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Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Operations

Indiana University Foundation
Bloomington, Indiana
Closing date
Jul 4, 2024

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Indiana University Foundation ( seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking leader to serve as their next Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Operations ( This individual will be a key contributor to Indiana University's (IU) philanthropic endeavors to create a vibrant campus community.

Tracing its roots back to 1820, IU has evolved into an influential educational institution, with flagship campuses at IU Bloomington and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, transitioning to IU Indianapolis in 2024. Today, IU spans seven campuses and two regional centers across Indiana and partner locations around the globe, with resources that allow IU to broaden its impact and make an IU education accessible to more people. IU's hundreds of academic programs are among the world's best, and they're always looking toward the horizon, thinking about what's next.

In partnership with IU, the Foundation is instrumental in mobilizing philanthropic contributions that benefit students, faculty, and the University's campuses. Guided by the strategic direction of IU2030 (, the Foundation's initiatives are centered on enhancing student scholarships, advancing groundbreaking research, and contributing to the welfare of the state and the wider community.

Reporting to the CEO/President of the Foundation, the Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Operations will be responsible for leading and managing the financial, operational, and technological aspects of Advancement to ensure the organization’s long-term sustainability and efficiency. Overseeing a $4B endowment and a $400M operating budget, this role requires a strategic thinker with strong financial acumen, business operations expertise, and a deep understanding of technology to drive innovation and enhance its impact.

This is an onsite role based in Bloomington, IN.

The successful Executive Vice President, Finance and Business Operations candidate will:

• Develop, along with the senior management team, and oversee the implementation of company strategies and responsible for communicating and delivering results.

• Ensure operations are financially sustainable within the Foundation’s mission, objectives, and goals by collaborating with and facilitating communication with other divisions of the Foundation.

• Develop and communicate financial strategies and plans to support the organization's mission and goals, maximize its operating performance, and achieve its financial goals.

• Partner with leadership in the Finance & Business Operations area to find ways to streamline and optimize divisional processes and workflows to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

• Oversee the operations of Advancement Technology services, project management, and IT support to ensure they are consistent with the Foundation's objectives and goals and that collaboration with other divisions of the Foundation is maintained.

The ideal candidate will possess fifteen or more years of leadership experience at the director level or above. A Master's in Business Administration or an advanced degree in related field is preferred.

Please direct all applications, inquiries, and nominations to the WittKieffer consultants using the WittKieffer Candidate Portal at or via email, at: The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.

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