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Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) supports Johns Hopkins' focus on research, teaching and patient care, and its role as a national and global leader in higher education. We create and foster enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; strengthening the institution through partnerships with donors, alumni, volunteer leaders, faculty, students, staff, and patients.

Johns Hopkins University supports a flexible work model which includes four different work modalities. This role has a hybrid work arrangement with an onsite presence of 3 days per week. The manager will confirm the team's core onsite days where the majority/all team members will work in the office. Employees who travel on university business can count those days towards their onsite days.

The Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations reports to the Associate Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations. This position is a senior leader on the development and alumni relations team and is responsible for managing the leaders in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Talented Youth, and the International fundraising program in development and alumni relations (DAR). The incumbent will be responsible for creating a new development program in the newly established School of Government and Policy.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the leaders of the development and alumni relations programs for the Berman Institute of Bioethics, The Center for Talented Youth, and the International fundraising program in DAR. Once established, to manage the leader of the School of Government and Policy.
    • Provide oversight in each unit to help guide the work plan goal setting, pipeline building, strategies, and progress toward fundraising goals.
    • Partner on prospects and visits, as needed, to enhance relationship building and donor engagement.
    • Work with in partnership with development leaders on respective Advisory Boards and leadership counsels. Attend meetings, strategize, assist in building relationships, and identifying new members.
    • Partner with the Institute, Center and School leadership with the hiring and management of their development leadership.
    • Serve as counsel to the Institute, Center, and School leadership, and development leads on advancement-related topics.
    • Drive personal and organizational accountability to the stated objectives each fiscal year.
  2. Work closely with the Associate Vice President and other development leadership on campaign planning, goal setting and strategies related to campaign management and completion.
  3. With oversight of the Associate Vice President, thoughtfully build an inaugural development plan for the establishment of the first development program in the School of Government and Policy.
  4. Build collaborative partnerships across the development and alumni relations to foster strong relationships with the fundraising programs that cut across the University.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Seven years professional-level experience, including at least two years of management experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Higher education fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage major and principal gift strategy and solicitation.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to develop strategic plans, implement programs, motivate and manage individuals and teams.
  • Strong management skills and proven ability to lead a team of individuals towards a common goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships individually and cross- departmentally and to ensure effective communication with team members and senior leaders.
  • Experience in campaign planning and implementation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of creativity, initiative and motivation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

All applicants are expected to uphold the university's core values which includes diversity and inclusion. All staff treat people with dignity and respect by being fair and consistent. We demonstrate an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their race, gender, age, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status or other characteristics. We show respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourage and promote practices that support cultural diversity; and discourage behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.

Classified Title: Executive Director Development
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Role/Level/Range: L/05/LI
Starting Salary Range: Minimum: $143,500 - Maximum: $251,200 (targeted salary: $210,000; commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10001645-Associate Vice President
Personnel area: University Administration

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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