Job Overview

Vancouver, British Columbia
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
9 months ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

  • Full-Time, Permanent Position
  • Winner of Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2022 and BC’s Top Employer 2022!
  • Competitive annual salary, 3-weeks’ vacation, Employer paid extended benefits, 7% RRSP matching and more!

Employee benefits

The GVFB is a proud winner of two prestigious awards: Canada’s Top100 Employers 2022 and BC’s Top Employers 2022! Recognized for our resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic and how our response was immediate, with the health and safety of our employees as the top priority. In addition to offering an exceptional workplace for our employees and providing the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Come and enjoy working in an award-winning workplace! We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: extended healthcare and dental, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave, a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan where employees are match up to 7% of their contributions. Your birthday and two personal days are additional paid days off.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – $1,500 to spend towards professional development courses.
  • Personal Growth– employees can use up to half of their professional development funds towards Wellness initiatives.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.

Position overview

The Philanthropy Officer plays a leading role in working with our Director of Development and the Development Team to create a comprehensive, long-term strategy for engaging and building relationships with current and emerging mid-level and major donors. They will cultivate relationships with individuals and corporations who have the capacity to give at the $5,000+ level. They will passionately communicate the vision of the GVFB to inform, engage and inspire donors.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with our Development and Communications staff in advancing the mid-level giving program including opportunities to identify, solicit, cultivate, acknowledge and steward donors at this level;
  • Conduct analysis on donors currently giving $1,000+ to identify and qualify those most likely to upgrade as a result of a targeted mid-level approach;
  • Leverage multiple channels, as appropriate, in mid-level solicitation and communications, adding new activities as opportunities are identified;
  • Review current prospect cohort, modify as appropriate and track and evaluate impact of mid-level approach;
  • Provide recognition and ongoing stewardship for donors giving between $1,000 and $10,000;
  • Secure engagement opportunities with donors including face to face meetings and tours in order to inform, inspire and elevate giving;
  • Manage/track time and activity with a focus on a high level of donor contact and stewardship activity;
  • Utilize Raisers Edge to implement a track actions, Moves Management and Pipeline Development process – monitor and report on that process with the Director of Development;
  • Occasionally participate in grant applications, written proposals and funding reports back to donors;
  • Attend various special events, promotions, community events, serving as a representative for the GVFB.
  • Lead the development and tracking of rigorous Moves Management and Pipeline Development processes within Raiser’s Edge and monitor that process with the COO and Development Team.

Prospect research

  • Conduct research to identify, analyze and qualify information on potential and current donors, with particular attention paid to matters relating to wealth capacity and philanthropic inclination (LAI);
  • Utilize Wisely software to assist with identification of capacity and, in particular, next gift amount potential.

Organization and regulatory compliance

  • Maintain a complete and timely record of contacts, proposals, tasks and other details with prospects, donors and other records in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Presents regular Raiser’s Edge reports, updates and other information to leadership;
  • Adhere to national standards of ethical fundraising, best practices, policies and related guidelines including AFP Code of Ethics, Donor Bill of Rights and best practices.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and detail-oriented;
  • A self-starter who can work well independently with minimal direction;
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with hard deadlines;
  • Applies an analytic perspective of fundraising and comfortable with analytical tools including RE queries, exports and Excel;
  • Superior communication and relationship building skillset that translates into building a philanthropic commitment between constituents and the organization.

Qualifications and experience

  • 3+ years of direct experience in fundraising, planned or legacy giving, and/or donor relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with fundraising software, reporting and databases; Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset;
  • Knowledge of national standards of ethical fundraising, best practices, policies and related guidelines;
  • Knowledge of emerging issues, trends, programs and opportunities in fundraising locally;
  • CRA guidelines and other legislation and/ or regulations pertaining to fundraising and/or non-for-profits.

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.


Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.


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