Who We Want:
Development Officer - Sun Devil Athletics
ASU Foundation, one of five nonprofit entities
that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, is seeking a Development
Officer for Sun Devil Athletics.
The development officer will perform work of considerable
difficulty in 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 Sun Devil Athletics.
The development officer will identify and establish rapport with
prospective donors in solicitation of leadership annual level
gifts. The primary focus of the development officer will be
external, engaging closer relationships with alumni, donors and
What you’ll do:
- Support a comprehensive fundraising program established for
identifying, cultivating and soliciting major and planned
gifts/donations for the Sun Devil Club (SDC) in cooperation with
the objectives and strategies of ASUF and Sun Devil Athletics.
- Actively engage alumni and donors with a primary focus on
securing annual gifts in the $1,000-$25,000 range while meeting
- Interact and maintain liaison with students, parents,
volunteers, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and external
constituents in facilitating development program objectives.
- Lead the efforts of colleagues and student workers on
specifically assigned projects and initiatives
- Perform tasks related to specific development program
components assigned, such as annual giving progress, monitor
campaign progress, and unit annual giving.
- Use the donor database, Salesforce, maintaining current and
confidential information on development activities
- Manage and build a portfolio of prospective leadership annual
giving donors, with independent responsibility to develop and
execute strategies leading to successful solicitation - prospect
base will be primarily located in Arizona.
- Work closely with the unit leadership to develop and implement
strategies for soliciting leadership annual level gifts in
coordination with entire Sun Devil Club team and athletics-focused
priorities and campaigns.
- Establish a resource network in the community to identify and
cultivate donor prospects, including working with volunteers,
faculty/staff, 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 its donors.
- Support 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 sport specific
fundraising programs with focus on leadership annual gifts, as
- Other duties as assigned
What 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, writing, and by phone
- Able to secure personal appointments and qualify new
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while
- Team-oriented thinker and strategist able to effectively
respond to complex situations involving numerous and sometimes
- Ability to represent the institution well
- An advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as the New American
- Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related
- Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned
- Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable
working in donor/prospect computer data base systems
- Documented success in personally implementing sophisticated,
multi-year cultivation strategies leading to successful gift
- Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving
priorities and communication plans
- Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of
development/fundraising, preferably in higher education
- Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred and at least 1-3
years of successful fundraising experience or transferrable
experiences workings with donors and prospects, preferably in
higher education or athletics: OR, any equivalent combinations of
education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill
and abilities have been achieved.
Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects or
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office
setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and
manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying
lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 25
pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change
priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of
conflicts. May be required to perform tasks in the field within
and/or across University campuses. Ability to clearly communicate
verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
This position may require some early mornings and evenings to
accommodate meetings and events. This position currently requires
you to work from the office.
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.
This position will require a laptop computer, telephone, and
mobile communication device ($30 bi-weekly payroll reimbursement) ,
corporate credit card and business cards.
Contact us today.
For more information on ASU Enterprise Partners, visit our web
site at www.asuenterprisepartners.org.
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