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Assistant Director of Development, W.P. Carey School of Business

Company: ASU Enterprise Partners
Location: Tempe
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Development, W.P. Carey School of BusinessThe 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 is expected to achieve financial goals and contact metrics consistent with the program and prospects assigned as an externally focused development professional. The assistant director reports to the foundation's director of development for Health. The ideal candidate will be able to capitalize on the abundance of philanthropic opportunities and brand equity ASU has generated by being the #1 Innovative University in the US according to US News and World Reports ahead of MIT and Stanford.What you'll do:

  • Work with director of development alongside academic leaders to assist and direct a portfolio of 150-200 individual prospects with independent responsibility to develop and execute strategies leading to solicitation of gifts of $1,000+
  • Identifies donors ready to move up the donor ladder, including current annual fund donors with capacity to become leadership annual gift donors (gifts between $10K-$25K)
  • Conduct a minimum of 160 high-impact visits annually
  • Handles confidential materials and discussions with appropriate discretion
  • Work in collaboration with the ASU Foundation's Annual Giving Office to coordinate giving solicitations and messaging
  • In collaboration with the ASU Foundation and W. P. Carey MarComm, coordinate Sun Devil Giving Day strategies/activities
  • Plans and implements targeted approaches and, where appropriate, facilitates approaches by other colleagues to prospects
  • Effectively and professionally represents the school in the development community of ASU and ASU Foundation
  • Maintains records of activity and coordinates a variety of activities and/or tasks with the Office of Development team
  • Use the alumni donor database, Salesforce, maintaining current and confidential information on development activities
  • Other duties as assignedWhat you'll need:
    • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information
    • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
    • 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 complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies
    • Ability to represent the institution well
    • An advocate's belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University
    • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
    • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
    • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
    • Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education
    • Working knowledge of estate and gift planning
    • Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects
    • Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
    • Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems
    • Experience with Salesforce
    • Documented success in personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that use a relationship-building and moves management approach leading to successful gift closure
    • Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investmentsRelevant Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a related field or currently enrolled in bachelor's degree program, or willingness to enroll in a bachelor's degree program AND 1-3 years successful professional development.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, W.P. Carey School of Business, Executive , Tempe, Arizona

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