Director of Advancement

Berkshire Natural Resources Council



Posted: 4/26/2024

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Position Overview. 

The Director of Advancement is a key leadership role responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance BNRC’s fundraising, donor relations, and community engagement efforts. Reporting to the President, the Director of Advancement will play a vital role in cultivating philanthropic support, building strategic partnerships, and enhancing the organization’s visibility and impact, including the launch and oversight of a $5-10 million capital campaign. 

We have just adopted an ambitious strategic plan focused on maximizing climate resilience in the Berkshires and are seeking to expand fundraising to support the necessary growth to accomplish big goals. 


BNRC is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Advancement to join the senior management team and direct its fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate will be a visionary fundraising leader with a proven track record in growing revenue and donor ranks, developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies, cultivating donor relationships, and meeting ambitious fundraising goals. The Director will oversee all aspects of fundraising, including individual and corporate giving; foundation, government, and institutional giving relationships; special events; co-marketing partnerships; donor stewardship; community engagement and volunteer activities, and more. Marketing and communications also falls under the purview of the Director, with support from a cross-departmental team. BNRC is contemplating launching a $5-10 million capital campaign and will seek a Director of Advancement with the skills and experience to lead the organization to success. 

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Compensation: $110,000-$130,000 depending on experience 

Start date: Position available now; accepting applications until the position is filled.  

To apply: The search is being managed by The Pena Network.  Interested applicants should Email resume and cover letter to:   

Maureen Pena/Founder/The Pena Network