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Job Req ID:  16885

Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement

Working Title: Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range:
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001349-Development 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences




General Description


The Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement is a key member of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) team, serving to facilitate the School’s fundraising and prospect pipeline building efforts. The Assistant Director will develop, coordinate and implement engagement strategies in partnership with multiple JHU offices including the Central Alumni Relations/Affinity Programs, Krieger School faculty, Homewood career and student services offices, Whiting School of Engineering, and other university divisions.  This position will oversee alumni engagement metrics for analysis, data pertaining to growth markets, and other alumni relations activities, to inform regional strategy and programming. The Assistant Director will be involved in all aspects of alumni engagement programs and content related event strategies and be the independent strategic project leader for many of the initiatives. Other responsibilities include the coordination of support activities such as: pre and post-event support and oversight of key action items; support and management of activities related to the Krieger School’s multiple volunteer boards.


Specific duties & responsibilities


  • Partner with the Director of Constituent Engagement to develop strategies, objectives, and measures of success and independently oversee the planning and implementation of comprehensive and diversified activities to keep alumni and students informed, interested, and actively engaged in the life of the School


  • Track and analyze trends in alumni data from ALADIN, LinkedIn and other sources to strategically determine and develop decisions on events, geographic alumni engagement activities, and affinity programming


  • Report to the Director of Constituent Engagement, the Assistant Director will work closely with the Senior Director of Development and the gift officer team to discover and facilitate the identification of potential prospects at these respective programming opportunities and events for pipeline building


  • Conduct annual visits with prospective donors and friends of the Krieger School to explore opportunities for future events and other alumni engagement related programs—including exploring new regional alumni markets


  • Create content-related events in the School’s local and regional geographic territories



  • Plan, coordinate and execute KSAS event activities including: overseeing the creation of event invitations, deploying a marketing strategy, assist with the site selection and management of responses



  • Oversee administration of post-event surveys, and follow-up action items from each event



  • Other responsibilities include the coordination of pre- and post-event planning activities which include: briefings, sending out timely follow-up and thank you communications to event attendees, facilitating the introduction of a designated gift officer to new prospects and completing thorough prospect management notes



  • Support to KSAS multiple volunteer boards


  • Liaise with the Central Alumni Relations, Affinity Engagement and Regional, student and alumni offices in collaboration on relevant and engaging programming and event themes


  • Coordinate the School’s Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Alumni Council membership and award nominations, Alumni Trustee nominations, and collaborative regional programming


  • Represent KSAS at Leadership Weekend, Reunion Weekend, Young Alumni Weekend, and Executive Committee meetings, and provide staff support to the KSAS alumni representatives to the JHU Alumni Council


  • Serve as KSAS lead collaborator and liaison with the offices of Career Development, Admissions, and Student Services on events, activities and programming to enhance the growth of student engagement with the School



  • Manage and maintain a Krieger School of Arts and Science Speaker Request system to leverage faculty travel schedules and availability


  • Liaise with Communications and Marketing to provide donor and alumni and event related stories for publications, marketing materials, and KSAS website



  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum qualifications (mandatory) 


Bachelor’s degree required.  Two years of related experience in alumni relations, events, volunteer management, fundraising or related field, preferably in an institution of higher education.


Preferred qualifications


Five years related experience, preferably including fundraising and/or alumni relations related activities.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities


  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, a proactive work style, attention to detail, entrepreneurial and creative nature and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously


  • A high degree of professionalism, discretion, diplomacy, and a high level of confidentiality


  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively


  • A high level of independent judgment and decision-making


  • A demonstrated ability to recognize challenges and work toward creative resolution


  • The ability to prioritize key goals and tasks


  • Great attention to detail and the ability to follow-through to completion


  • Enthusiasm for working with a diverse group of colleagues and constituents at all levels of the organization


  • Sense of humor, extraordinary tact, and intellectual curiosity


  • Requires a willingness and availability to work nights and weekends several times per year


  • Strong computer skills preferred


  • A proficiency in Microsoft Office is required


  • The incumbent will be trained in the use of the JHU development database


  • Travel required


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: Expertise in MS Office Suite skills – especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with prospect management databases.


Travel twice monthly is required. Core domestic markets include NYC, DC/VA, San Francisco Bay Area and Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Denver, and Los Angeles.



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