DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by The Elisabeth Morrow School, located in Englewood, New Jersey, to conduct a national search for a Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. The School seeks a strategically-oriented and experienced advancement professional to fill this key leadership position. This opportunity is available immediately.
The Elisabeth Morrow School, a coeducational day school serving students age 3 through grade 8, was founded in the 1930’s as the “Little School,” by Smith College classmates Elisabeth Morrow and Connie Chilton. In their quest to start a school for young children, these passionate educators traveled the world studying with pioneers such as Maria Montessori and John Dewey. More than 85 years later, the School, on the site of the former Morrow family estate, occupies a beautiful 14-acre setting, which includes nature trails, a brook, and many forms of wildlife. The School educates 430 students from over 50 different towns in Bergen, Hudson, and Union counties in New Jersey and from Manhattan, the Bronx, and Rockland counties in New York.
The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks a visionary and charismatic leader to inspire and guide our development program as Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. The ideal candidate is someone who is an experienced, entrepreneurial, results-oriented senior development professional. The new hire will work closely with a dynamic, compelling Head of School in Maureen Fonseca, who will be joining EMS in July of 2019. The current endowment of the School is $14 million.
The Senior Director of Institutional Advancement will direct an intense philanthropic effort, providing leadership, direction and support to alumni affairs, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, communications and publications functions, and all other advancement activity to increase alumni participation and continue building on the strengths of parent support. The new hire will directly manage and lead a team of five (5) which include a Director of Major and Planned Giving, Development Manager, Director of Annual Fund, Director of Alumni Relations and a Development Services Assistant. The Elisabeth Morrow School is about to embark on a new capital campaign to secure funds for facilities improvement and to enhance the School’s $14 million endowment to support program, faculty compensation, and professional staff. Maureen Fonseca, the new incoming Head of School, enjoys advancement work and has a proven track record of successful fundraising in the tens of millions of dollars.
For more information and background on the School, please visit www.elisabethmorrow.org. A full search description of the opportunities, responsibilities and required work experiences including academic credentials for this excellent opportunity may be viewed at: https://deerfieldassociates.com/the-elisabeth-morrow-school/. The Elisabeth Morrow School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance. The Elisabeth Morrow School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send your resume and letter of interest (both as Microsoft Word documents) and references including contact information (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc., 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: email@example.com