We believe in the power of Indiana University.

The Indiana University Foundation supports IU by maximizing philanthropic support for everything from life-changing student scholarships to world-shaping faculty research.

We are a diverse team with wide-ranging personal and professional backgrounds—from finance and accounting to marketing, IT, and customer service.

We do, however, share one thing in common: We were all drawn to the IU Foundation because we believe in the power of higher education to transform the world. We feel there is no better way to apply our professional expertise than in support of one of the world’s finest public universities.

If you share that passion, you should join us.

Find a position that best fits your experience in our list of current openings.

Visit IU's Career Page to Search Fundraising Positions at IU



At the IU Foundation, we nurture a workplace culture that encourages and supports diverse perspectives and voices. By leaning on one another’s expertise, celebrating our accomplishments, pushing our coworkers and ourselves to grow professionally, and supporting each other in all that we do, we maximize our talents in service to IU.



We believe in giving our employees every opportunity to grow their personal and professional skillsets and advance their careers. In addition to providing resources for learning, advancement, and growth, we offer a wide range of opportunities to join cross-functional teams and groups (such as our Cultural Ambassadors Program or our Fundation Committee). The end result? Our employees are empowered to meaningfully shape their careers and our culture.



Above all, the work we do at the IU Foundation is important, life-changing work. Every day, we hear stories of the impact our efforts are having on the Indiana University family: from a student who can attend college because of a scholarship we helped secure, to a researcher who unlocks a medical breakthrough thanks to funding from a generous donor. These stories inspire us to work even harder on behalf of IU—and for all the lives IU will touch.

The foundation is really supportive and offers a lot of opportunities to learn new things through webinars, monthly professional development opportunities, and interactions with your colleagues. It’s a great place to grow as a person and a professional.

Darrell Pirtle, BS’16, Associate Director of Regional Development


Generous Holidays & Paid Days Off

Full-time employees who’ve worked up to and including 12 months at the IUF earn 2 days per month (24/year), 2.25 days per month (27/year) through year 5, and 3 days per month (36/year), after 5 years of service.


Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

The IUF contributes 10% of your base salary into a 403(b) Annuity Plan, with no required match by the employee. You may contribute additional funds to the plan on a pre-tax or after-tax basis.


Health Care Benefits

IUF employees enjoy comprehensive medical coverage; routine/preventative medical care is covered 100% by the plan. In addition, employees receive a $1,000 nonrestrictive lump sum benefit annually for dental and vision coverage.


Health Savings Account

Each pay period, a generous HSA deposit is made for employees enrolled in the IUF’s High Deductible Health Plan. Unused account balances roll over from year to year, and funds belong to the employee.


Fitness Classes & Gym Membership

Through our Health Investment Program, an annual maximum of $150 per employee or $300 per employee with spouse and/or family can be used toward gym membership fees and other health-related expenses.


Nutrition Benefit

The IU Foundation will pay 100% of the monthly membership meeting fee for Weight Watchers, as well as 100% of diabetic or nutrition education classes or counseling sessions.


Professional Development

IUF employees have the opportunity to attend training sessions throughout the year. Each employee can work with their manager to identify professional development opportunities that will enable them to grow in their career.


Personal & Family Tuition Reimbursement

Employees, their spouses, and their children are all eligible to receive tuition reimbursement at in-state rates for courses taken at any IU campus up to a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year.


Health & Wellness Programming

From onsite health coaching to lunchtime cardio and yoga classes to a $50 discount on step tracking devices, the IU Foundation offers employees a wide range of resources to optimize personal well-being.

The difference between IU and the IU Foundation

The IUF is a 501(c)(3) organization serving Indiana University. IUF and IU employees work together toward a common goal: to maximize private support for IU. We do so by:

  • Fostering lifelong relationships with private donors, corporations, and foundations who wish to support IU through philanthropic gifts.
  • Managing the university’s endowment, providing centralized advancement services (such as IT and annual giving), and creating initiatives like IU Day to raise support for the entire university.
  • Working alongside development officers from individual schools on IU campuses—like the School of Public Health or the Herron School of Art and Design—to raise money for their programs by providing development leadership and fundraising services.

We’re on campus every day, working with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors to build the future of Indiana University.