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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
at Arizona State University
Associate Director of Development
Arizona State University
College Of Law
Campus: Downtown Phoenix
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks an Associate Director of Development to support the growth and philanthropic potential of the College. This dynamic individual will join a team of experienced development professionals to secure significant philanthropic investments. As an externally focused development professional, the associate director’s effectiveness will be evaluated on the ability to achieve financial goals and contact metrics consistent with the donors and prospects assigned. The associate director reports to the senior director of development for the ASU College of Law.
$57,200 - $85,000 per year; DOE
- Work with development colleagues, volunteers and academic leaders to identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts
- Develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials as needed for securing philanthropic investments
- Proactively manage a portfolio of major gift ($25,000+) prospects, developing and executing strategies leading to solicitation and investment that leverages the donor’s interests and connects them to ASU’s opportunities
- Travel when necessary to execute strategic development plans for regional and national major donor prospects
- Use the prospect management and tracking database to record and coordinate contacts and proposals
- Responsible for core fundraising metrics including face-to-face visits with prospects, identification of new prospects, growth in cumulative giving from the prospect portfolio, major gift proposals submitted and dollars raised
- Ensure proper stewardship and recognition of donors in portfolio
- Participate as a member of the development team and serve as a resource to development colleagues regarding fundraising opportunities
- Work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and priorities
- Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the department and/or the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven years of related administrative experience, which includes four years of supervisory experience; OR, Eleven years of related administrative experience, which includes four years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education 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
- Experience in being a self-starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects
- Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments
- Ability to work independently
- Experience in being a problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
- Experience in being a team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies
- Ability to represent the institution well
- Evidence of a belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University
- Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials
- Experience in using attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
- Experience in being highly organized and handling multiple projects
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems
- Evidence of a collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
- Documented success in personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that use a relationship-building and moves management approach leading to successful gift closure
- Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
- Experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investment
- 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.
- Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
- Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor and mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked No. 27 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit law.asu.edu.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 52319BR
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