Comprehensive Health Plan

The health and well-being of our team are important. We provide full and part-time permanent employees with extended health, dental, vision, life & accident insurance coverage.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

We provide full and part-time permanent employees with the option to enrol in our Group RRSP matching plan.

Learning and Professional Development

We support the career growth of our team. Full and part-time permanent employees are provided with a yearly allowance to use for professional development training and courses.

Vacation

Time off from work increases productivity and creativity! Permanent full-time employees receive 3-weeks’ vacation. This increases after 3 years of continuous employment. You'll also get your birthday off with pay and an additional paid personal day!

Well-Being Resources

Our employees have confidential access to an employee and family assistance program that provides support with mental, physical, social and financial well-being.

Communications Manager

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Join our team, in our vibrant brand new office and warehouse.
  • Full-time Permanent Position.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team with strong leadership.

Position overview

The Communications Manager works closely with the leadership and development teams to oversee all aspects of the GVFB’s communications and brand. This collaborative, creative communications professional develops and implements our strategic communications plan to reinforce and forward the GVFB brand identity; broaden awareness for it’s programs and priorities; and increase visibility for it’s programs across key stakeholder audiences.


Key responsibilities

  • Develop an annual marketing and communication plan that will build awareness for the GVFB;
  • Engage in strategic media relations and build relationships with key outlets and reporters;
  • Research and write informative and engaging articles/media releases for targeted media, donor communications, and social media posts;
  • Oversee graphic design including illustration, user interfaces, and visual presentation;
  • Ensure website content is accurate, informative, and well presented on an ongoing basis;
  • Develop compelling marketing collateral and content for a variety of platforms including the website, video, newsletters, social media, direct mail, etc.;
  • Enhance the organization’s presence through collaboration and information sharing, while ensuring consistent tone/voice across all internal and external communications channels;
  • Work closely with GVFB departments to develop presentation decks that clearly communicate objectives and follow brand guidelines;
  • Create, coordinate and monitor digital content in the form of web content, copy-writing, photos, blog posts, social media posts and online discussions/conversations;
  • Prepare and maintain communications collateral including media releases, fact sheets, Q&As and backgrounders as needed;
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and the media, facilitating media interviews and supporting key spokespeople to ensure they are trained and prepared (releases, pitches, statements, events, social).

 

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills and superior project management and time management;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital/social media; experience delivering communications across all communication channels;
  • Polished verbal, written, editorial and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication skills that are consistent across all mediums (online, in print and in person);
  • An eye for and working knowledge of photography, copy editing, web and graphic design platforms;
  • Consistency, fierce attention to detail and a passion for creating inspiring messages.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant post-secondary degree or diploma and 5+ years of experience in a public relations, (digital) marketing, communications, or journalism role;
  • Fundraising experience and non-profit experience an asset;
  • Graphic design background preferred;
  • Experience working with a CRM (Raiser’s Edge preferred);
  • Proficiency using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and scheduling tools such as Hootsuite and Buffer;
  • Experience with Windows MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign;
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving communication plan objectives;
  • Clean Class 5 BC driver’s license required;
  • Assistance with special events on nights and weekends from time to time will be required.

Please indicate your interest by submitting your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now with your resume and cover letter, if you are keen on this opportunity!

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

 

NOTE:

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Philanthropy Officer

 

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Join our team in our vibrant, brand new office and warehouse.
  • Full-time Permanent Position.

Employee benefits

We provide a modern and inclusive office environment, with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking. Our competitive benefit plans for this position include: healthcare/dental/vision, 3 weeks accrued vacation leave and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Your birthday and a personal day are additional paid days off.

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding high work standards for our employees, contributing to poverty reduction, and a higher standard of living in our community.

Growth opportunities

  • Professional Growth – mentoring, professional development courses and conferences.
  • Financial Growth – competitive salary and excellent perks.
  • Personal Growth – be part of a close and supportive team with strong leadership.

Position overview

The Philanthropy Officer plays a leading role in working with our Chief Operating Officer and the Development Team to create a comprehensive, long-term strategy for engaging and building relationships with current and emerging mid-level and major donors. He / She will cultivate relationships with individuals and corporations who have the capacity to give at the $5,000+ level. He/She will passionately communicate the vision of the GVFB to inform, engage and inspire donors.


Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies to increase financial resources;
  • Design and implement effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for current and prospective donors;
  • Close 30 gifts ($5,000+) annually, either alone or as part of a team;
  • Assist the GVFB COO and CEO to cultivate, solicit and steward potential donors to make leadership (or transformational) gifts over $50,000;
  • Work with the GVFB Leadership Team to identify fundable projects for major donor consideration and then match potential funders to these projects;
  • Work closely with our Communications and Development staff on the design and implementation of a mid-level donor recognition program including opportunities to identify, cultivate, acknowledge and steward donors at this level;
  • Conduct research to identify, analyze and qualify information on potential and current donors;
  • Rate and prioritize a prospect pool, suggesting gift levels based on research;
  • Successfully lead the grant application process and compose high quality written proposals;
  • Produce and conduct compelling donor and prospective donor presentations;
  • Track progress towards clearly defined objectives;
  • Maintain confidential information of donors;
  • Manage/track your time with a focus on high levels of donor prospecting and stewardship activity;
  • Adhere to national standards of ethical fundraising, best practices, policies and related guidelines.

Personal attributes and core skills

  • Solid knowledge of mid-level and major gift fundraising, its trends and best practices;
  • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding financial goals and successfully closing major gifts;
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
  • A self-starter with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications skills;
  • Equally capable working well independently and as part of a team;
  • Outgoing, compassionate and interested in the well-being of all people in the community.

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years of mid-level and major gift experience in a nonprofit fundraising environment;
  • Experience working with an organization’s senior leadership;
  • Experience with donor relationship management system, Raiser’s Edge specifically.

Please indicate your interest by submitting your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.