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Assistant Director, Research

Bloomington, IN, USA ● Indianapolis, IN, USA Req #250
Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Indiana University Foundation’s (IUF) Prospect Management and Research team is seeking a detail- oriented leader and mentor to serve as Assistant Director, Research!

Overseeing a team of prospect researchers, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, thoroughness, and quality of all research deliverables. The right candidate for this position is an individual with strong writing and editing skills, and a keen eye for detail. The Assistant Director will also need strong research background, as this individual should be a team player with the willingness to step in and research when workload is at its peak.

Furthermore, strong leadership skills are essential for this position. The Assistant Director should have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.  The Assistant Director will lead hiring, onboarding, and performance management for their team.

If you are a detail-oriented leader with the propensity to serve Indiana University Foundation on a collaborative, mission- driven team, apply now!

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the fundraising process
  • Knowledge of prospect management and research principles and methods
  • Interpersonal skills and judgment suitable for appropriate discretion and demeanor when dealing with all fundraisers, staff, administrators and others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in the handling of confidential information
  • Understanding of computerized data management
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze data and present findings clearly
  • Must be able to use current word processing, spreadsheet, and database software



  • Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a fundraising environment required.
  • Strong writing, proofreading, and interpersonal skills required.


About the Indiana University Foundation:


Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value in excess of $2 billion. IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.


About Advancement Services at IUF:


The Office of Advancement Services and Capital Campaigns provides a variety of central services to prospects and donors as well as to our internal and external advancement partners. Departments within the division include Prospect Management and Research, Events and Meeting Services, Donor Relations, and Stewardship. Additionally, the office provides support for university campaigns, IQ and Crimson/Reeher.

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This position will be available through October 31, 2021.  The IU Foundation reserves the right to extend the posting as needed.


We are sensitive to how the COVID- 19 pandemic is impacting work and personal lives, and will offer the upmost flexibility throughout the interview process. As the IU Foundation and much of Indiana University is currently observing a remote environment, initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom for the safety and well-being of all involved.


Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff (including IUF Staff) will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment / employment. To learn more about this requirement, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.


The IU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • Bloomington, IN, USA
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA