Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll
School is an independent day school that serves students with
language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Carroll
School empowers children to become academically skilled students
who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners
prepared to enter other academic settings. Carroll is an inclusive
community committed to embracing diverse strengths, identities, and
lived experiences in order to give each child what they most need
Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers
competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive
professional development opportunities.
The Director, Annual Giving, develops, implements and evaluates
a strategic annual giving program that raises funds for Carroll
School through the solicitation of parents, alumni, grandparents
and other important Carroll constituencies. Key to this endeavor is
the creation of a comprehensive marketing plan, which benefits all
fundraising at Carroll. The Director will work closely with the
Head of School, collaborate with other members of the advancement
team on overall strategy, and maintain a portfolio of leadership
- Comprehensive oversight of marketing and communications efforts
to drive total annual fund support and donors, using industry best
practices and analytics to drive decisions and strategy.
- Plan and execute the overall Annual Fund strategy.
- Develop a marketing plan/theme to cover all constituencies,
including digital, print, social media and video.
- Oversee and create content and design for all marketing
- Build a strong relationship with and support and guide the
Annual Fund Chair.
- Recruit, train and support a growing network of volunteer
Annual Fund Ambassadors, including a separate Annual Fund program
for 8th grade parents.
- Provide reports for Development Committee and Board of Trustees
meetings and others as requested.
- Manage a portfolio of leadership Annual Fund and major gift
prospects consisting of current and past families.
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Advancement Office
and school wide to build materials to further grow a “culture
of giving” at Carroll.
- Work with the Executive Director and other advancement
colleagues and provide input into the overall development strategy
of the office with the goal of building deep relationships with all
constituencies and increased philanthropic support of Carroll.
- Attend and actively participate in all Advancement Committee
- Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively within a
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication
skills (written and oral)
- Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 4+ years of fundraising experience, preferably in an
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google, and
experience with Raiser’s Edge
- Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
To apply or nominate someone, please send cover letter and
resume to Wendy Wilsker, Managing Partner, Boyden Boston at