Working Title: Associate Director of Constituent Engagement
Reports to: Senior Director of Development
Work Week: Monday – Friday
Hours Worked: 37.5
Division: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Dept: Office of External Affairs
Location: Wyman Park Building
The overall management of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ (KSAS) volunteer and constituent engagement program plays an integral role in the School’s development and fundraising activities. A crucial part in the division’s overall ability to garner philanthropic support is the strategic and effective engagement of volunteer leaders who provide keen insight and an increasingly significant share of fundraising dollars. The Associate Director will engage and cultivate donors in the philanthropic priorities of the School through various volunteer leadership groups and targeted special events. The Associate Director will ensure that prospects and donors are invited to appropriate, customized events to cultivate and steward further giving and to increase affiliation with the school and the university. The Associate Director will directly and indirectly supervise a staff of two in the coordination of volunteer leadership groups, special events, and award nominations.
Oversee the effective engagement of the school’s volunteer leaders
Assume oversight and management responsibilities for the various volunteer leadership groups, including the KSAS Advisory Board, the Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council, the Center for Financial Economics Advisory Council, Humanities Advisory Council, and the Second Decade Society, as well as all affiliated committee sub-groups.
Oversee the successful conception, design, and execution of semi-annual meetings for each leadership group. Partner with the Associate Dean and Senior Director of Development to develop targeted volunteer engagement strategies and timely succession plans for selective members of the volunteer leadership groups.
Work closely with the volunteer leadership of the advisory council, faculty sponsors, and administrators to ensure that the group is engaged in meaningful work that will advance the school and that participation in the group enhances their relationship with the school and its priorities.
Work with faculty and deans to develop and shape new department- or program-based volunteer groups on demand; ensure that these ad hoc committees are designed to advance the school’s priorities.
Assist the Associate Dean and Senior Director in preparing written scripts, bios, briefings and event programming for the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, volunteer leadership and various faculty members for KSAS events.
Maximize the efficiency and productivity of the school’s special events program
Supervise the Special Events Planner in the production of the school’s annual events calendar, which highlights forty to fifty special events designed to cultivate Krieger School constituents, prospects and donors, advance school and university priorities, and steward existing donors; supervise the Special Events Planner in the execution of event logistics, ensuring highest quality and attention to detail.
Create the annual events budget and ensure that events are produced within that framework.
Collaborate with central partners to advance school and university priorities
Serve as the KSAS liaison to the Office of Alumni Relations, attending quarterly divisional representative meetings and communicating information to Krieger School staff. Attend Alumni Council meetings throughout the year.
Engage in regular communication with Alumni Relations to maintain and increase partnership between the two offices, including the coordination of Krieger faculty speakers at alumni and campaign events and the potential linkage of KSAS and university alumni events.
Maintain and cultivate list of potential nominees for the Alumni Council and Board of Trustees. Coordinate the production of nomination letters and other required materials. Facilitate ongoing process to secure and submit names for Alumni Awards. Drive strategic conversation about potential candidates for alumni awards and recommend timing for award presentations.
Serve as the KSAS liaison to the Office of Homecoming and Reunion. Attend all reunion meetings and relay pertinent information to Krieger Office of External Affairs. Ensure appropriate KSAS staffing for events held during reunion as well as centrally-managed reunion events.
Work collaboratively with KSAS gift officers and the Career Center to cultivate key prospects and donors through the production of the January Intersession courses. Coordinate the involvement of alumni and key prospects and donors as guest speakers for courses throughout the term.
Directly and indirectly supervise a staff of two including the Special Events Planner and the Assistant Director for Volunteer Leadership.
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. Three years related experience, with at least two years of professional experience required. Five to seven years of related experience in a higher education environment preferred.
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area. Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good verbal and written communication skills. Is committed to supporting diversity and camaraderie among colleagues.
Demonstrates an ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced environment; proven organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with university nomenclature, protocols and programs as well as any previous experience with the JHU development database are highly desirable. Knows formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures including familiarity with other departments within the school. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of people and functions within the department. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and a solid work ethic.
Internal Number: 11714-en_US
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