Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in
medical research and education. With more than 60 academic
departments and specialty divisions across 9 campuses statewide and
strong clinical partnerships with Indiana’s most advanced hospitals
and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its
mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and
throughout the world.
Indiana University School of Medicine needs room to
grow and to innovate. We’re embarking on the largest construction
project in our history—a new home for medical education in
Indianapolis with space to uncover answers to some of medicine’s
most challenging problems. In the next 2 years we will build an
11-story medical education and research building featuring
3-stories of academic space and an 8-story research tower.
The Office of Gift
Development exists to secure philanthropic support
necessary for the Indiana University School of Medicine to excel in
its mission to teach, heal and discover. We create meaningful
opportunities for alumni, grateful patients, corporations,
foundations and friends to alleviate suffering and expand knowledge
through their giving. As a result of this vital partnership with
donors, we move closer to our shared goal of improving the human
This position will fundraise for our new building. In addition
to this responsibility, this role will also assist with fundraising
for the Neurosciences, a key priority area for the IU School of
Plans and participates in solicitation efforts for major,
planned, and/or principal gifts from alumni, parents, friends,
faculty, staff, and other constituents and supporters of the
university. Solicitation efforts are primarily in person
through repeated contact, but may vary to include email, direct
mail, social media, and phone communications. Fundraising
outreach may be focused on programming, capital
campaigns, named faculty chairs, or funds/needs of a
particularly large school or spanning multiple schools or
Cultivates donor relationships through regular communications
and outreach events; updates, maintains, and forwards
prospective and current donor files and information to other
development officers as necessary.
Regularly solicits and closes gifts of various sizes with the
goal of increasing gifts of $250,000 - $1,000,000.
Ability to help raise donor sights, encouraging annual giving,
multi-year commitments, and estate planning.
Sets annual funds targets, contacts, and timelines by campaign
for self; may participate in goal-setting for lower-level
development staff, as well. Tracks progress toward goals, reporting
or presenting figures on a regular basis to manager, team,
and/or department/school representatives. Progress may be monitored
via an incentive plan.
Creates and distributes compelling print and digital fundraising
materials for each campaign; tracks cost, funds received, and
metrics such as return on investment for solicitation and pledge to
Researches, compiles, and provides metrics, facts, and general
operations information about IU and its schools and
departments to donors. Regularly collaborates with colleagues in
relevant departments and schools and conveys donor
questions/concerns related to their willingness to contribute.
Provides an excellent donor experience through customer service,
active listening, inclusive language, and thoughtful and
persuasive discussion, consistently upholding the integrity and
mission of Indiana University.
Regularly takes on complex special projects, such as re-engaging
lapsed donors, performing outreach to engage donors in
volunteer leadership opportunities, or developing and executing
targeted events for potential donors.
May participate in committees or strategy teams with department,
school, campus, and/or Indiana University Foundation
representatives and assist with setting short- and long-term annual
May delegate administrative tasks, such as preparing and sending
digital and direct mail solicitations and closing
communications, to other staff.
Work Experience Required
Combinations of related education and experience may be
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents