Sr. Coordinator for Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations

Classified Title: Sr. Development Coordinator

Requisition #: 313358

Range: OF

Level: 3

Salary: $20.12 - $27.68

Status: Limited

School: University Administration

Location: Homewood Campus

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Development

Contact: DAR HR

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General Description

The Senior Coordinator of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations is responsible for coordination of the development efforts around the Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures and broader Corporate Relations portfolios. In addition, the Senior Coordinator will help to facilitate connections to the divisions of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, conduct prospect research and propose potential prospects who are passionate about supporting innovation initiatives in Baltimore and in higher education more broadly. This position supports the Director of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations by serving as the day to day point of contact for Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures, maintaining Aladin records in Relationship Management, and with reconciling expenses, planning travel, and scheduling appointments with constituents.

The Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations team will develop and execute a university-wide strategy that will identify and prioritize opportunities for engagement along the entire revenue spectrum – from outright, unrestricted philanthropic support to direct investment in JHU start-ups and blended opportunities in between.

Fundraising & Relationship Management:

Identifies through new data, research and referrals potential leads to new donors.

Drafts, circulates, and finalizes briefing materials for president, deans and/or other university leadership which includes timeline of events, speaking points, biographical information, etc.

Writes letters, prepares proposals and gift agreements for prospects in consultation with the Director of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations.

Gathers and incorporates information from multiple sources to produce reports that include: giving participation numbers; numbers of gifts in various categories; types of gifts; endowed gift tracking.

Manages and coordinates the stewardship process for JHTV and Corporate Relation Programs including gift acknowledgment process, and assist with the execution of the Director of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relation’s cultivation of major donor relationships through mailings, visits, presentations, and events, as needed.

Meet with Director regularly and help develop and execute appropriate annual stewardship plans for mandatory and voluntary plans, including special plans for principal prospects.

Work closely with the senior staff at Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures as the point of contact on donor research and logistical details.

Events and Project Management

Provides project management to implement fundraising strategic plan. This includes assessing timelines, creating correspondence, analyzing and reporting status, and identifying solutions to barriers that may exist.

Lead, plan and execute donor events and initiatives as appropriate, such as donors visits, prospect dinners, Hopkins Innovation Roundtables and summits as laid out in the strategic plan.

Office and Administrative Management:

Develop content for donor materials and presentations.

Stays abreast of university and alumni news to make recommendations for media content.

Manage gift data and oversee gift depositing and reporting process to ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Direct oversight and execution of gift processing and acknowledgments, ensuring it is handled in compliance with JHU standards.

In conjunction with major gift officers, create and review donor gift and pledge agreements and track payments to support cash flow projections.

Forward gift agreements to appropriate authorized signers for review and approval.

Oversee office budget, individual gift officer’s travel expenses and individual reimbursement and regular reconciliation of budget transactions and year-end closing paperwork.

Other duties as assigned.

Note: This position requires working outside normal business hours and on the weekend. Some travel may be required.


High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Five years related experience required. Experience should include volunteer management, fundraising or related field. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience).

Special Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively.

Ability to make independent decisions and the discernment to know when independence is warranted.

Ability to work as part of an effective team with a results oriented approach.

Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new development computer software systems.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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