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Associate Vice President for Development


Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

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 4 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.



As a direct report to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations and member of the Executive Team for Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice President will manage the Associate Deans of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Carey Business School, School of Education, School of Advanced International Studies, and the Executive Director who oversees International Programs, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Talented Youth and future development office of the School of Government and Policy. The incumbent will work closely with their direct reports to develop and implement multi-year strategies and goals for assigned units. The overarching goal is to deepen engagement, grow the University donor base, and increase giving across the units of oversight.



Specific Duties and Responsibilities:



  1. Manage the leaders of the development and alumni relations programs for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Carey Business School, School of Education, and the School of Advanced International Studies.
    • Provide oversight of the Associate Dean in each school to help guide the work plan goal setting, pipeline building, strategies, and progress toward fundraising goals.
    • Partner on prospects and visits with Associate Deans, as needed, to enhance relationship building and donor engagement.
    • Work with the Associate Deans on their respective Advisory Boards and leadership counsels. Attend meetings, strategize, assist in building relationships, and identifying new members.
    • Assist with strategies for alumni relations and development communications.
    • Partner with the Deans on hiring and management of the Associate Deans.
    • Serve as counsel to the Deans and Associate Deans on advancement-related topics.
    • Drive personal and organizational accountability to the stated objectives each fiscal year.
  2. Manage an Executive Director who has responsibilities for supervising the leaders of International Programs, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Talented Youth and future development office of the School of Government and Policy.
    • Provide oversight and help guide the work plan goal setting, pipeline building, strategies, and progress toward fundraising goals.
    • Drive personal and organizational accountability to the stated objectives each fiscal year.
    • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to build a vision for the creation of a development office for the newly established School of Government and Policy.
    • Provide strategic thinking and partnership as needed.
  3. Serve as a key member of the campaign planning process, in conjunction with the Vice President Associate Vice President of Campaign Strategy and Engagement, and the Executive Team. Leverage existing structures and resources to support strategies, approaches and tracking of cross-disciplinary signature fundraising opportunities identified for this campaign.
  4. Partner with direct reports to establish campaign goals, and decision making related to campaign management and completion.

Desired Leadership Capabilities:

  • Ability to plan strategically, organize, and establish objectives and priorities while ultimately achieving goals in an aggressive organizational environment.
  • Aptitude in understanding and articulating academic goals while working collaboratively with academic leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a cross-disciplinary manner in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Management, motivational, and programmatic consensus building skills with development professionals and academic staff.
  • Ability to mentor and manage development professionals and administrative staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to use of information technology and the management and understanding of data systems.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Higher education fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage major and principal gift strategy and solicitation.
  • Strong management skills and demonstrated ability to lead a team of individuals towards a common goal.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with impact.
  • Experience in multifaceted campaign planning and implementation strategies.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.


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: Associate Vice President-MGM
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Associate Vice President for Development
Role/Level/Range: ADMOFF/01/EX
Starting Salary Range: Minimum: $270,000 - Maximum: $330,000; targeted salary: $285,000; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001645-VP Development & Alumni Relations
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: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

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, theJHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Accommodation Information

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 Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visitaccessibility.jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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:https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

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.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
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 Talent Acquisition Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visithttps://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visithttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visithttps://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.


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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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