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Philanthropy Officer


Surrey Hospitals Foundation is the largest non-government funder of health care for individuals and families residing in Surrey and the surrounding Fraser Valley communities.

Thanks to donors’ generosity, we help fund every one of our region’s major health facilities, including Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. We also support and fund the Czorny Alzheimer Centre and many specialized community programs for newborns, children, adults, and seniors. Our Surrey healthcare campus provides health care for every stage, from birth to the end of life.

We acknowledge that we operate, live and work on the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qaywavt, Tsawwassen First Nations and Metis Nations.


Surrey Hospitals Foundation is seeking a resourceful and experienced Philanthropy Officer to join our team. As the Philanthropy Officer, you will develop and implement customized strategies and plans to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of existing and new major giving donors. The objective of the Philanthropy Officer is to inspire and engage major donors by delivering an unmatched donor experience through exceptional experiences, building trust, making donors feel valued and demonstrating the impact of their giving.


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Manage a portfolio of mid-level and major donors, and prospects driving results to meet and exceed the organization’s revenue goals
  • Cultivate, secure and steward major gifts in the $25K to $500K range
  • Manage existing portfolio of 120 donors and prospects
  • Identify giving patterns of current donors and high level prospects; identify donors with potential for growth and increased involvement with SHF
  • Develop and implement clearly defined strategies and plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding your portfolio
  • Maintain a robust pipeline of qualified potential new donors for significant new funding opportunities aligned with Surrey Hospitals Foundation’s funding priorities
  • Track fundraising, donor relations, and stewardship activities in the donor database to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued support
  • Track and report progress using Key Performance Indicators related to: strategic donor engagement, solicitations (current and planned gifts) and the success rates and collaborative activities related to revenue generation across the Foundation.
  • Communicate with donors through in-person meetings, virtual meetings, phone calls, and written avenues including mail and email
  • Represent Surrey Hospitals Foundation through face-to-face presentations in the community at donor events and meetings


  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to provide clear executive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Skilled at strategic one-to-one major gift work with donors, navigating complex scenarios that require self-directed decision-making
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices; keen interest in new and innovative ideas for research and pipeline management
  • Ability to locate, analyze, interpret, synthesize and communicate information, financial data and reports into information that will guide qualification, cultivation and solicitation strategies and stewardship reporting
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, effectiveness and organizational skills and the ability to work well and within timelines
  • Demonstrated professionalism and tact in handling highly sensitive and confidential information ethically; adhering to professional standards and protecting the confidential information of SHF
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and competing priorities


  • 5+ years of experience with fundraising and donor relations
  • Demonstrated ability to solicit major gifts by creating tailored donor proposals/grants and intentionally and successfully soliciting $25K+ gifts through strategic moves management processes
  • Proven ability to create effective donor strategies and solicitations
  • Strong knowledge of the philanthropic climate and opportunities in Surrey and surrounding cities South of Fraser and the Lower Mainland
  • An understanding of prospective donor behaviour and fundraising cycles
  • Degree in a related field such as Communications, Business or Non-Profit Studies
  • Specialized education such as a master’s degree, certificate in Fundraising Management or CFRE training considered an asset
  • Donor database experience, preferably in Raisers Edge/NXT
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, and Word


  • This is a full-time position
  • This position is in-house at the Surrey Hospitals Foundation office located at Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is required
  • Must provide evidence of full courses of Health-Canada approved vaccinations prior to starting their first shift


  • Excellent benefits through Fraser Health plan, including extended health, dental, life insurance, and pension.
  • Four weeks of vacation to start and Summer Fridays.
  • Great Work Culture and Professional Development.
  • Salary Range $75,000 – $90,000


Please send resume and cover letter by email to with the heading: Philanthropy Officer.

Surrey Hospitals Foundation actively encourages all qualified individuals to apply, including those with historical and/or current barriers to equity. We are committed to upholding and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and strive to reflect in our team the diversity of the region that we and our health care facilities serve. We value the contributions and experiences that each person brings and welcome those who can further contribute to the rich diversification of knowledge and skills at our Foundation.