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Berkshire Health Systems Advancement Coordinator in Pittsfield, Massachusetts


  • Berkshire Health Systems seeks a junior level communications and development professional in the Office of Advancement to help support the BHS mission. The coordinator will be a key member of a dynamic team focused on developing and supporting high-level strategic communications, community relations, and philanthropic growth in a complex healthcare environment.

    The advancement coordinator must be an energetic, self-starter with excellent organizational skills, a high level of computer literacy, and meticulous attention to detail. They will work closely with advancement colleagues to manage development relationships, produce, and coordinate correspondence, create reports to understand and track progress, maintain all aspects of the organization’s fundraising database, and perform various administrative functions.

    The advancement coordinator must be effective in planning, prioritizing, and executing tasks in a timely manner. They must also exhibit skills in building and maintaining strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure the continuous and smooth flow of operations within the office. This person should be comfortable taking the initiative when faced with administrative decisions. The ideal candidate is approachable and respectful, and comfortable with new technology.

    The advancement coordinator will report to the executive director of the department, and will interface with donors, community members, health system leaders, and various constituencies within the health system including the BHS Director of Development and the Communications and Development Associate.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Two years development or related experience; familiarity with healthcare institutions is strongly preferred.

  • Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • None.

  • Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to staff evening/weekend events

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong proofreading ability

  • Superb organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Excellent computer literacy and word processing skills using Microsoft Products Skills/ Abilities/ Competencies Required

  • Previous experience with fundraising databases, especially Raiser’s Edge, is strongly preferred.

  • Flexibility in work style and the ability to multitask

  • Enthusiastic attitude and an appreciation for a fast-paced, professional environment

  • Sincere interest in philanthropy and advancing the organization’s mission of health and wellness for all in the Berkshires

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently under pressure of multiple and sequential deadlines.