Job Req ID:  113066

Executive Recruiter, Development and Alumni Relations

Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) supports Johns Hopkins’ focus on research, teaching and patient care, and its role as a national and global leader in higher education. We create and foster enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; strengthening the institution through partnerships with donors, alumni, volunteer leaders, faculty, students, staff, and patients. 

Johns Hopkins University supports a flexible work model which includes four different work modalities. This role has a hybrid work arrangement with an onsite presence of 3 days per week. The manager will confirm the team’s core onsite days where the majority/all team members will work in the office. Employees who travel on university business can count those days towards their onsite days.

We are seeking a results-oriented Executive Recruiter who performs and manages the full life cycle recruiting process for all leadership level roles in Development and Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. You will be an expert at your craft comprising all aspects of an executive search including research, candidate generation and development, senior client management, and complex offer negotiations.

This role will report to the Talent Acquisition Manager on the Talent Management and Human Resources (TMHR) team in Development &Alumni Relations (DAR) Division. You will embrace and advance the university's HR mission of attracting, developing, retaining, and engaging a high-performing workforce in support of excellence in the university's mission, while promoting diversity, equity, civility, and respect.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Execute the end-to-end recruitment process, including reviewing job description, creating a recruitment strategy, candidate sourcing, screening, interviewing, and selection, for all leadership level roles, traditionally director and above, within DAR
  • Build a trusted advisor relationship with hiring managers, coaching them on effective search strategies, compensation, interviewing and long-term engagement of passive candidates.
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience by fostering proactive communication, implementing a well-structured recruitment process and offering comprehensive information to the candidates reflecting the organization’s values and culture.
  • Conduct thorough intake sessions with hiring managers to gain deep insights into their hiring needs.
  • Create and execute interview processes. This includes providing guidance in interview questions, interview evaluations, interview schedules and facilitating the selection of finalists.
  • Strategize and collaborate with DAR leadership to understand current and future hiring needs and contribute to workforce planning initiatives.
  • Provide high level of support to hiring managers and ensure the right candidates are identified for each role.
  • Utilize various channels and resources to identify and source qualified candidates for leadership-level positions, including passive candidates from relevant industries, professional networks, databases, and job boards.
  • Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion through every aspect of the hiring journey.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, compensation benchmarks, and emerging leadership competencies in higher education and development to inform and guide recruitment strategies effectively.
  • Collaborate and partner across the talent acquisition team in Central JHU and TMHR and the entire DAR TMHR team.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable recruitment laws, regulations, and ethical standards in the recruitment process.
  • Collaborate closely with compensation to develop competitive salaries that ensure internal equity, and manage the offer, negotiation, and acceptance stages.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Seven (7)+ years sourcing and recruiting experience with a strong emphasis on executive recruiting.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work with discretion and handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • A strategic mindset with a results-driven approach to meet recruitment goals and timelines.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort partnering with and influencing leadership.
  • Knowledge of external talent environment, market trends, competitors, and general talent availability.
  • Technologically astute; ability to leverage tools and technology to manage talent pipeline and ensure data accuracy.
  • Strong knowledge of recruitment process and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Experience working in a development/fundraising environment considered a plus

All applicants are expected to uphold the university’s core values which includes diversity and inclusion. All staff treat people with dignity and respect by being fair and consistent. We demonstrate an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their race, gender, age, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status or other characteristics. We show respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourage and promote practices that support cultural diversity; and discourage behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds.



Classified Title: Executive Recruiter 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Executive Recruiter, Development and Alumni Relations   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: Minimum: $62,300 - Maximum: $109,000 (targeted salary: $100,000; commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10001644-Human Resources 
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information
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