Executive Director, Philanthropy - AAHC and Indy Metro Region

Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 03, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest health system in Indiana and among the top 10 largest single state nonprofit health systems in the U.S., seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as its next executive director of philanthropy – Indianapolis Metro Region. The leader will also serve as Chief Development Officer for the  Adult Academic Health Center (AAHC), IU Health's flagship academic medical campus.

Reporting directly to Crystal Miller, Chief Philanthropy Officer of IU Health and President of the IU Health Foundation, the Executive Director will support an ambitious, collaborative and strategic philanthropic team consisting of nine staff members. The 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 AAHC and Indy Suburban philanthropic teams, focusing on securing gifts primarily at the major giving and principal giving levels.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading by example and creating a set of expectations that propel the team to higher performance in grateful patient fundraising. The Indy Metro Executive Director will have a goal focusing on dollars raised and leading indicator metrics (f2f, solicitations, etc.) as well as metrics tied to grateful patient referrals. They will ensure philanthropic priority and strategic alignment with Indy Metro regional hospital leaders and assist in Indy Suburban and Adult Academic Health Center campaign planning, implementation and execution. A Bachelor's degree is required for consideration; a Master's degree is preferred.

In recent years, IU Health has successfully integrated 16 foundations and philanthropy programs into one Foundation, creating tremendous opportunity for philanthropy coordination across the IU Health enterprise. Since integration and launch of the IU Health Foundation in January 2018, philanthropic activity has grown exponentially – yielding an average of 4 times more annually than individual foundation efforts pre-integration. IU Health is about to embark on a major philanthropic campaign that will support exponential growth in giving. The goal for the Indy Metro Region is to raise $100M in cash gifts over the next five years. As it looks toward the future, IU Health Foundation will continue to develop highly collaborative relationships to find success in a dynamic, competitive and complex market for philanthropy and support the IU Health vision to make Indiana one of the healthiest states in the nation.

Every day, Indiana University Health team members positively impact statewide communities by carrying out the IU Health mission through clinical care, education, research and service. Through its 17 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has over 2,700 beds, $6.23 billion in net total operating revenue, and strategic service lines including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant, that have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. The organization also makes significant investments around the state through community benefit initiatives, financial assistance, and through creating partnerships to improve the health of community members.

Additional information about Indiana University Health may be found at iuhealth.org.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, available at www.wittkieffer.com. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to consultants Lisa Meyer, Kati Sweaney and Mercedes Vance at IUHEDP@wittkieffer.com.

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.