Public health has been shown time and again to be the most important determinant of society’s wellbeing and the past few years have brought an unprecedented focus to the need for effective public health and public health programs in BC. We are at an inflection point in BC’s health care landscape. To leverage and capitalize on this climate of opportunity, the BCCDC Foundation is looking for a Senior Development Officer to help support our burgeoning fundraising activities, build on our momentum and successes, and continue our growth trajectory.
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 Foundation puts healthy humans at the centre of health planning and funding. The only Foundation of its kind in Canada, the BCCDC Foundation and its partners are building the model for public health that can be emulated across the country, and are best positioned to do so.
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 aim is to improve population and public health outcomes. By working on key health promotion, prevention, and equity initiatives, our goal is to positively shift the health of our population and reduce the burden of disease and injury. In addition to our cross-cutting themes that underpin our work—health equity, partnerships, and technology—our priorities are: reducing harms; addressing threats; and emerging areas.
As the philanthropic partner of the BCCDC, the BCCDC 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 public health broadly. The BCCDC Foundation is modelled in a way that we can support public health and the BCCDC in unique ways through fundraising, grants and awards, communications, knowledge translation, as well as public education and awareness. By bringing these aspects to the excellent work of the BCCDC and the public health system, we provide a value-add for BC. Join us in securing private funding at a critical time for the province and beyond.
The BCCDC Foundation is seeking a full-time Senior Development Officer to work with the Director of Development to develop and implement fund development strategies that support:
- The strategic plan and priorities of the BCCDC Foundation;
- Organizational and financial growth and sustainability;
- Consistent achievement of the mission, vision, and mandate of the BCCDC Foundation;
- Continued successful growth of the BCCDC Foundation reputation, influence, and impact as a public health charity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- In collaboration with the incoming Director of Development, develop, implement, and evaluate annual and multi-year fund development strategies and programs
- Manage a growing portfolio of corporate, individual, and foundation donors
- Work with the Director of Development and Executive Director on government relations and funding
- Enhance and lead the Direct Response program
- Support and identify areas of growth within a corporate engagement program
- Research and identify potential donors
- Communicate effectively with donors and engage in face-to-face solicitations
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward potential partners, donors, and sponsors
- Publication-level writing for: funding applications for foundation and individual donors; stewardship, and impact reports
- Ensure alignment between the Foundation’s best and most viable fundraising activities and the Foundation’s potential; work to create financial sustainability and revenue diversity
- Support stewardship programs and donor events
- Working in collaboration with the Director of Development, develop, advance, and report on fundraising goals, activity targets, progress and metrics
- Work with external partners on program and project development
- Collaborate with the Communications Department on fundraising communications and plans, stewardship, and Direct Response program
- Support and represent the organization at community events, networking opportunities, or other engagement activities
- Manage and utilize DonorPerfect, Grant Advance and iWave research programs
- Assess and explore other viable fundraising programs as appropriate
- Prepare regular reports for senior staff as required
- Perform other duties as required
- Proven experience in fundraising including annual giving, major gifts, donor relations, grant applications, planned giving, events, and corporate giving
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated track record to plan, execute and meet fundraising goals
- Proven success in building and maintaining donor and volunteer relationships
- Sound computer skills and experience with DonorPerfect or other CRMs
- Knowledge of charity-related legislation, ethical practices pertaining to fundraising and other privacy/compliance legislation
- Commitment to the vision, mission, values and priorities of the BCCDC Foundation, as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Conduct
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to efficiently organize and manage a diverse range of assignments while meeting multiple deadlines, along with thorough attention to all details and consistent with follow through
- CFRE designation desirable
- Experience in public health and/or a health-related field an asset
- Ability to work flexible hours on occasion, based on predictable activities like early meetings and late events
- Driven and perseverant. Undaunted by challenges, and approaches opportunities with an open and positive mindset. Self-motivated and tenacious.
- Smart and clever with flexible thinking and a creative outlook. Able to deal with the unexpected. Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and innovation to create new solutions. An excellent problem-solver.
- Collaborative. A true team player without ego or pretention, yet confident in their abilities and expertise. Cultivates strong and trusting relationships. Values good and open communication. Fosters respect, authenticity, emotional intelligence, responsibility, and accountability.
- Mission-aligned and dedicated. Holds genuine excitement for the Foundation’s mission and is willing to immerse themselves in public health, the social determinants of health, and harm reduction. Socially and politically progressive and open minded. Passionate and caring. Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Committed to social justice, anti-racism, and anti-Indigenous racism.
Our team is participating in a hybrid model of in-office and remote work 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.
Applications are strongly welcomed from all qualified individuals regardless of disability, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, or religion. The BCCDC Foundation ensures our work focuses on addressing health inequities; as such we foster fundraising activities and program development through an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and anti-oppression lens.