Assistant Director of Development, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Tenders Global

Assistant Director of Development, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

ASU Foundation

Assistant Director of Development, New College of
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


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 principal activity of the Assistant Director of Development
is to be externally focused, with responsibility for engaging a
portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations that have a
potential affinity with ASU and, specifically, New College of
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and/or the West Valley
Campus. 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.



What you’ll do: 

  • Assists in the development and execution of strategic
    fundraising and engagement efforts by designing, implementing,
    evaluating, and refining development activities to drive donor
    retention, reactivation, acquisition, and pipeline growth for New
    College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (New College) and
    the West Valley Campus

  • In support of New College and the West Valley Campus, actively
    engages donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students managing a
    personal gift/prospect portfolio with a focus on securing gifts at
    or above the $25,000 level in accordance with performance

  • Works with development team and academic leaders to assist and
    direct the implementation and coordination of special fundraising
    and engagement opportunities by identifying, cultivating and
    soliciting annual, major and planned gifts

  • Guided by the direction and scope of a prospect’s interest,
    collaborates with various faculty, institute/center directors, and
    unit-based and foundation-based fundraisers to leverage the maximum
    philanthropic potential of a prospect

  • Develops and submits written proposals, budgets, and other
    collateral materials as needed for securing philanthropic

  • In support of New College and the West Valley Campus,
    collaborates with and coordinates the efforts of various ASU
    offices and functions to advance prospect and donor strategies
    (i.e., alumni engagement, annual giving, corporate and foundation
    relations, development, donor relations, estate and gift planning,
    financial services, research and prospect management, etc.)

  • Proactively manages a major gift/prospect portfolio ($25,000+),
    engages in discovery and cultivation, and  develops and
    executes strategic prospect strategies leading to solicitation and
    investment based on the identified priorities for New College and
    the West Valley Campus.

  • Uses the ASUF prospect management and tracking system (i.e.,
    Salesforce) to record and coordinate contacts and proposals

  • Assumes responsibility for core fundraising metrics including
    high impact contacts/visits with prospects, identification of new
    prospects, growth in cumulative giving from the prospect portfolio,
    major gift proposals submitted, and dollars raised

  • Ensures proper stewardship and recognition of donors in

  • Assists development team with campaign planning and

  • Participates, as a member of the ASUF development team and serve
    as a resource to development colleagues regarding fundraising

  • Establishes strong working relationships with deans, chairs,
    directors, and faculty members of assigned unit(s)

  • May train and supervise staff and student employees, interns,
    and/or volunteers performing related work; may oversee and/or
    participate in the recruitment, organization, and training of
    fundraising volunteers (e.g. Leadership Alliance Board), as



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 supervise and train employees/volunteers, to include
    organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

  • Ability to work independently, embedded as an ASU Foundation
    representative at the West Valley Campus

  • 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

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

  • Program planning and leadership skills 

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

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

  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to
    engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds 

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

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



Relevant qualifications: 

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

  • ​Two (2) to (3) years of successful development experience

  • ​Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from
    individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding

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



Preferred education and experience:

  • Two (2) to (3) years of successful development experience in
    higher education

  • Experience working in Salesforce and Workday



Preferred skills and abilities:

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




  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from hometwo 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


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

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