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About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The School offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

Our Values

  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards, including academic integrity and integrity of practice. Transparency and honesty in everything we do.
  • Intellectual Pluralism. Grounded in the liberal arts, with diverse disciplines and research approaches.
  • Respect for the intrinsic worth of all individuals and their ideas.
  • Inclusiveness and Diversity in our policies, personnel and programs.
  • Leadership in institutional development, field building, and impact on society world-wide.
  • Excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, training, service and collaboration.
  • Stewardship and Accountability to each other, our sector and our community.
  • Innovation in creating new ideas and knowledge that result in a better world.

Indiana University
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy was established in 1987 as the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

  • We are a School at Indiana University (IU) with operations and faculty members across all IU campuses. For more information about Indiana University benefits, human resource forms, or job application instructions, please visit
  • We are located on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, and all staff members are employees of the university

Job Openings
The following is a list of open positions at the School. Clicking on a position will take you to the Indiana University Human Resources website, which allows easy views of job descriptions and applications.  

The chair is expected to teach and mentor students at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels for 50 percent of their time. The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers an inter-disciplinary degree in philanthropic studies that attracts diverse students interested in broad issues related to philanthropy, including nonprofit organizations, social movements, grassroots associations, foundations, giving and volunteering. For the other 50 percent of their time the chair is expected to conduct research, publish in the field, and provide service to the School, campus and the field. The chair is expected to maintain an active research agenda. An advisory committee comprised of academic and practitioner leaders in this field, will be available to support the chair and help develop a research and teaching agenda for the chair's work in this space.
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is seeking to fill the position of Donor Relations Specialist. This position will coordinate internal and external donor activities and serve as the main liaison for individual, corporate, and foundation donors to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. They will focus on all aspects of donor stewardship to ensure that all steps in the gift giving process are followed and that donor intent is met in the use of their gifts as well. They will play an integral part of the School's development team.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has an open position for an Applied Statistician. The Applied Statistician will be responsible for developing or applying mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information related to nonprofit management, fundraising, and philanthropy.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (LFSOP), located at IUPUI, seeks to fill the position of Director of The Fund Raising School (TFRS)and Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies. This is a senior leadership position at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Dean of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and provides general leadership and management for the development of The Fund Raising School and related courses for practitioners. Additionally, the Director serves as a liaison between practitioners and academics and helps actuate the School’s principle of serving as a concourse between academics and practitioners. The Director, in partnership with the Dean and other key stakeholders, is responsible for the strategic growth of The Fund Raising School including: increasing enrollment and outreach; marketing, business development; best practices in teaching; and recruiting and mentoring TFRS faculty. In addition, the Director will also have an academic appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies (or other titles depending on qualifications and experience). This will provide the opportunity to teach an academic course occasionally, as well as serving as a core member of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s academic committees.