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Job Req ID:  2040

Associate Director of Foundation Relations

Classified title: Foundation Relations Officer

Working title: Associate Director of Foundation Relations

Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PE

Starting Salary Range: $67,114 - $92,219

Employee group: Full time

Schedule: M-F/8:30am-5:00pm

Employee subgroup: Exempt

Department name: Foundation Relations

Personnel area: University Administration



General Description:


The Associate Director of Foundation Relations will help secure and steward funding from private foundations for the benefit of Johns Hopkins University, and will report to the Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations for Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.  The Associate Director will also manage a portfolio of foundations – relevant to the university’s health-focused schools and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures – as “primary relationship manager,” keeping up-to-date about their missions and priorities, and ensuring that any opportunities for funding consideration are seized. 


In collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Associate Director will also serve as liaison for the university’s limited submissions competitions program that are relevant to Foundation Relations.



Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Participate in the development of strategies and innovations to advance the work of the Foundation Relations office and enhance its value to the University.
  • Work in partnership with the Foundation Relations team to maximize foundation revenues with a focus on East Baltimore divisions – Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Bioethics.  This includes conducting relevant research on foundation prospects both individually and in concert with the Assistant Director of Foundation Relations; developing cultivation and solicitation strategies in collaboration with unit-based gift officers from the schools and departments relevant to this portfolio; working with faculty to develop or refine their proposal ideas; preparing visit and site visit briefings for faculty and leadership; consulting with foundation staff and officials; writing concept papers, LOIs, proposals and reports; and staffing faculty and leadership as appropriate.
  • Manage a portfolio of foundations and maximize opportunities to match their interests with institutional needs.
  • Monitor external sources of foundation news and information relevant to portfolio.



Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of five years of related experience, including two years foundation fundraising experience.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Writing and academic experience. 



Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Exceptional writing skills (writing samples will be required of finalists for this position)
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to take appropriate initiative in advancing the goals of the office
  • Intellectual curiosity, commitment to excellence, and dependable professional judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment



Technical Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software


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