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Major Gifts Officer

Company: Victoria Hospitals Foundation
Date Posted: June 13, 2017

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is searching for an experienced fundraiser to work
with our major gift donors. By joining one of Canada’s Ten Most Admired Corporate
Cultures, you will enjoy a successful, highly productive, entrepreneurial office that
cares deeply about our cause, our donors and volunteers.

In the pursuit of major and planned gifts, the Major Gifts Officer represents the
Foundation to establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships
with volunteers, Island Health staff and physicians, and external stakeholders.

You would describe yourself as relationship-focused, client service oriented, selfmotivated and collaborative. You understand the unique needs of major donors. You take initiative, hold yourself accountable, and enjoy working in a values-based environment. Your sense of humour, exceptional communication skills, high quality

work standards and appreciation for the importance of advancing healthcare will
ensure success.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, you will work closely with the
Research and Development teams to achieve fundraising goals. You hold a Bachelor’s
degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of training, experience and
professional affiliation including three plus years’ experience in the solicitation and
stewardship of gifts ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.

You have demonstrated exceptional stakeholder relations and communication as well
as success in proposal writing. Familiarity with fundraising analysis, strategy and
tracking is essential. You are accountable for an annual fundraising goal achieved by
identifying, cultivating and ultimately soliciting major gifts.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter in
confidence outlining qualifications and experience. The posting will remain open until
the successful applicant has been hired.

Beth Cairns
Associate Director of Development
Victoria Hospitals Foundation
Wilson Block,1952 Bay St
Victoria BC V8R 1J8