Associate Director for Engagement (Curriculum Development Specialist)

Associate Director for Engagement (Curriculum Development Specialist)

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Full/Part Time




Department Information

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Lake Family Institute on Faith & Giving is an important part of the School and it was established to help foster a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationship between faith and giving, through research, education, and public conversation.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Functions as a key member of the leadership team of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
  • Plays a lead role in developing partnerships across a diverse range of faith-based organizations and networks with particular experience and expertise in working within BIPOC communities.
  • Helps to develop, manage, and sustain new and established partnerships with an eye toward collaboration and creativity in designing new and redeveloped resources that help to expand Lake Institute’s community of practice and reach in expanding the conversation at the intersection of faith and giving.
  • Alongside developing resources and partnerships, the primary role includes serving as facilitator in Lake Institute’s educational programming. These professional education courses largely consist of open-enrollment courses and custom projects both in-person and online.

General Responsibilities

  • In coordination with educational leadership, faculty, and/or staff, designs curriculum for students, courses, degree programs, or schools.
  • Consults with faculty to determine curricular needs and identify gaps; creates course objectives and outcomes to reach targeted learning.
  • Reviews proposals to modify existing course curriculum and create new courses; ensures accuracy of information and determines whether proposal aligns with standards and objectives for the course.
  • Assists with preparation and dissemination of course materials, such as course syllabi, textbook selection, course packs, and other related materials.
  • Performs evaluation and assessment activities, ensuring consistency across purview, including observation of courses, preparation of course evaluation results, development of reports and outcomes for accreditation review, and analysis of feedback from faculty regarding curricular outcomes.
  • Manages curriculum mapping process. May take on special projects or escalated curriculum issues.
  • Makes process recommendations to manager for improved operational efficiency.




  • Bachelor's degree in related field


  • Master’s degree in theology, divinity, religion, or adult education



  • 5 years in related field


  • Experience in teaching or a combination of 3 years teaching and 2 years in a related field (fundraising, educational administration, religious institutional leadership).

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated 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
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituent

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. 

Additional Information

This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.

Work Location

IUPUI Campus

Indianapolis, Indiana

This position may be eligible to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work), subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.

Benefits Overview

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
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Advanced

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Educational Resources & Tech

Job Family: Classroom Planning

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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.

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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.