The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) seeks a passionate, high-impact professional to guide the institute to new levels of achievement by drawing on ground-breaking research about gender and philanthropy. The WPI Director will demonstrate to partners the potential and value of a collaboration with WPI to grow giving and to demonstrate the impact of the gender lens in philanthropy. Situated within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this leadership opportunity will allow a high potential professional to grow an organization and make a significant contribution to the sector.
The WPI Director reports directly to the dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and leads the WPI team. The director works in concert with the holder of the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy to guide research and related activities, including the annual Women Give reports.
The director will:
- cultivate and lead strategic partnerships in support of WPI’s priorities to translate research into practice;
- guide efforts to disseminate the research to new audiences; and
- work collaboratively to ensure sustainability of the institute.
The director will establish and lead WPI’s next strategic vision; and develop and expand relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the WPI Council, other directors at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, donors, and strategic partners. The director is responsible for oversight of WPI operations and will supervise three staff including an Associate Director, Associate Director of Research, and a Visiting Research Associate. The WPI Director will serve as ambassador and champion for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.