At Johns Hopkins, the mission of Development and Alumni Relations is to build enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for the institution. We are deeply committed to and aligned with the academic mission of the institution. Our work supports its focus on research, teaching, and patient care, and its role as a higher education leader on the global stage. We strive to strengthen Johns Hopkins through partnerships with donors, volunteers, faculty, alumni, friends, and patients.
The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is one of the leading schools of arts and sciences in the nation. There are currently more than 50 departments, programs, centers, and institutes within or affiliated with the Krieger School helping to create new knowledge for the world, prepare the leaders of tomorrow, and bring the best and brightest faculty members to our campus.
The Krieger School is devoted to discovery and the creation of new knowledge through research and scholarship, and to the education of our students. This mission creates an exciting environment for vital academic departments, well-rounded and engaged students, and enables vibrant interactions across disciplines and between faculty and students. Our committed alumni build lasting connections to the School and possess the skills, curiosity, and knowledge to pursue satisfying and impactful lives of leadership and service in today’s global arena.
In October 2018, the Krieger School closed out the Rising to the Challenge campaign with an impressive $747 million against a $550 million goal. This was a campaign about empowering the people of Johns Hopkins—our students, faculty members, researchers, scientists, and scholars— who strive every day to improve the lives of others and make a difference in the world. In the coming months, the School will commence the planning phase of the next comprehensive Johns Hopkins University fundraising campaign.
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The Associate Dean will provide strategic leadership to advance the Development and Alumni Relations and Communications programs at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the University’s Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Dean is responsible for implementation of all fundraising strategies and activities, and for advancement of the vision and priorities of the School. The Associate Dean manages a team of twenty-one development and alumni relations staff members, planning and conducting all aspects of private sector fundraising, including orchestration of major fundraising campaigns and other related programmatic activities. These efforts include annual, major, and principal gifts solicitations and strategy, alumni affairs, constituent engagement, stewardship, corporate and foundation relations, and numerous special events. The Associate Dean also manages the School’s Office of Communications and Marketing, which includes a Director and a staff of seven.
The Associate Dean supports the School’s Advisory Council, managing recruitment and engagement of new volunteer members to advance the priorities of the School. The incumbent also works closely with colleagues at all divisions to harness collaborative fundraising opportunities across Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
1. Manage an active portfolio of major and principal gift prospects with a minimum of sixty substantive visits a year aligned with financial work plan goals.
2. Provide overall strategic leadership for development and alumni relations for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Increase philanthropic revenue from individuals, alumni, corporations, and foundations by developing and executing effective team strategies that support the School’s priorities.
Lead the evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of significant major and principal gift prospects and donors.
Directly supervise five team members and lead a total team of twenty-nine. Manage a staff of professional fundraisers and support personnel in annual work plan and goal setting. Evaluate progress accordingly.
Manage and oversee all constituent engagement activities. Coordinate, as appropriate, with the University’s alumni relations program to develop and implement an outreach strategy to engage constituents in supporting the school.
3. Manage the School’s campaign planning process and ensure that fiscal goals and priorities are achieved.
In concert with the Dean, establish future campaign priorities and budgets – both school-specific and collaborative efforts with other divisions of JHU.
Lead efforts to identify new prospects and develop the prospect pipeline, engaging academic leaders and key volunteers in the process.
Develop campaign themes and outreach and communications strategies.
4. Oversee the communications and marketing program for the school in order to advance the mission of the Krieger School.
In collaboration with the Senior Director of Communications, create strategies for communications outreach to alumni, parents, constituents and donors
Ensure that the programs, faculty, staff and students are promoted through both web and print, and both internally and externally.
Through the Senior Director of Communications, make sure the school’s high-profile publications and website are of the highest caliber, which includes the Arts & Sciences Magazine.
5. Actively participate in the School’s leadership team led by the Dean. Work closely with the Dean and faculty to develop private support and funding priorities for the School
6. Represent the School of Arts and Sciences on various university-wide external affairs committees. Sit on the Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations Management Team.
7. Operate with a high degree of fiscal responsibility. Work closely with the Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration to prepare department budget and to provide budget management and oversight of all development budgets while providing financial forecasts and projections.
Ten or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience. Higher education fundraising experience strongly preferred.
Proven ability to close major and principal gifts.
Experience in multifaceted capital campaign planning and implementation strategies.
Experience leading and managing large teams.
Experience developing and managing large, complex budgets.
Desired Leadership Capabilities:
Ability to plan strategically, organize, and establish objectives and priorities while ultimately achieving goals in a demanding organizational environment.
Aptitude in understanding and articulating academic goals while working collaboratively with academic leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and volunteers.
Demonstrated experience in managing advisory boards and volunteer leadership.
Management, motivational, and programmatic consensus building skills with development professionals and academic staff.
Ability to mentor and manage development professionals and administrative staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to use of information technology and the management and understanding of data systems.
Aptitude in business and financial acumen; ability to manage budgets and conduct financial analysis to include financial forecasts and projections
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