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Job Req ID:  18725

Director of Stewardship

Working Title: Director of Stewardship  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001630-VP Development and Alumni Relations 
Personnel area: University Administration



General Description


The Director of Stewardship will be responsible for various strategic and tactical activities related to our institution’s largest donor, referred to as the Foundation. The Director will partner with the Vice President and the Chief of Staff’s Office in developing and furthering programs supported by the Foundation in collaboration with both the Foundation’s staff and Johns Hopkins leadership.


The Director reports to the Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations with direct communication to the Vice President.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Outline high level strategy/vision/overarching goals and organizational structure/framework of the programs supported by the Foundation


  • Establish marketing/communications/stewardship functions including development of branding effort, establishment of websites and social media presence, creation of collateral of various types for various audiences, development of PR/media and external outreach plan, coordination of efforts with JHU communications offices; assistance with remarks/briefings on activities related to the Foundation


  • Development of strategies to showcase the Foundation’s impact at JHU and provide the Foundation with updates, reports and high-level stewardship pieces highlighting the impact


  • Development and execution of ideas/activities/speakers calendar/events related the Foundation’s support of JHU including both on and off campus programming


  • In conjunction with the Vice President, manage the relationship with the Foundation’s grant’s team to develop, execute, and oversee both new and already existing grant agreements. This will require coordinated efforts between the Foundation’s grant’s team and leadership across JHU


  • Coordination on development and cultivation of prospect list for additional programmatic funding efforts related to the areas the Foundation supports


  • Relationship building with Institutional Leadership, Faculty/Project Leads and Staff across all areas and programs supported by the Foundation


  • Facilitation of other relationships across Hopkins as it relates to programs supported by the Foundation


  • Create and establish best practices for effective relationship management with the Foundation


  • Manage the Development and Alumni Relations stewardship team for the Foundation


  • In conjunction with the Vice President and existing stewardship team, respond to urgent requests for information/assistance from the Foundation’s leadership


  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and professionalism


  • Monthly travel to foster relationships with the Foundation



Bachelor’s degree and seven years of related experience required.



Expertise in the following is required:



  • Fostering collaboration and building partnerships across divisions and with university leadership and administration
  • Comfortable working in a complex, de-centralized, multi-divisional, results-oriented environment
  • Collaborating and working with the institution’s highest level of donor leadership – communications, presentations, strategy, etc.
  • Ability to function effectively in a large, de-centralized environment, and as part of a team across functional areas
  • Excellent presentation skills and superior written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently to drive organizational objectives while maintaining the highest level of support to the Foundation






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


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