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Administrative Assistant - Philanthropy Team

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Date listed : 2009-Jan-19
ABOUT US: Creating a better world for children by inspiring philanthropy. BC Children\'s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) works with thousands of individual and corporate donors to advance child health by funding research, leadership recruitment, education and equipment and capital projects at three Vancouver-based facilities - BC Children\'s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, and Child & Family Research Institute.


JOB SUMMARY: We are seeking a dynamic individual who is inspired by our cause and wants to use their unique set of skills in a role that is challenging and offers potential for growth. The ability to balance diverse workloads and to meet deadlines despite pressure and periodic interruptions is critical as is the desire to make a contribution in a team environment.


Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, The Philanthropy Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the activities of the Philanthropy Director and the POD 1 team.


This position is critical to a streamlined and efficient office operation, which enables the Philanthropy Director and POD 1 team to function and focus on the task of revenue generation and external relations. The position is pivotal within the positive and productive office culture and is often the front-line contact for the department with key internal contacts and external constituencies.  The clarity and quality of work will contribute to the smooth functioning of schedules of activities and initiatives of the Philanthropy Team.


SKILLS and ABILITIES: We are seeking a dynamic individual who demonstrates a high level of motivation and willingness to accept new challenges, and has the ability to balance diverse workloads to meet deadlines and functions despite pressure and periodic interruptions.


Your superb organizational skills, attention to detail and problem-solving skills are critical to the role.  You have a professional manner and the ability to interact tactfully and diplomatically with a wide variety of people.  Your proven ability to coordinate, negotiate and foster a positive work environment makes you an ideal candidate for this role.


The ideal candidate has:

    * Superior written and oral communications skills.
    * Proven ability to work successfully with volunteers and in fundraising event production.
    * Familiarity with accounting as it relates to monitoring budgets and expenses.
    * A track record of initiating and completing projects on a timely basis.
    * The ability to work within a team environment but also to work autonomously.
    * Strong skills using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
    * Proficiency in Raiser\'s Edge 7 or other fundraising database is an asset. 


    * Diploma in professional administration or certification as an administrative professional or professional secretary or an equivalent.
    * Three to five years of administration experience, with one to two years working for a senior manager.
    * Or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


At BCCHF, we take pride in our focus on a dynamic, team-oriented work environment.  We provide our employees with meaningful work, opportunities for advancement, and of course, a comprehensive compensation package based on a healthy work-life balance.


If you share our values - Courage, Authenticity, Service, Truth-telling, Love and Effectiveness - and are ready to join a great team, we\'d love to hear from you!  Please submit your resume to us online at to posting #17-2008 by January 30, 2009.

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