Philanthropy Officer | Annual Giving

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About Covenant House

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided essential and relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to youth ages 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma including physical, sexual, 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 a Philanthropy Officer with the Annual Giving Team can make:

The Philanthropy Officer, Annual Giving is an integral part of the Philanthropy team and manages a portfolio of around 750 donors who give between $1,000 and $4,999 annually. Through strategic communication and superior organizational skills, you will sustain, steward, and continue to grow this important portfolio of donors. You will have the opportunity to build transformative relationship with donors to help reduce the risks of street homelessness and substance use. Through relentless engagement, the CHV continuum of care connects with youth where they are at because we feel it should be “one size fits one” when it comes to supporting young people. 

How you will contribute:

  • Build meaningful relationships with annual donors through thoughtful questions to understand their interests, passions, and reasons for supporting the youth at CHV
  • Use your excellent organizational and data skills will keep you on track and able to manage a large portfolio of donors
  • Communicate with donors primarily through the phone, email and mail with occasional in-person meetings
  • Work Along side our Prospect Development (research) team to learn more about your donors and plan how to best connect with them
  • Learn about youth stories and updates to CHV’s programs and share them with donors, including the impact that their donations had in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness
  • Invite our supporters to participate in events including donor engagement gatherings, gratitude events, Sleep Out events, and other fundraising events
  • Support other projects and working groups to contribute to the Philanthropy team’s overall goals
  • Administrative tasks including data entry into our database (Raiser’s Edge) and answering the general donations phoneline in a warm and helpful manner to assist donors with their requests and concerns
  • Other duties as required

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with fundraising and donor relations
  • College, University, or professional certificate degree is an asset
  • Raiser’s Edge database software experience is preferred
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Passion for learning about Vancouver’s homelessness issues
  • Experience working for a non-profit and/or in an office environment

Skills & Abilities:

  • Unparalleled organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding relationship building skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a supportive team environment and independently
  • Big picture thinker with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • An interest in philanthropy and learning new skills

Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of youth in need
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of youth workers, social workers, clinical counsellors, mentorship and life skills coordinators, outreach, and housing workers
  • Work safely with low youth to staff ratio
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including a health spending account, substantial counselling benefits ($4,000 per year to ensure you are looking after you!),  employee assistance program, excellent  vacation (starting at 15 days per year!), personal and sick  leave
  • Access ongoing training and development to improve both professional and personal growth
  • Attend an array of exciting team bonding exercises throughout the year
  • An inclusive team that welcomes innovative ideas and creativity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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. 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 $50,268.40 – $62,862.80 / year

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!