Associate Director, Annual Giving Strategy

Posted on 02/21/2023

Indiana University Foundation

Bloomington, IN

Are you a high-performer who wants to contribute to a mission-driven and values-based organization? If you are motivated by doing impactful work and making a difference in people’s lives, then the Indiana University Foundation (IUF) is the place for you. At the IUF, we believe in making the dream of higher education attainable, providing support for life-changing research, and preparing the next generation of leaders.

As a trailblazer among our peers, we provide fundraising leadership and endowment stewardship to support needs and initiatives across all of Indiana University’s campuses. As part of our team, you will help make IU donor’s dreams last forever.

At the IUF we work hard, celebrate achievements, and foster an environment where everyone’s contributions matter. We are nimble and innovative, and we want you to bring your ideas and energy to join forces with some of the best talent in our industry.

In addition to being part of a meaningful mission as an IUF employee, you’ll find there are many ways to connect and collaborate. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives ensure that our colleagues are celebrated for who they are and have a voice. Our FUNdation (see what we did there?) Committee helps us connect and unwind with food truck lunches, holiday gatherings, costume contests, free snacks, IU spirit-wear Fridays, and spontaneous gestures that surprise and delight. Our Wellness Committee ensures that the health and well-being of our employees is top of mind, offering yoga, a lunchtime walking group, meditation breaks, the Headspace app, and topical workshops. We encourage community leadership and service and make space for our staff to pursue their passions. Our total rewards philosophy ensures that we support employees financially, emotionally, and in their career growth.

If the IUF sounds like a fit for you, we invite you to join us today.

Job Description: 

The IU Foundation invites strategic and innovative annual giving leaders to apply to serve as Associate Director of Annual Giving Strategy with the IU Foundation.

Reporting to the AVP, Annual Giving, and collaborating with annual giving leadership across all IU campuses, the Associate Director is responsible for strategically managing and growing multiple new, evolving, and current programmatic initiatives including the Annual Giving Officer program, as well as the recurring, online, parent, faculty/staff, planned giving lead generation, and matching gift programs.

Further, the Associate Director will also create and implement new specialized annual giving strategies specifically designed for donor acquisition. This role will be a partner with the Donor Engagement and Stewardship team to ensure innovative stewardship communication is deployed for annual giving-level donors.

Apply now to join this robust and growing annual giving team!


Knowledge & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years of Advancement experience including demonstrated success in individual or annual giving
  • Experience as a user of fundraising platforms and data management systems; experience with contact management platforms, such as Salesloft, a plus
  • Experience with moves management including, but not limited to, audience segmentation and identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

Skills/Abilities Required: 

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation communication skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and persuasive presentations
  • Excellent time management skills and a high degree of organization, careful attention to detail, ability to multitask and to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, managing people and budgets, and an ability to work in a hands-on environment
  • Well-disciplined, self-motivated, and goal-driven; able to work with a high degree of independence as well as part of a team
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential matters and information
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks and special projects
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to participate in cross-departmental projects, using tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve problems

Additional Information: 

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and initial interviews may begin as early as February 27th, 2023. A cover letter further highlighting your interest in the role is encouraged.

The IUF is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and professional work environment that is free of Discrimination and Harassment. The IUF will not tolerate any form of Discrimination or Harassment based on the Individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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