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Job Req ID:  9471

Director International Programs


Current Classified Title: Director of Development

Working Title (if applicable): Director of International Programs

Current Level: 4

Current Role: ATP

Current Salary Scale: LE

Employee Group (Full-time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full Time

Employee Subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt



General: The Johns Hopkins University, located in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 three major campuses.


Position Description: 

Director of Development for International Programs is tasked with Johns Hopkins central fundraising outside of the US. The successful candidate will prioritize building long-term relationships, outreach programs, and maintaining consistent and on-going contact and presence in-country. The Director is tasked with forming and implementing an integrated and inclusive strategy for the program, establishing priorities, and comprehensively considering the countries and regions where there are the greatest opportunities for philanthropy, as well as exploring new opportunities for international development.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of three -- Associate Director, Assistant Director and Administrative Assistant. 
  • Continue the roll-out of five year strategic plan for development and alumni relations international activity with proposed benchmarks and deliverables in each of the five years.
  • More specifically, in key markets implement an integrated and comprehensive strategy that takes advantage of and builds the necessary relationships, outreach, and programs that are the foundation of philanthropy. 
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift and principal prospects, likely in Asia but also potentially in Europe.
  • Manage, coordinate and staff presidential and provost donor strategies and travel.  
  • Continue to build relationships and provide counsel to schools and divisions across the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine International, exploring areas of collaboration and opportunity. 
  • Evaluate and assess current international prospect portfolios that reside with the international team and at the division level. 
  • Manage country-specific tax advantaged trusts and foundations (UK, Hong Kong, and India).  Serve as a resource to assess and recommend action on future opportunities. 
  • Advise and manage the risk management and donor/gift due diligence process for development.
  • Enhance and improve the website for international giving.
  • Staff the International Gift Acceptance Committee with the Provost’s Office and have regular contact with that office regarding international activities.
  • Recommend creative uses of technology to further extend our outreach and contacts internationally.
  • Explore and make recommendations on how to better identify, track, and reflect in international constituents in database. 



Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree in related field preferred. Five to seven years related experience required in front-line fundraising, preferably in the international development or relevant program and/or business development. Candidate must be willing and able to travel approximately five times to Asian and/or Europe for a week or longer for each trip, annually. Preferred qualifications also include:

  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience managing a team
  • Foreign language proficiency, especially Mandarin
  • Experience living and/or working in Asia and/or Europe


In order for Development and Alumni Relations to achieve excellence and an inclusive work environment, while advancing Johns Hopkins' fundraising and alumni relations, we must value, respect, welcome, and recognize each individual's uniqueness.

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 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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