The Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations will help secure and steward funding from private foundations for the benefit of the Johns Hopkins Institutions. S/he will manage a portfolio of foundations relevant to following division and program assignments: the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the School of Education, and the Center for Talented Youth. S/he will also serve as the Foundation Relations liaison to the Alliance for a Healthier World and International Programs. Other divisions may be assigned. The Senior Associate Director will report to the Director of Foundation Relations for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The Senior Associate Director will manage a portfolio of foundations relevant to these assignments as “primary relationship manager,” keeping up-to-date about their missions and priorities, and ensuring that any opportunities for funding consideration are seized. S/he will develop and execute a highly strategic approach to securing major foundation support, especially for faculty engaged in current and emerging research with a nationally and internationally competitive edge, and for institutional priority programs related to the University and its community.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Work in partnership with the Director of Foundation Relations, institutional and Divisional leadership, Development colleagues, and faculty members to maximize independent foundation support for the University
Lead the development and implementation of a high-level strategic and creative approach that responds to relevant Divisional priorities and also identifies and pursues independent foundation resources that can advance other areas of competitive strength
With a focus on grants of at least six figures, work closely with academic leaders, faculty, and Development colleagues to identify prospects, cultivate their interest, build productive relationships, and develop proposal content, and submit high-quality solicitations – including planning and staffing visits and site visits
In partnership with divisional foundation relations colleagues, meet with faculty to proactively develop and prepare concept papers, letters of inquiry, proposals, grant reports (when appropriate), and training/coaching and consultation
In collaboration with other central Foundation Relations staff, provide advice and general guidance to Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) colleagues seeking assistance for foundation support of funding needs that fall below these thresholds
Work with central FR colleagues to ensure that Foundation Relations provides the highest-quality support for selected limited-submission competitions
Manage strategic stewardship of major funders, including presidential annual reports, visits, and site visits, as appropriate
Work with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA) in support of faculty proposals
In consultation with the Director of Foundation Relations for Johns Hopkins Medicine, help develop and deliver presentations for faculty and Development colleagues to increase knowledge about independent foundation funding, build capabilities for foundation grant-seeking among faculty, and foster new sources of support
Seven years of fund raising experience
Record of success in securing high six-figure and seven-figure gifts or grants.
Foundation fundraising experience
Development experience in a higher education or academic medical setting
An advanced degree
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Exceptional writing skills and speaking skills including conveying research projects to an informed lay audience—writing samples will be required of finalists for this position
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels
Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and to take appropriate initiative in advancing the goals of the office
Intellectual curiosity, commitment to excellence, and dependable professional judgment
Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
The Johns Hopkins’ Office of Foundation Relations is based in Baltimore, Maryland although this position will consider remote-work applicants on a case-by-case basis
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
Classified Title: Foundation Relations Officer Working Title: Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001633-Foundation Relations Personnel area: University Administration
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