Chapter Job Center

The AFP Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) does have a job posting service.  For only $300, your position will be posted on the AFP-IC website for 30 days*, and a blast email will be sent to all members with job details and instructions on how to apply. 

*Note - extensions on postings are available

FORMAT - Job title, Organization name, Organization overview, primary responsibilities, desired qualifications, contact information.

For more information, or to post your position online, please contact Sara Nash at 317-824-0940 or 

Current Postings Shown Below - Date Added

Advancement and Campaign Associate, Phoenix Theatre - September 23, 2021
Director of Development and Generosity, Indiana Kentucky Conference (IKC) of the United Church of Christ - September 22, 2021
Institutional Giving Coordinator, Minnetrista - September 22, 2021
Major and Planned Giving Officer, WFYI - September 20, 2021
Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis - September 17, 2021
Development Manager, JDRF - September 2, 2021
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Communications, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - August 27, 2021
Executive Administrative Assistant and Project Manager, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - August 27, 2021
Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - August 27, 2021
Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis - August 26, 2021
Development Director, Crossroads of America Boy Scout Council - August 24, 2021

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Date Posted: September 23, 2021


The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre is a newly built, state-of-the-art performing arts center which opened in 2018 in downtown Indianapolis. At its core is the Phoenix Theatre, a company founded in 1983 with a mission of producing new and contemporary plays within an environment of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. The Phoenix includes a professional Actor’s Equity Association theatre with two indoor stages (proscenium and black box), a newly developed outdoor stage, an art gallery, and multiple event rental spaces.


The Advancement and Campaign Associate reports to two members of the senior leadership team: the Advancement Director who oversees the annual fund program, and the Sustainability Campaign Director who oversees our new sustainability campaign. The annual fund provides support for the general operations of the Phoenix Theatre through two annual appeals, two fundraisers, grants and sponsorships. The purpose of the six-year sustainability campaign is to alleviate debt, invest in a permanent endowment, create a maintenance fund, invest in systemic inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) training, and create new programs to further the mission of the organization. This full-time position will divide its time 50/50 between the Annual Fund and the Sustainability Campaign and will begin Nov. 1 or as soon as a suitable candidate has been selected. 


Job responsibilities:

Assist with Annual Fund program (includes but is not limited to):

  • Grantwriting – Lead writer for 15-20 annual grant applications and Final Reports; Manage internal grant calendar and steward grant process
  • Manage audience survey systems – develop/update systems for all programs, events, and rentals; track demographics and compile data for grant reports
  • Donor data entry – assist Database and Donor Relations Coordinator to ensure accurate and timely data input for both Annual Fund and Campaign; Ensure pledges and in-kind donations are documented and donor recognition is properly recorded; Ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain records of in-kind contributions including values provided by donors.
  • Create monthly reports to share with staff and volunteer leadership
  • Event logistics - Assist Advancement Director with small and large fundraisers
  • Sponsorships - Maintain sponsorship tracking form; assist in creation of fulfillment packets
  • Assist with video messaging to donors as part of Stewardship Plan
  • Conduct prospect research for sponsorships and grant opportunities


Assist with Sustainability Campaign (includes but is not limited to):

Event Management and Meeting Coordination

  • Manage campaign events, including cultivation events, focus groups and public outreach activities.
  • Responsible for all elements of campaign events, including developing invitations, ordering food/beverages and coordinating follow up. (Or, work closely with hosts of private parties.) Collect RSVPs and manage guest lists.
  • Coordinate committee meetings and compile notes/action items.
  • Provide support for donor meetings and site visits.


Communications and Marketing

  • Utilize key messages and case for support to create and distribute campaign communication pieces for donors and prospects, including electronic newsletters, mailings, and campaign updates.
  • Develop talking points for speakers, written statements for media and presentations.
  • Maintain photos, videos, schematic drawings, and have available for presentations as needed.


Administrative Support

  • Maintain and update campaign prospect lists and related materials
  • Prepare regular campaign reports to share with staff and volunteer leadership
  • Work with project manager to follow up on in-kind contributions to ensure that donations are received at the time they are needed.



Desired Skills and Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills and project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team oriented and able to work independently
  • Diplomatic and confident; able to maintain good relationships with donors while enforcing expectations and requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office required. Experience with DonorPerfect, Adobe Creative Suite plus.
  • Photography and graphic design experience a plus
  • Experience working with leadership volunteers/boards a plus.
  • Some availability on evenings or weekends required.


Education and Experience

  • Requires BA or BS degree (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in grantwriting, event planning, project management, fundraising, communications, marketing, and/or similar functions, preferably in a non-profit setting.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Full time, salaried position beginning at $35,000 (depending on experience)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Paid time off, vacation, and paid holidays.


To qualify for this position, applicants must submit the following

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 writing samples (at least 1-2 pages, pdf format)


Interested candidates can email their resume and credentials

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled beginning late September.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Date posted:  September 22, 2021

STATUS: 20 hours per week, non-exempt
DESIRED START DATE: January 4, 2022

REPORTS TO: Conference Minister


The Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ supports the affiliated associations and congregations within the geographical borders of Indiana and Kentucky in bringing justice and love to all.  The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church. We believe God is still speaking, that faith must join with action, and that unity and diversity are equally essential values throughout the body of Christ. 

The Director of Development and Generosity is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Conference’s fundraising efforts including: execute a special campaign for the 2023 General Synod of the UCC, OCWM growth, Annual Support Fund, design major gifts program, cultivating individual legacy giving, and future capital campaigns. This position works collaboratively with the Conference Minister, the Board of Directors, the Financial Vitality Committee, and other fundraising volunteers. 


  • Must embrace the mission and vision of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference (IKC) and the Core Values of the Conference Staff.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills that utilize story-telling, for example, in sharing the case of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference with Conference churches, pastors, and lay people.
  • Have experience and knowledge in fundraising literature and techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers in support of financial vitality.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Experience in professional fundraising.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a special campaign for the IKC hosting of General Synod 2023.
  • Develop and implement strategies alongside the Conference Minister and Finance and Budget Committee for increasing OCWM giving.
  • In collaboration with the Conference Minister, meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them and therefore developing a donor centered culture to fundraising.
  • Direct the Annual Support Fund program, including letters, mailings, and annual fundraising drives.
  • Design a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors in the Conference.
  • Build an individual legacy giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies. Additionally, offer guidance to our Associate Conference Minister and IKC Transitions Team on their work with legacy churches.
  • Work closely with the Conference Minister, the Board of Directors, and the Financial Vitality Committee to arrange speaking engagements among the churches of the IKC and to play a role at the Annual Gathering by offering an annual report of the fundraising efforts of the Conference.
  • Serve as primary staff resource for the Financial Vitality Committee.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems, including working with the Conference Administrator to secure an effective fundraising software.
  • Work closely with the Communications Director to ensure donor-centered communications from the Conference that tells our story, particularly within the Conference newsletter and social media platforms.
  • Network with the wider church UCC Development staff, both National and Conference.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


Conference Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference is to live in covenant, connecting and equipping local ministries to love and serve like Jesus.


Conference Vision Statement

Coming soon


IKC Staff Core Values 

As the Indiana-Kentucky Conference staff, we commit to living these core values: 

Communicate Effectively. We will build trusting community by using effective, kind, honest and direct communication through a wide variety of tools including email, video conference, social media, website and in-person gatherings.

Embody Healthy Leadership. We model healthy leadership by setting boundaries such as delegating and training others to take on tasks, managing financial resources carefully, embodying a non-anxious presence in stressful and conflictual situations and making our own Sabbath and spiritual formation a priority.

Form Faith. All our interactions are aimed at forming each other’s faith and empowering leaders to live in the way of Jesus.

Foster Experimentation and Creativity. We coach vital leaders and congregations by offering new ideas, curating the best resources and offering them coaching for implementing new ideas in their local setting.

Build Relationships and Networks. We support leaders by being in relationship — knowing “how it is with their soul” and by being responsive to their needs. We also foster creativity and vitality by providing opportunities for connection with and between local church, partner and community leaders.

Build Teams. We build effective teams by modeling a collaborative approach to ministry as a staff team and by equipping leaders to discern and offer their gifts in service of church and community.

The resume and cover letter should be sent to prior to October 6, 2021. 

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Date Posted: September 22, 2021


Located on the White River in Muncie, Indiana, Minnetrista is a museum and gardens complex built on the legacy of the Ball family and company. Whether exploring our exhibits and historic homes or meandering our trails, visitors to our site find a moment outside of the everyday where discovery, imagination, and learning are core. Minnetrista creates shared experiences that connect people, leading to a better quality of life.


Primary Responsibilities:

Grow and maintain a robust portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government donors. Create and manage all aspects of the proposal process for grant and sponsorship opportunities. Increase contributed revenue and contribute to the overall success of the development program.  

Minnetrista’s culture is team-oriented and collaborative. To that end, all positions include the following three performance standards:

  • Your first priority and responsibility is to achieve the organization’s purpose. In other words, you in particular are responsible for considering Minnetrista’s vision, values, mission, goals, and strategies within your daily routines.
  • Your second priority and responsibility is to help others achieve the organization’s purpose.
  • Your third priority and responsibility is to carry out your job function as a member of the Development team as described below.


Job-Specific Duties:

  • Administer the foundation and government grants and corporate sponsorship programs, including: relationship management; preparation of funding proposals and supporting documents in collaboration with colleagues from across the staff; accurate tracking of deadlines, calendars, and communication cycles; fulfillment of benefits packages and donor recognition; and completion of all reporting requirements in a timely manner.
  • Research new grant opportunities and match Minnetrista programs with potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage the business membership program, including the acquisition and renewal process.
  • Work closely with communications department to create custom proposal materials and donor recognition pieces, both print and electronic.
  • Manage database processes for institutional donor accounts including: processing donations and business memberships, account management, creation of acknowledgments and benefits packets, and the regular generation of reports and program analytics. 
  • Prepare institutional donors lists for publications and mailings, in collaboration with other development and communications colleagues. 
  • Oversee the community donations program – Minnetrista’s donation program to other community organizations. 
  • Support the planning and presentation of all development events and programming. 
  • Engage in professional development and maintain an understanding of trends in grant and sponsorship giving in order to make strategic decisions related to this work; participate in development department success by improving processes, sharing information, and contributing new ideas.
  • Manage inventories of materials and supplies needed for development office use.
  • Perform all other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in fundraising, proposal writing, or a related writing field. Experience writing funding proposals preferred.
  • Possess strong communication, multitasking, organizational, and project management skills. 
  • Experience working with CRM databases; Altru or other Blackbaud products preferred. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Aware of current trends in nonprofit and arts fundraising, with particular emphasis on grant making and program sponsorships.
  • Comfortable completing tasks independently and able to collaborate effectively on project-oriented teams, dependably and on deadline. 


To be happy and successful in this position, an individual must be personally aligned with Minnetrista’s cultural values and visitor-centric focus.  They should be able to ensure effective working relationships by cultivating and maintaining professional credibility with all staff, administration, and volunteers.   The individual should demonstrate maturity, sound judgment, a good sense of humor, and be energized by working collaboratively with peers and colleagues throughout the organization and community.


Salary Range: $38,000.00 to 42,000.00 Annually


Full benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, vacation/sick/personal days, flexible spending account and dependent care flexible spending account. Remote work available up to two days a week with approval from supervisor.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Minnetrista values diversity and inclusivity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates can apply via the Minnetrista career portal

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Date Posted: September 20, 2021


WFYI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 


As Indiana’s largest public media, WFYI reaches more than half a million people with trusted news and compelling stories across radio, TV, digital, and in-person. Every day, we leverage NPR, PBS and our local staff to empower, educate, entertain, and connect our communities through impactful journalism, inspiring stories, and lifelong learning. Our mission has never been more important than it is right now.


WFYI is seeking a Major and Planned Giving Officer to qualify and manage a caseload of donors with capacity to give $1,200+ annually. This position will be responsible for developing and executing strategies for donor identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation that will contribute to the more than $1.4 million dollars WFYI receives annually from major donors. The applicant should have an ability to build strong relationships and clearly communicate our organization’s mission. As a nonprofit, we rely on our 27,000 individual donors for more than one-third of our annual operating budget.


Position TitleMajor and Planned Giving Officer


Classification: Permanent, full time


Salary: Commensurate with experience and responsibility, exempt


Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to the Director of Major and Planned Giving and is a member of the major giving team.


Position Description: This position identifies, cultivates and secures new major, planned, and capital gifts for WFYI. This position also leads the engagement and stewardship of a donor portfolio to increase giving.




  • Qualifies a portfolio of 600 donors down to 150 donors.
  • Conducts a minimum of 12 donor calls or virtual visits monthly.
  • Identifies, cultivates and solicits planned gifts.
  • Ensures that donor information is entered into WFYI’s organizational database in a standardized, timely and accurate manner.
  • Meets the goals set annually for revenue growth, expectancies secured, and number of visits.
  • Develops strategies that contribute to the retention of annual and planned gifts.
  • Works well with volunteers, foundation, and board members to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • Helps coordinate, communicate and implement major donor and planned giving donor events.
  • Ensure that donor and potential donor information is entered into WFYI’s organizational database in a standardized, timely and accurate manner.


Position Qualifications:

  • History of successfully securing gifts of $1,200+.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred along with at least 2 years’ experience securing major and/or planned gifts.
  • Experience using a donor database and other donor management technology, Salesforce CRM experience preferred.
  • Experience qualifying donors through the Moves Management process.
  • Experience or knowledge of planned giving vehicles, principles and best practices.
  • Candidates should possess excellent oral, written and presentation skills, be computer literate and demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Teams is a plus.
  • Position requires that the individual be a self-starter, enjoy a fast-paced, high energy environment and be willing to work varied hours and attend off-site events. Capacity to think strategically, as well as creatively will be advantageous.
  • Proven ability to work with internal and external constituencies in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion.
  • High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day. Sense of humor. If this sounds like a great fit for you and your growth then please apply at

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Date Posted: September 17, 2021


The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is focused on philanthropy and community engagement throughout the region with a vibrant network of people, agencies, programs, and services that maintain and strengthen the Jewish community. JFGI is the connection to the entire Jewish community—in Indianapolis, in Israel, and around the world.  On an annual basis, JFGI considers local community needs and global responsibilities and allocates funds accordingly. With $90 million in assets under management and an annual campaign in excess of $4M annually, JFGI supports its community and meets its needs, no matter how far-reaching. 

The next leader of JFGI will have the unique opportunity, with the full support of the JFGI Board, lay leaders and staff, to lead, facilitate, develop, and execute an ambitious and innovative strategic plan to drive key efforts.    

  • Engage the Board, lay leaders, agencies, staff, and community members in a broad conversation and planning effort focused on the direction of JFGI and its future role in the community, culminating in a three-year strategic plan.
  • Engage in a comprehensive effort to expand the breadth and depth of all financial resource development opportunities to increase the level of funding for agencies, programs, and community partners.
  • Rethink, renovate, redevelop, and resource the current Federation campus north of downtown Indianapolis so that it meets the needs of the Indianapolis Jewish community now and for decades to come.
  • Build upon the momentum of JFGI’s engagement efforts to ensure community members, particularly the next generation of leaders, prioritize JFGI as they allocate their philanthropic time, talent, and treasure.
  • Strengthen and build a culture of collaboration and excellence across the organization and among agencies and other partners to ensure the successful delivery of the community’s key priorities.



We seek a proven and visionary executive-level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively within the community, including with donors, agency leaders, Board members, lay leaders, staff, volunteers, and many others. This individual must be able to collaborate, mediate, and build consensus.  As a thoughtful leader who is driven by innovation and creativity, the ideal candidate will thrive in bringing constituents together, engaging multiple perspectives, aligning mission and strategy around common goals, and translating mission and strategy into action through successful execution.  Experience working with and successfully engaging multiple diverse constituents will be important. 



The successful candidate will be a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who pursues, cultivates, and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships. This person must be able to engender trust and relate to stakeholders in a highly professional, honest, transparent, and caring manner. Their career should be noted by the ability to chart a path forward with exceptional interpersonal skills and a servant leadership style.



The ability to inspire, lead, grow, and empower the staff and a dedicated, committed Board and lay leadership is required.  Energy, a desire to continuously learn and grow, and the ability to be a good listener are important personal attributes. Integrity, strategic thinking, critical inquiry, time and people management, and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to engage in difficult but critical conversations, are necessary for success in this position. As a key spokesperson for JFGI, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on all relevant subjects in a clear and transparent fashion.  An understanding of the federated approach and literacy of financial reporting, budgeting, and investment portfolio management are important. 



The ideal candidate will be able to gain an understanding of the cultural and historical dynamics of a community. Connecting with and understanding people of diverse socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, and cultural backgrounds, and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions, are required skills. The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community in which they have worked by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism, and social activities.


To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).


For more information about JFGI, visit

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Date Posted: September 2, 2021


JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information please visit or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.


As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease. JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Development Manager role is an opportunity to join a strong Chapter team reporting to the Development Director and working closely with local and Chapter leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapter.  Covering the Indiana and Kentucky markets, the right person in this position is an integral member of the team, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising, chapter operations, and community engagement.  This includes managing, evaluating, and expanding cultivation opportunities and communications, oversight of various event activities, outreach, and education support.  He or she organizes and executes select administrative components of chapter operations that support the donor giving cycle, from qualification to stewardship.



  • Serves as a key staff member in implementing the chapter’s Community Engagement program as well as the Bag of Hope program.
  • Collaborates with local staff as well as national/regional staff resources to ensure the Chapter’s growth and success.
  • Helps develop and implement new family acquisition, train and coach outreach volunteers and ultimately introduce new families to chapter events and the donor cycle.
  • Identifies, builds, and stewards relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor engagement.
  • Assist with all chapter operations including administrative support and management of the CRM database including CRM updates, duplications, and reports.
  • Strategically and consistently utilizes CRM data management tool to maximize efficient and effective moves management of donor pipeline.  
  • Assists with event planning and execution for the area, including Walk, family engagement events and volunteer-led third-party activities as well as volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Oversees assigned community engagement activities and helps establish strategic alliances with community organizations and healthcare providers in chapter territory.
  • Ensures personal accountability for meeting deadlines and responding to volunteers and other department requests.



  • 4 years of work experience including 2+ years fundraising or relevant business/volunteer experience.
  • Strong CRM database knowledge, Salesforce preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to collaborate as a team player.
  • Strong verbal and written communication. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to create and manage process that enhances efficiency of staff work while allowing for donor centricity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Detail oriented.   
  • Familiarity with outreach activities preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to travel within the chapter footprint. Occasional evening and weekend work as needed.
  • To protect the health and safety of our employees, all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  The only potential exception to this rule is for applicants who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.

Interested candidates can apply using the following link:

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Date Posted: August 27, 2021


DEPARTMENT:      Development

REPORTS TO:       Vice President of Development



The Associate Director of Annual Giving and Communication is responsible for managing direct mail, digital giving, and telefunding campaigns. In addition, this position provides all necessary reporting for the Development Department as well as effective stewardship of donors giving via direct mail, email, phone, or online.



  • Creates, manages, and facilitates the direct mail campaign for individual gifts.
  • Works with the Development Team to create strategic and impactful solicitation and stewardship mailing campaigns and prepares mailing lists.
  • Coordinates with outside vendors for production of materials and mailings; and production of small-scale in-house mailings.
  • Manages the individual telefunding campaign and provides data/support to call center vendor.
  • Coordinates with the Marketing Department regarding telemarketing leads and meets agreed upon revenue goals.
  • Assists Development Team with identification of donors for elevation to qualification.
  • Regularly provides annual fund campaign analysis including existing donors, new donors, funding gaps, etc.
  • Assists with individual giving stewardship and oversees those benefits offered via direct mail, digital campaigns, and telefund campaigns with assistance from the Donor Stewardship Associate.
  • Provides various lists for benefits and invitations.
  • Ensures fulfillment of donor benefits and events, recognition, and endowed concert benefits.
  • In collaboration with the Development and the Marketing and Communications Teams, develops communications for donors telling the story of the impact they have on the ISO mission.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of donor stewardship and ensures donors are educated about benefits.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all donor listings in the program book, on the website, and in the Annual Report and ensures timely review by Development Team.
  • Oversees the portions of the budget that pertain to all levels of direct mail, digital campaigns, and telefund campaigns.
  • Carries an ever-changing portfolio of prospects for identification and qualification for the major giving pipeline.
  • Attends events throughout the season encouraging the development of personal relationships with the Symphony’s donor family.



