Job Posting 90763

Manager, Development – Fraser Valley Region
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Fraser Valley
closed 7 days ago (Sun, 29 Jan)
full time  •  80,000

Manager, Development – Fraser Valley Region

Location: Abbotsford Hospice

Reporting to: Managing Director, Development

Job status: Permanent, full-time 1.0 FTE (75 bi-weekly)


Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.


It is the expectation for all roles across the organization to know the organization’s philosophy of pediatric palliative care and uphold a commitment to further ones knowledge. Our philosophy of pediatric palliative care is as follows: Pediatric palliative care improves quality of life, promotes comfort, and reduces suffering for children with life-threatening conditions (serious illness) and their families through a holistic approach addressing; physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. It is collaborative person & family-centred care delivered using a team-based approach throughout the continuum of care across all ages and stages of illness, including bereavement. It values choice and honest and compassionate communication.


HERE’S WHY IT’S SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 20 days’ vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an 100% employer-paid benefits package, Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, informative lunch n’ learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice also has a ‘Care For the Caregiver’ committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that it’s ‘this’ moment that really counts.



Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, Manager, Development — Fraser Valley Region is responsible and accountable for the management of both philanthropic and corporate and community engagement and strategy in the Fraser Valley Region. The Manager supports the Development team in achieving revenue targets through the cultivation, solicitation, development, activation and stewardship of corporate and community partnerships in the Fraser Valley Region. These partnerships are focused on providing operating funding for Canuck Place Children's Hospice (CPCH) through individual major gifts, family foundations, corporate charitable giving, event sponsorship, employee giving/volunteer programs, cause marketing and the provision of gifts-in-kind.

The incumbent works closely with the Development and Communications, Marketing & Events and Dave Lede House (DLH) Leadership teams as well as other CPCH teams to gather information on current CPCH priorities and opportunities for engagement with individual and corporate donors and sponsors.

A key member of the CPCH Development Team, the Manager will have responsibility for a portfolio of major (individual) gift donors in the Fraser Valley Region and ensures assigned annual targets and organizational expectations are met.

Key to this portfolio’s goals will be the expansion of Philanthropic giving to Canuck Place in the Fraser Valley region and in regions throughout BC. This role will be tasked to increase the profile of Canuck Place provincially and solicit donors and expand increase revenue from these regions. 

The role also includes responsibility in managing, coaching and mentoring three (3) Development staff with respect to fundraising, donor relationships and meeting targets.

This position will be based out of Dave Lede House — Canuck Place in Abbotsford. Travel throughout the Lower Mainland is required on a regular basis and within the Province as required.




  • Collaborates with the Managing Director of Development to identify, recruit and nurture corporate and community partners in the Fraser Valley and Interior and Northern BC regions, focusing on securing sustainable, valuable corporate partnerships for multi-year periods.
  • Conducts research and identification of new individual, foundation, and corporate and community prospects with a view to engaging new donors in existing or new initiatives.
  • Leads, executes and manages corporate and major gift fundraising campaigns, programs and initiatives aimed at engaging and involving individual, corporate and foundation donors with the goal of moving them toward significant gifts.
  • Works with the Director, Volunteer and Support Services and the Manager, Facilities and others regarding gifts-in-kind and/or other donations that benefit Canuck Place Children's Hospice.
  • Works collaboratively with the Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Corporate, Communications and Events Teams on strategy and event execution and supports by providing materials, expertise and handling of inquiries related to fundraising.
  • Participates in the creation and execution of strategies to support a sustained base of annual corporate and individual donors in the Fraser Valley Region.
  • Develops and manages timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Develops and tracks proposals and reports for family and corporate foundation fundraising
  • Monitors and evaluates all fundraising activities in the Fraser Valley to ensure that fundraising goals are being achieved.
  • Supports major events with respect to opportunities to engage major donors and corporate partnerships in fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensures a stewardship and donor recognition program is implemented in conjunction with departmental plans.


  • Develops and nurtures relationships with current donors and partners and makes suitable and appropriate asks. Gives individual, corporate and public presentations as required.
  • Builds relationships with community stakeholders, such as service clubs, industry groups, local governments and foundations, to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
  • Builds relationships internally, working closely and communicating effectively and clearly with Communications, Events, Annual and other Development teams.
  • Oversees a team of fundraisers, providing mentorship, guidance, and support in reaching their fundraising goals.
  • Completes all requirements of a team manager with regard to recruitment, hiring, reviews, improvement plans, and other activities facilitating team success.
  • Ensures appropriate donor relations and stewardship, including acknowledgement letters and other correspondence, premiums, newsletters, special mailings, telephone and in-person contact are delivered.
  • Develops and services relationships with donors, sponsors and suppliers in collaboration with other department fundraising staff.
  • In collaboration with the Managing Director, Development, plans and executes events for partner recognition and/or new partner recruitment.
  • In collaboration with the Director, Major Gifts and the Major Gifts Team, develops and maintains ongoing relationships with major individual donors.
  • Assists with CPCH Corporate Days of Service program as required.
  • Maintains donor record data-base (Raiser's Edge) by ensuring appropriate coding and reporting for donations is input and maintained, including stewardship and donor recognition program information as it pertains to the Fraser Valley and provincial portfolio.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • As part of the DLH Management team:
  • Creates and maintains the terms of reference for monthly meetings.
  • Participates in monthly meetings and shares equal responsibility to act as the rotating chair as required.
  • Provides sector specific expertise and perspective to address any site-related concerns together.
  • In partnership with the other team members, acts as the DLH Management team representative and attends one quarterly SLT DLH meeting annually to update SLT on DLH related concerns as a standing agenda item.



  • A related university degree or college diploma coupled with a minimum of 3 years progressive experience in a non-profit environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate gifts, community partnerships, family foundations, and/or major individual gifts.
  • Excellent track record in sponsorship activation and sustaining long term corporate relationships.
  • Self-motivated, including an ability to develop goals and objectives as well as work with minimum supervision; ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse and changing workload.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Polished interpersonal skills demonstrated through interactions with individuals at all levels in a variety of in-person and written media
  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-tasking at differing stages of completion.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Experience with budget development and management.
  • Solid experience using Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet and Fundraising Software such as Raisers Edge.
  • A clear and valid BC driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.



What you bring to the role:

  • Contributes to the CPCH culture by understanding and supporting our Mission and Vision and actively modeling our Values.
  • In accordance with the strategic directions of CPCH, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at CPCH. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
  • Protects the health, wellness and safety of self and others by complying with applicable regulations and standards, safe work practices and procedures established by CPCH. Employees must report any health hazards and unsafe conditions to their supervisor for corrective action as soon as possible.
  • Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.
  • A vehicle and clear driving record may be required for this role.
  • At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.


You have:

  • High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.
  • Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.


Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.



Please submit your cover letter and your resume at by January 29, 2023. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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