Two professionals sitting at a table looking at the same paper

Join Our Team

Help us make Indiana a better, more equitable place for everyone.

Are You In?

Who We Are

Our team members are driven by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community, develop innovative solutions to address the critical challenges facing our state, and are eager to learn along the way. If you are interested in working alongside a group of curious and passionate people, Ascend could be the place for you. Join us in our efforts to make Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all.

Open Positions

Director of Development

The Director of Development leads the development and implementation of Ascend’s fundraising strategy and operations to advance the organization’s vision, mission, and priorities alongside the Vice President of Operations & Chief of Staff and President & CEO.

Read More

Manager of Consulting

The Manager of Consulting will support the identification of client needs, implement project plans, convene stakeholders, and produce actionable recommendations.

Read More

Ascend’s Hiring Process

1. Application

Review our open positions to find if any seem to be a good fit for you. Click on the role of interest and submit your application through Paycor, our third-party recruitment tool, by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ button.

Once your application is received, our recruiting team will review your application materials and respond to you with the link to a short behavioral assessment administered by the Predictive Index.

*Note - As you prepare to submit your application, be sure to check out Ascend’s Job Seeker Resources!

2. First Conversation

If your application aligns, our recruitment team will reach out to schedule a 30-minute call to learn more about you, ask some initial questions, and answer your questions.

3. Activity & Discussion

If you are selected to move to the next phase, the recruitment team will reach out to schedule a video call with the direct hiring manager(s) and will ask you to participate in a role-specific activity to you prior to the conversation. Our team will share everything you need to know ahead of time. At this stage, the interviewers will ask more detailed questions about your experience, skills, and activity findings. We encourage you to prepare notes ahead of this meeting to share with the hiring team.

4. Reference Checks

After your discussion, the recruitment team will reach out to the references you listed on your application.

5. Final Conversation

The final phase involves a one hour, in-person interview at our office location at 16 Tech Innovation District with the hiring manager(s) and the Vice President of the role’s team. Our team will again reach out to schedule if you are moved forward. This interview will focus on any final questions our team might have for you, in addition to discussing next steps. At the end of your meeting, a member of our recruitment team will give you a tour of the Ascend office. If you are unable to attend an in-person interview, we will make accommodation.

6. Decision

The hiring team will assess each candidate for their potential to succeed in the job. This final step can take several weeks to conduct all final interviews and make a decision. We appreciate your patience during this stage. Regardless of the outcome, every applicant is notified of the status of their application.

If you aren’t selected, don’t feel discouraged! We hope you will apply again for other roles. We also encourage you to navigate to the Ascend Network which has thousands of open roles throughout the state of Indiana.

If you are offered the job, congratulations! We are thrilled for you to join us in making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all!

Employee Benefits

We believe in investing in our employees as much as we're investing in our community.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance


We've got you covered by paying 100% of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums for individuals and families with an optional HSA contribution.

401 K

401(k) Plan


We want to help you invest in your future with a 5% 401(k) contribution and up to 5% more based on your eligible voluntary contribution.

Disability

Life Insurance & Disability


We also provide group life insurance benefits, as well as short- and long-term disability, just in case you need it.

PTO

Paid Time Off


We believe it’s important to take time to rest and recharge, so we provide team members with paid time off in addition to 18 company holidays.

Professional Development

Professional Development


We want you to be the best professional version of yourself and are committed to developing a continuous learning culture.

Mission Driven

Mission-Driven Team


We genuinely love the work that we do every day, and through our vision and mission, we have the privilege to make a real impact on our community.


Ascend Indiana is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Ascend Indiana will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Jackie Michel at jackie.michel@ascendindiana.com or 317.238.2465.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to jackie.michel@ascendindiana.com or 317.238.2465.