The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is globally recognized as the first of its kind. School faculty and staff train and empower students and practitioners to innovate and lead—and to create positive and lasting change in the world.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of the Professional Doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership (PhilD), located on the Indianapolis campus. The PhilD program director will provide academic and administrative leadership for the new professional doctorate program. The primary responsibilities for this position include collaborating with faculty regarding program curriculum, cultivating and maintaining relationships with community partners to engage in student final applied projects, working with student services to recruit and retain students, coordinating with school and university administrators to schedule faculty teaching assignments, teaching key courses in the program, and mentoring students. The 12-month position is anticipated to be a clinical faculty appointment, not on the tenure track.
The Professional Doctorate in Philanthropic Leadership (PhilD) will prepare professionals with clearly demonstrated success in leading for the public good to address the challenges and opportunities of philanthropy through research-based practices. This online program is designed for working professionals, with small cohorts of about 15 students who will complete each 8-week course sequentially. The program and coursework will draw on the interdisciplinary strengths of the school’s faculty, guiding each student toward culminating in a dissertation in practice, in which students translate research into actionable strategies designed to solve real and complex problems.
In fulfilling the duties of the role, the Director will collaborate with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty, and work with colleagues in marketing, enrollment, and student services offices, among others. During the initial launch of the program, the Director will coordinate the finalization of the curriculum, as conceived by the faculty of the school; structure the program implementation; develop a marketing and recruitment plan; identify practitioners to serve as instructors who complement the academic strengths of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty. The Director will assemble the teaching infrastructure, including collaborating with faculty to establish teaching assignments, writing a student handbook, formalizing policies and procedures, convening advisory and admissions committees, and teaching in the program. It is expected that the Director will work closely with others in the school to ensure this program is a success, including serving as the public face of the program; recruiting students; mentoring students through timely progression, projects, graduation, and placement; assessing the
program to adapt and improve the program based on faculty and student feedback; and proposing curricular updates to the school’s faculty.
The successful candidate for this position is expected to have an earned doctorate in a relevant field and significant experience in translating research to practice. Desired qualifications include professional experiences in philanthropy (foundation or nonprofit executives), scholarship, mentoring senior level professionals, online instruction, and successful program development.
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