Careers

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is an exceptionally rewarding place to work.careers-page

 

Join our dedicated, compassionate, interdisciplinary team. For over two decades, staff have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Canuck Place is looking for talented, committed individuals to help us make a difference as we continue to grow through our two provincial locations – Vancouver and Abbotsford. Be part of an innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

Canuck Place offers a generous benefits and vacation package as well as a variety of health and wellness programs, including onsite massage, yoga, and meditation sessions.

Here is what some of our staff say about working here:

“As a pediatric palliative care nurse, my work is hard, but I work in the most magical place. Dreams happen, wishes are fulfilled, and families heal.” – Nursing staff member

“Working at the Hospice has its emotional challenges, but the sense of purpose and fulfillment makes it all worthwhile.” – Facilities staff member

“I love that the CEO has a ‘Be Kind’ sign on her door.” – Human Resources staff member

Current Opportunities

Intern, Events

As an active member of our Events & Communications team, the focus of this Intern role is to support the development and execution of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) signature events including the Adventure Race and the Gift of Time Gala, as well as stewardship and other fundraising events as required.

The term of this position is anticipated to be May 1, 2017 to December 22, 2017.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support throughout the planning and coordination of all CPCH signature fundraising and stewardship events
  • Support the auction strategy, process, and resources for gala events
  • Take a lead role in the promotion of Adventure Race to encourage registration
  • Provide Adventure Race participants with online registration and fundraising support
  • Assist with volunteer communication and coordination
  • Support the development and maintenance of event databases
  • Liaise with staff in various departments as well as external vendors and suppliers
  • Contribute to CPCH’s success by assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned

Education and Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary course work in Event Management, Fundraising, or Communications is preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Clear, effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Auction Tracker, and/or Convio TeamRaiser considered an asset

 Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by Friday, March 31.  Please specify “Intern, Events” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Fundraising/Development Coordinator, Annual Giving

Reporting to the Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Services, the focus of the Fundraising/Development Coordinator, Annual Giving is to support the execution and evaluation of annual giving campaigns, including direct mail, monthly giving, online giving and door-to-door fundraising.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Multichannel Direct Marketing

  • Coordinates the implementation and execution of all multichannel fundraising campaigns, including direct mail, monthly giving, online giving, telefundraising and door-to-door fundraising (i.e. Holiday, Spring Appeal, etc.)
  • Coordinates the direct marketing production process in partnership with external vendors and the internal team.
  • Develops campaign briefs, mailing schedules and production estimates.
  • Identifies and recommends key target audience segments for each campaign.
  • Prepares and delivers data files for all mailings and list trade requests.
  • Reviews campaign creative and copy, including production proofs and final lives.
  • Supports the planning of the annual direct marketing campaign, including yearly budgets and revenue projections.
  • Analyzes trends, identifies opportunities and challenges, develops plans to maximize the direct marketing channel and makes recommendations to the Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Services
  • Assists in developing strategies for the recovery, acquisition, and retention of donors.
  • Collaborates with other Development teams to identify opportunities for increasing levels of support (e.g. annual giving, monthly giving, leadership and major giving, planned giving, tribute giving).
  • In partnership with the Communications Department, assists with the coordination and development of donor focused online communications, including e-appeals and e-newsletters.
  • Provides support on special projects and development team initiatives, including emerging giving platforms and channels (e.g. mobile and text giving).
  • Assists in the creation of direct mail solicitation packages, newsletters and stewardship content for donors, including liaising with staff and families.

Cultivation and Stewardship

  • In partnership with the Stewardship and Development Coordinator and Manager, Annual Giving & Donor Services, develops innovative recognition opportunities and materials for Annual Giving (direct mail, online, monthly and door-to-door) donor stewardship.
  • Responsible for the execution of direct marketing strategies to ensure donors receive engaging, relevant, and timely information about the impact of their giving.
  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors appropriate to the Annual Giving portfolio.
  • Works with Donor Services team gift to ensure that appropriate thank you letters, calls, tax receipts, invitations and other correspondence are sent or made in a timely manner.

