Senior Vice-President, Philanthropy and Campaign – VGH & UBC HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

We are seeking a Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Campaign (SVP) to provide vision and leadership to the Philanthropy & Campaign Division, leading development, implementation and execution of the Foundation’s first ever multi-year comprehensive campaign. The annual revenue responsibility for this portfolio is currently $60M with ambitions to grow this portfolio substantially over the course of the Campaign. The division comprises approximately 1/3 of the Foundation workforce.

The Senior Vice President, Philanthropy & Campaign will be a key member of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation executive leadership team. Reporting to the President and CEO, the SVP will contribute to the overall strategic direction of the organization, ensuring that philanthropy is embedded into the decision-making culture, and deputizing for the President & CEO as and when required. The SVP will also play an important role in developing the Foundation’s upcoming comprehensive campaign, ensuring the full executive leadership team is engaged in co-designing and co-owing the strategy, implementation, and results of this organization-wide effort.

Salary Range:  $211,875 – $240,767

Posted On:  June 3, 2024

Closing On:  July 8, 2024

Location:  Vancouver, BC

Employment Type: Full Time

Level: Management

Salary Range:  $211,875 – $240,767


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As a leader, the SVP Philanthropy & Campaign will model effective engagement with donors, volunteers, and hospital partners, motivating and guiding team members, and supporting the work required to engage donors and prospects in the realization of the Foundation’s goals and objectives. The SVP will also encourage and model Foundation-wide collaboration. Respectful of the efforts and approaches that have led to current success, the new incumbent will also help colleagues explore and try new methods and approaches to improve effectiveness and efficiency.


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

The foundation collaborates with donors to drive innovation, medical research and improve health care at:

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 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).

The Foundation has built a very successful “campaign of campaign” model that has driven growth in major gifts. The Foundation recently concluded the Urology Campaign, significantly surpassing the goal of $35 million and raising $65 million.  Planning for a Comprehensive Campaign has already begun, and this role is a unique opportunity to shape the direction of healthcare philanthropy in British Columbia.

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Developing, implementing and executing a Comprehensive Campaign and raising philanthropic revenues from major and planned gifts, the SVP, Philanthropy & Campaign will be responsible for the following activities and outcomes:

Leadership and Staff Management


Strategic Initiatives

Major Gifts Solicitation

Proposal and Case Development

Profile in Community and Relationships with Key Individuals

Financial and Administrative Management

Working Relationships






KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please reach out to Tara George, Executive Consultant, KCI Search + Talent 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 July 8, 2024.

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The target hiring range for this position is between $211,875 – $240,767.  This role is also eligible for an annual performance 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.