Annual Giving and Special Events Coordinator

Staff / Full-Time

Jackson Walnut Park School, Newton, MA

The Position

Jackson Walnut Park School seeks a full-time Annual Giving and Special Events Coordinator for the 2023-2024 school year.  The Coordinator works closely with the Head of School and the Leadership Team to direct and oversee two key areas of the school’s fundraising initiatives—the Annual Fund, and the Annual Gala/Auction and other events.  She/he shares supervisory responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant to Admission and Advancement with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management.  Gracious and organized, the right person will be a team player who contributes to the primary fundraising aspects of the school.

Broad responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Annual Fund, including planning, creation of materials, recruitment of parent volunteers, coordination of mailing, recording and acknowledgement of gifts.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Annual Auction Gala and special fundraising events, including planning, recruitment of parent volunteers, budgeting, communications, oversight of vendors, running of events and reporting of results.
  • Provide regular updates of fundraising activity to Head of School and Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as a school representative to the Parent School Association (PSA).
  • Build positive professional relationships with all constituencies.


The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and significant technology competencies, and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and duties simultaneously.  She/he will have at least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a school environment, with a track record of success. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge advancement database, One Cause fundraising software is a plus.  The successful candidate will possess strong planning and communication skills, sound judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality, a proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with diverse constituents, a love of children and schools, and a respect for and commitment to the mission of JWP and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Applicant Information

The salary for this position will be competitive with comparable area Catholic schools and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.  Benefits are set and conferred through the corporate office of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Interested candidates can obtain additional information about the school by visiting our website at

To apply, candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest and a resume with three to five references to indicating Annual Giving and Special Events Coordinator in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries please.  All electronic applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match Jackson Walnut Park School’s qualifications will be contacted.


Jackson Walnut Park Schools, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination.  The school and its representatives follow the laws that govern hiring practices and focus fairly and consistently with every applicant on the talent, skills, and abilities needed for the job.

Jackson Walnut Park School

Newton, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender
Montessori, Religiously-Affiliated