Career Opportunity

Development Governance Events Manager – Boston

Website The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is the steward of some of Massachusetts most popular destinations including Castle Hill on the Crane Estate and Crane Beach, as well as over 120 reservations including working farms, urban gardens, campgrounds, inns and National Historic and Natural Landmarks from the Berkshires to Greater Boston to the Cape and Islands.

The Development & Governance Events Manager will gain insight to the behind-the-scenes workings of a fast-paced Development Office. Raising $11M+ annually, executing fifty events a year, and with more than 1,000 donors at the $1,000+ level, the coordinator will be exposed to event management and execution from start to finish; the Raiser’s Edge database and procedures; and a basic background of what it is like to work in the Development profession. Our Development & Governance Events season kicks off in May, with the most intense concentration taking place during the summer months.

Essential Functions:

Facilitate event vendor research and coordination

Maintain accurate budget documents for events

Assist with event lead up preparations for registration needs and run of show documents

Ability to work on nights and weekends depending on event needs

Maintain positive donor relations

Lead all Governance Events planning and implementation

Maintain accurate Raiser’s Edge registrations and reports as they relate to events

Primary lead on Fundraising Event Auctions to support MGOs

History of successful event coordination

High proficiency in logistics management

Detail oriented and reliable

Excellent communication skills

Interest in learning more about Development Events and Operations

Ability to travel between Trustees’ properties

Reliable internet, computer and phone


This is a full-time with benefits position

Reports to – Director, Signature & Governance Events

Commitment – 40 hrs./week

About The Trustees:

The Trustees places are open to all, and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. We aim to protect special places for future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 27,000+ acres on more than 120 reservations that are open to the public. We are a non-profit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and our 100,000 Member households

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

The Trustees is a proud equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any protected status including, but not limited to, age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, religion, or disability status and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

Our commitment to advancing the organization’s vision for this work may be found here: Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity