Director Of Development For College Of Health Solutions

ASU Foundation Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 weeks ago

Who we want:

Director of Development for College of Health Solutions

ASU Foundation, one of five nonprofit entities that make up ASU Enterprise Partners, is seeking an imaginative and innovative Director of Development for the College of Health Solutions. ASU's College of Health Solutions is on a mission to improve health outcomes. Focusing efforts on some of the most pressing health problems facing Arizona and beyond, the college is working to impact the following Grand Challenges: promoting healthy lifestyles, improving mental health, and reducing barriers to health and health care. The college takes a highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented approach to research, teaching and community engagement. The innovative organization includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of the college's programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

The Director of Development for the College of Health Solutions is a dynamic fundraising professional who works together with the ASU Foundation for A New American University (ASUF) and the dean of the college to lead a comprehensive development program while proactively managing a major gift donor/prospect portfolio. The director will foster significant philanthropic investments in the college by providing strategic direction to the academic leadership and collaborating with development colleagues across the university to promote opportunities to interested prospects. The director must be able to enthusiastically represent the college's mission and priorities to a variety of constituents and have proven track-record in development, preferably in the higher education, public health, or population health sectors. The director will report to the ASUF Associate Vice President of Unit Development, has a liaison reporting line to the dean, and serves as a member of the foundation and college's leadership team

What you'll do:

  • Create and execute a comprehensive strategy for the College of Health Solutions

  • Work with development colleagues, volunteers and academic leaders to identify, cultivate and solicit annual, major and planned gifts

  • Serve as a leader for assigned staff (full time and/or student)

  • Work closely with the dean, supporting the college's fundraising priorities, and serve as a member of the college's leadership team:

  • Guide the dean on identification and prioritization of funding opportunities within the college

  • Foster successful fundraising in the college by preparing the dean and others to participate effectively in development activities

  • Direct programs to encourage productive relationships with the college's donors, prospects, and alumni, as appropriate

  • Oversee the college's stewardship efforts

  • Proactively manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects regionally and nationally, developing and executing strategies leading to solicitation and investment that leverage the donor's interests and connect them to the college's opportunities

  • Develop and submit written proposals, budgets, and other collateral materials as needed for securing philanthropic investments

  • Responsible for core fundraising metrics including high impact contacts with prospects, identification of new prospects, major gift opportunities submitted, and funds raised

  • Collaborate with various ASUF offices and functions -- including corporate and foundation relations, estate and gift planning, donor relations, research and prospect management, financial services, annual giving, and development - to advance prospect strategies and use the ASUF prospect management and tracking system

  • Participate, as a member of the ASUF constituent development team, in development activities on a university level and serve as a resource to development colleagues regarding the college's fundraising opportunities

  • Plan and monitor an annual operating budget

  • Work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with complex and evolving relationships and priorities

  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll need:

  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of development/fundraising, preferably in higher education or public or population health environment

  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone

  • Proven ability to lead projects and/or team members

  • Self starter able to secure personal appointments and qualify new prospects

  • Demonstrated achievement in securing philanthropic investments

  • Ability to work 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

  • Ability to prepare complex and detailed proposals and related materials

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in donor/prospect computer data base systems

  • 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

  • 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

  • Demonstrable experience in stewardship plans leading to additional investments

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include early mornings, evenings and weekends to accommodate meetings and events

  • Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations

Relevant Experience:

Bachelor's degree and five to seven years successful professional development and/or fundraising related experience of increasing responsibilities, preferably in higher education or public or population health: OR, any equivalent combinations of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been achieved.

Mental demands:

Clarity of focus while juggling complex projects and/or deadlines. Ability to meet demanding work schedule expectations.

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. Working hours will include some evenings, weekends, and holidays. 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.

Working equipment:

This position will require a laptop computer, telephone, and mobile communication device ($60 monthly reimbursement).

ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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