Development Officer, Arts@ASU
Job#: 1000759
Positions: 0
Posted: 05/03/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Department: ASU Foundation
Salary: Exempt
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

Development Officer, Arts @ ASU


What we do:

ASUs Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.

As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at


Who we are:

Our team is varied – fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers – and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.

Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.


Want to advance the most innovative university in the country – and your work? Join us.

There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You’ll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest – whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU’s Tempe campus, where our employees’ tuition is significantly reduced.

Our advancement opportunities are real – and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.

Details about our comprehensive benefits are available at 


Partner Description:

ASU Foundation

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.


Role summary:

Arts & Design at ASU is one of the most unique, ambitious and consolidated movements in arts education, creation and presentation at a public university. Anchored by world-class schools within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, an internationally recognized performing arts presenter in ASU Gammage and a dynamic, innovative ASU Art Museum, Arts & Design is where creative minds are changing the world. Recognizing that arts and design are fundamental components of long-term sustainability for urban and rural communities, Arts & Design at ASU is dedicated to moving the creative process beyond traditional spaces by embedding designers, artists and arts-based inquiry throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally. Arts & Design at ASU embodies Arizona State University’s Charter, assuming fundamental responsibility for the cultural health of the communities it serves with an ongoing commitment to Excellence, Access and Impact.


The development officer will join a team that works collaboratively to advance arts initiatives at ASU. With a primary focus on donor relations and annual giving, the development officer will build a pipeline of gifts and ensure best practices for donor stewardship.

What you'll to:

• As an external fundraiser, identify, cultivate and solicit donors securing philanthropic investments primarily in the $1,000 - $25,000 range
• Coordinate plans and activities related to donor relations, annual giving and alumni relations for Arts & Design at ASU
• Work with schools in the Herberger Institute for Design and Arts to support administration of privately funded scholarships with an emphasis on donor stewardships
• Work in collaboration with ASU Family Association and Herberger Institute colleagues and programs to identify, engage and secure philanthropic support from parents of current students
• May design and coordinate cultivation, stewardship and alumni engagement events for Arts & Design at ASU
• Foster relationships with current students and young alumni through presentations and graduation events and welcome letters
• Establish and maintain direct contact with arts schools, centers and programs to assist with annual giving and donor relations activities
• Provide assistance, information, and guidance to parent volunteers, faculty, staff, and outside organizations regarding annual giving program
• Perform general development administrative tasks related to assigned development program components, such as annual giving progress, tracking event attendance, alumni engagement rates, monitor campaign progress, development of brochures or other unique projects




What you’ll need:

• 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 Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information
• Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• 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
• An advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University
• Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
• Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
• Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
• Skill in event planning
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point)
• Experience with PeopleSoft, Advance, and IFAS preferred

Relevant experience:

Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years successful related development experience, preferably in higher education

Contact us today.


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 Development Officer, Arta@ASU, please apply online at


The ASU Foundation for A New American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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