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Manager, Prospect Development

As we serve vulnerable youth, all employees working for Covenant House Vancouver must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required prior to your start date.

About Covenant House Vancouver

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to young people age 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma; including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Our purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and provide a safe and supportive environment for all youth in need.

The Impact the Manager, Prospect Development in the Philanthropy Department can make:

As Manager, Prospect Development, you will play a key role providing strategic research support and data-driven guidance for donor-facing staff so they can engage major donors successfully along their respective giving journeys at CHV. You will be responsible for managing and coaching the work of the Prospect Development Officer. You will help define, refine, and champion a collaborative and innovative prospect research and relationship management program at CHV.

How you will contribute:

  • Works closely with the Senior Manager, Philanthropy, on annual and long-range planning of research services, donor identification strategies and managing donor information
  • Works with donor-facing peers as a trusted partner to achieve annual and long-term fundraising goals, by providing accurate insights, coaching on creative cultivation and ask techniques, and providing tactful advice on meaningful relationship building with CHV donors, especially at a major level
  • Leads donor portfolio review meetings on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Maintains and updates annual benchmarking (tracking) to evaluate effectiveness of research and relationship management processes (i.e., capacity ratings, proposal tracking, portfolio optimization)
  • Plans, prepares and recommends annual budget of research resources
  • Synthesizes large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into high-quality, well-written digestible research documents (profiles, briefing notes, etc.) that will inform fundraising and prospect strategies.
  • Works with internal database queries and external analytics to generate lists and reports
  • Monitors media and other alerts on philanthropic trends, issues, and donors/prospects for relevant and timely information to share with the team
  • Maintains awareness of best practices in prospect development and implements new techniques as appropriate.
  • Contact with donors and prospects as appropriate.

Who are we looking for? 

Education and Experience:

  • Three+ years of experience conducting actionable prospect research and integrated relationship management practices
  • One to two years’ experience in fundraising an asset
  • Experience leading people (preferred)
  • Experience with Raisers Edge NXT and data subscription tools including iWave and CharityCan
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Undergraduate degree (preferred) or related experience


  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow through.
  • Exceptional analytical and decision-making skill
  • Some knowledge of Vancouver’s homelessness issues and the ability to match our cause with the donor community preferred
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

 Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of young people in need
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including generous counselling benefits, and employee assistance program, great vacation and personal leave
  • Access ongoing training and development to improve both professional and personal growth
  • Attend an array of exciting team bonding exercises throughout the year

We have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2024!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Covenant House Vancouver is a secular organization that welcomes and serves young people from all backgrounds. While the international federation to which we belong was founded in the 1970s by members of the Catholic Church, we are not aligned with any specific faith traditions.

CHV is committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • Persons from groups marginalized due to race, ancestry, colour, religion/spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • Persons with visible (physical) and/or invisible (mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women;
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • Indigenous persons.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all at Covenant House Vancouver.

We love what we do and try to make a difference every day. Covenant House Vancouver offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package and excellent opportunity for training and career advancement. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

The starting salary range for this position is $79,820.00 to $97,557.00 annually and full benefits will apply after 3 months of employment.

If our recruitment process does not work for you, let us know. Let’s see how we can work together to get to know you and see what might be a great fit!