Careers

Working in and for parks and outdoor ventures is very rewarding. See below for open positions and apply by filling in the form and attaching your resume below. If you would like us to consider you for future opportunities, please also fill in the below form and attach your resume. We will keep your information on file and contact you if a suitable position is available. Thank you!

Director of Development

BC Parks Foundation is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with a passion for the environment and a desire to be part of a new, fresh, entrepreneurial approach to generating charitable revenue.

Our independent Foundation began operations in 2018 and exists to enhance and expand British Columbia’s world class park system.

Working with the Foundation team, the Director of Development will achieve:

  • Revenue targets supporting the Foundation’s mission
  • Expenditure per revenue limits
  • High donor satisfaction targets
  • Positive personal performance and interpersonal ratings from colleagues, CEO/board members, and key partners or donors

To accomplish these objectives, the individual’s activities include:

  • Adjust and implement a Fundraising Strategy and related strategies. (The Fundraising Strategy nests within the Foundation’s Strategic Plan and works in concert with a Marketing & Communications, and Government Relations strategy).
  • Identify, research and prepare meetings with high net worth donors and foundations.
  • Identify, research and prepare meetings with corporate sponsors and other partners.
  • Connect with ‘grass roots’ donors and volunteers and advance their giving opportunities.
  • In service of the above, write proposals, prepare staff and board members, organize meetings and events, pursue direct mail/in person/on-line campaigns, and otherwise oversee and implement diverse fundraising strategies.
  • Establish a structure and processes for effective donor stewardship and retention.
  • Establish appropriate controls to ensure compliance with CRA, privacy, and other regulations and policies.
  • Recommend adjustments to sponsorship and gift acceptance policies where needed to the CEO and Board.
  • Help build a culture of philanthropy in the organization and carry out training for board members, staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Establish and utilize a data driven research and evaluation system that allows the Foundation to assess and adjust all aspects of its work in order to continually improve.
  • Report to the executive team on key metrics and analysis of past fundraising results and make recommendations on new strategies and approaches.

As the Foundation has a small staff team, all employees may carry out a range of functions beyond their core roles.

Requirements:

  • Passion for BC Parks & the outdoors
  • At minimum of 5 years of proven experience in a similar role
  • Extensive experience with integration of donor database systems for donor communication and stewardship
  • Strong track record of experience thriving on handling a variety of key initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent communication, presenting, writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Commitment to working with all constituent groups: internal staff, board members, donors, program participants, and BC Parks

 

Communications & Marketing Manager

We are looking for a Communications & Marketing Manager to guide & execute a strategy for all communications, marketing, website, social media, and public relations messages and materials to consistently and effectively articulate the BC Parks Foundation’s mission and drive revenue where appropriate.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating engaging messaging and disseminating it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels
  • Creating and implementing revenue-generating ideas and analyzing their costs and benefits
  • Leading the generation of online content that engages the audience segments and leads to measurable action
  • Working with program coordinators to develop program communication plans that tie back to the foundation’s overarching messages & goals
  • Organizing events & promotions
  • Managing the development, distribution & maintenance of all print and electronic collateral
  • Coordinating webpage maintenance, ensuring that new information is consistently shared
  • Developing & implementing an annual communications and marketing plan
  • Tracking, measuring, and reporting on KPI’s
  • Managing relationships with media contacts
  • Working closely with the CEO on a variety of strategic initiatives
  • Assisting the Fundraising & Sponsorship Director with donor campaign strategy & implementation

As the Foundation has a small staff team, all employees may carry out a range of functions beyond their core roles.

Requirements:

  • Passion for BC Parks & the outdoors
  • At least 5 years of proven experience managing communications and/or marketing for a modern, social media-connected organization
  • Strong track record of hands-on management experience thriving on handling a variety of key initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent communication, writing/editing, organizational, and IT skills
  • Commitment to working with all constituent groups: internal staff, board members, donors, program participants, and BC Parks