Job Posting 87758

Director of Development
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 26 days (Fri, 28 Oct)
full time  •  $77,000-$82,000 annually

Lead and inspire sustainable growth for one of the city’s most recognized non-profits.

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland ( is a non-profit society and proud member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Federation. We are committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of: female, female-identifying, non-binary, gender fluid, transgender and two-spirited youth. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Our organization is committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from those who identify as Indigenous, a person of colour, LGBTQ2+, a person with a disability or other community that experiences additional barriers. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community.

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Our Vision is that all young people realize their full potential.

Is this you?

We are currently seeking a motivated leader to strengthen and enrich our fundraising initiatives as the Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Communications, you collaborate in the visioning, planning, executing and establishing the strategic direction for the overall fundraising portfolio that is consistent with the agency’s short and long-term fundraising revenue growth plans. The goals of the position are to help develop and articulate strategies that take advantage of current and future fundraising opportunities and enable the organization to successfully meet its financial and sustainability goals to continue to grow programs to serve more youth.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you nurture team work and drive for results as you help lead the Fundraising and Communications team. Your build collaborative relationships and inspire trust with donors, partners and internal stakeholders. You are a master of thinking strategically and making things happen; spotting opportunities and articulating situations, creating efficiencies and making certain each detail is properly identified and addressed. You lead with courage and demonstrate passion for the agency’s purpose and vision, and communicating both in a way that inspires the heads, hands and hearts to act to support our mission.


  • Collaborate in the creation, execution and leadership, short and long-term fundraising initiatives across all of Big Sisters funding streams, including
    • Grants
    • Individual and major gifts
    • Planned giving
    • Corporate and event sponsorships
  • Collaborate in leading the team to meet and exceed funding goals.
  • Support the management of budgets.
  • Help create new strategies to generate new corporate partners, planned giving and major gifts.
  • Work with in partnership to develop and implement a plan to engage current donors and cultivate new donors, as well as recognition plans and activities.


  • Minimum 3-5 years working experience in fundraising or similar roles.
  • Success in building and maintaining partnerships with high level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience leading and motivating a team.
  • Exceptional collaborative skills and enjoy working within a team environment.

Why it’s great to work with us:

Big Sisters is a friendly, inclusive and committed team that offers their employees fifteen vacation days within the first year as well as fifteen wellbeing days. We provide a generous health care and extended benefits package, including prescription drugs and dental plan. As well, we provide our employees with a professional development allocation and various learning opportunities. The salary range for this position is $77,000-$82,000 annually. This is a full-time, permanent position. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Ignite your full potential with Big Sisters!

This is a full-time, permanent position. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Please confirm your interest by submitting your cover letter and resume to:

Please use Subject Line:  Director of Development

Please note: applications will be reviewed as they are received. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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