Philanthropy Officer, Planned Giving
Location: Vancouver – Granville Office, *Hybrid role
Reporting to: Manager, Development
Job status: Permanent Full time, 1.0 FTE (75 hours bi-weekly)
Compensation: $64,146 - $71,567
We want our staff to “thrive” not just survive, so Canuck Place is committed to living our values of care exceeding not just minimum wage but living wage in B.C. This means that regardless of role our entry level salary is a minimum of $25.64 per hour equivalent to $50,000 full-time annually.
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-centered 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.
At Canuck Place we understand that uniqueness is powerful. We hold each other accountable for an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas and know that they belong. We believe diversity drives innovation and the best pediatric palliative care for children and their families therefore we welcome that every person brings an individual perspective and experience to advance our mission. We have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion and we are building a culture where difference is valued. We have a commitment to inclusion across gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity and disability status, to ensure our team members are empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. All staff are encouraged to contribute their perspective and lived experience through our internal employee groups such as Care 4 the Caregiver, Culture, DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), Green Team, Truth and Reconciliation and Wellness Committees.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO WORK HERE?
Canuck Place careers are full of connection, community, and care. We aim to nurture a supportive culture rooted in compassion, collaboration and support while providing expert care to children and families. Our team includes individuals with a special blend of sensitivity, compassion, and appreciation for life. Canuck Place is where no moment is missed. A place where you can make a difference.
We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package focusing on wellness and self-care that includes:
This role is in a hybrid environment, where the incumbent will be responsible for managing all aspects of donor relationships. This will include donor face-to-meetings, and attending stewardship and cultivation events which the Planned Giving Officer will be expected to attend. Additionally, a minimum expectancy of 4 days a month at a physical work location is expected for Development team members. During onboarding, and to meet team needs, some additional time may be required in-office in order to familiarize new hires with the work of our organization, and to meet the needs of the organization and the Major Gifts team.
Planned giving is in an exciting growth phase at Canuck Place. This is a pivotal time for an enthusiastic candidate to leverage past success, enhance existing fundraising and communications practices, and optimize planned giving systems and data. We support team member creativity, innovation and co-creation of fundraising efforts. We are looking for someone who is energized by and interested in gift and estate planning, and in building lasting relationships with legacy donors. Ideally, the incumbent will be keen to work with a truly collaborative team that integrates planned giving with major gifts, annual, events, 50/50 and direct mail fundraising to help grow legacy giving.
Working closely with and reporting to the Manager of Development, the Philanthropy Officer, Planned Giving is a key member of the Major Gifts team responsible for engaging a donor portfolio focused on planned and legacy giving, overseeing estate administration while working with our Finance team, and supporting communications and marketing strategies focused on Planned Giving program growth. The Philanthropy Officer, Planned Giving is responsible for identifying new relationships with donors as well as strengthening existing long-term relationships with donors that are built on a clear understanding of donors’ passions and values.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
What you bring to the role:
We understand that the recruitment process is not a one size fits all, our inclusion values and flexibility extend to your hiring experience. Canuck Place is committed to providing inclusive access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. We are continuously working to improve our systems, policies, and practices to ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed.
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, genders and gender identities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Please submit your cover letter and your resume at https://www.canuckplace.org/about-us/careers/ by February 25, 2024. Please note we will be reviewing applications as they are received, so apply early if you are interested in joining our team! We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.
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