The Associate Dean for External Relations provides overall strategic leadership to advance the comprehensive and complex Development,Alumni Relations and Communications programs for the Peabody Institute. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of all fundraising strategies, short and long-term, and activities to carry forward the mission and vision of the Institute; for the strategic planning and implementation of the Alumni Relations program; and for the design and implementation of a comprehensive communications program to inform constituencies about the Institute in order to advance the Institute through media, public relations, and community relations at the local, regional, national and international levels.
The Associate Dean is a member of the senior leadership team of the Peabody Institute and also serves on the Management Team of JHU Central Development.
This position reports to the Dean of the Peabody Institute and the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in JHU Central Development.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principle prospects and donors. Develop and execute effective strategies as required to obtain and maintain private sector funding support for the Institute’s priorities, working closely with the Dean and other key University leadership.
Provide overall strategic leadership for Peabody’s fundraising priorities, communications, and alumni relations program activities and staff functions. Oversee budget planning and reporting accordingly, including a focus on long-term, multi-year fundraising plans in support of the Peabody’s strategic plan.
Serve on the Institute’s executive leadership team under the Dean of the Institute, along with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration, Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life, Senior Associate Dean for Institute Studies, and Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives to achieve Institutional goals and priorities to further the school’s mission and vision.
Work closely with faculty institution-wide to interpret their funding needs and increase their participation in the development process, as well as communications and alumni relations as appropriate.
Provide management & oversight for an External Relations staff of Fifteen with direct supervisory responsibility of 5 staff. This includes three professional fundraisers in annual work planning and goal setting; two in constituent engagement in the planning and implementation of strategies to engage and involve alumni in supporting Peabody; the administrative staff ; and the Director of Communications and team of six in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive communications program that supports and advances Institutional goals and priorities. Coordinate communications activities with University communications, government, and external relations offices.
Work closely with the Dean of the Instituteto develop strategies to advance the Peabody Institute Advisory Board membership and activities in support of the Institute’s mission and vision; oversee coordination of the school’s activities with other volunteers, University leadership and trustees.
Oversee all External Relations administrative processes and services.
Coordinate development activities, communications activities, alumni relations activities, and all campaign related activities with University administration and the Development and Alumni Relations office.
Ten or more years of progressively responsible fundraising experience. Higher education fundraising experience strongly preferred.
Proven ability to close major and principal gifts.
Experience in multifaceted capital campaign planning and implementation strategies.
Experience leading and managing teams.
Experience developing and managing budgets.
Desired Leadership Capabilities:
Ability to plan strategically, organize, and establish objectives and priorities while ultimately achieving goals in a demanding organizational environment.
Aptitude in understanding and articulating academic goals while working collaboratively with academic leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and volunteers.
Demonstrated experience in managing advisory boards and volunteer leadership.
Management, motivational, and programmatic consensus building skills with development professionals and academic staff.
Ability to mentor and manage development professionals and administrative staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to use of information technology and the management and understanding of data systems.
Aptitude in business and financial acumen; ability to manage budgets and conduct financial analysis to include financial forecasts and projections
Experience working within arts administration; familiarity with classical music and/or dance
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