare campaign in BC’s history to lead this transformation and elevate cancer care for all British Columbians.


With over 90 employees working across 5 sites in B.C, we are one of the largest non-profit organizations in the province. We engage with over 100,000 donors and communities to inspire philanthropic investment in BC Cancer and we partner with some of the world’s leading researchers, oncologists and care providers.


At the BC Cancer Foundation, we are a professional, passionate and positive team who believe that we can help make a positive difference in the lives of all British Columbians and bring us closer to a world free of Cancer.


We are driven by a collective purpose to be a catalyst, powering world class innovation while supporting deeply personal cancer patient journeys.



About the Opportunity


The Officer, Donor Engagement will be a key member of the Donor Engagement team supporting and contributing to the development and execution of a comprehensive donor engagement plan, which supports the Foundation in reaching its fundraising goals. The Officer, Donor Engagement will manage projects and coordinate donor stewardship activity across the Foundation to ensure resources are appropriately allocated and activities are delivered to a high professional standard.


Reporting to the Director, Donor Engagement, key responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Providing program coordination and project management support for all initiatives in the donor engagement team, ensuring that deliverables and activities are assigned and progress is monitored
  • Coordinating and collaborating with relevant team members across the Foundation to ensure they are clear on deliverables, responsibilities and timelines
  • Updating leaders on progress, status and at risk initiatives
  • Identifying and administering appropriate recognition opportunities for our donors and providing the teams with tools, guidance and support, in partnership with our fundraising teams
  • Managing, implementing and executing physical recognition initiatives and projects for all BC Cancer sites including: plaques, naming opportunities and donor walls
  • Facilitating the creation of impact reporting, with qualitative and quantitative reporting to donors, in partnership with internal teams
  • Reviewing project and event budgets, expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions
  • Developing and writing communications for donor relations materials such as, but not limited to: donor recognition plaques, thank you letters, invitations, scripts
  • Supporting and implementing event components for donor recognition and cultivation events, as well as providing on-site leadership at donor events (including digital and in person components)
  • Contributing to the innovation of programs and projects to thank and steward donors; identifying creative and effective opportunities to recognize the impact of corporate and individual support
  • Providing cultivation and stewardship direction and guidance to members of the Foundation in relation to individual donors and prospects
  • Building strong working relationships with team members, vendors, donors, physicians, hospital and research staff


Core knowledge + skills:

  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and project management skills with a proven ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing skills adaptable to different audiences and demonstrated ability to articulate messaging persuasively and succinctly
  • Strong attention to detail and data analysis skills
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to be resourceful and creative
  • Strong technical skills with high level of familiarity and effectiveness with technology, online platforms, computer applications, and digital engagement, or to be adept at learning trends in digital engagement
  • Sound interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a dynamic team setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative, when required
  • Knowledge of or experience working in a fundraising environment would be advantageous
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and CRM Systems
  • Uphold and contribute to BCCF’s values of Professional, Passionate, and Positivity



  • Relevant education plus five years of experience in a similar role, preferably working within fundraising, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • A willingness to work beyond work hours, evenings as required, and occasional travel throughout the province of B.C.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $72,000


What We Offer

  • 5 weeks’ vacation plus office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years, as well as half days office closures before each statutory holiday
  • Comprehensive benefit package including coverage for health, dental, vision and various paramedical services, plus participation in the Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Participation in the Municipal Pension Plan after 1 year work anniversary

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.