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Job Req ID:  54397

Associate Director, Stewardship and Donor Engagement

Job Title:  Associate Director, Stewardship and Donor Engagement


General Description:
The Stewardship and Donor Engagement Team seeks to engage, steward and recognize Johns Hopkins donors, alumni, and volunteers according to their interests, through meaningful activities that encourage and recognize their long-term support of the institution and the positive impact of their involvement and philanthropy. Developing and maintaining a community of engaged donors and leadership volunteers is vital to the university and the success of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR). This team supports the engagement stewardship and recognition of donors and leadership volunteers across the institution at both the divisional level and as a central services bureau. Additionally, the Team collaborates with a wide range of colleagues across the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Under the supervision of the Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement, the incumbent will lead efforts to design and build a systemic donor recognition program for capital projects, the Johns Hopkins Founders Wall, and other creative engagement opportunities and events.  This highly visible position will work closely with university leaders and volunteers as the institution addresses important questions about the legacy of individuals who names and iconography adorn our building and programs.  Success will require integrity, finesse, attention to detail, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will develop a program for ensuring consistency in named recognition for donors and other individuals who have contributed substantially to our institution.  This position will hold a particular focus on the naming of both new and existing buildings and facilities, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Offices of Real Estate, Construction, Planning, and Facilities, and Development and Alumni Relations leadership and other front-line fundraisers and external vendors.


  • Work closely with Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement to organize the Founders Wall recognition program; specifically, strategy development with primary relationship managers and university leadership, drafting leadership communications to donors, procuring consent forms, overseeing appropriate contracts with external vendors and facilities for engraving process.


  • Manage production of personalized and creative donor recognition events for the Founders Wall Program and select donor engagement event opportunities (hard hat tours, space and academic dedications, digital/hybrid programming for top donors, etc.) to include event timelines, invitation and marketing materials production, preparation of leadership briefings, contracting and overseeing external vendors, and onsite event production for both digital and in person programs.


  • Provide guidance and support to divisional development offices for donor recognition projects including production of donor walls, signage, and event assistance as needed.


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three years of related experience required, including at least two years of prior professional experience. Experience in donor relations and stewardship, front-line fundraising, marketing, and/or event production preferred. 


Desired foundational competencies include the following:  creativity, relationship building, interpersonal skills, technology literacy, managing others, influence, collaboration, communication, innovation, and prioritization.  



Classified Title: Donor Relations Officer 
Working Title: Associate Director, Stewardship and Donor Engagement 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001641-Donor and Volunteer Engagement 
Personnel area: University Administration


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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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