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 purpose to inspire, prepare and empower BC youth for lifelong success.

Are you are interested in joining our team? Check out our current openings below.

The Development Officer, Vancouver Island, is a member of the JABC Development team and is critical to the successful execution of JABC’s Bright Futures for All B.C.’s Youth Strategic Plan. Reporting to the Director, Corporate & Regional Development, the Development Officer, Vancouver Island is primarily responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of donors and prospects, with an emphasis on securing gifts in the range of $5,000-$25,000. Working with JABC’s Development team and regional program staff, this individual will foster relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual donors and prospects within the Vancouver Island Region.

Success in this role will be evaluated by the ability to:

  • Meet or exceed assigned goals for funds raised in the Vancouver Island Region.
  • Growth of donor pipeline and qualified prospects in the region.
  • Successfully launch a prospect & donor cultivation event in Victoria.
  • Increase development activity in the region: face-to-face meetings, meaningful interactions, and proposals submitted in the range of $5,000-$25,000.
  • Steward existing JABC supporters in the region.
  • Build stronger connections between JABC and the business and philanthropic community in the region.

You will be responsible for…

  • Leading relationship-building activities for JABC on Vancouver Island and contributing to the development and execution of the development strategy for the region with support from the Director, Corporate & Regional Fundraising.
  • Building and managing a portfolio of 100-125 prospects and donors (corporate, foundation, and individual).
  • Growing the regional portfolio through the qualification of new prospects.
  • Planning and implementation of engagement strategies, by working collaboratively with the Development team and the Program team to prepare tailored proposals, grant applications, and cultivation meetings and events.
  • Execution of recognition and stewardship plan for regional donors, ensuring that donors receive personalized correspondence, reports and updates in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintaining and properly recording information in a CRM database.
  • Preparing briefing and debriefing notes, donor engagement plans and reports as appropriate.
  • Assisting with revenue and budget projections as appropriate.
  • Supporting the organization’s government relations strategy as necessary.
  • Providing additional support as required by the Director, Corporate & Regional Development, VP of Development, and President & CEO.

What you bring…

  • A university degree in business, communications, commerce or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a donor development role.
  • Experience in sales, business development, and marketing or communications is an asset.
  • Computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), CRM database (Raisers Edge/Salesforce), and social platforms (LinkedIn).
  • Knowledge of the local not-for-profit sector, foundations, granting agencies and philanthropic community in Victoria.
  • Strong organizational, listening, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people across an organization to achieve goals, and the ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization.
  • Self-directed, results-oriented and entrepreneurial attitude, including experience in tracking progress against goals on ongoing basis, with minimal supervision.
  • Tact and diplomacy, good judgement and the ability to manage confidential information.
  • Passion for youth education and development.

Join us…

We offer new employees three weeks of annual vacation, perks like fortnight summer hours, flexible working arrangements, a comprehensive benefits package, and professional development opportunities. We have an awesome team and are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative, and high achieving team member to join us and help empower BC youth for lifelong success!

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy Wong at The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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