  • S. / B.A. degree in a related field.
  • Three to five years of successful fundraising experience is required.
  • Possess proven analytical, planning, verbal and written communication skills in a nonprofit.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a team and be an effective team member.
  • Work effectively with and motivate volunteers at all levels.
  • Understand the fundraising process and the psychology of individual giving.
  • Must be detail-oriented, well organized and able to work on a multiplicity of projects.
  • Able to effectively work with a variety of constituents.


INTERNAL:            Contact with staff at all levels and musicians.

EXTERNAL:           Contact with board members, volunteers, donors and prospects.



Direct contact with a broad range of confidential information including donor information.



To inspire, entertain, educate and challenge through innovative programs and symphonic music performed at the highest artistic level.



At the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, we are one team committed to achieving our mission through:

  • Outstanding performance on and off the stage.
  • Extraordinary service to both internal and external customers.
  • A compassionate workplace built on trust and mutual respect.
  • A culture of flexibility and openness to change.


The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Applications for this position should be sent to

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Date Posted: August 27, 2021


DEPARTMENT:      Development

REPORTS TO:        Vice President of Development


The Executive Administrative Assistant and Project Manager provides a variety of administrative support duties for the Vice President of Development. This position must be creative, professional and enjoy working within a fast-paced environment. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, handle highly confidential matters with complete discretion, demonstrate strong written and verbal communication, possess administrative and organizational skills, and maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Administrative Assistant and Project Manager will have the ability to work on and manage a variety of projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide range of activities. Requires attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, reliability, timeliness, alertness, overall professionalism, and use of judgment keeping the overall workflow professional and moving forward.



  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Vice President (VP) of Development including: managing a complex calendar, managing phone calls, completing expense reports, composing correspondence, entering contact reports and other data into Tessitura, and preparing documents and slides for various meetings.
  • Assists other members of Development team as directed by the VP of Development.
  • Initiates and coordinates both internal and external appointments and meetings for the VP and provides meeting materials needed in advance.
  • Keeps VP of Development informed of upcoming meetings and commitments, following up appropriately.
  • Oversees and assists with event planning for Development related events.
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings of the Development and Governance Committees of the Board; prepares agendas and minutes; ensures fluid communication between Committee participants.
  • Maintains Tessitura prospect management system in partnership with the VP of Development and tracks progress for the Development Department.
  • Assists with coordination of the CEO’s Development work; scheduling, follow-up, and prospect management in Tessitura database.
  • Provides needed reports from and enters data into Tessitura database.
  • Provides support for the Development budget by reconciling statements from outside vendors, as well as expense and MasterCard accounts.
  • Manage ticket donation requests from non-for-profits engaged in fund-raising.
  • Assists with Gift Administration, correspondence, reports, bank deposits, and simple gift entry and other duties as assigned and necessitated.
  • Provides some assistance to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.
  • Manages a variety of projects, events and other activities led by the Development Team.



Four-year degree desirable, plus 2-4 years of business experience or administrative experience. Ability to work with Board members, donors and volunteers on a variety of levels. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be detail oriented. Must be at least an intermediate level user of Microsoft Office Products. Experience with Tessitura or other CRM is a plus. Must possess schedule flexibility and be available for non-traditional hours with reasonable notice.


INTERNAL:           Frequent contact with administrative staff and musicians.

EXTERNAL:           Frequent contact with high-level donors, Board members, volunteers, subscribers and       occasional contact with vendors and sales representatives




Organization’s financial matters, investment data, all contributor giving data and personal histories, and fundraising plans and strategies for all major donors and gift prospects. Must maintain confidentiality in all assigned duties and responsibilities.



To inspire, entertain, educate and challenge through innovative programs and symphonic music performed at the highest artistic level.



At the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, we are one team committed to achieving our mission through:

  • Outstanding performance on and off the stage.
  • Extraordinary service to both internal and external customers.
  • A compassionate workplace built on trust and mutual respect.
  • A culture of flexibility and openness to change.


