The 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 (WPI) 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, while working with faculty, research associates, scholars and students to incorporate the research on gender and philanthropy into the broader philanthropic studies curriculum.
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.
The director will sustain and expand WPI's national/international reputation through presentations at conferences, symposia, and other high-profile activities; increase WPI outreach to new audiences; and seek creative ways to leverage the research to improve practice. The director will design and lead a business development strategy to engage corporate and other partners that will ensure WPI's sustainability.
The director leads all fundraising efforts and serves as primary liaison to the WPI Council (the voluntary advisory committee that guides WPI's strategic direction) and is responsible for organizational resources, objectives, and programs. The director provides vision for and oversees comprehensive communications strategy to expand WPI's audience of internal and external stakeholders, Guides and works with the team on a multi-channel communications approach which includes public speaking, writing, strategizing convenings, social media, and general media outreach. Oversees creation of publications related to WPI research, marketing, and programs.
REQUIRED: Bachelor of Science/Arts or a related field from an accredited institution and five years of relevant leadership and management experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, or related field; OR Master's degree and three years of related experience.
Combination of related education and experience will be considered.
Knowledge of the philanthropic sector. Demonstrated success in building and maintaining strategic national relationships and partnerships with proven results. Ability and aspiration to grow an organization. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Experience working with women's philanthropy
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Typical office working environment. Travel is required.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4PR
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: LILLY FAMILY SCHOOL OF PHILANT (IN-CPHL-IUINA)
Internal Number: 76232
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.