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Development Officer, Engagement and Outreach

Development Officer, Engagement and Outreach


The 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 mission of the Engagement and Outreach team is to support ASUF by creating value, building trust and connecting people to their passions through philanthropy. Our goal is to craft a unique journey for each individual – connecting their passions to opportunities that philanthropically advance ASU. The Engagement and Outreach team is comprised of these departments: Engagement and Outreach Development, Donor Relations, Scholarship Advancement, Annual Giving, Alumni Success, ASU Family and Engagement Programs. Our teams work collaboratively to advance the ASU Charter and develop strong relationships with our donors at every stage of their giving lifecycle.


The Engagement and Outreach Development team is focused on supporting university wide-fundraising initiatives. Our fundraising priorities include President’s Club, ASU Women and Philanthropy, Parent and Family Philanthropy, Mirabella at ASU, Faculty and Staff Philanthropy, Polytechnic Garden Commons, ASU Library, Education for Humanity/ASU for Refugees and other additional special projects. We work collaboratively with all units at ASU and their development staff to coordinate fundraising efforts and how to strategically move donors through the pipeline for their giving and engagement with the university.


The Development Officer for Engagement and Outreach is responsible for implementing and coordinating comprehensive fundraising and/or engagement programs aimed at identifying, cultivating, and securing gifts in conjunction with the objectives and strategies of ASU Foundation (ASUF) on behalf of our assigned units: President’s Club, ASU Women and Philanthropy, Mirabella, ASU Parents and Family and other centrally based funding priorities. In partnership with unit development directors, ASU Enterprise Partners, and university faculty and staff, this position will identify opportunities and develop engagement strategies for securing and maintaining donors across these programs and continue their donor journey and engagement at ASU.



What you’ll do: 

  • Actively engages with donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, volunteers and students with a primary focus on securing annual gifts between $1,000 - $25,000 in accordance with core performance metrics

  • Supports strategic fundraising and engagement efforts of assigned areas by refining the development and engagement activities as needed

  • Serves as a thought partner and strategizes with campaign team on best practices related to engagement, solicitations, events, and stewardship

  • Connects donors and prospects to ASU through a variety of events and engagement opportunities

  • Fosters collaborative relationships with development colleagues and University constituents by coordinating joint solicitation efforts, developing internal processes and procedures, and aligning marketing and outreach efforts for multiple development programs and initiatives

  • Works effectively in the prospect management and tracking system and coordinates with research and prospect management to move donors into the major gift pipeline

  • Staffs and engages with donors at ASUF and ASU events and programs

  • Performs tasks related to specific development program components assigned, such as annual giving progress, monitoring campaign progress, and unit annual giving

  • Uses the donor database, Salesforce, to main current and confidential information on development activities

  • Works closely with colleagues across the enterprise to coordinate faculty/staff/student engagement and solicitation strategies, including but not limited to unit development staff, central fundraising team, and foundation leadership

  • Assists with campaign volunteer advancement including events and resource creation aimed at engaging students and alumni in meaningful ways that transition into engaged volunteers and donors 

  • Makes effective use of the University's prospect management database and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors, prospects, alumni, and volunteers in coordination with University objectives



What you'll need:  

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, prospects, donors, and/or volunteers in a wide range of roles

  • Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare effective, accurate, and timely reports and other documents to support development objectives

  • Database management skills

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment

  • Community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community

  • Program planning and leadership skills

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information

  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer database systems

  • Ability to represent the institution well and possess an advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University

  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques including proposal development, prospect identification, fund solicitation, database management, donor tracking, and social networking and marketing tools is preferred



Relevant qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or currently enrolled in bachelor's degree program

  • One (1) to three (3) years of successful development experience

  • Demonstrated ability in securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources

  • Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and experience in managing events and other complex activities in support of development objectives




  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from home two days a week!

  • 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 reimbursement 



At 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.

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