We are Team Unstoppable, serving Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, and Czorny Alzheimer Centre. Inspired by our medical professionals’ extraordinary commitment, we raise funds to support their efforts, purchase world-class equipment, and ensure our facilities are state-of-the-art. We are committed, relentless, efficient and always keep our community, our medical team, our patients and our donors at the heart of everything we do.


Do you feel you belong on Team Unstoppable? Are you goal-oriented and team-spirited? Are you passionate about impacting lives and making a positive difference every single day? Then we want to hear from you.  Check our current job openings and apply if qualified.  If no vacancies are listed, please check back.

Chief Development Officer


Permanent Full-Time

Organization Overview

Surrey Hospitals Foundation is the largest non-government funder of health care for families in Surrey.

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

Role Overview

Surrey Hospitals Foundation is seeking a seasoned fundraising professional to take on a new role as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and join a talented team dedicated to raising funds to support Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and Czorny Alzheimer Centre.

Core Function and Opportunity

As a member of the Executive Team, the CDO will be an experienced fundraising leader and strategic thinker with a solid track record of success in managing a team of development professionals and accomplished in securing major and planned gifts.

The Chief Development Officer will play an integral role in developing the strategy and ensuring the implementation of donor-centred fundraising programs that will drive growth, build a strong donor pipeline, deepen donor relationships, and provide donors with excellent stewardship.


Reporting to the President and CEO, specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Strategic Fundraising & Donor Relations

  • Plan, implement and oversee a multi-faceted fundraising program with a focus on securing and stewarding principal gifts, major gifts and planned gifts from a diverse community of organizational and individual donors.
  • Lead a team of Development professionals to the successful achievement of revenue goals.
  • Develop strategies to grow our fundraising program and meet revenue projections as per the organization’s five-year strategic plan, including overseeing specific campaigns for the organization.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and secure philanthropic commitments from a personal portfolio of donors at the $50,000 and greater gift level, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations.
  • Formulate and implement donor-centred and customized strategies for acquiring, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • Work in conjunction with the Development Team to build and enhance a culture of philanthropy through a strong grateful patient, staff and physician engagement program.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of stewardship and recognition programs to ensure an excellent donor experience which shows the true impact of donor support.
  • Provide strategic direction for proposals, cases for support and other fundraising materials.

Leadership & Management

  • Manage, coach and mentor members of the Development Team
  • Oversee key administrative components of the Development program
  • Work with the Development Team to prepare and manage annual business plans and budgets.
  • Provide strategic leadership and support to the CEO, and selected senior Foundation  leadership and volunteers in moving top prospects through the donor cycle.
  • Works collaboratively with Annual Fund & Donor Services, Finance & Administration, Special Events and Marketing & Communications teams to ensure the achievement of the organization’s mission, vision and goals.
  • Follows industry best practices and provides support in the development and implementation fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Foundation in the professional and philanthropic community.

Qualifications Required

  • Post-secondary education;
  • Ten (10) years of professional experience with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in development, preferably in major gifts and/or health care.
  • Demonstrated experience in requesting and securing major gifts, guiding capital campaigns, experience in gift planning, prospect management and research and donor relations
  • Experience building thoughtful, engaging and unique donor relations and stewardship programs
  • Senior level experience in decision making, human relations, relationship management skills and experience leading a results-driven team
  • Financial management experience, including management and oversight of budgets
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and demonstrable skills and experience in writing and presenting clear and compelling funding proposals and requests
  • Strong organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; detail oriented
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead events, projects, campaigns, and meetings
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and ability to build long-term relationships with prospects and donors
  • Raiser’s Edge experience and CFRE designation would be considered assets.

Salary and Benefits

This is a permanent, full-time position and will require some evening and weekend work. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. An excellent benefit package is included and a healthy and respectful workplace.

Application Procedure

Please send resume and cover letter by email to with the heading: Chief Development Officer