Canuck Place Children's Hospice

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Development Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Oct 16, 2018
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Early Career

Development Coordinator, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Fraser Valley Region

Regular Full Time – (1.0 FTE)

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

As an integral member of the Development team, the focus of this role is to generate annual revenue through building relationships and supporting activities in the Fraser Valley region. You will be focusing on corporate partnerships of $1,000+ and support the cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships while developing employee engagement initiatives.

The incumbent will identify and actively engage school and youth groups to enhance and grow our Kids 4 Kids Program. You will also support Community (third party) fundraising events and bring your organizational skills and community insight to enhance our CPCH hosted events. As well, the Coordinator will lead the Provincial engagement of service groups and associations in the support of Canuck Place.


  • Assists with solicitation for programs and special events, including developing and writing proposals and stewardship reports.
  • Contributes to prospect identification and tracking
  • Coordinates prospect and donor meetings, proposals and funding requests.
  • Executes regional elements of CPCH Donor Relations plan including Corporate Days of Service, and the review and verification of corporate and community donor recognition lists.
  • Develops engagement plans for target audiences including corporations, school programs and service groups.
  • Coordinates CPCH Fraser Valley partner, stewardship events, and cheque presentations.
  • Correspond and liaise with community event organizers to provide support, collateral materials, volunteer coordination, and event speakers.
  • Represent Canuck Place within the Fraser Valley at networking, community events and external committees.
  • Schedule and conduct hospice tours with prospects and donors, as required
  • Track and report relationship management activity on Raiser’s Edge database system
  • Provide support to Development Manager, as required
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


The successful incumbent will possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a non-profit/fundraising environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels Experience in the creation and execution of corporate partnerships and school campaigns.
  • Public presentation skills an asset
  • Strong attention to detail (specifically with spreadsheets, timelines and database management)
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally
  • High degree of discretion, initiative, resourcefulness and thoughtfulness in the decision making process
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to be flexible around changing priorities
  • Strong computer skills including excellent Microsoft Office skills. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or a comparable database is an asset
  • Clear and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to by Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

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