The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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Date Posted: August 27, 2021


DEPARTMENT:                Development

REPORTS TO:                 Vice President of Development

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving is a full-time position responsible for leading the strategic management of institutional giving for the ISO, including corporate, foundation and government support, as well as oversight of special events. In partnership with the Board, CEO and Vice President of Development, this position will identify, cultivate, solicit, steward and maintain relationships with businesses, foundations and government agencies.


  • Design and implement a comprehensive strategy to identify and solicit sources of private and public institutional support
  • Lead the Institutional Giving Team in securing gifts that meet or exceed annual revenue goals
  • Plan and execute cultivation visits by the CEO and Vice President of Development, engaging Board Members and other staff as appropriate
  • Build relationships between the ISO and businesses, foundations and government agencies at local and national levels
  • Research, identify and cultivate new funding opportunities from institutions
  • Supervise Associate Director of Corporate Giving, Corporate Stewardship Associate, and the contractor for grant management
  • In partnership with the contracted grant manager, prepare highly competitive sponsorship proposals, grant requests and other collateral materials for solicitation purposes
  • Provide strategic assistance and oversight for all special fundraising events, and for corporate partnerships outside of traditional sponsorships
  • Attend events at the ISO and in the community throughout the season encouraging the development of relationships with the ISO’s institutional donors
  • Assist with donor relations events i.e. SOTP table hosting, Founders’ Room, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned



      Bachelor’s Degree required.  Additional certificates or degrees a plus.  Four - six years of experience in development or sales is preferred. Excellent skills in project management and budget preparation and management. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, high level of organization and ability to manage complex projects simultaneously.


      TECHNICAL PROFICENCIES: Must be at least an intermediate user of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Must have the confidence and technical acuity to quickly learn Tessitura and prospect research programs.


      • Associate Director of Corporate Giving
      • Corporate Stewardship Associate
      • Grants Manager Contractor



      • Frequent weekend and evening responsibilities
      • Must be able to travel around the region
      • Regularly sits at a desk or computer workstation
      • Frequently moves about the office to collaborate with colleagues
      • Bending, stooping, walking on uneven surface (at Hilbert Circle Theatre and Conner Prairie for Symphony on the Prairie)
      • Occasionally lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds



                    INTERNAL: Frequent contact with all levels of staff, musicians, stagehands, and volunteers.                    

                    EXTERNAL: Board of Directors, civic leaders, volunteers, artists and patrons.                          


      CONTENT OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION:  Will have access to personal and financial information on donors, prospects, Board members, ticket buyers, and employees.


      Applications for this position should be sent to

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      Date Posted: August 26, 2021

      Position Description

      The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Indianapolis Jewish Community. With an Annual Campaign of more than $4 million dollars, the Federation supports and enriches the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world. We provide funding to several local and regional agencies, many national and overseas partners, and numerous independent programs that provide deeper connection and create Jewish community in Central Indiana. The Federation resides on and manages the operations of a 40-acre campus, and programs funded by the Federation create life-sustaining and life-changing impact, while inspiring and engaging members of the Indianapolis Jewish Community.

      Reporting to the Senior Director, Charles A Cohen Department of Planned Giving and Endowment (PG&E), the Development Officer serves as the JFGI Development Officer as part of the Development team. Manages relationships with and provides outstanding customer service to current and prospective donors. Identifies, cultivates, and stewards prospects for the Annual Campaign, supplemental campaigns, major gifts, endowment, and planned giving programs. Responsible for managing and ensuring success of the community legacy giving program, including a comprehensive plan for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective donors. Works with CEO and other development staff to identify donors who have both the interest and the capacity to make major gifts or establish Donor Advised Funds (DAF), testamentary gifts or realized programmatic endowments at JFGI. Maintains a personal portfolio of donors and prospects for the Annual Campaign and Endowment programs.

