Job posting: BCCPD Development Officer

The Mission of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) is to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence, and as equal and full participants in society. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

This position will appeal to an individual who enjoys a challenge and has the ability to work independently.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Officer (D.O.) will have a proven track record with the skills and strategic abilities to further develop the fundraising activities of the BCCPD.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of an integrated development program to generate funds from individuals, corporations, and government agencies. The D.O. will play a key role in the development of the BCCPD’s overall fundraising plan.


  1. university degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  2. excellent written and verbal communication skills, professional and with a positive attitude.
  3. minimum three years direct experience in development and fundraising within a non-profit environment.
  4. in-depth knowledge of fundraising principles, theories and practices.
  5. demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, both corporate and individuals.
  6. extremely well organized, analytical, flexible and detail oriented with the ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  7. ability to work independently as well as cooperatively within a team environment.
  8. experienced with social media.


Initially the Development Officer will focus on six key areas:

  • annual fundraiser and auction
  • annual donor solicitation campaign
  • employee gift fund solicitations
  • planned giving
  • service clubs and other potential funders
  • development of fundraising committee

As these key areas increase the Development Officer will be expected to increase their responsibilities to include:

  • increasing monthly giving program
  • writing grants/proposals to foundations and other potential funders
  • procuring sponsorships and managing related tracking and reporting
  • managing fundraising database

This is a part-time contract position, initially 1.5 days per week. It is anticipated that these hours will be increased as programs are enhanced.

Compensation: is $13,000 annually.

Please e-mail your resume with covering letter to: Jane Dyson, Executive Director at

Deadline: June 10th (4:30pm)

No phone calls please.

Summer Student Job at the BCCPD

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) is seeking a student to join our team and provide administrative support for our office in Vancouver during the summer.

Our mission: For over 30 years, the BCCPD has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Our mission is to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in society.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Providing administrative support to BCCPD’s different programs
– Assisting with basic case management for our Advocacy Access team
– Filing, data entry, faxing and photocopying
– Front desk reception, assisting staff and volunteers to answer the phones
– Responding to basic inquiries and information referral requests
– Greeting clients and providing excellent client service
– Researching funding opportunities and other initiatives

Desired Skills and Experience
– The applicant must work with people with disabilities in a respectful & inclusive manner
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Strong customer service skills, experience answering a busy phone line is an asset
– Sense of humour, positive attitude and a willingness to learn
– Ability to work independently, to work within a team setting and to take direction
– People with all disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

This job is funded by the Canada Summer Job Program, applicants must:
– Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
– Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
– Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or in possession of refugee status/protection
– Be legally entitled to work in Canada

The salary for this position is $10.25 per hour. This position is 30 hours per week for 12 weeks from June 4, 2012 to August 27, 2012. Office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, with some flexibility for the successful candidate’s weekly work schedule. We are a dog-friendly office.  

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Nicole Kiyooka at the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities:

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 22nd 2012. No phone calls please.