Director of Annual Giving
Start Date: July 1, 2022
Coed Day School Nursey – Grade 8
390 Students
Englewood, NJ

The Elisabeth Morrow School

The Elisabeth Morrow School (EMS) serving approximately 390 students from age 2 to Grade 8, was founded in 1930 by Smith College Classmates, Elisabeth Morrow and Connie Chilton, who established that their new school would include a balance of “faith in the old education and trust in the new” in an environment of “individuals working toward a common purpose.” Today, EMS is located on a beautiful 14-acre campus just 10 minutes from Manhattan on what was once the site of the Morrow family estate. True to its founding principles, the mission of EMS 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.”

About the Position

The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and 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 1st through June 30th.
The Director of Annual Giving oversees all aspects of the Annual Giving program including but not limited to the following:
  • Alongside the Director of Institutional Advancement, develops goals and metrics for the annual fund program, tracks progress, and provides regular reports
  • Works closely with the Director of Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communications staff to design and implement all annual giving program communications and content via direct mail, social media, texting, and school website
  • Manages fundraising elements of the Summer Strings Festival
  • Coordinates with the Director of Institutional Advancement to develop annual giving targets for campaign prospects
  • Creates, maintains, and updates annual work plan and calendar
  • Face-to-face solicitations, direct mail, social media, digital and texting campaigns, online giving, phonathons, volunteer recruitment and management
  • Produces and leads targeted campaign for faculty and staff
  • Analyzes annual donors and provides monthly list of new prospects with major gift potential to the Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Manages a personal portfolio of $1,000 annual donors with goals and begins to implement face-to-face visits
  • Participates in campaign strategy meetings
  • Generates reports for and attends Advancement Committee meetings
  • Tracks all activity in Raiser’s Edge and works with the Advancement Services Manager to pull appropriate reports as needed


  • 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)

Who We Are

At The Elisabeth Morrow School, children’s natural curiosity grows into a lifelong love of learning. Our exemplary curriculum features innovative programming in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a nationally renowned instrumental music program, social-emotional learning, and community-wide core values.
Proud to be one of the most diverse independent schools in the country, we seek qualified candidates who will add to this legacy. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.

The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information, visit elisabethmorrow.org.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a detailed letter of interest, current resume and a list of 5 references to: Marcus Hurlbut at mhurlbut@educatorscollaborative.com (949-279-3084)

Application materials and inquiries may be submitted to:

Marcus Hurlbut, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC

Email: mhurlbut@educatorscollaborative.com  –  Phone: 949-279-3084

Listing Date: June 2, 2022