The BCCDC Foundation for Population and Public Health (BCCDC Foundation) works in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), and other stakeholders to improve public health outcomes. The BCCDC is BC’s government public health agency and provides health promotion and prevention services, harm reduction programming, analytical and policy support to government and health authorities, and diagnostic and treatment services to reduce communicable and chronic disease, preventable injury and environmental health risks.
As the philanthropic partner of the BCCDC, we convene, collaborate, and leverage relationships with internal and external partners to drive innovation that advances population and public health services for British Columbians. Established to protect and promote health, prevent harm, and prepare for threats by inspiring vision and philanthropy, the BCCDC Foundation envisions people living in health communities protected from infectious disease and environmental health hazards through innovative research and collaborative public health solutions.
Our three priority areas are: reducing harms; addressing threats; and emerging areas, and we support key projects within each priority. Currently, we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation with the pandemic. We were one of the first charities in Canada to act and respond to COVID-19, and as a public health charity and primary partner to the BCCDC, this work will continue to be a key priority.
The Foundation operates as a tax-exempt charity with its own Board and administration; as such, it is an arm’s length organization in place to support the BCCDC and public health broadly. Though a distinct entity, the Foundation is embedded within the BCCDC, allowing for unique functional and structural synergies, both within BCCDC and with other government entities.
The BCCDC Foundation is seeking a Development and Communications Manager to work with the Executive Director to develop, oversee, and implement fund development and communications strategies. This position is responsible for leading fundraising direction and specific strategies, identifying fundraising opportunities, and developing and overseeing implementation of marketing/communications direction. This position supports the Executive Director in achieving the strategic plan objectives and priorities, organizational and financial growth, successful growth of our influence and impact as a public health charity, and mission of the BCCDC Foundation. This includes leveraging key relationships and contacts, and requires an understanding of fundraising for health research and the healthcare landscape in BC and Canada. This position reports to the Executive Director, and provides daily oversight and work direction to the Development and Communications Coordinator.
Duration: 18 months with possibility of extension.
Duties and Responsibilities
Fundraising Duties (75% of role)
Marketing/Communications Duties (25% of role)
This is an unparalleled opportunity for someone looking to implement strategic fund development and marketing/communications plans, in a unique role that recognizes fundraising success requires a solid foundation in communications. Recently, the BCCDC Foundation underwent a critically important planning process that allowed us to take on an expanded portfolio in communications and fund development activities: this position is well-suited to someone who is excited by this opportunity, and wants to be part of building an innovative organization. You will work closely with a small but strong, creative team, to grow our influence, reputation and impact. To be successful, you must recognize opportunity, and know how to capitalize on it with minimal supervision. You must be self-motivated and tenacious, able to deal with the unexpected, and not afraid of challenges. At this time, the team is working remotely and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Therefore, you must be able to successfully and comfortably manage time, tasks, and work functions via telecommuting.
Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.
Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!