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Development Coordinator – Planned Giving;  Part Time, Permanent Position

The Sechelt Hospital Foundation Society exists to raise funds from the community to help enhance the scope and sustain excellence of health care services provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, primarily at Sechelt Hospital and secondarily at other VCH locations across the Sunshine Coast. With generous donor support, the Foundation raises funds for capital facilities and equipment, special projects, medical and scientific research and educational activities aligned with the policies, programs and priorities of Vancouver Coastal Health and Sechelt Hospital. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and has a full time Executive Director, part-time Development Administrator and a casual Accountant role. The Foundation office is situated at Sechelt Hospital, Sechelt, B.C.

Foundation Objectives:

  1. Ensure Foundation’s stewardship of donor funds, governance and fiscal responsibility are maintained at the highest of standards
  2. Support the growth and enhancement of Sunshine Coast Health Care Services, Equipment and Facilities, and Staff Education for the benefit of residents.
  3. Foster an inclusive relationship with Sunshine Coast Health Services Staff, Leadership, Patients, Donors, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and all community partners.
  4. Support Wellness on the Sunshine Coast through Health Promotion & Education, targeting health needs and experiences of residents.
  5. Enhance community support and recognition of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

 Job/Position Summary: The Sechelt Hospital Foundation seeks a Development Coordinator to assist with coordination of a Planned Giving program, prospect research and other fund development and stewardship activities.  The Development Coordinator provides confidential administrative support to the Executive Director and Foundation Board of Directors.  Part-time, permanent position for 22 hours per week.

Key Accountabilities of Development Coordinator – Planned Giving

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the prospect activities of developing and maintaining the Planned Giving program; ensuring that prospects are cultivated in a timely and appropriate manner.
The Development Coordinator must have the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with Foundation Staff, Board Members and prospects. The Development Coordinator provides project management and administrative support to the Executive Director and the Fund Development and Stewardship Committee.  Areas of responsibility include:  prospect management, donor event coordination, donor relations, estate and trust distribution management, record and database management including research and analysis for the Executive Director and Directors. He/she performs organization of complex, confidential and sensitive issues of a broad scope related to donor relations, major fundraising, and public relations which supports the professional objectives and activities of Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

Donor Cultivation

  • Works with Executive Director to develop planned giving as a critical component of SHF’s Fund Development Plan
  • Coordinates information sessions with Allied Professionals to share SHF progress and Legacy Circle initiatives
  • Supports Grateful Patient, Employee Giving initiatives and special fund raising events
  • Researches, develops and implements plans for securing major gifts and deferred gifts from donors through estate planning and other types of gifts

Donor Data Entry and Maintenance

  • Assists with maintaining donor database and gift acknowledgment process
  • Updates donor contact information to ensure current records are up-to-date
  • Explores capabilities of donor management system and prospect research tools
  • Ensures all donor communications are recorded in database and weekly status report.

Donor Relations/Communications and Research

  • Conducts donor research and analysis to assist with fundraising communications
  • Produces well-designed and accurate reports, correspondence, presentation materials, spreadsheets, and memos for use by SHF Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Facilitates effective prioritizing of donor correspondence, determination of appropriate action, and timely follow up as appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison with Allied Professionals to assist with planned giving inquiries and coordination activities
  • Responds to donor inquiries in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Provides support in the creation and distribution of donor communications (electronic and print) and appeals
  • Maintains donor confidentially and ensures compliance with related policies

Office Administration

  • Serves as an ambassador of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation and maintains the highest standard of professionalism in all interactions.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and initiative in dealing with Board, Hospital staff, members, donors, volunteers, the public and VCH leadership.
  • Ensures compliance to all Privacy policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Facilitates effective prioritizing of correspondence, determination of action, and timely follow up as appropriate.
  • Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal and provincial regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Works in a collaborative and supportive role on fund raising initiatives and Foundation events.


Project coordination, experience in sales, marketing and administration.
The required skills include the ability to work independently, research and analysis, goal-setting, communication and relationship management skills.
Relationship management background with five (5+) years experience supporting leadership in a non-profit or health care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Must have advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software skills and the ability to type minimum of 60 w.p.m.  Requires excellent proficiency in pc computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite, E-Tapestry database program or comparable CRM systems, social media and digital communications.


  • Demonstrates the ability to take initiative, exercise flexibility and meet the highest standards of integrity within a collaborative team environment.
  • Employs expertise in the use of a variety of computer applications to create and maintain documents, databases and contact history.
  • Proven problem solver and critical thinker who works well independently and as a member of a team.
  • Exercises considerable judgment, tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
  • Applies excellent time management skills to prioritize and organize workload in a manner that optimizes effectiveness and contributes to the Foundation success.
  • Practices care and thoroughness when producing, maintaining, monitoring, calculating and summarizing data, records and donor communications.
  • Provides excellent customer service with the ability to prioritize tasks while remaining focused on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Liaises in a professional and courteous manner with Board Directors, Hospital /VCH leadership, staff, donors, volunteers and the public to gather and disseminate information.
  • Ensures administrative systems and processes are consistently followed and monitored for effectiveness. Ensures gaps are addressed and resolved when identified.

Please respond by Sept. 19, 2019 with a resumé and cover letter. Send to the attention of: Jane Macdonald, Executive Director, Sechelt Hospital Foundation.

  • Via Email: sh.foundation@vch.ca
  • Via Mail: Sechelt Hospital Foundation, PO Box 1761, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0
  • In Person: SHF office at Sechelt Hospital, 5544 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt, BC