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Job Req ID:  107435

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

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 & Medicinestrengthening the institution through partnerships with donors, alumni, volunteer leaders, faculty, students, staff, and patients.

The Johns Hopkins University was the first modern research university in the United States, emphasizing research and the advancement of knowledge along with the teaching of students. Today, the university enrolls more than 19,000 full--time and part-time students on four campuses in Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Since its creation in 2007, the School of Education (SOE) has grown to enroll nearly 2500 students and award more than 500 master's degrees in education annually, the largest number of any institution in Maryland. The SOE is routinely ranked among the nation's top Schools of Education by US News and World Report and is a national leader in delivering online graduate education. The mission of the SOE is to generate knowledge to inform policy and practice and educate society to address the most important challenges faced by individuals, schools, and communities. This is accomplished through teaching, research, and service. In support of i ts mission, the SOE operates Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, a public K-8 school in East Baltimore.

The SOE and Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking an Associate Dean who will provide strategic leadership to the comprehensive Development and Alumni Relations programs of the SOE. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising and engagement strategies and activities to carry forward the mission and vision of this diverse academic population. The position is responsible for planning and conducting all aspects of private sector fundraising, including managing the SOEs National Advisory Council, orchestrating major fundraising campaigns and related programmatic activity involving major and principal gift work, and overseeing constituent engagement and corporate and foundation fundraising. The Associate Dean is a member of the Deans' Leadership Team and is a key thought partner to fellow Associate Deans at the SOE. In addition, the Associate Dean serves as a member of the Management Committee of the Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations organization. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Education and to the JHU Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

  • Lead the evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of significant prospects and donors. Develop and execute effective strategies as required to obtain and maintain private sector funding support for the SOEs priorities, working closely with the Dean and other key university leadership.
  • Work creatively to build the pipeline of new major gift donors from both alumni and unaffiliated
  • Work closely with the Office of Gift Planning to grow the number of bequest intentions and other planned gifts
  • Work closely with the Office of Annual Giving to grow the donor base and the total annual fund dollars
  • Lead the campaign planning and implementation for a new University-wide campaign.
  • Contribute to the school's management as an active member of the SOE Leadership Team.
  • Collaborate with the SOE's academic departments and research centers to identity their funding needs and optimize their participation in the development process.
  • Work closely with the Dean and the Deans staff in order to develop private support and priorities for SOE.
  • Direct staff of professional fundraisers, leading the annual work plan and goal-setting processes. Actively evaluate each officer's progress and contributions in accordance with DAR metrics and standards.
  • Plan, manage and/or oversee all SOE constituent engagement activities. Develop and implement an outreach strategy to interest, engage and involve alumni and friends in advancing the mission of the SOE.
  • Work closely with the Dean to manage and expand the Schools National Advisory Council and other volunteer groups. Coordinate SOE activities with volunteers, advisory council members, trustees and University leadership.
  • Lead or when appropriate coordinate all aspects of the SOE-centered development service functions such as gift processing, annual giving stewardship, reporting, prospect tracking and donor research.
  • Coordinate SOE Development and Alumni Relations activities with Johns Hopkins Division of Development and Alumni Relations and University Leadership.
  • Develop strategic development communications to provide SOE leadership, faculty, and staff with unified, concise, and consistent messaging around vision and priorities.
  • As a senior leader in Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations, participate on committees as requested to develop the next campaign or other priorities as identified.
  • Manage a team of Development and Alumni Relations professionals and an annual budget of $1.0 million.
  • Build and sustain collaborative relationships with colleagues across the institution tasked with revenue generation for the SOE, including but not limited to the DAR office of foundation relations, and SOE research centers and grant services.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree.
  • Seven-plus years of progressively responsible fundraising experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Experience in higher education development is strongly preferred.
  • Be able to understand and articulate academic values/goals, and work collaboratively
  • with faculty, administration, students, alumni, and volunteer leadership.
  • Be able to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a staff team and its individual members to achieve fundraising and alumni relations goals.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a strong track record of successfully soliciting major and principal gifts and management experience, preferably in a development setting.
  • Have a thorough appreciation of academic planning and its relationship to the effective application of fundraising and alumni relations principles.
  • Have demonstrated experience with campaign planning, fundraising, project management, events organization, and execution.
  • Have demonstrated management and budgeting skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for the School of Education's strategic focus on equity and social justice and its mission to change the lives of children and develop leaders for diverse educational contexts.

All applicants are expected to uphold the universitys core values which include diversity and inclusion. All staff treats 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.

 Classified Title: Associate Dean-MGM 
Working Title: Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations   
Role/Level/Range: ADMOFF/01/EX  
Starting Salary Range:  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: 60000003-Development & Alumni Relations 
Personnel area: School of Education 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


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:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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