Top private school in NJ The Elisabeth Morrow School of Bergen County
The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

With an enrollment of 63% students of color, The Elisabeth Morrow School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We seek candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community. The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from Manhattan.

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Major and Planned Gifts Officer

Overview: This position will be responsible for planning and executing The Elisabeth Morrow School’s (EMS) Major and Planned Giving program for leadership and major gift donors. This person will work strategically with the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement to develop a plan for all leadership and major gift donors to EMS.

Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a sophisticated major and planned giving program based on industry best practices, with an emphasis on high ROI fundraising activities.
     
  • Identify, research, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned giving prospects.
     
  • Support the creation of major gift and planned giving annual goals and metrics alongside the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. 
     
  • Manage a portfolio of 120-140 major gifts ($25,000+) prospects.
     
    • 130 major gift visits a year to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects
       
    • Convert prospects into donors
       
  • Manage a portfolio of 20-40 planned giving prospects.
     
  • 15-20 planned giving visits a year
     
  • Build a base of leadership corporate and foundation partners.
     
  • Create and manage customized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for each prospect in their portfolio.
     
  • Work with the Head of School, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, and Volunteers to develop prospect strategies and coordinate their participation as needed.
     
  • Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to effectively move Annual Fund donors through to the major gifts pipeline and coordinate comprehensive campaign solicitation strategies.
     
  • Participate in campaign prospect visits, as appropriate.
     
  • Participate in fundraising and cultivation events, and follow-up with major gift prospects.
     
  • Provide planned giving educational opportunities to planned giving prospects and staff.
     
  • Track all activities including meeting briefs in Raiser’s Edge and work with Development and Stewardship Manager to pull appropriate reports as needed.
     
  • Prioritize and commit to participation in internal Development staff meetings including:
     
    • Prepare agenda and check in points for weekly 1-1 meetings with Senior Director of Institutional Advancement.
       
    • Attend and report at regular Advancement office prospect strategy meetings.
       
    • Attend and report at regular Advancement office staff meetings.
       
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.
     
  • 5-7 years of major gift or planned gift experience, preferably in an independent school environment.
     
  • Ability to match the needs and interests of school leadership with major gift donors in order to align the philanthropic needs of each party. 
     
  • Experience working with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
     
  • Demonstrated frontline fundraising experience and strong interpersonal skills.
     
  • Success in developing and qualifying prospects, cultivating relationships, and closing solicitations.
     
  • Willingness to travel, including some nights and weekends for prospect visits.
     
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume to Laura Heffron, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, The Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker Street, Engelwood, NY 07631 or email at lheffron@elisabethmorrow.org.

