Located on 200 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts and just 25 miles from Boston, St. Mark's School is a coeducational, college-preparatory school educating 360 students in grades nine through twelve. These students benefit both from the School’s vibrant traditions and from its continuing investment in educational innovation, such as the high-impact initiatives outlined in its strategic plan, St. Mark’s School: 2020. St. Mark’s has a $25 million operating budget, is in the early phase of a $115 million comprehensive campaign—the largest in the institution's history—with over $73 million raised to date.
Reporting to the Director of Advancement Programs, the Director of the Annual Fund is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the School’s annual giving, alumni relations, stewardship, and parent programs in order to ensure the highest possible degree of loyalty and generosity to the School now and in the future. The Director develops and maintains strong relationships with members of all external School constituencies and oversees the work of three members of the Advancement team who support the development and maintenance of an outstanding annual giving, donor relations, and alumni and parent program.
The ideal candidate is an energetic and experienced advancement professional with expertise in annual giving, event planning, and relationship management. This candidate will have the capacity to think creatively, possess excellent management and organizational skills, and have experience using metrics in annual giving campaigns. Prior experience working at or being in a boarding school environment or working in a university is a plus.
St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a coeducational college-preparatory school, educating students in grades nine through twelve, 80% of whom board. Nested upon 200 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston.
The school’s outstanding faculty — 70 in number — leads 360 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. With classes meeting six days a week, Monday through Saturday, St. Mark’s engages and motivates talented students of diverse backgrounds from around the country and around the world (20% of student body is international), emphasizing excellence, values, character and service to the larger community. Class size averages 12 students, with a student–faculty ratio of five to one.
Dr. John Warren, a graduate of the Class of 1974, was appointed in July 2006 as the fifteenth Head of School for St. Mark’s School.
St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ...national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.