The ASU Foundation is a private non-profit organization that identifies, encourages and engages private supporters to advance the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.
The foundation works with donors to determine their motivations and aspirations and matches those passions with investment opportunities at ASU.
We especially welcome candidates who are eager to apply best practices in fundraising towards cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the ASU community.
Under the direction of the Director, Annual Fund, the associate director will work as a key member of the Annual Fund team to consistently offer high levels of customer service and stewardship to Sun Devil Club members while continually growing the donor base and raising annual funds for Sun Devil Athletics. This position interacts daily with donors and prospective donors to connect them to Sun Devil Athletics and offer them exciting intercollegiate experiences
What you'll do:
Olympic Team Support Work with coaches and volunteers (team support groups) to develop strategies and assist in their efforts to enhance fundraising revenue for many of the Olympic Sports teams Help coordinate and implement cultivation and stewardship opportunities for team support and groups to achieve annual fundraising goals Work closely with and partner when appropriate with Associate Director of Sun Devil Letterwinners to strategize and coordinate former athlete outreach efforts to increase alumni engagement and fundraising
Football/Basketball Work with the Director of Annual Fund to assist with football and basketball renewals and enhanced stewardship efforts for donors in Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena Assist with the annual football and basketball seat-related contribution renewals
General Work closely with other departments within Sun Devil Athletics including Ticket Office, Sales and Service, Marketing, Media Relations, Facilities and Special Events to enhance participation, engagement and affinity, and increase philanthropic and seat related contributions As assigned, work with other internal and external groups under the Sun Devil Club umbrella which may include groups such as Sun Devil Club Board, Junior Sun Devil Club, etc. Be knowledgeable and able to operate daily in various donor databases. Programs used regularly include Ticketmaster (Ticketing), Salesforce (ASU Foundation) and Wufoo (Events) Provide a direct contact for donors on a day to day basis offering excellent customer service, providing solutions to problems and educating them on Sun Devil Club policies and the priority point system 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 Work on the recruitment, organization and training of volunteers to raise funds on behalf of SDC Perform other administrative duties as assigned
What you'll need:
Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information
Ability to work independently
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
Belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University
Ability to prepare complex and detailed presentations and related materials
Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems
Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
Bachelor's degree and at least four 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.
The ASU Foundation through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU. For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at . If interested in the Associate Director position, please apply online at
ASU Foundation is an equal opportunity employer