Philanthropy Writer - Tenders Global

Philanthropy Writer

ASU Foundation

  Philanthropy Writer
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.
As a key member of the Writing Services team, the
Philanthropy Writer works collaboratively with ASUF and ASU
leadership, faculty, staff and development colleagues to write,
edit, review and otherwise prepare proposals, case statements,
concept notes, letters of inquiry, pitch decks, impact reports and
other fundraising documents for submission to philanthropic
In addition to your resume, please submit
a cover letter highlighting 1) why you are interested in the role
and 2) why you would be a great candidate for this specific
position. Applications without a cover letter will not be

What you’ll do:

  • Develop effective and compelling proposals, case
    statements, concept documents, LOIs, pitch decks, acknowledgement
    letters, progress and stewardship reports, grant materials and
    other donor-focused communications in support of ASU units,
    programs and initiatives.
  • Research and analyze information and data on a wide
    variety of topics to support development of a compelling
  • Identify and collaborate with appropriate personnel
    and departments across ASU and ASUF on assigned writing
  • Cultivate and maintain professional working
    relationships with colleagues, leaders and faculty across ASU and
    ASUF to generate narrative ideas and gather information for ongoing
  • Provide revising and editing support to ASUF and unit
    fundraising colleagues for proposals, reports and other written
    development communications.
  • As appropriate, work with development colleagues on
    preparation, completion and submission of proposals and proposal
    materials to organizational funders, ensuring compliance with
    funder forms and requirements.
  • Work with sponsored research administration, faculty
    and development staff to support them in their efforts to develop
    proposal budgets; provide budget narratives as needed.
  • Assist with the cataloguing of written proposal
    materials that can be used as a resource by ASUF development staff
    for future proposals.
  • Maintain active, current body of knowledge relative to
  • Serve as a resource for unit development officers and
    professional staff.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrated experience in proposal or grant writing
    with a track record of success in securing large gifts from
    individuals, foundations and/or corporations.
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas into coherent,
    compelling proposals seeking major philanthropic support from
    prospective donors and organizational funders.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills;
    precise attention to detail.
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and motivating project
    collaborators to do the same.
  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an
    ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and by
  • 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 Enterprise
    Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential
    prospect information.
  • Ability to work successfully with diverse
    constituencies in an academic community.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word,
    Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set
    priorities while being flexible.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to represent the institution well.
  • An advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as a New
    American University.
  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving
    priorities and communication plans.
  • Ability to learn appropriate levels of information
    about a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary
  • Knowledge of all facets of the proposal development
    process, including prospect identification, project research,
    proposal creation and budget development.
  • Knowledge of all facets of the development process,
    including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and

Relevant Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications,
marketing, journalism, English or related field, AND four years of
related writing experience. Strong preference for individuals with
philanthropic proposal or grant writing experience.

  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from home two days a
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical,
    dental, and vision insurance 
  • 401(k) plan with matching employer
  • 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
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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