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Job Req ID:  46316

Associate Director for Constituent Engagement, Alumni Relations

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Associate Director for Constituent Engagement, Alumni Relations, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. This position will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing programs and activities aimed at growing our alumni and supporter base, building alumni support, and enhancing alumni and supporter involvement and participation. Working under the supervision of the Director of Constituent Engagement, the person serving in this position will manage, implement and direct all aspects of the external alumni relations program for SAIS.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all regional, international and affinity-based alumni groups by providing support in planning, promoting and implementing a variety of events and a strategic alumni relations program.
  • Manage and update guidelines, roles and responsibilities, and training for programming for volunteer leaders.
  • Create opportunities for meaningful engagement of alumni with current students, and develop programming to engage alumni through volunteer efforts with the SAIS Admissions, Student Services and Global Careers offices.
  • Work closely with the Director of Constituent Engagement to develop, coordinate, and implement programming and campaigns to deepen alumni engagement, support the efforts of the development officers and, secure annual revenue for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Respond to inquiries by alumni, internal stakeholders, and advancement colleagues, and assists when possible and appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor's degree or higher plus three to four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


A proven and energetic relationship builder with experience working with experience in effectively managing volunteer groups, executing programming and special events.


Ability to function efficiently and as a self-starter in a complex organizational environment demanding high energy, discretion, patience, enthusiasm, and creativity.


Knowledge of creating and monitoring event budgets a plus. Flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend events and to travel on an as needed basis.


Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and prioritize workload. Must be detail oriented and able to complete projects while adhering to aggressive deadlines.

Strong verbal/written communication and proofreading skills.


Must possess exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrate a genuine appreciation in working with diverse audiences and in a team setting.


Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Time Matrix:

  • 40% - Executing and managing alumni volunteer leader groups, alumni relations programming and events
  • 25% - Creating communications for, and outreach to, alumni constituency groups
  • 15% - Cultivating new relationships with current students, faculty, and alumni through targeted outreach efforts with gift officers, across departments of the School, and JHU
  • 10% - Fielding responses to alumni inquiries, internal stakeholders, and providing resources to alumni in need
  • 10% - Coordinate the daily operations of the alumni relations program


JH at SAIS - Washington DC