Associate Director of Affinity Engagement

Maryland, United States
$58,695 - $71,400
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range ($s): 58,695 - 71,400
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): UA
Position Type: Direct Replacement

General Description:

The Central Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) serves the 215,000 alumni of the Johns Hopkins University. The OAR Office is located in the San Martin Center on the Homewood Campus.

The Affinity Engagement Program works collaboratively with colleagues across Johns Hopkins University and Medicine to bring together alumni, students, and friends of the university to build community around shared interests and experiences. Affinity communities encompass all divisions and graduating classes, and are open to the full Hopkins family; reflecting a broad diversity of concerns and activities.

The Affinity Team consists of three individuals working with approximately 30-35 Affinity Groups and Communities, of varying size and focus, at any given time. Established in 2011 the program is currently poised for another period of rapid growth.

The Associate Director will assist in the development and implementation of Affinity Group programs for multiple groups and work collaboratively with a small team of professionals focused on growing this program, as well as a wide range of colleagues and departments across the university, as appropriate.

The Associate Director reports to the Senior Associate Director and will work closely with all members of the team.

Specific Responsibilities:

Volunteer Management and Recruitment:

  • Manage multiple volunteer committees, including recruitment of new volunteers, communications with committee members, oversight of, and follow-up to committee meetings including logistical support of activities
  • Facilitate the maturation process and growth of committee structures and creation of best practices
  • Staff Affinity events – locally and around the country
  • Conduct discovery calls and visits to engage new Affinity volunteers
  • Manage updates to Aladin, the constituent database for Affinity volunteers and program tracking

Program Development and Partnerships:

  • Build and cultivate productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues and departments across the university including other Central Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) units, Divisional DAR staff, career services and other offices as appropriate to leverage new opportunities, create new groups and programming and discover new volunteers
  • Consider and develop relationships for Affinity support through donations to the Alumni Association and sponsorship opportunities

Marketing and Social Media Engagement:

  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of the Affinity Program and its activities, both externally and internally through traditional media channels, electronic communications, web platforms and social media including Hopkins Promoters
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Affinity Web Platform—specific group pages, creation of calendar pages
  • Contribute to and assist with the development and content of the Affinity Facebook Page and GoHop Online Pages including Webinar Networking page, post-event content and messaging
  • Create Affinity content for Twitter in coordination with the OAR Digital Manager
  • Assist with the development of an electronic Affinity Newsletter and Affinity Subscription Group
  • Execute other special projects as assigned by supervisor. Weekend hours required occasionally and evening hours required regularly.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to interact with professionalism with a variety of audiences and constituencies
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to be a self-starter, problem solver― to take initiative when given a project or challenge to resolve
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Comfort and knowledge with a variety of social media platforms
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Suite, Drupal, HTML, CSS, Trello and Canva is a plus

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years related experience