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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.
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.
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy and Director of International Programs Senior rank (tenure and associate or full professor determined by academic credentials and experience) Search begins November 2014; Position begins: July 1, 2015 The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, located in Indianapolis, seeks to fill an endowed chair in the area of international philanthropic studies beginning summer of 2015 or a date to be negotiated. The chair holder will also serve as Director of International Programs at the School for at least half time.
Indiana Campus Compact located in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking an Executive Director. Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) is a consortium of college and university presidents and chancellors in the State of Indiana who have made a collective and public commitment for their campuses to be engaged in and with their communities in mutually meaningful ways. The organization works as an agent of change on behalf of its member campuses to advance citizenship and service as critical components of the higher learning experience by providing programs and services to enhance the civic missions of colleges and universities. ICC represents a unique state-wide higher education network in Indiana that embraces public, private, four-year and two-year colleges and universities that has developed longstanding member and foundation relationships. The Executive Director of ICC serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is the champion for community-campus engagement on behalf of the Compact. The Executive Director leads ICC in the identification of strategic priorities, the articulation of the Compact�s vision and the achievement of its goals; is responsible for the operational (fiscal, programmatic, and organizational) management and development of the Compact; cultivates strategic partnerships with private and corporate foundations, grant-makers, and individual donors; promotes awareness of the Compact and community engagement/engaged-learning to member campuses and future member campuses during regular visits; and recruits campuses to join the Compact. ICC is an affiliate of Campus Compact, a national organization based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Part Time Student Assistant opening for an Undergraduate Student Employee or Undergraduate Work-study Student Located at Indiana Campus Compact
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, a partner agency with Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has an immediate opening for a Director of Membership. The Director is responsible for the strategic and operational management of membership development, recruitment, and retention. The primary objective of this position is to manage and implement programs that create meaningful experiences for members and which meet the recruitment and retention goals of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP).
The primary role of the Admissions and Academic Support Specialist in the Office of Student Services and Admissions is to provide back office support for the numerous processes and functions of the office. The position is comprised of records management, processing, and data entry of student information pertaining to admissions, degree plan and progress, and graduation. The position includes responsibility for processing financial transactions for Student Services and Admissions. The position will oversee coordination of all office processes pertaining to student services in the school and provide general administrative support to the Director of Student Services and Admissions as needed. The position also entails coordination and assistance with office and school-wide events in service to students (e.g., recruitment events; orientation; career services workshops; internships and placement; graduation).