Posted: Nov 10, 2023

Individual Giving Officer

IU Foundation - Bloomington, IN
Salary: $53,000.00 - $56,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2023

Company Description

Are you a high-performer who wants to contribute to a mission-driven and values-based organization? If you are motivated by doing impactful work and making a difference in people’s lives, then the Indiana University Foundation (IUF) is the place for you. At the IUF, we believe in making the dream of higher education attainable, providing support for life-changing research, and preparing the next generation of leaders.    

As a trailblazer among our peers, we provide fundraising leadership and endowment stewardship to support needs and initiatives across all of Indiana University’s campuses. As part of our team, you will help make IU donor’s dreams last forever.   

At the IUF we work hard, celebrate achievements, and foster an environment where everyone’s contributions matter. We are nimble and innovative, and we want you to bring your ideas and energy to join forces with some of the best talent in our industry.  

In addition to being part of a meaningful mission as an IUF employee, you’ll find there are many ways to connect and collaborate. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives ensure that our colleagues are celebrated for who they are and have a voice. Our FUNdation (see what we did there?) Committee helps us connect and unwind with food truck lunches, holiday gatherings, costume contests, free snacks, IU spirit-wear Fridays, and spontaneous gestures that surprise and delight. Our Wellness Committee ensures that the health and well-being of our employees is top of mind, offering yoga, a lunchtime walking group, meditation breaks, the Headspace app, and topical workshops. We encourage community leadership and service and make space for our staff to pursue their passions. Our total rewards philosophy ensures that we support employees financially, emotionally, and in their career growth.   

If the IUF sounds like a fit for you, we invite you to join us today. 

Job Description

Start the new year off with a new opportunity!

The Indiana University Foundation is seeking an Individual Giving Officer (IGO) to serve on the Individual Giving Team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to enter the fundraising field, complete with a robust onboarding plan that will set you up for a successful future in higher education fundraising at IU!

In this role, you will focus on two major areas of fundraising: identifying major gift prospects and cultivating leadership annual giving donors. You'll have the unique opportunity to engage with donors and prospects with various philanthropic interests and collaborate with schools, units, and campuses across Indiana University, providing seamless connections as you learn more about their interests.

You will be based in Indiana and will travel within the western united states, taking responsibility for planning and executing donor visits. Typically, you can expect to travel out west 4-6 days per month.

The wide variety of front-line fundraising experiences will help you become a subject matter expert and a leader in the field. Our Individual Giving Program offers natural opportunities for expanding your knowledge and career advancement as you gain experience and proficiency in the IGO position. If you are a motivated, driven professional seeking a frontline fundraising position with growth potential and opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practices, apply today to become an Individual Giving Officer at Indiana University!


Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience  

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in fundraising or related industry, strongly preferred. 
  • Combinations of education and experience will be considered, and applicants with transferrable skills and experiences are encouraged to apply.  

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor when dealing with donors, prospects, and colleagues. 
  • Exercise good judgment in the handling of confidential information. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use current computer technology, such as Windows, Excel, Word, Access, etc. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering collaboration across advancement disciplines. 
  • Apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data. 
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills (able to tailor communications to multiple audiences). Precision, timeliness, clarity, and accuracy in written communication are vital. 
  • An understanding of the importance of, and demonstrated success in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion among staff and volunteers. 

Additional Information

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The salary range for this position is $53,000- $56,000. This position is hybrid eligible, and IGOs will be asked to complete onboarding for several weeks in Bloomington, IN, with a flexible hybrid schedule thereafter. The anticipated start date for this role is January 2024.

Applications will be accepted through December 3rd, 2023. A cover letter further highlighting your interest in the role is highly encouraged.  

The IUF is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and professional work environment which is free of Discrimination and Harassment. The IUF will not tolerate any form of Discrimination or Harassment based on the Individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by law.