Welcome to Carroll School! We’re happy you are interested in working in our community. Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves students from grades 1-9, who have language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.

In an effort to address the greatest need of each child, we recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to a child’s learning experience. Our work is important, and we welcome candidates who add to the diversity of our community and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their work.

Therefore, we seek teachers, tutors, administrators, and staff who are:

  • Dedicated to supporting the educational needs of children with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
  • Excited to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Eager to contribute and grow as a member of a vibrant school community.

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Annual Giving

School Overview:

The Carroll School is a dynamic independent day school for elementary and middle school students who have been diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), such as dyslexia.

Position Summary:

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and executing an ambitious Annual Fund program focused on increasing both dollars raised and overall participation. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Development.


  • Create an Annual Fund operating plan that develops strategies and initiatives to increase both unrestricted dollars and overall constituent participation (parents, alumni parents, alumni, grandparents and others)
  • Manage the Annual Fund leadership gift program and coordinates other staff and volunteer efforts in support of these initiatives
  • Manage a portfolio of Annual Fund prospects (50-100), with emphasis on leadership donors, including all aspects of identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation
  • Identify and recruit Annual Fund volunteers (leadership and participation) and manage and support their efforts
  • Plan and execute the 8th Grade Parent Gift Program
  • Coordinate activity with the Database Manager to ensure accurate gift accounting and acknowledgment practices
  • Prepare reporting materials for development committee meetings, and support the Development Committee Chair by providing Board of Trustees updates
  • Manage the Annual Fund budget
  • Help to design reports and analytical tools for ongoing progress tracking
  • Work with other members of the Development team and the Director of Communications to help raise the visibility and impact of philanthropic support at Carroll School
  • Oversee the layout, production and execution of Carroll’s annual “Celebration of Philanthropy” Report to recognize the generosity of donors and volunteers
  • Collaborate with fellow Development Team members to ensure excellent donor stewardship
  • Coordinate with other development staff in support of the Annual Fund and capital campaign as part of collaborative team
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-8 years of fund-raising experience, preferably in an educational environment
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication (written and oral) skills as well as the ability to work with and inspire volunteers and colleagues
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Able to exercise good judgment and handle confidential matters with discretion

The Carroll School offers a competitive salary & benefits package as well as professional development opportunities. The Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates who represent diversity.

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program.

How to Apply

School Year and Staff Positions:

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@carrollschool.org to apply to the relevant positions.

Summer Camp Positions:

Complete this Summer@Carroll Application form and email it with your resume to summer@carrollschool.org or send to:

Carroll School-Attn: Greely Summers
25 Baker Bridge Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-3199