Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a leader in nursing education, research, and practice, locally and globally. With more than a century of established excellence in connection with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University, the school’s academic programs are renowned for educating innovative nurse leaders who set the highest standards for patient care and safety. Ranked #1 in graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing provides students and faculty with interprofessional opportunities and resources unparalleled in scope, quality, and innovation. Dean Patricia Davidson, who was recently named the most influential nursing dean in the nation, leads a stellar faculty and oversees more NIH and federal research funding than any other school of nursing in the country.


The School of Nursing has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations to advance the program and support the strongly rooted mission of this esteemed School. The Associate Dean will provide strategic leadership for the program and associated team. This position is responsible for implementation of all fundraising strategies and activities, and for carrying forward the mission and vision of the School. The Associate Dean is responsible for planning and conducting all aspects of fundraising, including orchestration of major fundraising campaigns and other related programmatic activities - involving major and principal gifts, alumni affairs, corporate and foundation relations, and special events. The Associate Dean supports the School’s advisory board, assisting with recruitment of new members and their engagement to advance the priorities of the School.


The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic leadership for development and alumni relations.
  • Develop and execute effective strategies as required to obtain and maintain philanthropic support for the School’s priorities while continuing the growth of private funding from individuals, alumni, corporations and foundations.
  • Lead the evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of significant prospects and donors.
  • Manage a staff of professional fundraisers and support personnel in annual work-planning and goal-setting process; implementation evaluate progress accordingly.
  • Manage and oversee all alumni relations activities. Coordinate, as appropriate, with the University’s alumni relations program to develop and implement an outreach strategy to engage and involve constituents in supporting the school.
  • Participate actively as a member of the JHSON’s leadership team and be engaged in strategic activities and school events
  • Lead fundraising for strategic priorities and ensure fiscal goals and priorities are achieved.
  • In collaboration with the Dean, establish future campaign priorities and budgets – both school specific and collaborative efforts with other divisions of JHU.
  • Manage the conclusion of JHSON’s capital campaign,
  • Lead efforts to identify and develop prospect pipeline, engaging academic leaders and key volunteers in the process.
  • Develop campaign themes, outreach and communications strategies.
  • Manage a portfolio of more than 50 major and principal gift prospects.
  • Oversee and manage a robust and effective stewardship plan for JHSON including strategic communications and outreach and developing high-quality reports and hosting donor-centered stewardship events.
  • Actively participate in the School’s leadership team led by the Dean. Work closely with the Dean to develop private support and priorities for the School.
  • Manage a reporting system of development based metrics that align with the JHSON 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.
  • Maintain and expand engagement of corporations and foundations and support the JHSON faculty in outreach and applications for grants within this sector.

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree and experience in higher education strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have seven plus years of progressively responsible fundraising experience; be able to understand and articulate academic values/goals; and work collaboratively with academic leadership, students, alumni, and volunteer leadership. Also, should be able to establish objectives; set performance standards; organize and motivate staff to achieve fundraising and alumni relations goals; have a strong track record of successfully closing major- and principal-level gifts; and engage in academic and strategic planning at all levels of the organization.

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.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

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

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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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