The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF) is dedicated to doing more by enabling excellence in healthcare in the North Okanagan. Together with our generous donors, sponsors and volunteers we enhance access to the highest-quality equipment, programs and resources for communities within our region. VJHF holds cultural values of being donor-centric, a climate of trust, results-oriented, high performance, and relationship-focused.  We offer a hybrid work model and are building an environment of collaboration, teamwork, and excellence. We are seeking a passionate Associate Director, Philanthropic Programs to join our small and vibrant team of dedicated staff inspired by the meaningful work we do.

Help us make a difference in our community. Together, we’re providing outstanding healthcare in our hospital, long-term care facilities, and community health initiatives.

The Associate Director, Philanthropic Programs is a leadership position supporting the overall strategies and objectives of the Foundation and staff development.  Primary responsibility is to develop and manage Foundation programs, including all Annual Giving programs and campaign strategies to fulfill our mission.  This key position drives Foundation revenue, systems, and process improvements.  The incumbent will be committed to building long-lasting relationships based on understanding our donor interests, passions, and values.

Key priorities include:

  • Develop annual plans to increase stakeholder engagement, grow new donors and increase support levels
    Ensure the Foundation uses a full suite of current and effective annual programs and campaign development strategies to increase the donor base and meet Foundation goals
    Provide operational management for all fundraising campaigns
    Provide oversight and integration of cross-department projects to grow and nurture a culture of philanthropy, donor-centricity and long-term relationship building
    Manage the Grant portfolio
    Develop and implement Legacy Giving, Grateful Patient and mid-level donor programs
    Manage a small portfolio of donors and support major gift program initiatives
    Develop and implement change initiatives within the Foundation
    Support the ED in developing policies for the Foundation
    Manage fundraising database programs including integrity and timeliness
    Support development of the Foundation Budget
    Maintain responsibility for all mentoring and performance measures for reporting positions

Key Skills:

  • Ability to lead and engage teams, volunteers, and meetings
    Strong program and project management
    Collaborative spirit
    Accountability and dependability
    Detail orientation
    Resourceful and results-focused
    Thrives in environment of constant demands and frequent re-evaluation of operational priorities.
    Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.


University degree plus a minimum 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising leadership experience with a proven record of managing fundraising programs and gift solicitations. Management of capital campaigns an asset as is knowledge of healthcare environments. Proficient in the full suite of Microsoft Suite programs including excel, word, PowerPoint, and/or specialized programs that may be in place such as Raiser’s Edge.
CFRE preferred.

Working Conditions:

Hybrid work model. Clean, temperature-controlled office space.
May involve travel to other IH or Foundation locations as part of the networking process.
Mix of regular office hours and weekend and evening hours as required.
As the VJH Foundation operates within the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, all staff must be fully vaccinated (Covid) with at least two doses of an approved vaccine.


Dental, Extended Health and Vision care
Life & Disability insurance
Matching pension contributions
Employee & family assistance program
And much more!

Please submit your application (resume and cover letter) to by Tuesday, May 31.

Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

While we appreciate all applications; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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