Associate Director of Development Operations (Inst Advancement Consultant)
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana



Department Information

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a comprehensive provider of top-tier business education with a full portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive programs on campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and online worldwide. The Kelley School has been creating career momentum for 100 years, going from 70 students in 1920 to an enrollment of more than 12,000 students today. Our innovative curriculum is built on personal development, teamwork, and experiential learning with an emphasis on global and social responsibility. Our success is reflected in our reputation among academic peers, our career placement statistics, and the accomplishments of more than 123,000 living alumni around the globe.

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Development Operations is responsible for coordinating and managing the planning and execution of all events for the Office of Development & Engagement (ODE). ODE's constituents represent the most involved and invested in the Kelley School of Business. It is crucial to maintaining their relationship with the School that ODE provides an unparalleled VIP experience at all of our events.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • This position will be responsible for the planning and execution of Kelley School of Business Alumni Association board events, Kelley Dean's Council events, Family Leadership Council events, Distinguished Corporate Partner events, other donor and alumni events, and internal department events (e.g. staff retreats, all-staff meetings, donor visits, etc.).
  • Works closely with all programs within ODE (alumni engagement, annual fund, corporate engagement, parent engagement, international advancement, major gifts, and stewardship) to determine event needs and ensure that appropriate venues, vendors, speakers, and programs are fully executed to the satisfaction of the ODE program, internal partners, and external constituents (donors and alumni).
  • Develops and maintains relationships with Kelley, University, IU Alumni Association, and IU Foundation partners as well as external partners (vendors, caterers, venues, etc.) to ensure that events are reflective of the Kelley School's reputation and the VIP constituents to which ODE caters.
  • Assists other members of the Development Operations team as needed. These other duties may include content editing, proofreading, conducting donor and prospect research, data entry, and secretarial tasks.
General Responsibilities
  • Serves as liaison to key stakeholders in public and private sectors on partnership opportunities advancing institutional initiatives.
  • Initiates and maintains frequent interactions with relevant partners ensuring strong collaborative relationships and focus.
  • Develops knowledge of issues and needs of initiatives, programs and partners to make appropriate connections with university and external resources.
  • Serves as a community resource facilitating programs, providing technical assistance, and ensuring communication to optimize project outcomes.
  • Collaborates with university and external partners to identify funding needs and potential sources; participates in developing external funding proposals with education and outreach component.
  • Communicates partner expectations with unit leadership to assist in operationalizing project outcomes; collaborates in the timely delivery of logistical, budgetary, and support functions.
  • Determines and tracks key project metrics and assists in analysis and report development.



  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • Experience in outreach, engagement, public relations, or related field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, accuracy, and attention to when working with this caliber of constituents
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Development & Advancement

Job Family: Institutional Advancement

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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