Major Gifts Officer

About Us

The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 16,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to more than 139 community agencies such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters, transition homes and after school programs, which in turn provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including people who are unhoused.

Our mission is providing healthy food to those in need. Our vision is to create healthy communities through fair and effective food systems. Currently, the GVFB receives, purchases, and distributes 8 M lbs of food each year.

Position Overview

The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the Director of Development and the Development team to identify and secure gifts above the $25,000 level.    

The major gifts officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gift donors, conducting prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the major giving process. 

 This position will also help to provide additional structure to the prospect identification process, moves management and tracking outcomes.

Who We Are

The GVFB is a proud winner of BC’s Top Employers 2023! 

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. 

Employee Benefits

We believe in providing employees with flexibility, and the resources and tools to excel in their role. Employees will work alongside people who are passionate about food insecurity and community. We provide an inclusive office environment with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking on-site.  

This is a full-time permanent position, with the opportunity to learn and grow. The successful candidate can expect a competitive base salary of $70,000 annually, depending on experience.  

Our competitive benefit plan includes extended healthcare and dental, and a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) where employees are matched up to 7% of their contributions. Employees also receive 3 weeks paid vacation annually, as well as two paid personal days, and a paid birthday day off.  

Career and personal development are at the forefront of the GVFB’s culture. After 3 months of employment, employees have access to $1,500 towards professional development, half of which can be utilized towards wellness initiatives!  

Key Responsibilities

Personal Attributes and Core Skills

Qualifications and Experience

We are big on training and development and see this person growing within the organization as they become knowledgeable in all things GVFB!

We are actively recruiting for this position so come and build your future with us, apply now with a resume!


Due to high volume applications, 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.

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