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Job Req ID:  99459

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is a key member of the Whiting School of Engineering’s Alumni Relations team. The position manages and supports volunteer engagement opportunities, volunteer board programming, our pipeline of future volunteers and donors, and local and regional alumni events to build the Hopkins Engineering community.

Specific duties include:

Strategic management and administrative support for the Hopkins Engineering Alumni Leadership Committee, an alumni volunteer board tasked with advising on key Whiting School development and alumni relations initiatives

    Co-management and tracking of the WSE Volunteer Leadership Pipeline.

    Management and recruitment of the Hopkins Engineering Alumni Ambassadors program, a pre-board opportunity for identifying and engaging alumni with leadership potential.

    Management and creation of current and future volunteer engagement programming including the WSE mentoring program, the Hopkins Engineering Alumni Spotlight Recognition program, and the Student Initiative Fund yearly awards.

    Development, promotion, and execution of events that support the University’s alumni engagement strategic plan and operational plan for the Whiting School of Engineering. This includes both creating new initiatives as well as managing and executing existing flagship events.

       These events could include but are not limited to:

    • Volunteer Leadership Dinners
    • Virtual Coffee Chat programming
    • Endowed Lectures
    • Regional Dean's Networking Events
    • Career skill-building events and student facing alumni panels
    • Intersession Treks and related Networking Programs

                     - Tasks include: Drafting, circulating, and finalizing briefing materials for deans and/or other university leadership; Tracking budget with expenditures in a timely manner; Development and implementation of a follow-up strategy to ensure all events are being used as engagement, cultivation, or stewardship tools and support the growth and  continuing health of the Whiting School of Engineering’s Leadership and Donor pipelines.

    Drive Hopkins Engineering Alumni communication efforts.

    • In conjunction with the Whiting School communications team, develop and send quarterly newsletters for alumni.
    • Collect content and updates for the website, OneHop Alumni, or any other online platform, including news posts about events, videos, and alumni profiles.
    • Ensure regular collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering’s Gift Officer team so that they are aware and using alumni relations events as an effective major gift prospect engagement tool.
    • Oversee the WSE Alumni Relations Engagement Spreadsheet and ensure that it is up to date with current opportunities for prospects.

    • Proactively collaborate and create partnerships with Central Alumni Relations team, Whiting School Life Design Lab, Hopkins Fund Team, and Regional Gift Officer team to further pathways for alumni to engage with the school.
    • Participate in regular meetings to share information on WSE programs and look for opportunities to collaborate.
    • Act as a liaison and resource to the Hopkins Fund and Regional Giving teams. Ensure they are aware of WSE engagement opportunities and have a pathway to sharing prospects for speaking and engagement opportunities and further volunteer leadership development.

    • Lead at least one annual giving campaign per year.

    • Lead the efforts to identify candidates and complete the Whiting School’s Alumni Association Alumni Council nominations and Alumni Awards nominations.

    • Perform other development and alumni relations related duties, as assigned.

    • 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.

    Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • 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.

    • May include hours outside of normal working hours and on the weekend.

    • Valid driver’s license required.

    • Ability and willingness to travel.

    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
    • Additional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, event production and management, fundraising, volunteer management or donor relations preferred.




    Classified Title: Alumni Relations Associate 
    Working Title: Assistant Director of Alumni Relations   
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
    Starting Salary Range:  
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
    Exempt Status: Exempt 
    Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
    Department name: 10001471-Development and Alumni Relations 
    Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering 


    Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
    30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


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


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