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Assistant Director of Stewardship and Student Philanthropy (114405)

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Development and Alumni Relations
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 12, 2024

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. This position also requires a regular presence on the Baltimore-based Homewood campus, with the flexibility to work nights and weekends in alignment with key university events.


Through The Hopkins Fund, the JHU community comes together to make a collective difference in the lives of students and faculty within the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. Gifts of all sizes add up to support critical priorities, strengthen learning and student experiences across Homewood, and provide opportunities and access to current and future Blue Jays that may otherwise not be possible.


Reporting to the director of development of The Hopkins Fund, the assistant director of Stewardship and Student Philanthropy will seek to engage and steward donors to The Hopkins Fund through meaningful activities that recognize their support of the institution and the positive impact of their philanthropy on our undergraduate community. Additionally, this position will oversee programming for our undergraduate student donor community focusing on driving participation through the Senior Class Giving Campaign and serving as a staff liaison to the Student Philanthropy Association. This position is ideal for advancement professionals with strong written communication and volunteer management skills.




Oversight of The Hopkins Fund Leadership Annual Giving Stewardship Program

  • Oversee strategies to recognize, cultivate, steward, and retain leadership annual donors to The Hopkins Fund.
    • Make recommendations for new ideas to elevate The Hopkins Fund stewardship experience.
    • Align efforts with cross-campus stewardship teams.
    • Manage external vendor relationships.
    • Regularly review and, as needed, update The Hopkins Fund website, print materials, and giving forms.
    • Draft acknowledgement and annual stewardship letters and videos for The Hopkins Fund, which may include coordinating activities with current students and cross-campus partners.
  • Support the establishment of database processes and facilitate the distribution of customized gift tracking and progress reports; work with the director of development of The Hopkins Fund to set monthly prospect development meeting agendas and leverage database dashboards and prospect groups to maximize collaboration and efficiency across Homewood gift officer teams.
  • Coordinate student participation in stewardship events and activities designed to support The Hopkins Fund and other Central and Homewood DAR offices.
  • Serve as event management lead for all stewardship activities affiliated with The Hopkins Fund.

Management of the Student Philanthropy Program

  • Manage the Student Philanthropy Association (SPA) and Senior Class Giving Campaign (SCG) and lead and activate volunteers throughout the year.
    • Prepare, administer, and monitor the annual budget for SPA.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise student volunteers to educate undergraduate students on the culture and impact philanthropy has across the Homewood community.
    • Develop and implement an annual campaign calendar of events and social media strategy for SPA & SCG.
    • Achieve 50%+ participation from the SCG Campaign to support annual undergraduate alumni participation goals.
  • Regularly collaborate with development colleagues in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, Athletics, Parents Programs & Giving, Central Annual Giving, and Central Alumni Relations to enhance the university’s constituent engagement efforts through student philanthropy.
  • In partnership with the Office of Annual Giving. serve as development liaison with student groups requesting guidance with student-led crowdfunding campaigns and fundraising initiatives; ensuring compliance with development procedures and promoting best practices in executing focused appeals.

Other Duties

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the programs, research areas, and funding priorities of all aspects of the Homewood Undergraduate experience.
  • Support strategic initiatives and operational goals within The Hopkins Fund.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fundraising, sales/marketing is required; preferably in higher education.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with University nomenclature, protocols and programs as well as any previous experience with JHAS (Hopkins Development Database) or other Salesforce CRM are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and external parties.



Classified Title: Development Associate 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Assistant Director of Stewardship and Student Philanthropy   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: Minimum: $45,700 - Maximum: $80,000 (targeted salary: $61,000; 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: 10001650-The Hopkins Fund 
Personnel area: University Administration 

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