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Full-Time Permanent

British Columbia

Vancouver Foundation acknowledges that we carry out our work on the lands of Indigenous nations

throughout colonial British Columbia. Our office is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional

territory of the x?m??k??y?? m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and Selí?lwitulh (Tsleil ? -Waututh)


About Us

Vancouver Foundation is a community foundation that serves Vancouver and all of BC. We bring

together the generosity of donors with the ideas and energy of people and communities across the

province. Every year we fund a diverse mix of grants, both large and small, that help to build healthy,

vibrant, equitable, and inclusive communities. Considered a leader in responsive grantmaking and

systems change, Vancouver Foundation is the most significant funder of charities in BC outside of


As a community foundation, we're committed to ensuring everyone has a place in our mission. We are

on a journey to actively align all aspects of our work - both internally and externally - to our

commitment to equity, inclusion, and a more just society.

For a view into our world, please visit:

About You

You are a passionate social purpose leader with experience in grantmaking, project management and

stakeholder engagement. You are adaptive, thrive when working in complexity, and can execute

actionable workplans even within an uncertain context. You are resourceful and proficient in leading

new projects and bringing them to life. You proactively seek opportunities to practice trust-based

philanthropy and bring a learning lens to all aspects of your work.

You have a well-rounded understanding of the charitable/philanthropic landscape in Canada. You are

connected to Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities and organizations, and youth-led social

change movements across BC. You are skilled in building and maintaining foundational relationships to

ensure the priorities of our work is relational, transparent, and accountable.

You have strong presentation, communication, and organizational skills; you are a skilled project

manager. Your work is both process-oriented and results-driven; you balance relational work with

moving things forward. You value transparency and are a natural collaborator. You can hold space for

difficult conversations and model behavioral shifts that support positive cultural change.

You understand and apply an anti-oppression, anti-racist, and feminist lens to the work. You uphold the

values of the Foundation and support us to advance on our commitments, including the Philanthropic

Declaration on Reconciliation and racial justice.

You're ready to join us as we explore and shape how Vancouver Foundation might do even more to align

justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with our culture and our mission.

About the Position

The Manager position supports the work of LEVEL within the GCI department. This is a multi-faceted

position that requires generalist skills, with an eye for detail as well as an ability to understand the

larger, more strategic goals of the department and Vancouver Foundation.

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing both existing and new project

and program work that supports, enhances, and sustains external networks, partnerships and grant

making relationships throughout BC.

Main Responsibilities


  • Support designing and delivering granting programs that advances racial equity, including
  • identifying resourcing needs, coordinating communications, engagement with grant seekers,

receipt assessments, notifications and recruiting, onboarding and convening advisors

  • Integrate innovative grantmaking practices that move us towards trust-based philanthropy and
  • reciprocal relationships
  • Co-develop and implement processes reflective of decolonial ways of knowing, being, and doing
  • Contribute to learning and evaluation strategies for future grantmaking
  • Project Management
  • Develop actionable workplans to execute LEVEL and departmental objectives
  • Report on progress and recommendations to the Director as required
  • Ensure organizational priorities are integrated into the development of departmental annual
  • objectives and individual work plans
  • Produce reports and documents as needed, including the organization and presentation of
  • background and context materials, data, and other information


  • Engage community members (including but not limited to land-based communities, Black,
  • Indigenous and racialized communities and organizations, immigrant and refugee communities,

youth, grantees, advisors, and/or donors) to identify opportunities for collaboration, gaps in

services, and emerging issues

  • Mobilize and facilitate learning opportunities that build capacity in external community
  • stakeholders
  • Seek opportunities to partner and leverage assets and expertise of Vancouver Foundation and
  • external institutions, organizations, and individuals; negotiate partnerships and contracts that


  • Manage key relationships ensuring consistent and clear communications
  • Administration
  • Oversee consultant contracts as required; provide clarity around expectations, timelines, and
  • deliverables
  • Represent the Foundation through participation in sector networks related to organizational
  • priorities
  • Manage internal and external meetings including logistics, attendance, agendas, record
  • management, etc.
  • Identify opportunities and make or act on recommendations for continuous improvement of all
  • facets of work with assigned projects and programs
  • Provide leadership to identified Grants and Community Initiative projects and programs
  • including planning, execution, budgeting, communication, correspondence, and collaboration
  • Support the Director, Grants and Community Initiatives with emergent projects as they arise
  • Collaborate with other departmental liaisons to support alignment of data needs across the
  • organization
  • Support implementation of technology as needed to advance strategic goals
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director, Grants and Community Initiatives

Desired Experience/Education/Skills

  • Relevant field, work, or educational experience
  • Grantmaking experience within the not-for-profit or public sector preferred
  • Ability to build and enhance relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience in project and/or program management, development, planning and evaluation
  • Knowledge of the charitable sector
  • Analytical, research, report writing skills
  • Creative approach/mindset
  • Confident public speaking and community convening skills
  • Experience in anti-oppression, decolonization, anti-racism, feminist theory, rights-based
  • frameworks, etc.
  • Extensive experience with MS Office suite and competence in using CRM databases
  • Core Competencies
  • Self-awareness - Reflexive with reference to individual social location, power, and privilege,
  • with a strong understanding of personal strengths and areas for growth
  • Emotional Maturity - Ability to maintain composure under pressure and handle multiple
  • priorities
  • Strategic Focus - Engages stakeholders in developing, supporting, and implementing the
  • strategic direction
  • Self-starter - Ability to organize and prioritize work and team logistics on multiple projects
  • simultaneously and with minimum supervision
  • Decisive - Takes a systems approach to solving problems and making decisions in collaboration
  • with stakeholders; exercises excellent judgement
  • Service Orientation - Focuses on Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities and
  • organizations, grant seekers and other stakeholder experiences through interactions with the


  • Embraces Complexity - Seeks to learn from rather than manage complexity
  • Excellent Communication - Written and oral; effectively informs, influences, and persuades
  • others
  • Adaptable and Flexible - Ability to manage competing deadline pressures, ambiguity, and
  • change


The Manager, Grants and Community Initiatives is directly accountable to the Director, Grants and

Community Initiatives.


$74,500 annually plus a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Hours of Work

This position is a full-time permanent position (35 hours per week) and will begin in August 2022.


Our head office is located in downtown Vancouver. Through our remote working policy, there is an

opportunity to work from home across BC. If interested, please identify your requested location during

the hiring process and we can discuss the conditions required under our policy.


Vancouver Foundation's office is located on the second and third floors of the building with an elevator

for access to the office. There is an accessible, gender-neutral washroom inside the second-floor office.

Vancouver Foundation has instituted a hybrid working model, with both work from home and in-office

options available to staff. The hybrid work options are position-dependant.

We are committed to the principles and practices of an inclusive and equitable employment process.

Our goal is to be representative of the communities we work with, and we encourage applicants from

communities which are structurally marginalized based on race, colour, religion, nationality, social or

ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. We welcome

applicants from all communities.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we welcome a brief cover letter and resume in one document by June 5, 2022 to

Via Isarta and be sure to quote position number 2022 - 06 in the subject

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