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Associate Vice President and Director of Partnerships and Business Development for Engineering

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.


The University of Indianapolis is accepting applications for an Associate Vice President and Director of Partnerships and Business Development for Engineering. This is a full-time, exempt staff position. The R.B. Annis School of Engineering is specifically seeking an individual with an entrepreneurial mindset to forge partnerships and grow established relationships with businesses and related organizations. Working for both academic and development purposes, this person will be responsible for forming and growing partnerships for project work, internships, employer recruitment pipelines as well as development of funding opportunities for the R.B. Annis School of Engineering and the University of Indianapolis.

  • Develop and support new and current partnership engagements, including identifying and building relationships with corporate and research organizations that are tied to the science and engineering fields
  • Develop, implement, and manage technical partnerships with businesses interested in partnering with the school, faculty, or students for project work
  • Develop and manage the implementation of an overall fundraising strategy and plan, including a diverse range of funding streams
  • Investigate and contribute to strategic decisions in relation to developing alternate income streams (consultancy, philanthropists, etc.)
  • Utilize tracking tools to identify and track partnership prospects and funding prospects as they arise
  • Act as liaison with various UIndy departments for strategic planning and communications. This position resides in the Office of Advancement, but works daily with the leadership in the R.B. Annis School of Engineering, and with the President of the University to fulfill its role.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required; Advanced Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships, launching initiatives and attracting funding required
  • Business development experience required
  • Experience in philanthropic fundraising would be helpful
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking
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