What we do: ASU Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.
As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at www.asuenterprisepartners.org.
Who we are: Our team is varied – fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers – and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.
Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.
Want to advance the most innovative university in the country – and your work? Join us. There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You’ll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest – whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU’s Tempe campus, where our employees’ tuition is significantly reduced.
Our advancement opportunities are real – and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.
Details about our comprehensive benefits are available at https://www.asuenterprisepartners.org/careers/benefits.
Partner Description: ASU Foundation The ASU Foundation is a private non-profit organization that identifies, encourages and engages private supporters to advance the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.
The foundation works with donors to determine their motivations and aspirations and matches those passions with investment opportunities at ASU.
We especially welcome candidates who are eager to apply best practices in fundraising towards cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the ASU community.
Role summary: Under the direction of the Assistant AD and Senior Director - Athletics, the associate director will perform work implementing and coordinating comprehensive fundraising programs established for identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual, major and planned gifts, in conjunction with the objectives and strategies of ASUF and the University Development Office. The associate director will identify and establish rapport with prospective donors in solicitation of major gifts and mid-level annual gifts.
What you’ll do: •Manage a portfolio of 150 major gift ($25,000+) prospective donors, with independent responsibility to develop and execute strategies leading to successful solicitation - prospect base will be primarily located in Arizona •Implement and coordinate a comprehensive fundraising program established for identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual, major and planned gifts/donations for the Sun Devil Club (SDC) in cooperation with the objectives and strategies of ASUF and the University Development Office •Work closely with the Assistant AD and Senior Director - Athletics to develop and implement major gifts programs for designated units/departments and centers within SDC as part of Campaign ASU 2020 •Work closely with the Senior Associate AD, Assistant AD and Senior Director - Athletics in raising funds for the athletics campaign •Establish a resource network in the community to identify and cultivate donor prospects, including working with volunteers, faculty, and development staff to identify ability, and interest areas of major gift prospects •Foster an environment for successful fundraising in SDC by providing on-going information for athletic leadership and administration regarding fundraising initiatives and by preparing coaches and administrators to participate effectively in cultivation and solicitation activities •Implement and maintain programs to encourage increased activity and more productive relationships with SDC and their members •Develop, plan, and supervise the production of materials used to communicate with fundraising related constituencies •Plan and stage arrangements for fundraising events for SDC, to include but not limited to, dedications and special receptions, as assigned •Work on the recruitment, organization and training of volunteers to raise funds on behalf of SDC •Coordinate special projects as assigned •Perform other administrative duties as assigned •Work with sports and coaches to implement a sport specific fundraising program •Responsible for annual metrics including face-to-face visits, proposals and dollars raised
What you’ll need:
•Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education •Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone •Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential donor information •Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects •Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments •Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team •Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible •Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage and focus on complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies •Ability to represent the institution well •Belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University •Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials •Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties •Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and see work through to completion, meeting deadlines and working under pressure •Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems •Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations •Ability to work some evenings, early mornings and weekends to accommodate meetings and events •Documented success in personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that use a relationship-building and moves management approach leading to successful gift closure •Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans •Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments
Relevant experience: Bachelor’s degree and at least four years’ successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education: OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.
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The ASU Foundation through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.
For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the Associate Director Major Gifts – Athletics position, please apply online at www.asufoundation.org/careers.
The ASU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About ASU Foundation for A New American University
Since 2002, Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow has been guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public research universities, one that is directly engaged in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of its region. Under his direction, the university pursues teaching, research, and creative excellence focused on the major challenges and questions of our time. ASU maintains the principle of accessibility to all qualified students and serves as a pipeline connecting students to the public and private sectors, which is central to building a sustainable environment and economy for Arizona. However, ASU’s impact extends beyond Arizona through our commitment to global engagement and setting a new standard for public service. This innovative and creative energy reverberate across ASU and creates an excitement to support our ambitious aims. The ASU Foundation for A New American University is one of Arizona’s oldest and most distinguished private, non-profit organizations. We take distinct pleasure in supporting ASU—a game-changer in public higher education—and also offering an innovative, forward-thinking work environment. As we embark on our la...rgest capital campaign to date—Campaign ASU 2020—we are poised to establish a fundraising operation that will consistently generate $200 million in annual support to ASU. Our support of ASU’s mission does not end there: we also facilitate the university’s technology commercialization, real estate investments, and other emerging initiatives. Because we support the #1 most innovative university in America (U.S. New & World Report), we take an entrepreneurial, twenty-first century approach to serving ASU, our community, and the world. The ASU Foundation for A New American University is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that supports Arizona State University. Qualified candidates will work with a talented pool of likeminded development officers and other fundraising professionals to support ASU and its mission as a New American University. Advancing one of the largest public universities in the US requires a sophisticated fundraising operation to ensure the success of ASU’s mission and the community it serves. This requires team members who engage in out-of-the-box and entrepreneurial thinking. We seek candidates of the highest level of talent who are ready to help evolve the culture of philanthropy for ASU, while developing new practices to help ASU achieve its mission. There has never been a better time to join our team of more than 150 passionate and talented professionals. Since 2014, we have been repeatedly voted a top place to work in Arizona by CareerBuilder, one of the nation’s largest employment websites. We have also received four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for several years running. We strive to create a work environment that is more than just a place to work. We are creating a place that attracts passionate individuals with a spirit to serve and who are driven to reach their potential. Join us.