Working title (if applicable): Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement
Starting Salary Range ($s): 43,101 - 49,904
Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full time
Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 37.5
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Exempt
Department name: DAR
Personnel area (School): Peabody Institute
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
FY19 Position Description
Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement
The Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement for Peabody is part of the Office of External Relations that builds the pipeline of donors by engaging alumni, parents, donors, and friends in the life of Peabody through Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, Stewardship, Events, and solicitations. The Assistant Director will be involved in all aspects of constituent engagement programs and is specifically responsible for directing stewardship in coordination with the alumni and development officers who are managing gift portfolios.
Areas of Responsibility:
Design, implement, and manage the stewardship program at Peabody including: creating strategic calendar of events and touches throughout the year for the high level scholarship, endowment and program support donors, as well as annual donors (annual poster, inclusion in concert booklets, VIP events). Responsible for having an in-depth knowledge of Peabody's endowed funds and strong relationship with the financial analyst and business office to ensure that donor intent is implemented appropriately.
Lead strategy for and direct production, in coordination with the special events coordinator of major annual stewardship events, including the annual Scholarship and Leadership Luncheon.
Develop and implement the institute-wide events including, Founder's Day, which includes stewardship touches and educating students and faculty about the importance of philanthropy.
Manage a portfolio of donors, including documenting 40-50 visits per year, with the goal identifying, cultivating and helping solicit gifts while helping to build the overall pipeline of major gift donors for Peabody.
Manage the Asia engagement efforts including: soliciting material for, editing, and coordinating translations for newsletters each year to Taiwan, Korea and China; being liaison for and assisting in the alumni, recruiting and development events in Asia.
Assist with the planning and execution of the Society of Peabody Alumni meetings (3-4 times a year) and related meetings and events; including Reunion Weekend, which the latter occurs bi-annually.
Assist with the planning, writing and editorial oversight of alumni relations and development communications including: sections of the Peabody Magazine and institute website; the alumni newsletter; the concert calendar; concert programs; as well as coordinating with the University publications and media with regards to featuring Peabody donors and alumni.
Bachelor's degree required. Two years related experience required, preferably in development and alumni relations in higher education or comparable non-profit or private sector institution. Volunteer management and event planning experience preferred.
Experience working directly with alumni preferred. Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage to deadline and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of events planning and management of small and large groups.
Ideal candidate will have the ability to thrive in an intellectually challenging, fast-paced, collegial environment. Political savvy, integrity, discretion, and pragmatic consensus building skills required; mature judgement in handling sensitive and confidential information required. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and a highly professional image with the ability to interact with faculty, staff, donors, and volunteers at all levels required. Ability to organize and establish objectives and priorities in a complex organizational environment required.
Must be adept at working effectively with diverse constituent groups and senior institutional staff. Strong public speaking/verbal communications skills, with the ability to make one-on-one and group presentations. Strong written communication skills, with the ability to draft correspondence. Strong computer skills, to include Microsoft Office application, facility with ALADIN database, and content management software, or willingness and aptitude to learn such programs. Knowledge of basic budget management for programs and events. Regional and national travel required, including nights and weekend work.
This position requires someone with a strong commitment to and passion for the mission of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Internal Number: 13646-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.