Philanthropy Officer

About Us

The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 15,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to more than 141 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 Philanthropy Officer plays a leading role in working with our Director of Development 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. They will cultivate relationships with individuals and corporations who have the capacity to give at the $10,000+ level. They will passionately communicate the vision of the GVFB to inform, engage and inspire donors.

Employee Benefits

We believe in providing employees with flexibility and the resources & tools to excel in their role. We provide a hybrid work model where employees have the option to work from home two days per week after passing probation and working 3 days in an inclusive office environment with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking on-site. Our competitive benefit plan includes extended healthcare and dental, 3 weeks paid vacation to start, a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan where employees are matched up to 7% of their contributions. In addition, you also get your birthday and two personal days as additional paid days off. You will work alongside people passionate about food insecurity and community.

Career and personal development are at the forefront of the culture here at the GVFB. After 6 months of employment, employees have access to $1,500 towards professional development, half of which can be utilized towards wellness initiatives! 

Key Responsibilities

Prospect Research

Organization and Regulatory Compliance

Personal Attributes and Core Skills

Qualifications and Experience

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


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.