Manager, Asian Program, St. Paul's Foundation
About St. Paul’s Foundation
St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment needs, research and teaching at St. Paul’s in Vancouver, B.C. Looking ahead to the new, state-of-the art St. Paul’s in 2022—and looking back, to our founding in 1894—the generosity of those in our community has made St. Paul’s the world-leading hospital it is today. www.helpstpauls.com
St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Manager, Asian Program to join its Development Team and augment its Asian Philanthropy Program. The successful candidate will be a high achiever with the ability to successfully navigate a complex organization in a solution-focused manner. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in major gift fundraising and personal solicitations, ideally within the Chinese community. Please note that the ability to speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin, as well as to read/write/type Chinese, is considered a strong asset for this role.
The Manager, Asian Program is responsible for managing and growing the Asian Philanthropy Program in support of Providence Health Care’s (PHC) residences, facilities and acute care sites including St. Paul’s Hospital, six seniors long term care homes and in particular, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.
Reporting to the Director, Seniors and Residential Care, you will cultivate, solicit and oversee the stewardship of donors with a capacity to make a minimum $10K annual donation as they pertain to the Asian philanthropic community. As the Manager, Asian Program, you will be responsible for the effective development, implementation and execution of strategic major gift fundraising plans within this unique and diverse ethnic community as well as the management of an active fundraising portfolio consisting of 75 to 150 accounts. This role is also accountable for planning, executing and supporting the fundraising for the Foundation’s Feast of Fortune Gala and working closely with the Gala Committee to grow our fundraising efforts and engagement with the Chinese community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for ensuring goals for meaningful donor interactions (activity) and fundraising targets (financials) are met or exceeded
- Develop and implement comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts for the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors
- Strategically recruit and work closely with the Feast of Fortune Gala Committee and senior volunteer leaders within the community to assist with the assigned portfolio.
- Work in collaboration with PHC stakeholders and members of the Communications and Marketing team to develop personal correspondence and proposal materials for prospective donors to generate gifts for priority projects
- Foster good working relationships with key PHC staff and senior community volunteer leaders
- Work with members of the Donation Processing and Stewardship and Donor Relations teams to recognize and steward donors as the gifts are received; and with the Events team to plan and execute stewardship activities including recognition events, tours, donor wall, naming opportunities etc.
- Coordinate and participate in donor strategy briefing meetings and prepare pertinent materials in preparation for meetings with donors and key stakeholders
- Collaborate with colleagues on donor management to facilitate effective transition from annual to major gifts and planned giving pipelines.
- Prepare an annual business plan together with the Development team.
- Coach colleagues, volunteers and others on fundraising to maximize impact, share knowledge, ideas, and updates in a timely and effective manner, being mindful of competing schedules and deadlines
- Follow established procedures on Raiser’s Edge database for tracking and qualifying prospects and for recording and reporting gifts and ensure that all communications, contacts, correspondence, and actions are recorded.
- Keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques of charitable giving and become informed about the tax aspects of charitable gifts and new legislation and revenue rulings affecting such gifts
- When applicable, work with other development and Foundation teams to further the mandate and goals of the Foundation.
Knowledge of St. Paul’s Hospital and Foundation:
Maintains a working knowledge of SPF’s mission and its programs including promotional activities to ensure the success of events and to enhance public awareness.
- Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally
- Demonstrated management capabilities (staff and volunteers)
- Highly effective interpersonal skills and collaborative team player
- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
- Ability to speak Cantonese fluently – and ideally Mandarin – as well as read/write/and type Chinese is consider a strong asset
- Strong attention to detail
- Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships
- Experience with Raisers Edge an asset
- Experience in English-Chinese translation is an asset
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours
- Ethical behaviour: ensures own behaviour and that of others is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation
St. Paul's Foundation offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.