Major Gifts Officer

The Salvation Army B.C. Divisional Headquarters
April 12, 2019
Burnaby, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Employee Relations,
Closing date
April 26, 2019


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:


Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.

Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.

Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.


Who We Are:

Operating in over 131 countries, The Salvation Army is a well-known and trusted brand and one of the largest NPOs in the world. We serve with meaning and purpose in over 400 communities in Canada and are the largest provider of non-government social services in the nation. Our mission is to provide basic human needs, share the love of Jesus Christ and be a transforming influence in communities.


Who You Are:

Do you have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives? Are you looking for a positive team environment? Do you enjoy building relationships with donors from a wide variety of backgrounds? Are you a talented fundraiser with five years’ experience? If you answer yes to these questions, we want to hear from you.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting time for The Salvation Army in BC as we are currently positioned to launch a significant capital campaign. To support this, other key initiatives and our overall fundraising goals we are seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer for our Divisional Headquarters in Burnaby. This is an opportunity to join a strong development team and work in a collaborative, supportive environment focused on self-responsibility, open communication and integrity.


  • Works with a well-established portfolio of existing donors to solicit gifts at the $5,000+ level.
  • Plans and implements all areas of Major Gifts fundraising, including prospect review, research and documentation; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporation, foundations, and community groups.
  • Develops targeted, knowledge-based relationships with individuals, including face-to-face visits, socializing, recognition and ongoing personal contact.
  • Networks to continually identify and develop new relationships which may link individual interests to Army needs.
  • Prepares detailed funding proposals and stewardship reports for donors.
  • Keeps appraised of internal funding needs and volunteer opportunities.
  • Provides reports, statistics, and information needed for a fair evaluation of the progress and growth.
  • Participates on committees/boards/councils or programs, as requested by the Divisional Commander and/or the Divisional Director of Development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Completed up to two (2) years of Community College or have equivalent experience and training.
  • Three to five years’ successful experience in Major Gifts or Planned Giving.
  • Strong track record of developing and/or implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and The Salvation Army.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Raiser’s Edge experiences an asset.
  • Must be willing to travel.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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