Director of Annual Giving

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Advancement 

Main function: The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for leading the planning and execution of the Apple Tree Fund, the school’s annual fund, and achieving the financial goal for this most important fundraiser for EMS.  The school’s fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates, maintains, and updates annual work plan and calendar
  • Designs and implements annual giving program plan for all constituents, including face-to-face solicitations, direct mail, social media, digital and texting campaigns, online giving, phonathons, volunteer recruitment, and management
  • Creates, executes, and tracks all annual fund appeals
  • Works closely with the Director of Alumni Relations on alumni appeals
  • Produces and leads targeted campaign for faculty and staff
  • Manages fundraising elements of the Summer Strings Festival 
  • Manages the school’s membership societies by meeting or exceeding goals
  • Analyzes opportunities and formulates plans for gift upgrades
  • Engages in regular testing and segmentation of giving strategies 
  • Examines lapsed constituencies and provides strategies for re-engagement
  • Initiates and implements gift optimization programs such as matching gifts, challenge gifts, monthly debits, and automatic renewals 
  • Analyzes annual donors and provides monthly list of new prospects with major gift potential to the Director of Major and Planned Giving and to the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Manages a personal portfolio of $1,000 annual donors with goals and begins to implement face-to-face visits
  • Coordinates with the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement to develop annual giving targets for campaign prospects
  • Participates in campaign strategy meetings
  • Coordinates with Communications team and Development and Stewardship Manager to design and implement all annual giving program communications and content via direct mail, social media, texting, and website
  • Contributes content for school publications as appropriate
  • Seeks out, understands, and communicate EMS’ strategic needs and funding priorities
  • Utilizes EMS stories to convey key messages and annual giving themes
  • Manages and further develops the Apple Tree Fund volunteer program
  • Oversees recognition strategies and stewardship for all annual donors in coordination with the Development and Stewardship Manager
  • Works with the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement to develop goals and budget
  • Manages and monitors the annual giving budget
  • Alongside the Senior Director of Institutional Giving, develops goals and metrics for the annual fund program, tracks progress, and provides regular reports
  • Breaks out financial goals for all constituencies based on last year’s actuals
  • Meets or exceeds annual giving goals, including parent participation goal
  • Provides timely and appropriate reports to track donors and gifts 
  • Generates reports for and attends Development Committee meetings 
  • Tracks all activity in Raiser’s Edge and works with the Development Services Manager to pull appropriate reports as needed
  • Plans and implements annual giving events in coordination with the Development and Stewardship Manager
  • Participates in fundraising and cultivation events, and follows up with annual fund donors and prospects 
  • Attends EMS events as needed
  • Prioritizes and commits to participation in internal Advancement staff meetings including:
  • Prepares agenda and check-in points for weekly 1-1 meetings with Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Attends and reports at regular Development office prospect strategy meetings 
  • Attends and reports at regular Development office staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working in an educational institution preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, fundraising databases (preferably Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge)

How to apply:

Salary is commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package and a generous vacation schedule are provided. Applicants should submit their resume with a cover letter to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org

Substitute Teachers


The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks energetic and knowledgeable substitute teachers for all grades for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Substitute teachers are responsible for delivering daily lesson plans, providing a caring and safe classroom experience for students, monitoring lunch and recess, and other teaching duties as requested.

EMS offers instruction in many subjects, including:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • History/social studies
  • Spanish and Latin Language instruction 
  • Physical Education 
  • Library Science

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree.  Work experience with children ages 3-14 is preferred.  This is a rolling position and substitute teachers are hired based on the availability of openings.  Please send your resume to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org.

Assistant to The Arts Department Chair

The Elisabeth Morrow School, a two-year-old through eighth-grade independent school in Englewood,  New Jersey, seeks an Assistant to The Arts Department. This position is responsible for providing support to the Arts Department Chair as well as supporting all administrative areas of the Arts Department. This position involves performing a wide variety of administrative duties and reports to the Arts Department Chair.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all rehearsal and concert schedules in and outside of school.
  • Organize and be proactive with communication to families, faculty, and administration regarding, scheduling, rosters, calendar, and performances.
  • Organize and maintain the music library. Maintaining current music for all ensembles with more than 300 students.
  • Collaborate with and initiate relationships outside art organizations on behalf of the school.
  • Assist in all scheduling of lessons, rehearsals, and performances.
  • Project manage all performances, art shows, full-scale musicals.
  • Maintain accurate rosters and schedules for all students and faculty.
  • Establish office procedures and systems for the Arts Department.
  • Undertake special projects as requested by the Arts Department Chair.
  • Work as a collaborative member of a team in a school environment.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Extremely organized and embodies the school core values.
  • Handles confidential situations with discretion, respect, and sensitivity.
  • Is a lifelong learner who seeks out new technologies in order to improve his or her learning and the efficiency of the department.
  • Is passionate about the arts and arts education.
  • Works collaboratively with all constituencies and has high standards for performance and moral/ethical behavior.
  • Is energetic and has a growth mindset.

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    Experience working in an educational institution preferred

How to apply:
Salary is commensurate with experience.  An excellent benefits package and a generous vacation schedule are provided. Applicants should submit their resume with a cover letter to jobs@elisabethmorrow.org

Divisional Administration

Middle School Head

Phil Cox

Lower School Head

Beth Anne Brennan

Director of Early Childhood Programs

Lauren Mactas