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The Pacific Salmon Foundation

Leading salmon recovery and resilience in the age of climate change and reconciliation

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) harnesses the passion and power of people to save and restore wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia and the Yukon. Working with Indigenous partners, thousands of stream keepers, government, academic institutions, and a coalition of People for Salmon, we are on a mission to conserve salmon for the benefit of generations to come.

Salmon are essential to BC, both culturally and environmentally.  As a keystone species, they are a food source for more than 130 other species and vital to healthy ecosystems; yet they are increasingly under threat from the escalating impacts of climate change. And given the critical importance of wild Pacific Salmon to Indigenous culture, salmon recovery and resilience are inextricably linked to reconciliation.

PSF is the credible voice, champion, defender, and biggest fan of Pacific salmon.  We are the respectful catalysts, conveners, and scientists with a 37-year history of success and an exciting future.

To advance this work, we have created the new role of Director of Development and Campaign to lead our fundraising efforts, including the launch and execution of the largest and most important fundraising campaign in our history. The Director will provide critical leadership to a dedicated staff team of five and be PSF’s subject matter expert for fundraising. The Director will collaborate closely with executive leadership, team members, campaign cabinet, and other key partners to drive philanthropic support for PSF’s mission and programs.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced major gift fundraiser to:

  • join the Foundation and execute its biggest campaign;
  • assist in the recruitment of, and be the point person for, an influential and active Campaign Cabinet;
  • lead all work related to the most important campaign solicitations, in close partnership with the CEO, Cabinet, and VP, Development, Marketing and Communications;
  • take the next step in their career where they can have tremendous impact in an organization with a wealth of untapped potential;
  • join a nimble and keen organization focused on impact and making a difference; and,
  • work in a fun and human environment, with a culture focused on family and personal and professional growth.

For more information or to apply, please get in touch by email or fill in this confidential form.


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    The ideal candidate will:

    • Action-oriented. Excited to initiate donor engagement, meeting people, and setting up calls. Motivated to get ‘out the door’. A visible member of the PSF community.
    • A true relationship builder. Curiosity and interest in others. A desire to work with a very passionate community. Collaborative by nature.
    • Strategic and visionary. Can help elevate the sights of our donor community to see the incredible impact they can have.
    • Adaptable and communicative. Exceptional translational abilities to work between and across our myriad scientific, technical, and non- scientific, nontechnical communities. Represents PSF well.  A strong writer and precise communicator.
    • Brave and humble. Thrives and creates a safe environment for all to try and fail, rather than not try at all.
    • Ambition and goal oriented. Ready to lead in a nimble and professional organization.  Takes ownership, suggests solutions, and works to figure things out.

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