Join our team.

We at JA British Columbia are dedicated to building a community of passionate employees who feel a sense of belonging, are highly valued for their contributions and believe in our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

We offer a flexible work schedule with remote work options, a competitive compensation package, a positive work environment, and a highly supportive culture.

Check out our current openings below.

Deadline to apply is 4 pm on July 20, 2022, or until filled.

Are you interested in sharing your talents with a non-profit that helps youth throughout B.C. to achieve their potential?  Do you want to work with a team that is focused on ambitious growth? Come join a team of passionate, collaborative fundraisers with a long-term aim to ensure all B.C. youth have access to life-changing JA programs. 

The Development Officer, Major Gifts position is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who is self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, entrepreneurially minded and enjoys multi-tasking, problem solving and collaboration. The Development Officer, Major Gifts plays an important role in helping our team build out our Individual giving pipeline through prospecting, major gift fundraising and collaborating with the Annual Giving Development Officer to move donors from annual giving to major giving and beyond. 

Primary Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Vice President Development, the primary responsibilities are to: 

  • Participate in comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects and donors 
  • Develop engaging prospect solicitation strategies and proposals 
  • Ensure there is appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgment and stewardship activities for their donors 
  • Support the Director, Individual Giving and Director, Corporate Giving in their fundraising initiatives 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Passion for business education, entrepreneurship and skill development for youth  
  • College or university education and a minimum of three years experience in a fundraising or business development role  
  • Demonstrated computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) and CRM database (Raisers Edge/Salesforce) 
  • Self-directed, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial minded, including experience in tracking progress against goals on an ongoing basis, with minimal supervision  
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and interpersonal skills 
  • Tact and diplomacy, good judgement, and the ability to manage confidential information  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people across an organization to achieve goals, and the ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with stakeholders inside and outside the organization  
  • Excellent ability to conceptualize, evaluate, and problem-solve  
  • Some flexibility to travel and to attend evening events 

Nice to Have 

  • Experience working with Salesforce  
  • Alum or previous volunteer with JA programs 

Important Note 

  • This is a permanent, full-time, work-from-home first position. Due to the nature of the role and ability to be physically present at programs and events, the successful candidate must be physically located in Metro Vancouver and be able to go to the JABC head office in downtown Vancouver as required. 

Benefits of working with JABC 

  • Flexible / work-from-home first work schedule with approximately 1-2 days in the office 
  • Extended benefits and dental plan
  • RRSP contributions 
  • Three weeks vacation to start 
  • Positive work environment and supportive colleagues 

Interested candidates for the Development Officer, Major Gifts position are invited to submit a concise resume with a cover letter that highlights alignment to the position qualifications by 4 pm on July 20, 2022, or until filled to HR@jabc.org subject line: Development Officer, Major Gifts

If you are interested in joining us but don’t see a related position posted, please contact us!  Send your resume and cover letter, highlighting your experience and skills, to HR@jabc.org.

Please note:

We thank all candidates for their interest in advance. However, due to the number of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to meet your needs.

An offer of employment with JA British Columbia is conditional upon the successful completion of a reference check along with a successful criminal record and vulnerable sector check (subject to applicable laws and regulations).

JA British Columbia believes equity, diversity and inclusion is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals representative of the population we serve. We value that uniqueness and we are strengthened by diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

We are an equal opportunity employer. JABC will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, creed (religion), gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, or any other grounds prohibited by the B.C. Human Rights Code.

We acknowledge that our work spans many Territories and that our head office is located on the shared traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.