Job Postings

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Current Openings (Updated October 18, 2018)

Manager Research & Philanthropic Information at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne

Director, Prospect Development at Butler University

Regional Director of Development for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Grants Associate at Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education (Indianapolis)

Vice President for University Advancement at Huntington University

Development Manager at March of Dimes 

Manager of Research & Philanthropic Information at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne

Position Overview

Provides leadership and direction for the Foundation in support all database functions that make possible the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives. Responsible for database management, prospect research, supervising all aspects of gift processing and acknowledgement, financial reporting and fund management, including endowment and temporarily restricted funds held at the Foundation. Provides leadership, supervision and coaching to the Foundation Data Analyst.

Works closely with fundraising staff to support an array of fundraising activities including programs in annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, special event fundraising, capital and endowment campaigns. Additionally, provides essential support for all stewardship efforts. Works closely with the Parkview Hospital Finance and Accounting teams as needed in producing accurate financial reporting, audits, and other financial projects as required that relate to the Foundation.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Information Services.

Certification: Membership in Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in database management and prospect research, including direct experience with data analysis and reporting and prospect qualifying and identification. Experience in the healthcare sector is a strong plus. Innovative and inspiring leadership style with experience recruiting, developing, and managing colleagues with varying levels of database management experience. Extensive knowledge Raisers Edge is essential. Process and systems-oriented with strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to lead and train team members for cross functionality. Service-oriented team player with a collaborative and engaging work style. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to think ahead and effectively manage multiple projects. Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

To view more information or to apply click here.

Posted October 18, 2018

Director, Prospect Development at Butler University

Position Overview

As an integral part of Butler University’s Advancement Services Research and Prospect Development team, the Director, Prospect Development oversees and coordinates all the activities and day-to-day operations of the Prospect Development team, including prospect identification, pipeline development, prospect research, and relationship management throughout the prospect development life cycle. Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement Services, this position collaborates with University leadership and front-line development officers on pipeline management, works independently on research and prospect identification projects, and manages a team of two (2) prospect development professionals.

For additional information and to apply, please visit

Posted October 17, 2018

Make a Wish

Regional Director of Development at Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Make-A-Wish® is looking for a high-impact director-level leader who wants to help change lives in the Indianapolis  area. Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana (OKI) is looking for a seasoned director-level fundraising leader to grow our presence in Indiana. You should have deep a network of contacts with business, civic, and community leaders. We prefer someone from or has lived in Indiana for several years. As a Regional Director of Development, you are an integral part of a Make-A-Wish team that grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading comprehensive fundraising strategies focused on identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors across Indiana. You will partner with volunteers and staff to develop a relationship based fundraising culture of donor-centric philanthropy.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

We need you to have confirmed and successful track record asking for and closing gifts of $10,000 or more for a not-for-profit organization. You will also possess exceptional communication skills with audiences including individuals of significant wealth, community, corporate, professional, volunteer and grassroots constituencies. Your ability to handle multiple projects at a time and achieve objectives are essential as are your strong written and oral communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate creativity and persistence in cultivating current and potential donors while working a dynamic schedule; evenings and weekends. There is some travel required within the Chapter territory; additional travel outside the Chapter footprint may arise based on business needs. You possess exceptional understanding and knowledge of database customer and event management systems and have the ability to manage difficult or complex situations and/or people with tact, confidence, and diplomacy.

Essential Education & Experience:

We require a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business management or public relations. You should be an experienced manager with an established style that promotes collaboration, enhances creativity and motivation, facilitates communications and builds consensus. Your experience should demonstrate a minimum of five years dynamic management experience in stewarding and cultivating donors and in generating significant gifts. A proven success record in managing diverse and multiple fundraising programs, staff and volunteers is essential.

To view more information or apply click here.

Posted October 1, 2018

Grants Associate at Entrepreneurial Ventures in Education

The Grants Associate is a full-time position primarily responsible for the writing and development of foundation and government grant proposals and reports. The Grants Associate will help maximize financial support to Phalen Leadership Academies by developing compelling responses to operator management opportunities, and seeking foundation and government grants that can increase the margin of excellence at our schools.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Write foundation and government grant proposals and RFI responses for school management opportunities.
  • Develop interim and final grant reports.
  • Prepare project budgets and write budget narratives.
  • Research, identify and qualify funding opportunities from foundation, and government sources.
  • Initiate ongoing communication with key staff to analyze funding needs, gaps and opportunities.
  • Execute with exceptional fidelity PLA’s proven business development process.
  • Develop a deep understanding of program content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing.
  • Collect and synthesize information about PLA programs as needed to make strongest case for support.
  • Manage efficient operational system to ensure accurate records and timely communication with funders; oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for institutional partners.
  • Support fundraising for PLA’s summer learning and STEM programs.
  • Develop materials showing progress of PLA programs for donor updates and ongoing communications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of writing winning grants.
  • Combination of a background in public education and large-scale grant writing is highly preferred. Interested applicants should have a proven track record in at least one of the two domains and be prepared for a steep learning curve.
  • 2-3 years of professional writing and project management experience, with a record of strong and creative problem-solving.

To read more about the position or to apply click here.

Posted September 26, 2018

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Vice President for University Advancement at Huntington University

Huntington University of Huntington, Indiana, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. This position is a senior administrator for the University, serving on the leadership team. The core responsibilities of the Vice President for University Advancement at Huntington University are major donor cultivation and solicitation, oversee all fundraising programs and activities, work with the President, Board of Trustees, the President’s Advisory Council on Excellence, and volunteers in encouraging and promoting fundraising efforts. The Vice President will also plan and monitor the work of the University Advancement staff responsible for the annual fund, gift planning, community relations, major gifts, and development operations through a systematic prospect strategy and management process. The Vice President for Advancement will have the opportunity to bring a very successful comprehensive campaign to completion.

For more information about this position and to read a full position description, please visit the following web page: Vice President for Advancement.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Jennifer Spuehler, Executive Director, Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563;  To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process. 

Posted September 25, 2018

Development Manager at March of Dimes in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Development Manager is responsible for donor recruitment, development, cultivation, and activation, leading assigned fundraising events, and meeting fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market. Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development.


• Previous Experience: Minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience in increasingly responsible positons

• Education: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience

• Physical Demands: May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by subway, bus, car and/or plane to meetings and training.


• Increase overall market revenue by implementing core tactics for fundraising events, resulting in aggressive and sustainable year over year growth.

• Identify prospects, research and analyze development options in order to predict business opportunities. Manage a personal portfolio of prospects.

• Develop relationships with constituents, referral partners, or existing volunteer leaders in order to obtain personal introduction to prospective constituents.

• Develop and present sales presentations in order to educate and sell mission engagement opportunities to prospects or constituents.

For more information or to apply click here

Posted September 20, 2018

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