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Leadership Gift Officer

Located on 210 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, and just 25 miles from Boston, St. Mark's School is a coeducational, college-preparatory school educating students in grades nine through twelve. Since the School's founding in 1865, St. Mark's has prepared young people for lives of leadership and service. A highly motivated team of 70 faculty members leads 365 students through a rigorous curriculum and full program of co-curricular activities.

These students benefit both from the School's vibrant traditions and from its continuing investment in educational innovation. St. Mark's has a $25 million operating budget, including a nearly $3M Annual Fund. On June 30, 2022, we closed the books on the Lives of Consequence comprehensive campaign, the largest in the institution's history, which raised $110 million for the School.

Reporting to the Director of Major and Principal Gifts, the Leadership Gifts Officer grows and manages a network of relationships with alumni and parent donors, develops strategy and implements fundraising projects, and participates in advancement initiatives and goal setting. Success is measured by meeting quantitative goals as well as by working constructively and collaboratively with other frontline fundraisers, the Advancement team, and colleagues across campus.

Create and execute customized plans to secure annual, capital, and endowment gifts for each donor in a portfolio of approximately 150 households.

  • Travel regularly to assigned geographic regions to identify and qualify the next generation of St. Mark's major donors. Manage fundraising efforts for two reunion classes, including: recruiting volunteers, drafting correspondence, planning/executing leadership gift solicitations, and helping manage events.
  • Attend key St. Mark's events to interact with donors and prospects, including travel and working evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Track activity within Raiser's Edge/RE NXT
  • Assist with other projects as needed and contribute to the overall success of the Advancement team.


  • A bachelor's degree plus two to four years of related work experience
  • Deep appreciation of the mission of St. Mark's School
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability and skill set to effectively build relationships.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and be results-oriented.
  • Optimistic and positive demeanor, good intuition, a high level of integrity, and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to travel domestically and work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Computer and technological skills sufficient to fulfill job responsibilities
  • Ability to pass a nationwide criminal background and SORI check

St. Mark's School seeks to reflect the increasingly diverse world in which our students presently live and will live in the future. We intend to provide our students with a superior education in a community of students, parents, faculty, and staff that represents a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We strive to ensure respect for all regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, family structure, or economic background.

In support of our objective, St. Mark's School: will continue to give special importance to the inclusion within our student body, our faculty, and our staff of persons from all groups within our society – particularly those that have experienced prejudice and disadvantage.

  • will provide all members of the school with a range of appropriate opportunities to develop skills for living in a diverse community and integrate diversity initiatives throughout the school program.
  • will empower all members of the St. Mark's community to share their differences as well as their common experiences to enhance their education.

St. Mark's promotes awareness around cultural differences and provides affinity opportunities for students whose social or identity needs are not reflected in the dominant culture at St. Mark's through Community and Equity Affairs

St. Mark's offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package which includes a retirement plan with company contribution; paid time off, including shorter workweeks in the Summer; and medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance plans. To apply, please send a letter of interest, along with a resume or CV to: (please use position title in the subject line) No phone calls, please.

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.

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