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Associate Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ASU Enterprise Partners
Arizona, United States
$85,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

Who we want:


Associate Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


In support of the college’s programs and priorities, the ASU Foundation, one of five nonprofit entities that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, is seeking an Associate Director of Development for The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).


In support of the college’s programs and priorities, the ASU Foundation for A New American University is seeking an associate director of development for The College who will build relationships with prospective donors to secure major gifts. The associate director of development officer will join the college’s development team, as part of the foundation’s university-wide development team, to collaborate and work collegially to advance CLAS and ASU. The primary focus of the associate director of development will be external, engaging closer relationships with alumni, donors and prospective donors. The associate director of development will report to the college’s executive director of development but also have extensive working relationships with the deans, chairs, directors, and faculty members in all divisions of The College.



What you'll do:


  • Proactively manage a portfolio of major gift ($25,000+) prospects regionally and nationally, developing and executing strategies leading to solicitation and investment that leverage the donor’s interests and connect them to ASU’s opportunities
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute a comprehensive fundraising program for the purpose of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual, major and planned gifts from individuals
  • Work with development colleagues, volunteers and academic leaders to identify, cultivate and solicit annual, major and planned gifts
  • Develop strong working relationships with the chairs, directors, and faculty members in assigned areas of The College
  • Assist units with all aspects of development, including the creation of unit development plans
  • Develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials as needed for securing philanthropic investments
  • Responsible for core personal fundraising metrics, including face-to-face visits, growth in cumulative giving from the prospect portfolio, donor retention, major gift proposals submitted, and new gifts and commitments
  • Travel when necessary to execute strategic development plans for regional and national major donor prospects
  • Participate, as a member of the ASUF development team and serve as a resource to development colleagues regarding fundraising opportunities
  • Ensure proper stewardship and recognition of donors in portfolio
  • Use the ASUF prospect management and tracking system (ADVANCE) to record and coordinate contacts and proposals
  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and priorities
  • 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, 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
  • Self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects 
  • Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
  • Ability to travel nationally when necessary to engage and solicit major prospects
  • 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
  • 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 investments 



Relevant Experience:


Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 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



Mental demands:


Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.



Working conditions:


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.



Working equipment:


This position will require a Surface/laptop computer, a mobile communication device ($30 bi-weekly payroll reimbursement), business cards, and corporate credit card.



Contact us today.


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

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