Communications Specialist

Indiana University Foundation
1500 N State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Title: Communications Specialist
Job Type: Full-time

The IU Foundation seeks a versatile communicator with a passion for higher education, a flair for persuasive prose, a keen eye for typos, and a propensity for creative communications solutions.  In a collaborative and fast-paced environment within the IU Foundation’s President’s Office, the Communications Specialist will work with the IU Foundation Director of Strategic Communications and Projects on all external and internal communications and media relations for the IU Foundation (IUF) including: presentations and speeches, news releases and media advisories, communications plans and campaigns, executive correspondence, events, copyediting, fact checking, and research. The Communications Specialist serves as content coordinator and editor for IUF’s intranet and other internal communications vehicles.  The Communications Specialist will also provide editorial support for a small portfolio of marketing projects, including invitations, website updates, and proofreading. The President’s Office will depend on the Communications Specialist to seek, research, and master technologies that drive efficient communications.

This individual will be joining a dynamic, forward-thinking team that serves on the leading edge helping to represent IUF to IU Administration, unit partners, and donors; and in supporting the IUF Board of Directors and IUF staff.  The successful candidate will possess exceptional writing skills with the ability to create appropriate content and tone for a wide variety of voices in a mix of mediums that is high quality, consistent, timely, accurate, and attentive to details.  The Communications Specialist must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in proofreading, copy editing, and fact checking. Paramount to the success of this role is the ability to anticipate needs, and thrive on working on multiple projects under deadlines. This individual will use sound judgment when making decisions, establish effective working relationships with a wide variety of professionals and exhibit a strong customer service orientation throughout their work.

About the Indiana University Foundation:

Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university. Today, the IU Foundation oversees one of the largest public university endowments in the country, with a market value of $1.9 billion. In fiscal year 2016, IU received $360.9 million in support from the private sector.  IU is consistently ranked among the top four of Big Ten universities in annual voluntary support.

The IU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

Public Relations, Journalism or related communications degree and work experience preferred

How To Apply:

Visit to submit resume for application by August 23, 2017.