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Manager, Philanthropy & Communications – Permanent, Full Time


Position:  Manager, Philanthropy & Communications – Permanent, Full Time

Location:  Surrey, B.C.

Hours: 35 hours a week

We are looking for a Philanthropy & Communications Manager to join our Sources Administrative team! The successful candidate will be responsible for fund development, developing and implementing a planned/legacy giving program, and internal and external communications.  You will also oversee the web and social media presence for the agency and manage our media relationships.

About Sources

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing support, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities, and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability, and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education, and volunteerism.

SOURCES is also committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation, and resurgence.

We value diversity, respect, and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.


Fund Development

  • ·         Track and report on progress for implementing and maintaining the Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • ·         Produce an annual strategic plan for the Foundation Board.
  • ·         Participate in Board meetings and other meetings as required.
  • ·         Collaborate with staff who process donations to maintain detailed, complete, and up-to-date records/activity-tracking of existing and prospective donors, including contact information, conversations, solicitation and stewardship activity, acknowledgements, etc.
  • ·         Develop a donor stewardship plan and participate in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and closing major gift prospects, donors, and sponsors.
  • ·         Develop and implement a planned/legacy giving program in partnership with Chief Financial Officer and others.
  • ·         Create strategic fundraising materials including written and graphic, print, and digital content, letters, proposals, donor appeals, etc.
  • ·         Work with other event organizers (i.e., Manager of Volunteer Resources; Event Planner) to plan recognition and appreciation programs to thank, reinforce and maintain long-term relationships with donors and third-party event organizers.
  • ·         Provide support for third-party fundraisers to create, navigate and optimize campaigns for events, peer-to-peer, and crowdfunding initiatives.
  • ·         Identify strategic opportunities to participate in fundraising campaigns.
  • (e.g., Giving Tuesday movement, Christmas, end-of-year, etc.)
  • ·         Leverage third-party donation portals. (e.g., CanadaHelps, Chimp, Bevenity, etc.)
  • ·         Work with Finance and staff involved in issuing tax receipts and composing acknowledgements to donors, to redesign the system for creating, signing, sending, and tracking these materials.
  • ·         Conduct community presentations to donors, community partners and sponsors as required.
  • ·         Work closely with senior management and staff to design and deliver analytic reports that will support data-driven decision making.
  • ·         Work with Public Relations firms to seek out speaking opportunities for Ambassadors that are strategically aligned with SOURCES’ goals, including certain initiatives/revenue development.
  • ·         Seek opportunities to continue developing knowledge and skill in the fund development field.
  • ·         Remain up to date on all legislation and ethical practices pertaining to fundraising and ensure our fundraising/public relations activities adhere to federal, provincial, and SOURCES’ privacy policies.
  • ·         Establish a framework for having specified funds within the Foundation.


  • ·         Produce Annual Reports, internal and external newsletters, and other public content for dissemination.
  • ·         Create, implement, and report on communications strategies for the Annual Fundraising Gala, Coldest Night of the Year, and other Foundation events.
  • ·         Maintain a “story bank” of compelling impact stories by identifying and interviewing stakeholders for articles, testimonials, photo/video profiles, etc.
  • ·         Coordinate promotion of the agency’s mission, services and funding needs, events, and value to the community through print, online, social media, radio, etc.
  • ·         Coordinate the production and dissemination of Society and Foundation newsletters, e-blasts, annual reports, and other relevant marketing and communications materials.
  • ·         Maintain the Society and Foundation websites: update existing content, post new content, monitor for bugs/performance issues, implement Google Analytics/SEO.
  • ·         Prepare organizational correspondence, briefing notes, reports and presentations as required.
  • ·         Contribute to content development for grant funding opportunities as required
  • ·         Apply for awards and recognition opportunities as required.
  • ·         Ensure the use of the Society’s and Foundation’s brands across all mediums and media is compliant with brand guidelines (fonts, colours, sizes, etc.)
  • ·         Produce and maintain agency style guide and templates.
  • ·         Meet with staff to address their communication/marketing needs.
  • ·         Monitor programs dedicated social media accounts and train designated staff in their use.


  • ·         Seek out strategic opportunities for media coverage.
  • ·         Schedule and brief subjects for media interviews.
  • ·         Establish and maintain an effective liaison with local media.
  • ·         Prepare and coordinate media releases/bulletins/campaigns with established agency guidelines.
  • ·         Monitor and track public and media relations activity.

Issue Management

  • ·         Participate as the communications/media specialist for the agency.
  • ·         Manage media and communications in partnership and collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • ·         Develop and maintain a crisis communications protocol with the Chief Executive Officer.


  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or another related field.
  • ·         Minimum of five years managerial, supervisory and/or communications experience, ideally within the non-profit, charitable, or social service sectors.
  • ·         A demonstrated and in-depth working knowledge of best practices in fundraising, communications, marketing, and community relations.
  • ·         Related practical experience in event planning, quality improvement, project management, and outcome measurement.
  • ·         Superior skills in use of electronic and graphic communications and applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and various Social Media platforms.
  • ·         Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work independently.
  • ·         Must possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with others. Empathy, cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork skills are mandatory.
  • ·         Organized, efficient and responsive to needs of the organization.
  • ·         Must maintain a strong attention to detail.
  • ·         Able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • ·         A valid B.C. driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle

Start Date: ASAP


  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: April 4, 2022.  Internal candidates will be contacted by April 5, 2022.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to  Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.