Senior Vice-President, Community Giving & Engagement – VGH & UBC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

We are seeking a Senior Vice President, Community Giving & Engagement (SVP) to lead and oversee the business objectives and teams responsible for Marketing, Communication & Brand Engagement, Annual Giving, Fundraising Events. The revenue responsibility for this portfolio is $16M+, and the collective team is approximately 25 individuals.

The SVP will take overall responsibility for developing, leading, and successfully implementing strategies that grow revenue in all of these portfolios, with a focus on revenue diversification and long-term sustainability through growth of donor numbers and through the deepening of donor engagement with and commitment to our Foundation. The SVP will position the organization’s mission, vision and values with key partners within medical leadership, donors, volunteers and the public, ably conveying all priorities for philanthropic and community support.  Salary Range:  $207,720 – $237,226

Posted On:  August 21, 2023

Closing On:  September 13, 2023

Location:  Vancouver, BC

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $207,720 – $237,226


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As a collaborative, innovative and purpose-driven senior leader, the SVP will be a change-maker who sees opportunities and potential, both in programs and in people. By inspiring, leading and integrating the teams focussed on Community Giving & Engagement, and working collaborative across the organization, the SVP will contribute to the Foundation’s growth, success, and positive culture.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Vice President, Community Giving & Engagement will be a high-functioning member of the Leadership Team, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the organization, ensuring philanthropy is embedded into the decision-making culture, and deputizing for the President & CEO as and when required.



VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. Consequently, we are the philanthropic engine for health care innovation and transformation in British Columbia. Our hospitals and health care centres are able to deliver the best possible patient care because of your support. By recruiting world-class medical professionals and equipping them with the tools and technology to do their best work we are improving the health of our communities and saving lives across the province

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Our team of almost 100 staff collaborates with VCH leadership, medical and administrative staff to raise philanthropic funds and awareness. Together with our donors and supporters and volunteers, we have made a direct and significant impact on health care in our province. Our 2022-23 consolidated revenue, including lotteries and investments, totalled $115.9 million. We are proud to report that in 2022-23 the Foundation’s cost per dollar raised was 19 cents (excluding lottery & real estate-related revenue & expenses).

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada for excellence in nonprofit accountability, transparency and governance.



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KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. For more information about this exciting opportunity, contact Tara George, Partner by email at

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by September 13, 2023.

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The target hiring range for this position is between $207,720 – $237,226 plus a bonus. Additional variable pay, benefits, pension, flexible working arrangements, investment in professional development and subsidized access to fitness, cycling and parking facilities all contribute to a top-notch total rewards package for employees.

We recognize that our places of work are on the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People – the Musqueam, Squamish, and, Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Our Foundation encourages applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, BIPOC and racialized individuals, people of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the Foundation’s organizational diversity and who share the Foundation’s values.

As part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s commitment to the health and safety of our community,

Including our healthcare partners and donors, the Foundation requires all employees of the Foundation to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.