Chief Executive Officer



Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter

9302 N. Meridian Street, Suite 203, Indianapolis, IN 46260 317-225-4400


The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), Indiana Chapter is seeking an energetic, experienced nonprofit professional to serve as its Chief Executive Officer.    

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education and advocacy  


The Chief Executive Officer of the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, is responsible for the overall operational management of the chapter, including fundraising/development, human resources, strategic planning, programs, finance, communications, and advancing the mission.  


The CEO reports to the Board of Directors.  




Volunteer Development and Fundraising  
  • Formulate, implement, and lead strategies and tactics for fundraising and development activities to ensure consistent growth, including identification of impactful opportunities with a goal of successful achievement of chapter’s annual plan
  • Establishes and implements an annual fund development plan with fundraising goals, strategies, action items, timelines, and assigned responsibilities
  • Recruit, develop and support a strong Board of Directors that is reflective of the local community and build Board involvement and engagement with strategic direction  
  • Recruit, develop and support high-level volunteers to lead the local chapter fundraising campaigns. Work with staff to support the lead volunteers in expanding the reach and fundraising for the Mission.
  • Lead the identification, cultivation and acquisition of major donors, foundation and corporate support
  • Provide direction and support to Board members to support involvement in fund development activities, including identification and solicitation of donors and involvement in special events


Leadership and Operations 
  • Provides leadership and internal direction to chapter staff and volunteers to ensure the effective management of the Chapter
  • Ensures and oversees the preparation of reports, chapter records and other documentation as requested which present the progress and status of the chapter's plans and activities.
  • Implements strategic plans and annual operating plans
  • Monitors the budget and reports regularly to the Board of Directors
  • Oversees the efficient and effective operation of chapter personnel and the facility in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Provide leadership in building confidence and a strong working relationship between the Chapter and National Office.  
  Mission, Strategy and Operations  
  • Works in partnership with the National Office to embrace LFA's research program, patient education, awareness, and advocacy programs and initiatives
  • Works collaboratively with National Office, Local Board and Chapter Staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through effective programs, strategic and operational planning and community outreach.
  • Articulates Chapter’s vision, enabling others to see where the organization is going and how it will get there
  • Provides professional leadership to sustain a mission-driven organization
  • Develops and implements methods for program evaluation


  • An experienced fund-raising professional with a minimum 5- 7 years of experience in successful revenue generation and volunteer engagement with a proven track record of exceeding fundraising goals.   
  • Broad based fundraising knowledge, experience and skill in nonprofit management with emphasis on strategic planning, financial management, and market development.  
  • Superior relationship development skills.
  • Ability to motivate staff and volunteers.  
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.  
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency when handling diversified assignments.  
  • A consensus-builder who can work with diverse individuals and groups to achieve the chapter’s mission and provide necessary programs and services.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. Ability for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.  
  • Superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.  
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.  


POSITION OVERVIEW The successful candidate will have the following credentials, skills and attributes:  

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 5-7 years professional fundraising experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Significant fundraising experience and accomplishments
  • Experience leading a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Budgeting and financial acumen
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • A passion to make a difference




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