The School of Nursing is one of the leading nursing schools with an excellent reputation for training future nursing leaders and nurse educators both in the USA and overseas. Its mission is excellence in nursing research, teaching and education. With nearly 7,000 alumni, student enrollment is at an all time high with over 770 students now attending the School in any one year. The School offers baccalaureate (BSN), master's, and doctoral programs and, among other things, specializes in community public health nursing, global nursing, geriatric nursing, patient safety.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and highly organized Director of Alumni Relations to develop and implement a strategy for the continued growth of an active and vibrant alumni relations program that will engage alumni with the School throughout their lifetimes while helping to advance the School's priorities in meaningful ways.
Will manage all day to day activities of the School of Nursing's Alumni Program, serving as the liaison with the Johns Hopkins University's central Alumni Relations Office and coordinating the alumni activities of the SON with University wide alumni programs and services.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Liaison with the Johns Hopkins University Central Alumni Office
Coordination of Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Alumni Council nominations, research and nominate distinguished alumni for JHU Awards, Alumni Trustee nominations. Oversee the student grant program. Collaboration with JHU Alumni Regional Chapter Team regarding programming and support of regional events. Participate in quarterly Alumni Council and Divisional meetings. Collaborate with nursing representatives of the JHU Alumni Council in order to raise the awareness of the nursing school within the Council. Meet regularly with the JHU Divisional reps. Attendance at Alumni Council Leadership Weekend and Executive Committee meetings.
2. Support of the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association (JHNAA)
Help identify and recruit officers for the board and its committees, advise the JHNAA board regarding the School's priorities, and encourage support for these activities (e.g. student recruitment, student financial aid, faculty support, Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine, etc.). With the Treasurer, manage the financial affairs of the JHNAA, write all correspondence to alumni (e.g. letters of congratulations and sympathy, answer inquiries, etc.). Support the organization of special events such as an annual Family Day, the annual Alumni Weekend, class reunions, networking events, and various other events. Support the development of regional JHNAA networks that will provide mentoring support and engagement activities for potential students, new graduates, and other alumni. Develop activities and networking opportunities for current students at SON to engage with alumni (advice, mentorship, relationship building). Support the activities of various student organizations, involving alumni when possible. Work closely with the Alan M. Chesney Medical Archives and the JHNAA board to preserve the legacy of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Church Home & Hospital Nurse Training School (alumni history, artefacts).
3. Constituent engagement
Work closely with the JHNAA, members of the SON Development & Alumni Relations team, and the SON Office of Student Admissions. Develop a strategy to grow the number of alumni - including young alumni actively engaged with, and contributing to the School, including: invite alumni to attend student recruitment events around the country and at SON design events and activities specifically targeting younger alumni visit alumni around the country to encourage their involvement and support design and support constituent engagement events for community volunteers and alumni (e.g. meet the Dean, meet faculty, meet fellow alumni, etc). Identify alumni who may be interested in giving financial support to SON and work with Development Officers to ensure appropriate support is given.
4. PR, Communications, Recognition
Working closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications, oversee the use of social networking activities to connect with alumni, promote the professional work and activities, and achievements of SON alumni (e.g. through speaking engagements, press releases, website, in Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine, and the SON intranet). Acknowledge alumni achievements in a way that will bring credit to the school as well as the University. Oversee and develop material for the alumni pages in the Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine writing and editing content as required.
Oversee administrative and volunteer support for the JHNAA and other alumni activity. Brief the Dean and other faculty in a timely manner regarding alumni activities (preparing speaking points as needed). Use the ALADIN database to enter data regarding alumni engagement activities and to create reports as required.
Bachelor's degree required.
Three years related experience required. Five years related experience in development and alumni relations, student admissions, fundraising or comparable and relevant experience in a nonprofit or private sector institution strongly preferred.
Proven management and organizational skills the ability to manage many projects simultaneously involving alumni volunteers.
Great interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and persuade others.
Self-starter enthusiastic, excellent communication skills (oral and written, including public speaking) ability to work as part of a team (staff and volunteers) and to work independently must be adept at working effectively with diverse constituent groups and senior institutional staff and have a proven record of building programs and motivating volunteers.
In order for Development and Alumni Relations to achieve excellence and an inclusive work environment, while advancing Johns Hopkins' fundraising and alumni relations, we must value, respect, welcome, and recognize each individual's uniqueness.
Experience in a nonprofit or private sector institution.
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 Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.