TKE Educational Foundation Hiring for Chief Advancement Officer

TKE Educational Foundation Hiring for Chief Advancement Officer

Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation invites applicants for the position of Chief Advancement Officer. The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for leading a team of staff and volunteers in planning and executing the ongoing development program and in the preparation of a national capital campaign in support of the Tau Kappa Epsilon, the Nation’s largest Fraternity.  Key responsibilities include planning, organizing and overseeing cultivation and solicitation of major, principal, leadership, planned, corporate, foundation, parent and Chapter gifts and prospect research. 

The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) reports to the Chairman of the Foundation and works closely with the Executive Committee of the Foundation.  Functionally, the CAO advances the mission, vision and goals of the Fraternity and Foundation by working in concert with the TKE Fraternity CEO, Venerable Grand Prytanis and Grand Council of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

The TKE Educational Foundation is a 501(C3) organization founded in 1959 for the purpose of raising funds for the benefit of Tau Kappa Epsilon in support of its educational and leadership programs.  Over the last ten years, the Foundation has raised $11.7 million dollars and has provided $1.9 million to our Fraters in grants through collegiate scholarships, leadership and special project initiatives on behalf of specific chapters.  The Foundation has assets exceeding $8 million, along with an additional $9.3 million in documented planned gifts.

The Foundation is charged with the responsibility to work cooperatively with the fraternity leadership to continue to move the enterprise forward in support of our nearly 12,000 undergraduate men and approximately 240,000 living alumni.

Position Requirements:

The CAO must work out of the office in Indianapolis, IN and be able to travel as needed and expected to work with existing and potential donors as the representative and voice of the Foundation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate will display a record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations.  Strong organizational, supervisory and leadership capabilities are required. 

Exemplary interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to affect favorably on sophisticated volunteers and donors.  This person must be a visible Fraternity leader and give witness to the Core Values of the Fraternity and the Foundation. 

Education and Experience:

At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required.  CFRE is a plus.  A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience as a senior level advancement professional in fraternal association or collegiate setting is necessary.  Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies in a complex environment is a plus. 


Commensurate with ability, plus liberal fringe benefits

Position Description:

A complete position description may be obtained by emailing Emily Garrott at or by sending a letter of introduction and vitae to the TKE Educational Foundation, 7439 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46278--ATTN Search Committee

For more information, please contact:

Emily Garrott

317-872-6533 ext. 246

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