About the Indiana University Foundation
Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders, providing advancement leadership, and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value in excess of $2 billion. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.
About the School of Public Health and Dean David Allison
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to disease prevention, wellness, and teaching with an emphasis on robust, reproducible, and transparent research.
The school is currently on an aggressive trajectory of growth, with research grant funding doubling in the last 12 months alone. Additionally, the school has hired over 30 new tenure-track faculty in the last 3 years, secured new industry partnerships, and is expanding its graduate curriculum; including a new MS and PhD in Biostatistics, and a planned PhD in Nutrition.
Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University system, SPH-B has over 200 faculty in five departments, and is one of the largest schools of public health in the United States; offering top-ranked programs in a wide range of health-related fields. These include obesity, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual health, human exposure to environmental hazards, and rural health disparities.
As a school of public health accredited with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), it is proudly built on a historic foundation in health and wellbeing to take on the complex health challenges of today.
David B. Allison, Ph.D., is Dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health. Prior, he was Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor, and Director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been continuously funded by the NIH as a principal investigator for over 25 years and has authored over 600 scientific publications. His research work has ranged from laboratory model organism research to human clinical trials and epidemiology.
He has received many awards, including the 2020 Pfizer Award from the American Society of Nutrition and the Don Owen Award from the American Statistical Association’s San Antonio Chapter for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. the 2018 Harry V. Roberts Statistical Advocate of the Year Award from the American Statistical Association, the 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the 2002 Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, , the 2009 TOPS research achievement award from The Obesity Society, and the National Science Foundation Administered 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). In 2012 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the United States National Academies. Dr. Allison is known as a staunch advocate for rigor in research methods and the uncompromising unvarnished truthful communication of research findings.
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Development, Bloomington with the Indiana University Foundation and joining top leadership at the School of Public Health, this executive leader oversees fundraising for one of the largest schools of public health in the United States. Boasting its top-ranked programs in a wide range of health-related fields, and as one of IU Bloomington’s largest schools, this important fundraising leader will ensure the success of the school for years to come through philanthropic support.
The Executive Director of Development leads a small team, creating and leading the strategic direction for a comprehensive and coordinated development program that includes all aspects of fundraising, including assistance in acquiring grants, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, and major and principal gifts.
Working with the Dean, faculty, senior staff, the Dean’s Alliance (i.e., advisory board), and Indiana University Foundation’s designated liaison, the Executive Director of Development will maximize support for the School and generate the momentum to reach the financial and programmatic goals for the School and its constituents.
The Executive Director must be exceptional at building relationships with donors and friends of the school, staff, and faculty. They must have exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to create and initiate important gifts for the school. The Executive Director should have a keen understanding of the importance of, and demonstrated success in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among staff and volunteers, and should be an active proponent of diversity.
The Executive Director should have proven experience related to all aspects of planning and successfully executing large fundraising campaigns including working with academic leaders and preparing transformative and complex gift proposals, Excellent knowledge of fundraising with a general knowledge of marketing, and communications, as well as demonstrated skills in major and planned gift solicitation and experience with major gift prospect management systems is necessary for success.
A bachelor’s degree along with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in fundraising or relevant experience in a large complex organization including proven success in major gift development work and leadership experience is required for success in this role. Combinations of related education and experience may be considered and should be elaborated on in application cover letter.
Full Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Prior experience in a large, complex higher-education environment, including evidence of effective strategic planning and implementation of action plans;
Handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities;
Experience related to all aspects of planning and successfully executing large fundraising campaigns including working with academic leaders and preparing transformative and complex gift proposals;
Possess an ability to work comfortably within an academic environment that possesses many competing interests, priorities, and opinions;
Proven analytical skills – proficiency at framing and solving complex problems, proficiency in using large databases (e.g., standard fundraising data) to setting goals and identifying opportunities for improvement particularly as it relates to gift officer performance;
An understanding of the importance of, and demonstrated success in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among staff and volunteers;
Excellent knowledge of fundraising with a general knowledge of marketing, and communications, as well as demonstrated skills in major and planned gift solicitation and experience with major gift prospect management systems.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering collaboration across advancement disciplines;
Success developing authentic relationships with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders;
Ability to apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data;
Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills (able to tailor communications to multiple audiences such as the Dean, major donors, advisory board, and university leadership).
How To Apply
Visit https://jobs.iuf.iu.edu/jobs/Default.aspx to submit resume for application. A cover letter is required for consideration. Please combine your cover letter and resume into one document, and upload under the resume upload section of the application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
We are sensitive to how the COVID- 19 pandemic is impacting work and personal lives, and will offer the upmost flexibility throughout the interview process. As the IU Foundation and much of Indiana University is currently observing a remote environment, initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom for the safety and well-being of all involved.
The IU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.