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Associate Vice President for Development (112509)

Employer
Johns Hopkins University: Development and Alumni Relations
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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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 4 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.

 

As a direct report to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and member of the Executive Team for Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice President will manage the Associate Deans of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Carey Business School, School of Education, School of Advanced International Studies, and the Executive Director who oversees International Programs, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Talented Youth and future development office of the School of Government and Policy. The incumbent will work closely with their direct reports to develop and implement multi-year strategies and goals for assigned units. The overarching goal is to deepen engagement, grow the University donor base, and increase giving across the units of oversight.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

  1. Manage the leaders of the development and alumni relations programs for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Carey Business School, School of Education, and the School of Advanced International Studies.
    • Provide oversight of the Associate Dean in each school to help guide the work plan goal setting, pipeline building, strategies, and progress toward fundraising goals.
    • Partner on prospects and visits with Associate Deans, as needed, to enhance relationship building and donor engagement.
    • Work with the Associate Deans on their respective Advisory Boards and leadership counsels. Attend meetings, strategize, assist in building relationships, and identifying new members.
    • Assist with strategies for alumni relations and development communications.
    • Partner with the Deans on hiring and management of the Associate Deans.
    • Serve as counsel to the Deans and Associate Deans on advancement-related topics.
    • Drive personal and organizational accountability to the stated objectives each fiscal year.
  2. Manage an Executive Director who has responsibilities for supervising the leaders of International Programs, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Talented Youth and future development office of the School of Government and Policy.
    • Provide oversight and help guide the work plan goal setting, pipeline building, strategies, and progress toward fundraising goals.
    • Drive personal and organizational accountability to the stated objectives each fiscal year.
    • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to build a vision for the creation of a development office for the newly established School of Government and Policy.
    • Provide strategic thinking and partnership as needed.
  3. Serve as a key member of the campaign planning process, in conjunction with the Vice President Associate Vice President of Campaign Strategy and Engagement, and the Executive Team. Leverage existing structures and resources to support strategies, approaches and tracking of cross-disciplinary signature fundraising opportunities identified for this campaign.
  4. Partner with direct reports to establish campaign goals, and decision making related to campaign management and completion.
 

 

Desired Leadership Capabilities:

  • Ability to plan strategically, organize, and establish objectives and priorities while ultimately achieving goals in an aggressive organizational environment.
  • Aptitude in understanding and articulating academic goals while working collaboratively with academic leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a cross-disciplinary manner in a highly matrixed organization.
  • 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.
 



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage major and principal gift strategy and solicitation.
  • Strong management skills and demonstrated ability to lead a team of individuals towards a common goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with impact.
  • Experience in multifaceted campaign planning and implementation strategies.
  • 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.

 

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