Vendor Relations

  • Liaises with external consultants, vendors and suppliers, as required.
  • Coordinates creative, copy, data requests and print production with external vendors.
  • Conducts weekly meetings with direct mail and telefundraising partners.
  • Coordinates project schedules, ensuring deadlines are met and status updates are provided.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Maintains results sheets for each campaign, including budgets and actuals.
  • Provides updates on campaign performance, including response rates, average gift amounts, monthly conversion and ROI.
  • Analyzes giving across multiple channels, providing insights on giving patterns, including online and tests.
  • Monitors the acquisition, renewal and engagement of donors within the annual giving campaign.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. marketing, communications, fundraising), plus a minimum of 3 years related experience in fundraising or other revenue generating activities.  An equivalent combination of related education and experience will be considered.  Experience with the development of annual giving plans and budgets is preferred.  Knowledge of fundraising systems, structures and procedures.  A clear understanding of fundraising and marketing strategies to recruit and retain donors.  Proven success in annual campaigns, fundraising events, direct mail, planned giving, or major gifts is an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Highly effective and professional interpersonal skills and a collaborative team player. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills. Ability to plan, prepare and present analysis that will inform decision making.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Ability to compose clear, concise and compelling correspondence and reports.
  • Experience communicating with a diverse audience through multiple channels.
  • Donor-centered approach to campaigns, solicitations, and recognition and stewardship.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions.
  • Knowledge of marketing regulations, privacy regulations, as well as emerging trends.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database experience is preferred.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected] by April 7, 2017. Please specify “Fundraising/Development Coordinator, Annual Giving” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you first heard about the position.

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Counsellor/Social Worker

Think collaboration versus case loads within a vital leadership role that provides guidance for our compassionate community. As a key member of our Counselling team and our larger, interdisciplinary team, you will be responsible for psychosocial assessments, counselling and advocating for children and families, facilitating family team meetings, providing grief and loss support, arranging and coordinating with health and social services, and participating in research and education activities. As well, you will participate in facilitating grief and bereavement groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Clinical Counselling/Psychology
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. Counselling, Social Work, Nursing, etc.)
  • 5 solid years of counselling experience working with children and families in a health care or palliative care environment.
  • Experience in expressive therapies and grief counselling techniques or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) certification is preferred

 QUALIFICATIONS/TALENTS

  • Effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Sound experience working with children and families individually and in group settings
  • Solid understanding of grief and loss principles and complex bereavement issues
  • Knowledge of research practices
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Theoretical framework including family systems
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams

This part-time position (0.7 or 0.8 FTE) allows you time and freedom to explore your other interests. Regular work hours are scheduled between Monday and Friday to meet the needs of the team. Weekend on-call coverage, on a rotating schedule and flexibility to work some evenings and/or weekends for groups or events is all part of the team work. The position will be based from our Vancouver Hospice, with some requirement to work throughout the Lower Mainland.

To apply, first take a look around our website for more information on who we are and what we do. If this opportunity piques your interest, send you cover letter and resume to [email protected] (MS Word or Adobe PDF format accepted). Please note “Counsellor” in the subject line of your email and indicate how you heard about the position. This position will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Registered Nurse

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is currently accepting applications for current and future full-time, part-time, and casual Registered Nurses.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

CPCH nurses assess, plan, provide and evaluate respite and palliative nursing care to children with life-threatening illnesses; assist with teaching staff and children and families; and support research in accordance with the CRNBC Standards for Nursing Practice in B.C. and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice philosophy, mission, vision and values.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Baccalaureate degree from a recognized nursing program, current practicing status with CRNBC, and a minimum of 2 years recent pediatric and/or palliative care nursing experience.  New grads with related practical experience may be considered.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated clinical competence.
  • Knowledge of both pediatric and palliative care principles.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated team player and ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct/train/orientate others.
  • Ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and devices.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, which include lifting, transferring and moving children in a safe manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Good computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Note: Flexibility is necessary as this position requires day, night, and weekend rotating shift work, and occasional travel within and outside the Lower Mainland.

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected].  Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email (i.e. RN Full-time, RN Casual, etc.)

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for current positions will be contacted. All resumes will be kept for 1 year and considered for future vacancies as well.

 

Please check back frequently for new postings.

If you do not see a position that matches your skill set, feel free to email your resume and cover letter in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to [email protected]. Please note the position you are seeking in the subject line of the email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed for a position will be contacted.

Resumes are kept on file for six months.

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