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Assistant Director of Development, Women and Children's Health (112792)

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: Development and Alumni Relations
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine (FJHM) is the dedicated development and alumni relations team supporting the entities that comprise Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), including clinical departments, hospitals, satellite clinics, and the School of Medicine. We contribute to Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission of patient care, research, and education through securing philanthropy, building and maintaining donor and alumni relationships, and supporting institutional priorities. FJHM partners closely with institutional leaders, faculty, and clinicians to engage alumni, patients, donors, and prospects in JHM’s work to advance medicine and improve the human condition.


The assistant director of development will focus on the discovery, qualification and retention of donors, new prospects, and lapsed donors at an annual giving level for Women’s and Children’s Health, specifically in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The assistant director will also work on special projects and events to support strategic priorities in Women’s and Children’s Health and serve as a liaison to partner hospital development offices serving women’s and children’s health needs across Johns Hopkins Medicine.


The duties of this role include communicating with patients, donors, prospects, alumni, leadership, department directors, faculty, administrators, and professional colleagues. This position requires independent judgment in the resolution of administrative challenges and the ability to perform under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy, and confidentiality.


The Women’s and Children’s Health Development Office is focused on private sector fundraising for research, patient care, and educational needs for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Department of Pediatrics, as well as the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Discover and qualify annual, mid-level and major gift prospects, and work to incorporate them into the prospect pools through the gratitude calling program, event and committee participation and virtual and in-person visits throughout the year;
  • Leverage opportunities to further engage and steward prospects through volunteerism, fundraising opportunities, and events.
  • Manage the planning and execution of all Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Alumni Society activities, including alumni events (involves travel 3-5 times per year), membership tracking, welcome materials, communications, and membership asks and upgrades.,
  • Collaborate with the Senior Associate Director and faculty partners across the Department to identify funding opportunities and craft and execute projects to help address these needs.
  • Identify funding priorities to highlight for the rotating Development website campaign calendar; manage content and production of the quarterly GynOb e-newsletter; and research highlights for divisions.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of all development events for the department. Manage all aspects of endowed lectureship events, including speaker dinners, program logistics, invitation lists, and invites. Support the senior associate director with the planning of other events including, but not limited to, the Stride & Thrive 5K, Survivorship Reception/Conference, professorship dedications, ceremonies, and celebrations.
  • Manage the support needs of the Center for Fetal Therapy Parents Council in partnership with the senior associate director.
  • Utilize design and communication platforms such as Canva, Constant Contact, and ThankView to cultivate and steward donors, alumni, and prospects of Women’s and Children’s Health.
  • Manage the creation, design, and reporting of annual giving crowdfunding campaigns.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with development colleagues, faculty, and staff.
  • Learn and actively refresh knowledge of school/divisional/departmental priorities and activities.
  • Engage in team-wide activities, knowledge-sharing, and supportive dialogue.
  • Collaborate with development staff and participate in all Women’s and Children’s Health meetings, trainings, and annual retreat.
  • Represent the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Development and Alumni Relations activities, on committees, and for institution-wide programming and planning.
  • Attend meetings and trainings through the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Utilize the Johns Hopkins donor database and related systems to track fundraising activity and analyze the department’s annual giving pipeline.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree. Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Two years minimum of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous volunteer or work experience planning and executing events strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, problem solve, and follow through with assignments from start to finish.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, collaboration, diplomacy, and confidentiality in a team-focused environment
  • Willingness to work occasional evening or weekend hours

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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