Recruitment FAQ

How do I apply for a position with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation?

Positions are posted on our careers website and can be viewed by clicking Join Our Team, where you can apply to specific positions. We are always looking for great people to join our team and encourage you to also apply to our future opportunities postings in fundraising, donation processing and administration. You will be contacted if a position becomes available that matches your education and experience.

Who should I address my cover letter to?

Several team members are involved in recruitment so we request that you address your cover letter to People & Culture.

Will you confirm receipt of my application?

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email from our recruitment system.

What does the selection process involve?

Resumes are reviewed based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Shortlisted candidates are contacted by telephone and/or email to schedule a telephone interview with the hiring manager or a member of the People & Culture team. Following a successful telephone interview, candidates are invited to a panel interview.

Selection tools used to test knowledge and skills include assignments, presentations and online assessments. The final step of the selection process is reference checks and speaking with former managers and supervisors to gather information on past work performance.

What can I expect during an interview?

We frequently ask behavioural-based questions when conducting our interviews. Typically the panel interview will consist of two to four people.

How can I find out about the status of the position I applied for?

Following the closing date, candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted by telephone and/or email. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted.

Does the foundation accept general (unsolicited) resumes? If yes, how long are they kept on file?

General resumes are accepted for positions in fundraising, donation processing and administration. To apply for these positions visit Join Our Team and click on future opportunities in the job centre. Resumes are kept on file for one year. Resumes submitted via future opportunities are not automatically redirected to posted career opportunities so please apply separately to specific opportunities that interest you.

Do you require candidates to go through a criminal record check?

Yes. All positions within the foundation require a criminal record check. Criminal record checks are conducted at no cost to the candidate following an offer of employment.

What experience do entry level fundraisers have?

For entry-level opportunities we look for administration and event logistics experience as well as volunteer experience working with not-for-profit organizations.

What type of education do fundraisers have?

Typically our fundraisers have a diploma or degree in Marketing, Arts, Business Administration or a related degree, or an associate certificate in Fundraising. Employees are supported in working toward and maintaining professional designations such as the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE).

How do I apply to volunteer?

The event volunteer application form can be found here.

What benefits do you offer?

We recognize that our most important resource is our people and are proud to provide our employees with meaningful work, opportunities for advancement, and a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work-life balance. A few components of our total rewards program include base and variable pay for performance, pension, tuition reimbursement, extended health and dental benefits, flexible work options, and employee recognition programs.