Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) is one of three institutes at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; the others are the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy. Located in an urban setting on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world's first school dedicated solely to education and research about philanthropy. It educates, trains, and empowers the next generation of nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, scholars, and philanthropists to bring positive and lasting change to the world. With a focus on gender and philanthropy, WPI contributes to and benefits from the School's expertise.
The Women's Philanthropy Institute Director is a senior level leadership position working directly with the dean to integrate the Institute's work across the School's initiatives, providing overarching vision and leadership for WPI's strategic direction including the WPI strategic planning process. The director works in partnership with the holder of the Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair in Women's Philanthropy to structure research and related WPI activities, including the Women Give reports. The director translates WPI research into practical application.
The director provides full operational and strategic leadership and management of WPI to ensure that it increases visibility nationally and globally and attracts financial support for its programs. The director will achieve these goals by establishing and leading WPI's strategic vision; and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the WPI Council, the dean, associate deans, assistant deans, chairs and other directors at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, donors, and strategic partners. The director is responsible for oversight of WPI operations along with generating revenue through strategic partnerships and individual philanthropy.
Brief Outline of Position Responsibilities:
Represents WPI nationally and internationally through presentations and participation at events, conferences, and other high profile activities.
Direct and manage resource generation efforts through identification, outreach, and cultivation of strategic partners in a collaborative effort with the Lilly Family School Development staff.
Direct and manage communications strategy to expand WPI's audience with internal and external stakeholders, which include writing, strategizing convenings and media outreach.
Translation of research to practical application.
Oversee WPI Council governance and work with Council to establish strong volunteer leadership pipeline; represent WPI at the School's Directors' meetings; manage the WPI team and budget and financial strategies.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, plus 7 years of related leadership and management experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy or related field. If the incumbent possesses a Master's degree, must have 4 years of experience.
Combinations of related education and experience will be considered.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: An understanding of the field of philanthropy and/or women's philanthropy; demonstrated success in fundraising from individuals, businesses, and/or foundations; proven leadership and supervisory skills; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with diverse stakeholders and audiences; demonstrated success in public speaking and business development; strategic thinker. Must possess an entrepreneurial style and ability to multi-task. Must be able to travel.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Works in an office environment. Remain in a stationary position at a computer for long periods of time.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4PR
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANT (IN-CPHL-IUINA)
Internal Number: 68086
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.