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Senior Manager, Annual Giving Partnerships

ASU Foundation
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Development and Fundraising

Senior Manager, Annual Giving Partnerships

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 Senior Manager, Annual Giving Partnerships will contribute to the annual giving donor pipeline by building collaborative relationships with ASU Foundation (ASUF) partners and unit partners developing donor-centric strategies to drive a culture of giving. This role will manage a portfolio of unit relationships, acting as the annual giving liaison to the unit development teams. Led by data and donor insights this role will focus on creating unit-specific activations aligning donor segments with multi-pronged strategies to optimize donor retention and reactivation. This position will report directly to the Assistant Director, Annual Giving Partnerships.

What you'll do:

  • Strategic Development

    • Architect and activate a comprehensive annual giving fiscal strategies to retain, reactivate, and grow support from existing donors based on key unit priorities and areas of opportunities within the donor pipeline.

    • Collaborate with the Assistant Director, Annual Giving Partnerships to identify areas of opportunity to partner with units on multi-pronged donor acquisition campaigns.

  • Donor Retention

    • Utilize data-driven tactics to create campaigns that cultivate existing donor relationships ensuring a high level of engagement year over year.

  • Interdepartmental Collaboration

    • Collaborate with various departments to identify cross-functional opportunities and build a comprehensive library of resources.

    • Build and foster a portfolio of reciprocal relationships with key unit development and communication leads.

    • Assist with maintenance of and ideation of calendar of activities within the Annual Giving team.

  • Reporting and Analytics

    • Monitor and report of the performance of annual giving campaigns analyzing trends and making data-informed adjustments to strategies.

    • Contribute to a quarterly unit annual giving roundtable group to share out prior campaign results, highlight annual giving best practices or successes and provide a forward overview of upcoming initiatives.

    • Analyze unit-specific donor data, defining actionable segments for campaigns and programs for unit portfolios.

What you'll need:

  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.

  • Innovative thinker who autonomously drives ideation in day-to-day activities and projects.

  • Passion for data/insight-driven decision making.

  • Self-motivated and independent, with the ability to influence others without direct control.

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.

  • Ability to adapt complex issues to a specific audience with wide variety of experiences.

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

  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible.

  • 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.

  • Excellent technical skills - MS Office (specifically advanced Excel and PowerPoint)

Relevant qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field required, and 3-5 years' experience in development, fundraising, or prior annual giving work.

Preferred education and experience:

  • Prior experience in solicitation writing a plus.

  • Hands on experience working with CRM, Salesforce experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education.


  • Hybrid work schedule. We work from home two 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 ASU. 

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 organization.

ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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