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Executive Director-Philanthropic Operation

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Date Posted
10 March, 2021
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Full Time
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Executive Director-Philanthropic Operation

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Job Description


The Chief Development Officer and Executive Director will lead with passion and dedication to improve health and well-being while inspiring generosity across the Indianapolis Metro Region. They will lead, guide and manage the Adult Academic Health Center and Indy Suburban philanthropic team focusing on securing gifts at the leadership annual giving, major giving and principal giving levels. This leader will be responsible for leading by example and creating a set of expectations that lead the team to high performance in grateful patient fundraising. The Indy Metro Executive Director will have a goal focusing on dollars raised and a leading indicator metric (f2f, solicitations, etc) goal. This Executive Director will ensure philanthropic priority and strategic alignment with Indy Metro Regional hospital leadership and assist in Indy Suburban and Adult Academic Health Center campaign planning, implementation and execution.

Other opportunities include:

  • Building on IU Health’s grateful patient fundraising
  • Supporting a minimum of 6 hospitals and 2 cancer centers to drive philanthropic efforts
  • Collaborating with Riley Children’s Health fundraising team to increase the IU Health Foundation impact on the community
  • Leading and developing the philanthropy teams to exceed goals and operate as high performing related to benchmarks


  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree is preferred.
  • CFRE and/or FAHP desired.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience building/creating a robust grateful patient program in an academic health environment 
  • Background working with academic partners
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software, i.e. Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience with a matrix organization and complex work environment.

Key relationships:

  • Reports to: Chief Development Officer of the IU Health Foundation
  • Direct reports: 9
  • Other key relationships: Adult Academic Health Center and Indy Suburban Presidents and Leadership Teams, Communication and Community Work Stream participants, Adult Academic Health Center and Indy Suburban Board Committees, IU Health Foundation Leadership Team, Riley Children’s Health fundraising team

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to consultants Lisa Meyer and Mercedes Vance at [email protected].


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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