Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for almost 75 years.
The development team at SAIS is involved in exciting milestones for the school. In advance of the school celebrating its 75th anniversary, we are hosting a yearlong series of events around the world that began in the fall of 2018. Programming touches on issues of great importance in today's complex global world such as US – China relations, American foreign policy, humanitarian crisis and global security, women's leadership, and renewable energy. The yearlong celebration culminates with a special 75th Anniversary Shape the World Weekend taking place in Washington, DC October 24th – 26th.
In addition, Johns Hopkins University will be relocating its Washington, D.C.-based graduate programs to a new, high-visibility home in the heart of the nation's capital. The university has reached an agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, to purchase the iconic building that currently houses the Newseum. Johns Hopkins plans to transform the building into a modern, world-class interdisciplinary academic facility anchored by JHU's School of Advanced International Studies and optimized for learning, creativity, community events, and the exchange of ideas.
As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide midcareer educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the M.A., M.I.P.P., M.I.E.F, M.A.G.P, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 600 fulltime students in Washington, DC, primarily in the school's twoyear Master of Arts program.
Approximately 30 percent of the students are non citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 190 students attend the SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy while about 200 students attend the Hopkins Nanjing Center in China.
The Associate Dean for Development will provide strategic leadership to the comprehensive and complex Development and Alumni Relations programs of SAIS.
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising strategies/activities to carry forward the mission and vision of this diverse academic population. Responsible for planning/conducting all aspects of private sector fundraising, including orchestration of major fundraising campaigns and other related programmatic activity involving major and principal gifts, alumni affairs, corporate and foundation relations and numerous special development events.
The Associate Dean works very closely with the Dean of SAIS, who is completely engaged in advancing the School's relationships with shareholders and donors, and in cooperation with the University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
This position reports to the Dean of SAIS and the JHU Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.
The primary responsibilities for this position include:
1. Lead the evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of significant prospects and donors. Develop and execute effective strategies as required to obtain and maintain private sector funding support for the School's priorities, working closely with the Dean and other key University leadership. ($20 million + annually).
2. Provide overall strategic leadership for the SAIS Dean's fundraising priorities, overall development operation, alumni relations and publications, activities and staff functions.
3. Work closely with all SAIS Deans to develop private support and priorities for the School.
4.Build the SAIS portfolio of seven and eight figure individual, corporate and foundation prospects. Maintain a prospect portfolio of 50, primarily individuals.
5. Serve on the management team of SAIS and assume other responsibilities as directed and encouraged by the Dean.
6. Work closely with departments and faculty to interpret their funding needs and increase their participation in the development process.
7. Develop outreach to our global alumni and friend community with emphasis on developing international donors.
8. Working in partnership with the Directors of Development for SAIS DC, the Hopkins Nanjing Center and the Bologna Center, direct staff of professional fundraisers in annual work planning and goal setting; evaluate progress accordingly.
9. Plan, manage and/or oversee all School Alumni Relations activities. Develop and implement an outreach strategy to interest, engage and involve alumni in supporting SAIS.
10. Work closely with the Dean in support of the School's Advisory Board and other volunteers. Coordinate School activities with volunteers, advisory council members and trustees and University leadership.
11. Oversee all departmental services such as gift processing, annual giving stewardship, reporting, prospect tracking and donor research.
12. Serve on the management team of the University's development organization, participate in the financial planning for the School and oversee the total budget for development and alumni relations accordingly.
13. Coordinate development activities, alumni relations' activities, and all campaign related activities with University administration and the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
14. Manage a team of 19 staff (including six Major Gift Officers).
Bachelor's degree required.
Special skills and knowledge required for this position include:
Experience in higher education strongly preferred.
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 principallevel gifts;
Experience in the engagement in academic and strategic planning at all levels of the organization.
Advanced degree 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.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre employment background check.
Internal Number: 14977-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.