Internships - Charles River Watershed Association

Development Manager

Position: Development Manager
Charles River Watershed Association, Weston, MA


Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), is a nonprofit environmental research and advocacy nonprofit based in Weston, MA. CRWA uses a mix of science, advocacy, and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed, while developing innovative approaches to climate adaptation, river restoration, and the economics of sustainability.   

CRWA is seeking an experienced Development Manager who can build an annual cycle of communications, fundraising, and community outreach to support the work of this nationally influential environmental organization.

The ideal candidate for this full-time position will have at least two years’ experience with fundraising in a nonprofit setting. The successful candidate will be skilled in communications, multi-tasking, working collaboratively, thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy. Experience working on capital or endowment campaigns is a plus as well as experience with DonorPerfect.

Job Description

  • Identify and cultivate prospective individual and corporate donors

  • Identify prospects for giving campaign and help carry out strategy to reach goals

  • Maintain ongoing communications with individual and corporate donors

  • Write funder reports and ensure timely and accurate report delivery

  • Identify and apply for foundation grants

  • Work with Executive Director and staff to organize fundraising events including annual gala, annual meeting, house parties and plan new events as appropriate.

  • Develop marketing collateral related to fundraising

  • Work with board development committee and development volunteers

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to board and board committees

Challenges include translating the complexities of CRWA science into accessible language while at the same time drawing on contributors’ personal connections to the river; fundraising in the crowded Greater Boston non-profit scene, particularly for environmental groups; attracting a more diverse group of funders; and balancing multiple initiatives.  

Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by March 15 to No phone calls please.

CRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.

Learn more about CRWA

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