Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in medical research and education. With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana's most advanced hospitals and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and throughout the world.
The Office of Gift Development exists to secure philanthropic support necessary for the Indiana University School of Medicine to excel in its mission to teach, heal and discover. We create meaningful opportunities for alumni, grateful patients, corporations, foundations and friends to alleviate suffering and expand knowledge through their giving. As a result of this vital partnership with donors, we move closer to our shared goal of improving the human condition.
Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine, this executive leader oversees fundraising for the largest medical school in the United States and the most successful development program at Indiana University.
The Senior Associated Dean sets strategic direction for a comprehensive and coordinated development program that includes all aspects of fundraising, including alumni relations, annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving and major and principal gifts. The individual also serves as a chief development officer for the school and manages the dean's portfolio of donors capable of making transformative gifts.
The Senior Associate Dean must be a visionary thinker who understands the school's priorities, partners with leadership to develop compelling giving opportunities, and can articulate these opportunities to donors in a meaningful and impactful manner. He or she must have exceptional leadership skills and be experienced at deploying fundraising staff and resources to align with and support the school's strategic priorities.
The individual must also be adept at operating in a complex, matrixed organization. While the Senior Associate Dean represents IU School of Medicine, the individual must collaborate with counterparts at IU Health to advance shared goals and priorities in a donor-centric fashion. The position also requires leading the school's relationship with IU Foundation, which accepts, manages and invests gifts for the university, including IU School of Medicine.
As an executive officer, the individual in this position is expected to maintain high ethical standards and retain the trust of colleagues (both internal and external), the Dean, IU Health, and IU Foundation leadership.
Master's degree and ten years of progressive experience in philanthropic endeavors including fundraising and campaign experience.
Demonstrated experience including managerial, project management and strategic planning. Oversight for the operation of a unit preferred. Detailed knowledge and understand ending of the current fundraising trends and techniques with a primary focus on major and principal gifts. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with excellent communication skills to interact with senior administrators and faculty, as well as external constituents. Enhanced interpersonal skills (ability to work in a complex environment with alumni, faculty, and staff in a collegial, culturally sensitive manner). Working familiarity with large databases, personal computers and word processing.
Experience in fundraising and campaign in a higher education or related institution setting.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Ability to navigate campus and ability to drive and to travel. Will attend meetings, visit donors, and be responsible for events outside the regular business day on a regular basis. Some evening and weekend work is required. Ability to make on and off site trips, able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, this position involves filing and sorting, attendance is necessary, able to communicate effectively.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: XX
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: DEAN MED-DEVELOPMENT (IN-DMDV-IUINA)
Internal Number: 78478
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.