DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by The Elisabeth Morrow School, located in Englewood, New Jersey, to conduct a national search for a Director of Enrollment Management. This opportunity is available immediately and will be filled following a comprehensive national search. The start date is flexible for the candidate of choice and a July 1st start date is an option.
The Elisabeth Morrow School, a coeducational day school serving students age 2 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. According to Elisabeth, this 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.” On July 1, 2019, Dr. Fonseca became EMS' seventh Head of School. More than 90 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 towns in Bergen, Hudson, and Union counties in New Jersey and from Manhattan, the Bronx, and Rockland counties in New York. The students speak over 20 home languages, mirroring the demographics of the area in which the School is located. The School has recently completed a strategic plan that will guide its priorities for the next five years. To learn more please visit www.elisabethmorrow.org.
The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks a visionary, dynamic and charismatic leader to inspire and guide our admissions team as Director of Enrollment Management. The ideal candidate is someone who is an experienced, entrepreneurial, marketing, results-oriented admission professional. The new hire will work closely with a dynamic, compelling Head of School in Maureen Fonseca. The opportunity is available immediately. The ability for the new hire to work closely with our Department of Institutional Advancement team to provide for a comprehensive and effective recruitment and marketing effort to attract the right student for The Elisabeth Morrow School is essential.
Responsibilities for the position fall broadly into six basic categories: development of recruitment and retention strategies, initiatives, and relationships that will strengthen the school’s enrollment starting with Early Childhood Education and retain our current students in all three Divisions, increase the general public’s awareness and recognition of the school through outreach and relationships with feeder schools and school recruiters, work with Institutional Advancement to bring the school’s story more personally to an ever-growing number of prospective students and families and others who work with those students and families as they reach decisions about education; dissemination of the school’s materials describing the programs, faculty, and facilities of the school; collection of any and all information pertaining to the appropriateness of a candidate for The Elisabeth Morrow School; review of applications for admission and the decisions that follow from that review; enrollment of new students; and the award, review, and renewal of all financial aid with the Chief Financial Officer and other Division Heads as appropriate.
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 along with a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATESExecutive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: email@example.com
About The Elisabeth Morrow School
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.