Development Officer

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) invites applications for the position of Development Officer. The Development Officer will play a key role in the fundraising and alumni activities within the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA). Apart from assisting the Chief Development Officer, the Development Officer is also expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing a vibrant Philanthropist-IISc ecosystem
  • Assist in developing strategies to increase engagement and outreach to alumni, philanthropists and corporates
  • Develop and maintain systems to manage alumni and donors, to conduct donor background research and cultivate the donors, to process gifts and enable donor recognition
  • Coordinate visits and meetings with top-level executives, philanthropists and alumni
  • Coordinate the preparation of brochures, proposals and publicity material on projects
  • Coordinate high-level correspondence and communications with donors and corporates
  • Carry out day-to-day activities such as contacting donors, maintaining daily accounts and mailing lists, sending out emails to potential donors, sending thank-you notes, etc.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports and documents for internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with a variety of Institute offices to manage disbursal and tracking of funds and projects


The position is full-time, temporary and contractual. Since this is a contractual appointment, benefits available to permanent employees of the Institute will not be applicable.


The salary will be fixed between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000/- per month depending on the qualifications, experience, and suitability of the candidate.


BE/​BTech or MS/​MSc or MBA. The candidate should have excellent communication, organization, management and administrative skills. Experience in fund-raising, networking and related activities. Some experience in marketing/​outreach or related fields. 


Experience in communications, working in an academic or university environment, experience in interacting with industry leaders/​high net worth individuals, knowledge of different softwares and data mining methods.

To Apply

Interested candidates may send a detailed resume by July 5, 2019 to the Office of the Divisional Chairs, Indian Institute of Science by email (office.​divchairs@​iisc.​ac.​in), with the subject line Development Officer”. Short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at IISc Bangalore. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

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