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Associate Vice President of Campaign Operations and Engagement

Reporting to the Johns Hopkins University Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice President of Campaign Operations and Engagement sits on the Executive Team and provides leadership and management of all the critical aspects of the campaign, donor and volunteer engagement, development communications and events. This newly created role serves as a central resource and will be required to collaborate with central units and staff in both the schools and departments on both the University campus and the Medical campus.

Specific Duties:

Campaign Operations

  • Responsible for all aspects of campaign planning and execution.
  • Creates and maintains campaign reporting, metrics and dashboards. Provides strategies for communicating goals and reporting progress for fundraising and engagement priorities.
  • Manages the Johns Hopkins University Campaign Executive Committee and any other central development committees. Partners with development colleagues in the schools and units to maintain a high-level of communication, support and engagement of campaign volunteer leadership.
  • Develops and leads overall volunteer campaign communication strategy.
  • Leads the development of a campaign volunteer stewardship and recognition plan.
  • Creates and supports high level campaign messaging and platforms to support staff and volunteers.
  • Develops and supports internal staff campaign communications.
  • Manages the campaign operations budget.

Donor and Volunteer Engagement, Communications and Events

  • Manages and works closely with the leaders of Donor and Volunteer Engagement, Communications and Events to oversee campaign activities and the Development and Alumni Relations activities for the development organization.
  • Provides leadership and works with the Executive Director of Donor and Volunteer Engagement to coordinate the administration of volunteer programs and opportunities for alumni, parents and friends. Partners in the implementation of new strategies that will develop and sustain best practices for volunteer engagement and stewardship.
  • Partners and works with the Director of the Office of Communications for Development and Alumni Relations to develop integrated communications strategies and compelling content among all constituencies internally and externally to advance the Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations programs. Works closely on campaign communication planning and management.
  • Manages and works closely with the Director of Special Events who coordinates the planning of all institutional special events related to development and alumni relations and the Office of the President.


  •  Bachelor's degree required and Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in development preferably with a portion of that experience in a complex higher education environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in one of the leadership roles on a significant fundraising campaign.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and managing volunteers, to help deepen their involvement with the organization.
  • Front line major and/or principal gift experience desirable.
  • Experience managing a team of direct reports.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing objectives, setting performance standards while inspiring and motivating staff to achieve optimum results.
  • Willingness and ability to travel


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

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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.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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