Mission Advancement at Benet Hill

A place of hope and hospitality for the world.

Job post for Director of Mission Advancement



Full-time Start Date: December 2019 

Benet Hill Monastery, nestled in the Black Forest of the Pikes Peak Region, seeks a Director of Mission Advancement (DMA). The position is full-time and reports to the Prioress. As a contemporary monastic presence, Benet Hill provides sacred space for hospitality, and the use of human and material resources in education, spirituality, care for the land and other viable ministries. They do this will all God’s people and with an emphasis on women. The DMA provides the leadership for all fundraising activities to support the Monastery.  The Director is a collaborative partner with the Monastery’s Council, the Administrative Team, and the Marketing and Communications team. This is an externally focused position responsible for identifying, cultivating, promoting, and stewarding all fundraising activities. For Benet Hill, this includes major gift work with a small community of donors, grassroots fundraising among the broader community of BHM stakeholders, effective design and implementation of meaningful experiences to help stakeholders connect to the mission and the community, and productive writing to secure foundation support as appropriate.  The ideal candidate will have a sound resonance with the mission, a demonstrated fundraising track record, and most important, be emotionally intelligent, self-aware, socially aware and a strong relationship builder. 


Email cover letter and your current resume to Kimberley Sherwood: Kimberley@kimberleysherwood.com In your cover letter please tell us why you are interested in the position; what you bring that makes you the ideal candidate; and how you see yourself adding value to our team. Please submit your materials on or before October 21, 2019. A detailed position description is available upon request via email. No phone calls, please. 


Donors work as one to advance the mission of Benet Hill Monastery through donations of time, talents and treasure.

The sisters rely on generous support to achieve great things, often in quiet ways. Donors participate by praying and serving alongside the sisters and by ministering to them with donations.

Please join those who support the sisters by donating funds and volunteering your time and talent. We invite you to prayerfully explore your options and decide how best you can help.


Thank you!

Benet Hill Monastery is a 501c(3) charitable organization recognized by the IRS and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN 84-0523354. IRS determination letter and registration with the Colorado Secretary of State available on request. The full legal name is "Benet Hill Monastery of Colorado Springs, CO, Inc."

For more information contact Sister Clare Carr, Prioress at 719-633-0655 Ext.112 or email at sclare@benethillmonastery.org

Donor Appreciation Day

This year our Donor Appreciation Day was separate from our Volunteer Appreciation Day because of the generosity of our donors and volunteers. It is apparent that in the future we will need to do more than one appreciation event. Thank you for your love of the sisters! We look forward to hosting and thanking you again.

Sisters excited to see name tags of donors who will be arriving.

Captivating conversation kept donors and sisters talking for hours.

L to R: Fr. Bob Lampert and Harry Grace enjoy fellowship together.

Susan Grace (R) shares a moment with Sister Kathleen Cogan, OSB.