ASU Foundation - Assistant Director and Grant Writer
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 www.asuenterprisepartners.org.
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 https://www.asuenterprisepartners.org/careers/benefits.
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.
As a part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Development team , the grant writer is responsible for writing successful proposals and supporting materials to private foundations and corporations. The grant writer also works collaboratively with ASU faculty, staff, and development colleagues to write, edit, review, and prepare proposals for final submission to philanthropic funders as a strategic thought partner and proactive prospect researcher.
What you'll to:
Develop effective and compelling grant materials, proposals, case statements, conceptual plans, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, progress and stewardship reports, and other corporate and foundation communications
Research and analyze information and data for proposal development as a thought leader with faculty, researchers and development staff
Work with Research and Prospect Management (RPM) to produce profiles of corporate and foundation prospects including: history and background, organizational leadership, financial capacity, philanthropic priorities/giving patterns and ASU affiliations to align with faculty strength
Meet with internal and external constituents to develop and implement corporate and foundation strategies
Disseminate the RFP Alert among faculty and researchers at the university
Work with the Fulton Engineering Office of Research and Innovation to determine translational proposal opportunities for philanthropic grants
Work with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the ASU Foundation to connect on proposal engagement, best practice and communication
Work with Fulton Engineering gift officers to develop opportunities within specific units and schools
Be proactive in researching and building connections with foundations and program officers
Prepare forms, attachments and other collateral material for proposals
Prepare customized proposals according to each corporation's and foundation's guidelines
Create customized budgets and develop project summaries for use in the field and in reporting
Coordinate successful proposals with appropriate personnel and departments
Apply for renewal grants
Administer the acknowledgement letter and grant agreement process
Maintain all hard and electronic files for all donors and potential donors
Prepare presentations and other written materials for events related to donors and potential donors
Maintain an active, current body of knowledge relative to ASU
Oversee the development of a library of commonly-required data essential to effective grant-writing
Perform other editorial assignments and projects as assigned
What you'll need:
Demonstrated experience in grant or proposal writing with a track record of success in securing large gifts from corporations and foundations
Ability to synthesize complex ideas into coherent, compelling proposals seeking major philanthropic support from foundations and corporations
Excellent proofreading and editing skills and precise attention to detail
Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively
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
Ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies in an academic community
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Understanding of the unique nature of corporate and foundation philanthropy as it relates to higher education
Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
Ability to represent the institution well
An advocate's belief in the vision of ASU as a New American University
Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans
Ability to learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary areas
Knowledge of all facets of the proposal development process, including prospect identification, project research, proposal creation, and budget development
Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field, AND four years of related writing experience. Strong preference for individuals with proposal or grant writing experience.
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 www.asufoundation.org. If interested in the grant writer position, please apply online at www.asufoundation.org/careers.
The ASU Foundation for A New American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer