Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving

Position Title: Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving 

DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy

REPORTS TO: Director, Leadership Giving

Joining a team of seasoned, passionate fundraisers supporting one of BC’s leading critical care hospitals, the Senior Development Officer will play a leadership role in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors giving at a leadership level. This position will also be responsible for the development and execution of a physician referral program at Royal Columbian Hospital.


Royal Columbian provides the highest level of care to the most critically ill and injured from throughout the region and province. We are a provincial referral centre for cardiac care, trauma, neurosciences, high-risk maternity, neonatal intensive care, and mental health. No other hospital in the province provides this level of care, or offers all these services, on one site or in such high volumes.

Right now, Royal Columbian is undergoing a $1.49 billion multi-year, multi-phase redevelopment that will create a world-class critical care hospital. The “crown jewel” of this project is the Jim Pattison Acute Care Tower, scheduled to open in 2025.


Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.

Supporting by thousands of individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations, RCHF strives to achieve its vision to inspire giving and grow funding so patients have access to the best in health care at Royal Columbian Hospital.


Working closely with the Director, Leadership Giving and Vice President & Chief Development Officer, the Senior Development Officer will be responsible for growing and managing a portfolio of qualified Family donors including hospital physicians and staff, and RCHF staff and Board members, moving them through all stages of the donor cycle. In addition, the Senior Development Officer will lead and implement activities to work with physicians to identify and cultivate prospective donors for Sustaining, Major and Planned Giving gifts.

The incumbent will cultivate, initiate, solicit and steward, maintaining and growing donor-centered relationships within your portfolio of leadership donors & sponsors giving between $10,000 and $50,000 annually. This work comprises all elements of the donor cycle, and includes developing pro-active strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward donors’ philanthropic investments.



CFRE designation and/or university degree with five years minimum experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in fundraising. Experience in a health care environment and with capital campaigns is an asset.




RCHF is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring on the basis of merit. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RCHF celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. Through a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experience, we are better able to serve our community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume via email to: