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Development Officer

ASU Foundation
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Development and Fundraising

Development Officer, Arizona PBS

ASU Foundation, one of five nonprofit entities that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, is seeking a Development Officer for the Arizona PBS.

The Development Officer will be responsible for securing gifts from $1,000 - $10,000 in support of Arizona PBS. Reporting to the director of development for Arizona PBS, the Development Officer will play a key role in helping to build prospects for the annual and major gift donor pipeline.

What you'll do:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors securing philanthropic investments in the $1,000 - $10,000 range 
  • Connect donors to Arizona PBS and the benefits of Signal Society (membership society for those that give $1,000+) 
  • Manage Signal Society with independent responsibility to develop and execute strategies leading to a gift solicitation for each prospect
  • Serve as a thought partner with the director and strategize on discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Work effectively in the prospect management and tracking system and coordinate with research and prospect management to move donors into the major gift pipeline 
  • Perform general development administrative tasks related to Signal Society such as solicitation, renewals and acknowledgments
  • Plan, coordinate and assist with Arizona PBS engagement events like studio tours, program screenings, special events and the Cronkite Luncheon
  • Work within the ASU Foundation prospect management and tracking system (Salesforce), following protocols for donor visits and solicitations and maintaining current and confidential information on development activities
  • Represent Arizona PBS at appropriate functions in a professional manner
  • Coordinate special projects under the direction of the director of development
  • Other duties as assigned

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, writing, and by phone
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
  • Ability to represent the institution well 
  • Ability to prepare collateral materials 
  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
  • An advocate's belief in the mission of Arizona PBS and 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 simultaneously 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; comfortable working in donor/prospect database systems; ability to learn programs, software and other new technologies as appropriate

Relevant Experience:

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

Mental demands:

Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects or deadlines.

Working conditions:

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. May be required to perform tasks in the field within and/or across University campuses. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. This position may require some early mornings and evenings to accommodate meetings and events. This position will have the ability to work from home at times. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

ASUEP follows federal guidance which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances in which an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Working equipment:

This position will require a Surface/laptop computer, desk telephone, and mobile communication device ($30 bi-weekly payroll reimbursement), corporate credit card and business cards.

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.

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