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Assistant Director of Development, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Company: ASU Enterprise Partners
Location: Tempe
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Development, The College of Liberal Arts and SciencesThe ASU Foundation (ASUF) fosters partnerships between ASU and like-minded individuals, corporations and foundations who believe in ASU's mission and provide resources for ASU to manifest its charter into meaningful impact. The assistant director of development for The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a professional who will work collaboratively with the ASU Foundation for A New American University (ASUF) and with academic leadership in the college.The principal activity of this professional development officer is to be externally focused, with responsibility for engaging a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations that have a potential affinity with ASU. The assistant director's effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and contact metrics consistent with the programs and prospects assigned. The assistant director reports to the ASUF associate director of development in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This position will focus on both annual and major gift fundraising. What you'll do:

  • Work with college development team and academic leaders to assist and direct the implementation and coordination of special fundraising opportunities by identifying, cultivating and soliciting annual, major and planned gifts. Depending on previous experience, there may be a topical focus with a division.
  • Guided by the direction and scope of a prospect's interest, collaborate with various faculty, institute/center directors, and unit-based and foundation-based fundraisers to leverage the maximum philanthropic potential of a prospect
  • Develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials as needed for securing philanthropic investments
  • Collaborate with various ASUF offices and functions -- including donor relations, research and prospect management, financial services, annual giving, and development - to advance prospect strategies
  • When appropriate, oversee the recruitment, organization and training of fundraising volunteers
  • Proactively manage a portfolio of annual and major gift prospects, developing and executing strategic prospect strategies leading to solicitation and investment based on the opportunities of each special assignment
  • Use the ASUF prospect management and tracking system (Salesforce) to record and coordinate contacts and proposals
  • Be responsible for core fundraising metrics including face-to-face visits with prospects, identification of new prospects, growth in cumulative giving from the prospect portfolio, major gift proposals submitted, dollars raised
  • Ensure proper stewardship and recognition of donors in portfolio
  • Assist The College development team in project and topical fundraising, and campaign planning and implementation as needed
  • Participate, as a member of the ASUF development team and serve as a resource to development colleagues regarding fundraising opportunities
  • Work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and prioritiesWhat 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 Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information
    • Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects
    • Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
    • Ability to work both independently and part of a team
    • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
    • Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage 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
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems
    • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
    • 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 investmentsRelevant Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a related field AND 1-3 years successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience, preferably in higher education; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.ASUEP follows federal guidance which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances in which an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation for medical or religious reasons.Benefits:
      • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • 401(k) plan with matching employer contribution
      • 22 days of vacation time
      • 11 holidays, including your birthday
      • Parental leave
      • Significant tuition reductions
      • Professional development is highly valued at ASU Enterprise Partners, where employees are encouraged to look across the organization and nurture new areas of interest
      • $30 bi-weekly cell phone reimbursementAt ASU Enterprise Partners:We serve.We serve the faculty and staff of ASU to bring them resources so they can do all the great things that they do.We innovate.We're always looking for new ideas, new solutions, new approaches and new ways to address the challenges facing ASU.We engage.We engage our donors, philanthropists, investors and partners, connecting them to ASU and helping them share their time, talent and treasure.We care.When we serve, innovate and engage, it shows that we care - about faculty, staff, donors, fellow employees and other partners as we bring resources to ASU.ASU Enterprise Partners and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that is firmly committed to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and throughout our sphere of influence. Because we embrace a spirit of innovation and achievement, we will endeavor to maximize the talent and potential of all employees, directors, and volunteers through bold and strategic action aimed at building success and a sense of belonging. All employees are expected to act in good faith to support these actions and to not impede the efforts of others to build a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization.ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: ASU Enterprise Partners, Tempe , Assistant Director of Development, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Executive , Tempe, Arizona

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