      Primary Responsibilities:
      • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a group of prospects, taking into account individual desires and interests as well as the community’s needs and priorities, create customized solicitation strategies based on strategic objectives of JFGI and donor interests.  
      • Maintain a personal portfolio of Major Donors and Major Donor prospects, including existing DAF holders, planned giving prospects and Annual Campaign prospects.
      • Conduct 10-12 face to face visits per month and document all interactions within JFGI’s CRM system, GOLDA.
      • Work in concert with Development team and lay leadership to identify prospects for major giving opportunities, legacy gifts, and other forms of planned gifts from current JFGI donors, working closely with a professional team including the CEO, the Senior Director of the Charles A. Cohen Department of Planned Giving & Endowment, and the Senior Director of Development to coordinate donor and prospect strategies.
      • Generate new and increased Annual Campaign, Endowment, estate planning, directed giving, multigenerational, and supplemental commitments that support the Federation and its programs, ultimately matching the philanthropic interests of identified donors with the mission and goals of JFGI.
      • Manage all aspects of JFGI’s community legacy program (LIFE & LEGACY), including the overseeing of gift documentation, a marketing plan, and legacy donor stewardship; train staff and volunteers on the basics of legacy gift development; maintain a working knowledge of the planned giving vehicles that will best meet the needs of the donor community.
      • Plan and implement special events, recognition, and stewardship programs, as appropriate
      • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director.
      Educational Background:
      • A Bachelor’s degree is required
      Previous Work Experience:
      • A minimum of 3 years of proven success in development, with a particular focus on major gifts, endowment and planned giving. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
      • Successful track record with personal solicitation is preferred
      • Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred
      Special Skills and Abilities:
      • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with staff, donors, volunteers and constituents
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with senior executives and high net worth individuals
      • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including both verbal and written
      • Strong public speaking skills
      • Ability to manage statistical data to assess fundraising effectiveness and create strategic plans
      • Proven ability to understand related financial, investment and/or real estate transactions
      • PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRM software, such as Blackbaud
      • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information
      • Ability to handle multiple tasks with proven organizational skills
      • Attention to detail is essential
      • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
      • Must be a self-starter, motivated to identify and seek answers to questions and issues that arise on their own. Must be creative and able to “think outside the box”
      • Ability to work in a team environment and interact professionally with colleagues
      • Ability to work evenings, weekends, or irregular hours as necessary to interact with donors and prospects and attend relevant meetings and events
      Work Environment
      The work environment characteristics are representative of an office setting and is usually fast-paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff, leadership, donors, volunteers, and program participants. Meetings and programs may be conducted outside of the office, as well as outside of standard business hours. Expectations are that staff present a professional appearance and behave in a professional manner at all times, particularly when interacting with program participants and donors. Physical demands are primarily limited to operating general office equipment and tasks associated with event and program planning.

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      Date Posted: August 24, 2021

      Crossroads of America Boy Scout Council

      Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America have helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and the teaching of lifelong values with fun. Our local council, Crossroads of America Council, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, serves 35,000 youth and 7,000 adult volunteers in 26 counties in central Indiana. Our program opportunities for young men and women ages 6-20 include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, STEM Scouts and Reaching for Tomorrow.


      The Development Director is a senior position on our development team. They will support our fundraising philosophy, mission, and strategy. Responsibilities include managing activities related to the analysis, execution, control, and evaluation of all assigned fundraising activities.


      • Actively cultivate and solicit new funding opportunities and development strategies for a broad base of donors.
      • Cultivate, solicit, and acquire major gifts though our annual campaign.
      • Identify potential sponsorship opportunities and cultivate those relationships.
      • Recruit and work with volunteer fundraising committees.
      • Lead and execute select fundraising events with an eye for detail and excellence.
      • Support the largest Boy Scouts of America fundraising event in the nation.


      • Demonstrated working relationships with top corporate and community leaders.
      • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office Suite, online applications.
      • Organizational skills and proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
      • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.


      • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
      • Five+ years of previous development and fundraising experience.


      In addition to offering a competitive starting salary, the Crossroads of America Council offers a comprehensive benefits package to team members. This includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage in addition to short- and long-term disability, accident and life insurance, retirement savings plan with company match and generous paid time off. Our employees are eligible for generous merchandise and camp attendance discounts. We offer a fun, modern working environment with our headquarters building located in a beautiful park-like setting on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

      All Boy Scouts of America councils are equal opportunity employers.

      Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to or contact Natalie Pearce, Director of Human Resources, at 317-813-7067.

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